Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter with the Dunns

As promised...a look into the Dunn's Easter weekend celebrations. This is out first married Easter but after dating on and off for 8 years (yes, we're high school sweethearts. More on that delightful story later) its hardly our first Easter together.

Of course I tried to do all the "traditional" Easter things, but realized we might be better off creating out own traditions.

We tried to die Easter eggs. Thanks to a post over at It's Fitting I was finally able to make the perfect boiled egg. Dieing the perfect boiled egg was a different story. Mr. Dunn quit half way through after splattering dye on his new shirt. (By the way, any advice on how to get dye out clothes would be greatly appreciated.)

In the end, they turned out okay. Simple, yet festive. And so delicious. Nevertheless, we'll probably give that tradition a rest until we have kids forcing us to dye eggs with them. (then again, maybe that's what grandparents are for.)

I also did some Easter baking. Thanks to Pinterest I found a blog with a great recipe for Pupcakes! I made them first for Willow's first birthday party in February. (I know...the puppy mom thing is a little out of control. It's okay, I'll own it.) I decided to make them again as an Easter treat and to celebrate our 6-year-old black lab being cancer free!

Yes, our sweet Roxy girl was diagnosed with skin cancer (who knew dogs could get skin cancer) a few months ago. And after two pretty intense surgeries the vet called to let us know they had gotten it all. Definitely means for a Pupcake celebration!

Willow was a great nurse while Roxy was healing.

This time I made them using a mini muffin pan do they're more treat size! They love them!

For the full recipe, check out this post over at Sweet Pea's Kitchen.

On Saturday, we went to Kinston to visit Mr. Dunn's parents for "Easter dinner". We do dinner a little different though. The Dunns used to own a restaurant in New Bern (wayyy back in the day) called the Charburger. One of the perks of now being related to the owners of the infamous, and very delicious, Charburger, is that even though the restaurant closed we can still enjoy the food! And whew...that's what we did. Charburger cheeseburgers and french fries: deeeelicious!

I didn't get any pictures Saturday night but I did manage to snag an OOTD. Nothing extravagant but perfect for a casual family dinner.
Top: H&M
Cardigan: Target
Jeans: 7 for all mankind

Sunday, we began our usual holiday dance between all the different family members. We went to church with my mom and then headed over Mr. Dunn's grandparents' house for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. (Disclaimer: all of the cousins are at least 12 years younger than us.)

And they're off...

Mr. Dunn had some fun of his own too. Look at that studmuffin!

After eating way too much food for lunch, hunting Easter eggs and then eating way too much candy, we headed over to my dad's house for Easter dinner.

Needless to say....we are way stuffed (part of the reason I didn't get around to baking human cupcakes as planned) but way happy. You'll quickly learn that our holidays are always a whirlwind of events. All of our family lives in town, which is great because we're usually able to see everyone! It does cause for some exhaustion on our part, but we've always said...we'd rather be blessed with too many places to go than not enough!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! :)



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