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Easter Weekend 2014.

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And we are baaaack…

Last week on Thursday immediately after David got off work, we hopped in the car for a 3.5 hour drive to Nebraska to my mom’s house for the weekend.

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I always get so excited to visit the town I grew up in – it’s small, everything is convenient, it’s landscape is pretty and the lifestyle is relaxing.  I took so much about living there for granted for the 18 years I was there and now that I’m gone, there is a lot I miss.

We got there Thursday night and settled in doing nothing more than catching up with each other, running off a toddler and hyper dog’s energy.

Friday morning, we headed to the Scottsbluff National Monument for a hike 1.6 miles each way.  It was the absolute perfect weather – 65 degrees with a slight breeze.

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We really wanted to test our hiking backpack for Aiden and I think we had a great success. David and I really want to go on hikes all summer now.

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Aiden babbled the entire way until the end when we caught him like this:

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My grandparents live 30 minutes away in an even smaller town in Nebraska – Bridgeport.  We visited them both Friday and Saturday afternoons.  David is learning to play golf, so we went to their little 9 hole course both days also.  I had the cart driver duty while grandma and great grandma babysat Aiden.

My mom lives on a golf course also, so at night David went to practice chipping and someone also wanted to learn also!

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For Easter, we made reservations at my mom’s country club for brunch, so we ate there and they also had an Easter egg hunt and an Easter bunny to visit as well.

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Aiden was fairly uninterested in the eggs (as expected), but he loved being free to walk around by himself.

We tried to get a picture with the Easter Bunny, but all I got was a scream and lots of tears, so we had to nix that idea.  We were definitely not a fan of the Easter Bunny! Screen Shot 2014-04-20 at 7.50.48 PM

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We got back on the road at about 1:00 pm for the trek home and when we got home, we pushed it in high gear to unpack, clean, cook and get ready for another week.

I always get a little nostalgic leaving there, but we’re going back several times this summer!  I can’t wait:)

Questions:

Do you miss your hometown if you have moved away?

What did you do for Easter?

Did your kids like the Easter Bunny and/or Easter egg hunt?

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2 Responses to Easter Weekend 2014.

  1. Courtney says:

    Your hiking pack can free stand with a sleeping baby in it? Seem to defy gravity!
    Aiden is so cute in his little long sleeve dress top and jeans. Maybe next year for the bunny! And, probably the eggs will be way more fun too. Aria was kind of half into it. I’m thinking next year we will have pro egg hunters though.
    Mine is kind of the opposite of your hometown experience. Im from FL and then moved to CO for uni – and then experienced seasons and mountains. Before moving I didn’t know what I was missing, and now that I am back in FL it is really lame not having a fall. Almost better to be in ignorance!

    • Ali Damron says:

      The hiking backpack has a stand that comes out to set it down. It’s really handy. I never knew you lived in Colorado ever! You could always move back haha. When I lived in Arizona, I had that same feeling about missing seasons and that was one of the reasons, I came back this way.

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