Monday, April 28, 2014

Easter in England

This Easter was definitely one for the memory books.  Even though we were far away from family this year, we where still able to spend the day with people we loved.  Our good friends, Josh & Cait, asked us to spend the Easter weekend with them in their adorable town of Lincoln, England.  We were all on our way back from a trip to Scotland (more on that later), so it worked perfectly to spend a few extra days with them.

They took us on a little tour of their town and walked climbed the steep road to the top where Lincoln Cathedral is located.  This church began being built in 1088 and used to be the tallest building in the world for about 250 years!!  It was also used in the movie The Da Vinci Code.

Josh & Cait

It was so beautiful inside.

Incredible stain glass windows.

I definitely plan to visit them again and do a little bit of boutique shopping next time.  ;)

Their home is the perfect English cottage!

Cait was sweet enough to borrow some baby items for us and also try to help me take some Easter photos of Maggie.  Magg's got one look at the baby doll and did NOT want to let it go.  She has definitely started exerting her will these days...  Oh we are so in for it!

This was the look we got every time we tried to get the doll out of the shot.

Outfit change and Cait being silly to get a smile out of this girl.

It was pretty sweet to see her with a baby doll.  I guess I need to add this to my list of gift ideas.  (I mean look at her little eyebrow pointing up!!)

Love this picture of Josh.  Sorry Maggie was being a crank.  She actually really loves these two and even said Josh's name twice!
Thank you guys so much for a lovely weekend and making it so special.  We love you guys!

We got back to our house Sunday evening with just enough time to give Maggie her Easter basket. 
The two little baskets on the left were for our friend's little girls.  I pulled out all the stuffed bunnies and bunny books we had for a little decoration around the basket.  The bunny on the left was a gift from Maggie's Meme.  It moves and reads the story of Peter Rabbit.  Maggie is obsessed with it!

I pretty much packed this year's Easter basket with books.  I did grab a few stuffed animals from a Peter Rabbit store in Stratford.  The books in the basket are Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter, Oh, The Places You'll Go!Peppas Easter Egg Hunt (a british show here), Orla Kiely Creatures and Pat the Bunny.  Don't know how much longer I can get away with doing that!

She mainly just had fun throwing everything out of the basket.

Ryan also had Monday off work so we were able to spend the day with our friends, Clint, Kate & their girls, Claire & Ellie.
We are so thankful that God has placed good friends in our lives all the way over here in England.  I don't know what we would do without them.  Jesus has risen indeed!

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