Thursday, April 4, 2013


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  We had a wonderful (but exhausting) day at church and with new friends.  Park Street Church has 3 morning services (8, 9:30, and 11) and one evening service on Easter Sunday, and is jam packed for each one.  This year I didn't play in the orchestra since we were having friends over after the service for lunch, so I just went to the 9:30.  Poor Travis was there from 7-1 pm.  Whew.

The service was beautiful, music was fantastic, and they once again had my favorite flower arrangements of the year.  I LOVE Park Street's regular Easter flowers - puffy pink hydrangeas, daffodils, orange tulips, and purple hyacinth in terracotta pots, tall yellow bushes on either end, and Easter lilies in the center.  It's just beautiful!

After church, Travis brought our new friends Bill and Lauren back to our place for Easter lunch.  We had pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, "pan peas", and broccoli...followed by Key Lime Pie with strawberries and Cool Whip.  I've had a great time enjoying some tulips I picked up this weekend.  They were beautiful!

Later that day, we opened a package from Travis' parents that included some candy, my new favorite kids' book, and treats for Toby.  Toby got two big cookies - one looked like a bunny, and the other an Easter bone (below).  He looooved licking (licking...licking) the frosting before devouring part of the cookie.  What a lucky little guy.

The book was super cute - about Pretzel the dachshund that was abnormally long and his love interest who "doesn't like long doggies".  *Spoiler alert   Eventually he rescues her and they get married.  It's really cute - check it out!

What did you do for Easter?


  1. I will be looking for that book in the library today for Preston! Glad you had a great Easter!!

  2. My girls have that book!

    Looks like a nice day was had by all!


  3. Thank you for sharing all those pictures of the flowers. I am eagerly awaiting spring up here in Ontario, Canada and our church always has lilies, but those other spring flowers looked so cheery! Glad to hear you all had a wonderful Easter... even Toby!

  4. I did much the same but without wonderful dinner guests. Playing for our town's Catholic Church meant being in services from Thursday night until the last one Sunday morning. They were touching and I was blessed to have a part in them.

    I really like the idea of spring bulbs for Easter flowers - definitely gives you a feeling of bright, hopeful, new life. Your pictures were great (as always).

    The dinner sounded delicious and I love the photos of Toby! Thanks, Reia from

    1. Oh my Reia! You had an even more extreme Easter than we did! You're fabulous. :)

  5. Your pictures are SO beautiful Lauren!! I LOVE the one of the birds flying next to the church - it was my fav. You've become a real pro with that camera ;)