Easter happenings

Monday, April 9, 2012

We had a beautiful Easter Sunday. Our morning was complete with a scrumptious breakfast {where Evelyn didn't spit out her eggs! It was a triumphant event for all of us!}, followed by church, a nap, and an egg hunt. Jared and I were very surprised how quickly Evelyn caught on to the whole eggs in a basket thing, but then again she loves putting clothes in the laundry basket so it's the same thing on a mini scale, I suppose.

Let me tell you something else, that may look like a plain oatmeal up there, but goodness is it not and goodness is it divine. I'm sure the dish has a better name than "English Oatmeal," but when I was living in London our director's wife would make it for us, hence I've just deemed it English Oatmeal. Here's the scoop:

English Oatmeal
2/3 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs

3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup milk
3 cup quick oatmeal

Grease 9x13 dish. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Serve with half and half. Top with fruit.

Now we're off to patch a tire and pick up some snap peas! So far with each pregnancy I've had the opposite of food aversions, and rather been turned on to foods that I previously detested. Before Evelyn I would never ever touch an orange. I hated the feeling of stringy pulp in my mouth. But when I pregnant with her that was all I wanted. With this one, I am having a strong attraction to snap peas, which I again avoided before because I thought the pod was too stringy. I guess I like chewing on things when I'm pregnant.


  1. i love some good sugar snap peas! hope you find some tasty ones!

    looks like the perfect easter, and i love her dress! that first pic you took of the oatmeal..whoa! it's such a great photo, looks all anthro girl!


  2. She is adorable!!! :And that breakfast looks so yummy and healthy! :))

  3. I thought it was coffee cake with milk poured over, probably because my husband does that. I've seen that recipe but will have to try it, I love oats any which way. Also congrats on baby #2, such a fun and exciting time of your life.

  4. That oatmeal looks amazing :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. oatmeal is my go-to breakfast food. always, everyday. thanks for sharing!

  6. I love your pictures so much. Evelyn's dress is adorable, and I will have to get one like it when I have a little girl. What a fun way to celebrate this blessed holiday.

  7. So cute! Your family looks beautiful! I love the bubbles! So much fun :)

  8. Happy & blessed memories. :)

  9. Such sweet photos, and your breakfast looks delish!

  10. I wasn't sure it was oatmeal, but thought it might be. We love oatmeal here, it's such a great breakfast/snack. We'll have to try this.

    Your Easter shots are great, especially that first one with the sky, beautiful. Glad you had a great day.

    Take care,


  11. i spotted that oatmeal and knew it was no ordinary oatmeal but some sort of oatmeal casserole and with cream poured all over it?! i was about to demand the recipe. but you forked it over willingly! boom.

    thanks. and evelyn's dress is soooo cute.

  12. What a perfect little Easter. Your family is so precious! I LOVE E's pretty dress!

  13. Oh her sweet little outfit is so precious!!! My hubs and I were saying the same thing about how quickly our little one caught on to the whole egg hunt thing. It's like they were programed with it or something. Ok, you don't look like you have a belly in the pic where you are with your little one. But yet you have the "looking at your feet belly". Wierd LOL!

    - Sarah
    A Girl In Transit

  14. your daughter is absolutely adorable! I LOVE her dress too! I think I wish I had one like it. :) and that oatmeal looks delicious!

  15. Her little Easter dress is so adorable and I'm going to have to try out that food!

  16. oh i love evelyn's easter outfit! and that oatmeal looks yum :)

  17. I'm kinda obsessed with the picture of your hair blowing in the wind.

    And Evelyn's little yellow dress.

    And your baby bump.

    Annnnnnnd that big open field.

    Okay, I think that's it.


  18. Adorable pics... is it just me that doesn't see a bump in the pic with E? you look Beautiful by the way!

  19. That's so funny, the recipe I have is TOTALLY different!! But mine is Amish Oatmeal. PS shut the front door on your hair. When did it get soooo long?? Miss your beautiful face!

  20. I love her face when she sees the rabbit, so cute.

    And could english oatmeal also be flapjack--maybe? I am british but not a great cook so don't take my word on that.

  21. Well I am completely smitten by your blog and so happy you stopped by IHOD. What a sweetheart you have!