The Easter With 8 Baskets & Too Much Candy

My girls somehow managed to get 4 Easter baskets a piece this holiday. I’m not complaining, and I am grateful to those who thought about our kiddos, but I am pretty sure I have eaten about as much chocolate as I do on Halloween … you know, poison control. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We woke up Sunday morning and hid Easter baskets with our cousins Caley and Ezra. Lily and Ezra are little besties, it’s so cute!

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From there, we went to my grandpa’s house. Grandma Karen told me every time I went over there that she had dreamt of hosting an Easter egg hunt on their big, gorgeous yard, but had never done it โ€” and then all the kids grew up. Good news! The kids had kids, and now she was finally able to host her egg hunt!

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My two girls, Lily & Luna, were dolled up in their Easter dresses. Lily’s favorite color is purple, but pink is a close second. When they didn’t have purple, I knew it’d be ok to go with pink!

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Luna’s favorite color seems to be yellow (she’s 2, so it’s hard to tell, but she gravitates toward that color and uses it a lot). My favorite color is orange, so when yellow wasn’t available …

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It had started drizzling, but that certainly didn’t slow anyone down! The egg hunt was really clever โ€” each kid was assigned a certain color of egg. This way, they all got equal!

We also made sure to get a shot of grandpa with all four of his great-grandkids!

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After that, we went over to Bryan’s (my hubs) uncle’s house for his family get together. More eggs to hunt! Luna considered herself an old pro by this point. Lily also killed it at cornhole. That’s the game where you throw the bean bag into the hole on the other side of lawn. Am I making sense? Haha.

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It was a great Easter weekend, I only wish it was mandatory to take Monday off, too!

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Meet Christine & Her Family!

I always write about my latest photoshoots, or give tips on “how to” do certain things, but I have never really delved into my fam. The day-to-day. I’m a wife and mother of two kiddos.

11062339_10205256002141996_4381440050230220695_oNot only do I own Kansas City Photography, which services both St. Louis and Kansas City, I also sell the amazing smell goods known as Scentsy. My house always smells awesome.

My two daughers, Lily and Luna, are 6 and 2. My hands are full with them alone!

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We have a pet pig named Penelope (I’ve written about her), and four cats. Their names are Goblin, Shy Guy, Diego, and Marshmallow.

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Luna, my 2-year-old, is currently into anything her sister loves, jumping in puddles, Paw Patrol, carrots, baths (she calls them “bubbles”), actual bubbles, Pikachu, the color yellow, snakes, and running outside.

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Lily, my 6-year-old, loves Shopkins, Girl Scouts,  gymnastics, taking pictures (wonder where she gets that from?), monkey bars, running, the color purple, anything art-related, her print-label maker, Scentsy, and attempting to climb trees.

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Bryan, the husband, not only puts up with my ridiculous schedule that’s riddled with photoshoots and Scentsy deliveries, but also instrumentally helps out. He’s the camera holder, the battery charger, the scent-sniffer. He’s my No. 1 man. Since I did “likes” with the kids, I’m gonna do it with him, too!

Bryan loves Pokemon, DBZ, the new Zelda game on the WiiU, anime, the color green (Lily made him pick a favorite, because she said everyone has a favorite), computer engineering (he works for Cerner), computer games, and being a kick ass Dad and husband.

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Guess I may as well do myself, eh? I love anime, the color orange, anything Sailor Moon related (total Sailor Moon freak right here), Mary Pickford, journalism (I work for Newsy, too!), photography (duh), Scentsy (double duh), Photoshop, the Little Mermaid, most Disney-related things, and being a momma.

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One day I will tell you our proposal story โ€” Bryan incorporated Sailor Moon into my custom made wedding ring, and the proposal itself!

Anything you wanna know? Ask away!

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Yes, We Have a Pet Pig

When we decided to move to the country, I told my husband (after he had a couple margaritas, for good measure): “We are moving to the boonies. Do you want a chicken, a pig, or a goat?”

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Well, from these pictures, you can guess what he picked. All I did to find her was Google “pet mini pig st. louis,” and I found Precious Pigs.

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Meet Penelope.

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She’s rambunctious, and as my husband says, “forever hungry.” She gets fed 1/2 cup of piggy food in the morning (we use Mizuri brand), and 1/2 cup in the evening. In between, ย she gets healthy snacks like carrots and strawberries.

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She’s also smart. We have a swivel cabinet, and she has figured out how to nose it open and steal the powdered sugar!

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All of our mailpeople love her โ€” UPS included. And while you may have heard the term “teacup pig,” those don’t actually exist. But miniature pigs do!

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I love how she has different colored hooves. Some are peach, and some are black! The white spot on her forehead is also adorable.

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Love Penelope? ย You can get prints or canvas of the photos featured of her, here.

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Penelope also has her own Instagram. Don’t all pet mini pigs?

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