April 9, 2012 |  Category:   family growing up half holidays life

Some traditions evolve naturally over time. We first started spending Easter with Mark’s Russian side of the family 3 years ago when we came up to visit his dad who was gravely ill in the hospital at the time. We’ve been driving upstate every Easter since then, staying at Mark’s uncle’s house which is full of old family photos, good food, and lots of stories. This is now what our Easters look like.

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  • expressive April 9, 2012 at 9:06 am

    i love the stillness you’ve captured here. I’d love to know the stories! happy easter :)

  • Pink Ronnie April 9, 2012 at 9:51 am

    What a wonderful tradition to have started. I remember your photos well from last Easter with those beautiful, intricate eggs.
    Ronnie xo

  • Cecilia Madden April 9, 2012 at 10:14 am

    looks just lovely. is that a zoo? we almost went to the zoo here, yesterday too. it was just so gorgeous out.

  • Diane April 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

    what gorgeous fun!

  • Sophia April 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I love family gatherings especially on major holidays. The older I get the more I see their importance!

  • Rachel April 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Your Easter looked lovely! Love the face paint on the girls!

  • Tim McMurdo April 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I am always fascinated to see the differences in the ways that families celebrate their special times together. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

  • Lena April 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    These are beautiful and happy. Where is Mia’s coat from? I love it so!

  • mau April 10, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Beautiful photos, as always! And Mia’s coat…is that an Orla Kiely? It’s gorgeous!

  • cvjn April 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    that chess set… wow. must be from the russian side of the family. i just love it.

  • cvjn April 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    oops. should have read the post first! it says you spent easter with the Russian side of the family.

  • Jenna April 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    For those who have asked – the Orla coat is from my friend Tami’s last collection for Ismodern. She used Orla’s fabric.