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Cora’s First Easter

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Happy Easter from the DeSmidts!

This was our first Easter (and holiday) with baby Cora.  I am thankful we had this holiday to adjust to being a family of 4 before we took on trying to celebrate a holiday with ALL of our families.   Don’t get me wrong, it would have been wonderful to have seen everyone but I think I would have collapsed from exhaustion.

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal

The holiday season for us is usually a whirlwind of family since both Alex and I come from divorced families.

Now that we’ve moved to South Dakota this time of year has actually become a lot easier.

For Thanksgiving, Alex and I stay in Rapid City and it’s very relaxing .  Never before have I experienced a relaxing Thanksgiving, typically cramming in three or four different gatherings over the span of two days.

I work on Black Friday but at the usual opening time and on Thanksgiving I spend a leisurely day cooking and watching football.  No traveling, no time schedule, and no overwhelming amounts of family time makes me consider keeping this tradition forever.