Easter 2017 in SC!

Our family spent Easter (week) in South Carolina for the second year in a row. Michael had a bachelor party in Vegas the weekend prior to Easter

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Michael with some of his best buddies in Vegas.

so we decided to fly my mom up to VA to drive to South Carolina with the boys and me.

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This is what you want to see on a road trip.

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This is what you do not want to see.

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Burger King pit-stop.

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Finn!

While in South Carolina, we were out and about, playing at parks, visiting the zoo, spending time with family and getting ready to celebrate the risen Jesus!

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Park date!

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Slide bros.

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Finn and Gigi feeding the giraffes at the zoo!

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Gigi with her boys.

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Carousel!

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All ready for Church!

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At the Eastminster Easter Egg hunt.

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Pretty pumped up about his egg treasures.

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Visiting my sweet grandparents.

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Finn absolutely adored Papa!

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We didn’t totally obey the signs…

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The perfect student/teacher combo. They spent HOURS talking about astronomy (and other sciencey things). Pasha gave Colt an Astronomy magazine that he slept with for days.

**Related to the photo above – my dad successfully taught Colt all of the planets, in order, plus all of the dwarf planets in our solar system. He loves to talk about solar systems, galaxies and the universe. He’s constantly telling me new facts about black holes (“in black holes there isn’t time or space!”). He draws pictures, every day, of the planets, of black holes sucking things into themselves, of asteroids, of “The Big Red Spot” on Jupiter… And while we were in South Carolina, Colt swapped out his daily cartoon viewing (his current favorite right now being Wild Kratts) for my dad’s recorded series on “The Secrets of Outer Space” or something like that and another series on America’s National Parks. Anyway, I’m starting to think that Colt might be more like my dad than I was prepared for. 😉

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Visiting my brother’s family in Charleston.

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With the babies, May and Finn.

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Cousins! May (2), Finn (1.5), Colt (3.5), and Augusta Clare (5.5).

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Pure joy!

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Nothing better than cruising around with his big cousin!

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Back in Columbia, scooting around the neighborhood.

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Dying Easter eggs! 

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Zoo visit #2. Colt likes all of his sunglasses to give off the impression that he’s just had some type of major eye surgery.

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Zoo train with Fincher.

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Finn loved feeding the lamas.

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Carousel kisses!

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My little heartbreaker.

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The tiger came out!

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Park picnic after the zoo!

The Saturday before Easter, Michael flew down to join us in South Carolina. We headed straight for Chapin to visit my grandmother at the Lowman Home Rehab Center.

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Group pic!

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The boys with Nannie. 

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Finn sporting his new John Deer hat from Papa.

That afternoon, my brother’s family joined us in Columbia and spent the night.

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Scooting around the neighborhood. Everything about this picture is amazing.

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Whole family – Easter Sunday.

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Our little crew.

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Our best attempts at family photos…

Following church, we headed to my great aunt & uncle’s house for a big family lunch and they are always so sweet to do an Easter egg hunt for the kids.

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Colt and AC on a mission.

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Showing off his stash.

After the family brunch, Michael and I loaded the kids in the car and drove the 10 hours back to Virginia. (Without kids it could be done in 7.5 or so but…) It’s our tradition to stop at Cracker Barrel for dinner. The kids love to run around and play with the toys while we wait for our table — this is our way of letting them play during the drive but not going to a McDonald’s Play Place.

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Testing out the hats and toys.

As always, a wonderful visit in South Carolina. Thank you Gigi & Pasha! We are already plotting our return!

3 thoughts on “Easter 2017 in SC!

  1. Great pictures! I’m so glad you and the boys were able to spend some time with Tom and Claire!

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  2. In September at the Children’s Museum we are having a family night called: “Discovery Night: Journey to Space.” I wish Colt could come!!! He could teach the other kids a thing or two! 😉

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