A Quickie Spring Outdoor Update for Easter

By | March 31, 2016

I meant to post this little update on Monday, but it’s now Thursday and the week is almost over again. I suppose I should be pleased the weekend is almost back around, but the week has flown by so much I still feel like I’m playing catch up with work projects. Anyway, I figured I’d go ahead and share a little recap of our Easter weekend.

First of all, I have tulips on Easter! Three cheers an  Will is also a fan.

Easter Tulips with Will

On Saturday, my family came up for lunch. We made turkey and feasted on other deliciousness. Like this beautiful spring cake.

Easter Cake

I think it’s the prettiest cake I’ve ever made. And the best frosting ever. I seriously found my favorite chocolate frosting recipe. It’s not that quick, but wow is it worth it.

We took a few minutes to try to take some family photos, but again, they didn’t turn out that well. We’re sort of failing at that for Will’s first year of life. I’m trying not to be depressed about it, though. We have a bunch of snapshots taken with our photos, so it isn’t like we won’t have memories, right?

Easter Family Photo Easter Family Photo 2

Still, we had a lot of fun and it was a great to visit with my family who don’t get to see Will that often.

My parents also brought up a few treasures, free plants!I had called them earlier in the week and asked for him to keep his eyes open while on the farm to see if he happened to see any forsythia that he could dig up and transplant. It’s one of my favorite spring plants because it blooms early and it’s bright yellow! But, I’m cheap and didn’t want to buy it if I could find some already large and blooming ones for free. They ended up finding several small, sort of scraggly ones, but I was really excited to have them.

Transplanting forsythia into front flower bed 2

We wanted to go ahead and get them in the ground, so we spent some time after everyone left and Will caught up on his naps to do some planting. It was a pretty quick process with Wyatt digging the holes and me filling them back it.

Transplanting forsythia into front flower bed


It turned out pretty nice!

Transplanting forsythia into front flower bed 4


And it was fun to do such a big update so quickly. Of course, a couple bags of mulch would do it some good, but for now, I’m pleased.

Transplanting forsythia into front flower bed 3

It took us a lot longer to decide where to put the daffadils they brought, mostly, because we didn’t want them in the main bed in the front of the house (that was already pretty full thanks to the¬†forsythia. But, no other flower beds were in good enough shape to do much with. I’m talking WEEDS. That trash can is full of them.

Transplanting daffadils into flower bed

Plus, we’re still not sure what our long term plans are for most of our outdoor landscaping space. We want to redo the deck, and most of the planting beds in the back of the house…which will also affect the sides of the house…it’s sort of a “give a mouse a cookie” sort of situation, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, we ended up just sticking them in the ground near the front on the other side of the garage.

Transplanting daffadils into flower bed 3

We have some big rocks over there and one little burning bush shrub, but last year, we totally neglected it and the weeds really took over. I’m not trying to be negative, but I am realistic enough to realize that will probably happen again this year, but at least, the daffodils we be there next spring and maybe when they pop up and bloom, they’ll inspire me to finish the rest of that area.


In the meantime, they just looked sort of cheerful, which is always nice.

Transplanting daffadils into flower bed 2

We also went to visit Wyatt’s family on Sunday after church, which was also fun. We had another nice meal and Will did great with all the excitement and traveling, all things considered.

Oh, and also, this snow happened on Sunday morning. Crazy.


All in all, it was a great weekend to celebrate our Risen Lord and spend time with loved ones. Plus, a little spring planting to freshen up the flower beds is always nice. Especially when we get the plants for free! (Thanks, dad!)

How did you spend your Easter weekend? Was it full of family and food like ours? Did you do any little projects around the house?

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