So much has changed since Easter 2013; we didn't have Lydia yet and Brooklyn was just a tiny baby. This year, Brooklyn was a pro during the neighborhood easter egg hunt. All day she said "easter hunt, easter hunt"! She just thought it was the coolest thing. After we headed to the Campbell parade and finished the evening at the park. It was a very good day for the girls. Sunday we went to church to celebrate Jesus (the real reason for easter!) then went to Danville to enjoy Shannon's delicious cooking. It was a great Easter here. My heart was full of joy and love for my family. Holidays always make me feel grateful for all we have. 

^^our little ham!

^^trying on her easter dress the day before  
^^all our cute little neighborhood kids.

^^lydia got in to the hunt too! 

^^she couldn't even take her eyes off the eggs for a picture with mom 
^^twin easter lamb outfits
^^ A quick outfit change and off to the easter parade in campbell! 

^^this family of mine <3
^^rob's favorite part of the parade...
^^playing with the easter egg loot

^^have you ever seen a happier child?! 
^^i really love this outfit and want to wear it
^^easter morning! basket time. of course, a hello kitty one for brooklyn
^^lydia got rice cereal and sweet potato pouches in the used egg hunt basket.poor child! 
^^after church. all the williams girls in orange/peach. {after looking at pictures from last year i realized i wore the same dress! obviously i think its very easter-y}

^^her first time on the trampoline at aunt shannon's house!

^^kisses from papa! 



I really am unbelievably lucky to have the group of friends I have. I can't believe I have known almost all of these girls since 5th grade (and one since kindergarden!). It makes me feel old to say we have been best friends for fifteen years but also feels amazing. So many good times and memories with these ladies I am lucky enough to call my best friends. 
We went to Newport, Rhode Island to celebrate our bachelorette Sarah. Surprisingly I had never been before. Probably because I was always down the Cape and its really similar. What a super cute beach town. Like most visits to Boston this one made me really, really, really miss everyone here.

^^future mrs colella, our bachelorette sarah!

^^lobstahhhh sandwich. a new england must 

^^pedi cab travel is the best way to move around newport 

^^and meghann sleeping during the live music at the end of the night, of course  
^^love these roommates 


I had a work meeting in Atlanta the Thursday before my girlfriend Sarah's bachelorette party in Boston.  The obvious decision would be to fly my 20 month old across the country, have a sitter come to the hotel, then fly up to Boston. All so she could spend the weekend with her grandparents and aunt and uncles. She was quite the big girl navigating around the airport and sitting in her own seat. I hate traveling for work now but its really fun when I have my little sick kick with me. After my work meeting finished we went to a park in Atlanta before our flight. It was weird, it almost felt like a normal day. I loved seeing my family and all my best friends. 

^^trying to hit the slots at our lay over in las vegas 
^^my cutest roommate in atlanta 

^^on the way to boston. third flight in two days, little girl was tired 

^^the best uncles, ever!
^^easter baskets with her grammy
^^my dad finally realized the key to brooklyn's heart: food. she was all his for the rest of the weekend

^^and then jack tried to shoot my mom because he was so sad i was leaving