Easter and Adrian turns 30!

Apr 25, 2011

Yesterday we celebrated with all the Venders and Evjens in Phoenix at our place. It was so much fun spending time with our family (although we missed all of you who are in other states!) The weather was beautifully breezy and thankfully not scorching hot, the food was delicious as always, and the company…well, there is no question that it is the best. To be honest, holidays are always a bit tough for me. They magnify the things Claire does not get to do. From the simple things like just sitting or looking at people to the bigger traditions like egg hunts and trying candies. We still make her an Easter basket and show her everything in it, and eventually I hope I come to a place where I am not as sad at what she is missing and more thankful for what she has. The amazing thing is that I have this beautiful family surrounding us that loves her no matter what, helps out immensely, and celebrates the big and small things. We are so blessed. Anyway, here are some pictures from the day:

The birthday boy. And if you are wondering what my dad is doing…he is singing, REALLY loudly.



All the gang after dinner.


Claire with her loot. One of the only pics I snapped of her cute outfit before she made a mess of it!IMG_2864

We had a water balloon toss, one of my favorite cheap games. Matt and Yasmine won!IMG_2849IMG_2855

Then a candy/money egg hunt for us adults, Yasmine won!IMG_2887

The puppies had to wait outside during the hunt.Wendy wanted to join in though.IMG_2840 IMG_2881

The next few are Claire and Chloe being silly. That is until Chloe attacked Claire. Ha ha!IMG_2900 IMG_2899 IMG_2902

The end of a nice day. I had to throw on a new tee since my little brother soaked me in the water balloon fight!IMG_2912

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5 comments | leave a comment

  1. Alex Evjen
    April 25th, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    YAY! It was a great Easter/BDAY celebration! Thanks for hosting all of us! =)

  2. Allison
    April 25th, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Haha!! I can TOTALLY see that Yasmine is the type who competes hard and wins everything, lol!! Looks like such a wonderful day 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. kavita
    April 25th, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Love that last picture! xxx

  4. Yasmine
    April 25th, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Me being the one who competes hard and wins?! Hahah… I think you got it all wrong Allison, Lisa totally pushed me over during the Easter Egg hunt! I was laughing so hard that she beat me up the stairs, but I persevered and won! BUT even through it all, I owned them!

    Haha it was such a fun time. I love how Chloe is always so intrigued about what Claire is doing. She loves her so much already.

    I’d have to say that I am probably the least competitive out of all the Evjens… although right before the water balloon toss, I told Alex that she was going down! She tried to over power me with her height and said “oh ya!?” and well we all know the verdict.. 🙂

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    May 6th, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

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