Easter in Texas, Rain in Ohio.

Ahhh. I haven’t gotten to do this in awhile. Rainy afternoon, laptop, coffee, Andrew Peterson playing “Havens Grey” in the background, and writing to you! Hi, friends!

It’s a most welcome moment of peace, I confess. It’s been a month. And the ridiculous part is, I barely remember half of it, because it was such a blur. First, there was If Then Move’s very first So Be It retreat on March 7th at Cicero Christian Church, which was awesome! Then, there was my husband being gone for a week to Anaheim, CA for a week (in which time I was oh-so-productive). And of course he got back and immediately we drove to my parents’ house for grand and ostentatious event of the year- Lucy’s first birthday party! So epic… and so many bunnies…

In case you missed the other post with a billion pictures...
In case you missed the other post with a billion pictures…

And OH YEAH, in the middle of all of this, I decided it would be a good time to open Ebenezer Designs on Etsy. You probably remember how stinking excited I was regarding this matter (and also slightly anxious). 

I have such good timing. Of course, the week after Anaheim/Lucy’s birthday, we flew down to Texas for Easter weekend to spend some time with the hubs’ family… Now, let us pause to share some of the sunny, warm, beautifulness that is Texas:

This is what Panda Express in the airport thinks of me as of last Wednesday.
This is what Panda Express in the airport thinks of me as of last Wednesday. How very kind of you, orange chicken!
Lucy traveled like a boss. She was only *slightly* crazy on the plane, and then mercifully slept the rest of the way.
Lucy traveled like a boss. She was only *slightly* crazy on the plane, and then mercifully slept the rest of the way.

Okay, okay. Now for actual Texas pictures:

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Thanks to our friend, Ashley, we have this super cute picture of Lucy and me!!! Yay for one of us that's NOT a selfie!
Thanks to our friend, Ashley, we have this super cute picture of Lucy and me!!! Yay for one of us that’s NOT a selfie!
Then there's this slightly less polished one... If she could talk, I'm pretty sure she'd be like, "Moooom, get OFF me!"
Then there’s this slightly less polished one… If she could talk, I’m pretty sure she’d be like, “Moooom, get OFF me!”
Then it was Easter morning, and Lucy was like, YEAH!
Then it was Easter morning, and Lucy was like, YEAH! (I know it’s blurry, but isn’t it still freaking adorable?) 
Easter Sunday!
Easter Sunday!

I managed to also remember to have Ryan’s aunt snap a picture of us after church… Yay for a picture of us all dressed up nice!!! I almost never dress up to this degree for church… But yay, for H&M having a fab dress that I actually FIT into!!! Plus, the day before, the girls took me to Sam Moon, where I found the mint/aqua necklace Of. My. Dreams. to wear with that dress. Which was $8.50. So, I’m like, WHY IS THERE NO SAM MOON IN THE MIDWEST?!?!

Anyway, I hope you also notice the big, coral-ish flower in Lucy’s hair, because it was one of the few moments in which it stayed on her head (versus in her hand/mouth/on the floor). 

Exhibit A.
Exhibit A. Still, how cute is THIS? You have no idea how entertained she was by those plastics eggs. It was awesome.

Yes, I realize most of these pictures are, you know, of my child, but whatev. My blog. My self-indulgent-oversharing-of-my daughter’s-cuteness. But you still saw some of the gorgeous sunnyness that is Texas, right? But I don’t even mind the rainy, 50 degree weather here. It’s kind of relaxing…

And the other piece of this is that not only did I open my etsy shop the week prior, but I also received my FIRST ORDER EVER 6 days after opening it. As promised, I will show you the finished product!! A lovely gal requested that I do the quote from the new Cinderella movie, “Have courage and be kind.” I think it’s a great quote, though alas! I have yet to see this movie. I’ve heard awesome things about it. I mean, Andrew Peterson (I weirdly have to say his full name every time I mention him, which is awkward, but otherwise who are you supposed to think it is??) even commented on it. I can’t find the link to it, but it was something about him crying 15 different times during the movie, which he was watching with his daughter who didn’t cry at all… That will probably be me (the crying one, I mean. And no one else will be).

Click the pic to see it in the shop! Here it is:

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