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Easter and Hot Chocolate…15k


Happy Easter! We hope you had as wonderful of a weekend as we did.

Easter morning


We didn’t have the usual crowd this year – we missed you guys! – but we still had a great day. There were egg hunts, of course…

Cousins at Easter

And also Nerf wars and ball throwing clinics. These boys will steal your heart, they are so sweet.

Nerf boys

Of course we had Easter bread for breakfast. And after breakfast snack. And afternoon snack. 😉


Every year we make Easter bread with my mom the Saturday before Easter. It is a fun, all day tradition that we always look forward to and the bread is amazing. This year the boys took my place since I was at the race. They did a great job and I will be back to bread making next year!

Dane easter bread

Our breads have always been braided, but the boys had the idea to make theirs Easter themed. Dane made a bunny and Aidan made an egg. Kids really make everything even more fun.

Aidan easter bread

While the boys were baking, I was in Philadelphia with the girls from my running club for the Hot Chocolate 15k.

SOL Sisters

I can’t even tell you how much fun it is to race with these girls. We get up super early to drive to the race, then stand around freezing and excited waiting to start. We pretty much laugh the whole time. This race sold out with 15,000 runners, but did a really good job with their corrals. It was a crowded course though! We started in the 3rd or 4th corral and ended up playing leap frog right through to the finish line. I guess we should have moved up a corral or two. This was our view from the starting line.

Hot chocolate starting line

I did not like this course at all at the Philadelphia Rock and Roll half marathon, but I loved it yesterday! I knew where the slanted hills would be this time and did my best to avoid them. The weather was great. A little windy to start and warmer than we have been used to, but overall a great day to run. Here are some views from the course.

Philadelphia hot chocolate race

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You really never know what you will see at a race. This is a first for me! I guess he was going swimming in the river after the race.

Speedo guy

Boathouse row is so pretty on a sunny morning! Too bad on race day it usually coincides with a killer pitched hill leading straight up to the finish line. Definitely the hardest part of this course – but good scenery!

Boathouse row philly

I felt good the entire race, which is pretty amazing considering I am still battling this cold!

Hot chocolate medal

Since it was the day before Easter we collected our bling,


and our chocolate goodies and headed home to finish up Easter stuff.

Post race goodies

This is how tired I was the rest of the day, but it was so worth it.

Post race


Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

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Happy Easter!  I hope your day was as good as ours was.

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We started the day off a little late (we are not quite back on New Jersey time!) with an egg hunt at our house.

Easter morning collage

We have a ton of family together every year at Easter and we look very forward to seeing everyone.  This year we have two new babies in the family and my parents decided it was a good time to update our family pictures.  Here are my parents with their 13 grandchildren, getting ready for a picture.

Nana Popop Grandkids

We had a beautiful day for it!  Even the babies were happy!  I must admit though – the babies were happy all weekend.  They are wonderful babies – and so cute!

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Everyone else had fun posing for pictures too – especially since it involved climbing the kids favorite tree in Nana’s and Popop’s backyard.

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Here is the picture I needed on Sibling Day!

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And here are all of the cousins.  We don’t all live close anymore, so these are special days for them.

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Next we moved on to the egg hunt!

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It was an amazing day with family.  I hope you had a great Easter as well.

So, I am wondering, how many egg hunts do your kids participate in over the Easter holidays?


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