Easter Weekend 2017

Easter Weekend 2017

Hi everyone!

What a beautiful weekend.  I’m going to skip around a bit and share some of the highlights of my Easter weekend fun.

The festivities started Friday morning with a quick trip to the Biltmore to see catch the tulips because some rain and storm hit this upcoming week.


I had seem them very early on in season, but hadn’t seen the peak so far.

I can normally zip in and out of there pretty quickly, but I didn’t anticipate the Good Friday crowds… so my morning activity lasted a little longer than I expected.  It was worth the effort though and they didn’t disappoint!

The highlight of the weekend was Saturday when I took a day trip to my SIL Megan’s house near Columbia.  Her, her husband Justin and my nephew Owen recently moved to a house on Lake Murray.  The Hubs parents were visiting her from Pittsburgh.

Sadly, the Hubs couldn’t make the trip because of tax season, but it had been way too long since I’d seen everyone, so I decided to make the trip by myself.

Plus I had two new family puppies to meet!  Megan and Justin now have Wally.  He’s so sweet and calm (unlike Makena!)  He’s only 5 months old and already 50 pounds!

And the Hubs Mom just got Moose!  He’s still super young, but should also be a wonderful dog.  It was full on puppy mania.

We spent a lot of time just relaxing with their gorgeous view!  It felt like summer down the mountains with temperatures already in the 80’s and all the trees were already green!

I also got to hang out with my sweet nephew Owen, which is always a joy.

I even got to paddleboard their small cove.  The water is perfectly smooth and easy to get around.  I was a little nervous because the water was still chilly and I didn’t have a suit, but I gave it a shot and didn’t fall in.

If I lived here, I’d do this everyday!

Megan and I took turns and gave Owen a ride.

I stayed past dinner and drove back to Asheville late.

Sunday morning I got up and went to church.

After church the Hubs and I went to Biscuit Head for a Easter brunch.  I got the Asheville Benedict with charred scallion cream cheese, tomato, poached eggs, roasted red pepper and kale salad.  It was incredible.

I love Easter weekend for everything that it stands for and the joy surrounding it!  Mine certainly lived up to those joyful expectations.  I hope yours did too.

Have a blessed Monday everyone.

Thank you for coming by today.  Come back tomorrow for a new video showing the best way to store fresh herbs in the fridge.  It’s a healthy hack that will keep them alive for weeks!

Your turn!

How was your weekend?


I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:49+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Asheville / WNC Living, Friends & Family, Fun, Holidays / Decor|34 Comments


  1. Kristy from Southern In Law April 19, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    It looks like you guys had such a lovely Easter! Time spent with family is always lovely!

  2. Edye April 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Wally and Moose are too cute! Sorry your hubs couldn’t come with you, but it looks like you still had a super nice holiday. Have a great Tuesday, Julie <3

  3. Kim @GetGreenBeWell April 18, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I’ve never been to Biscuit Head yet!! Those doggies are adorable!!!!!!

    • JulieWunder April 19, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      Ohhh Biscuit Head…. it’s so good! So filling!

  4. Lisa B April 18, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Lovely photos as always, Julie! And I’m sure your hubby is glad that tax season is over! I feel about that like I feel about tourist season: If it’s the “season,” can’t we just shoot it?

    I wish you a blessed and beautiful day!

  5. Susie @ Suzlyfe April 18, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

    your pictures always make me so very happy. The colors, the pure joy. The pupppppies. happy Easter!

    • JulieWunder April 19, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks Susie! That means so much! I love surrounding myself with pretty color!

  6. kimmythevegan April 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Looks like you had a great weekend! It’s so nice that you got to spend time with the family – a day trip isn’t so far. Their place is gorgeous! I can’t believe that view. I would definitely be taking advantage of the paddle boarding 🙂
    And those puppies!!!!!

    • JulieWunder April 19, 2017 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Not too far– it’s about 2 1/2 hours! Yes– their view is incredible. You’d love those puppies too.

  7. Blane Sherer April 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Glad you had such a great Easter Weekend.
    Thanks for sharing it with us. Very pretty
    pictures. I had a wonderful time at my folks
    Sunday. My grandson was super cute !

  8. Jaime April 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I visited Biltmore earlier in April and the tulips were beautiful! I need to go over there again this weekend to see what’s next.

    • JulieWunder April 17, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      I know! I just love that it’s always different. 🙂

  9. Mary Beth Jackson April 17, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    What cute pups and it looks like you had a great family visit! Sometimes you just have to go, I feel the same way, can’t always wait on the hubs! You always find great spots for brunch! Have a great week!

    • JulieWunder April 17, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Nope! This time of year I’d be waiting forever! lol!

  10. Sarah @ Sweet Miles April 17, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

    OH MY GOODNESS I NEED WALLY AND MOOSE IN MY LIFE!!!!! <3 Truckee says she wants to play!! Those tulips are gorgeous – I wish they would last year 'round!

  11. Emily April 17, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    What an AWESOME weekend of celebrating Jesus’ resurrection! I love the fields of tulips; it reminds me how God clothes the flowers; they’re so gorgeous.

    And puppies. I just always want to cuddle them when you share pictures; especially Makena.

    • JulieWunder April 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      They are totally cuddle worthy! Hope you had a nice Easter too.

  12. [email protected] April 17, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Sounds like a great Easter weekend. Those lab puppies are so darn cute! Too ad they do not stay that size. I like to paddle board in the summer as well. It is a great core workout.

    • JulieWunder April 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      haha! NO, they are growing SOOOOOOO fast! Makena looks tiny compared to Walter and she’s double his age.

  13. Dan Steadman April 17, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    sounds like fun…we had a good weekend..got a early leave from work Friday so I was able to swing by Hub City Tap House and get a Downtown Spartabrown Beer. Saturday was 14 mile run, seeing James and Giant Peach put on by Spartanburg Little Theater….Sunday, was church, take pictures of the boys at Hatcher Gardens, had lunch, dinner with the parents at our house, complete with FRESH strawberry sorbet, made with fresh, local strawberries…oh and fighting a headache all day Easter

    • JulieWunder April 17, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Other than the headache, sounds like a great Easter. Hope the run went well!

  14. Carrie this fit chick April 17, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

    What a fun weekend! Weather looks gorgeous! I love stand up paddle boarding. I went to Sonoma this weekend!

    • JulieWunder April 17, 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      It was so nice where she lives! Hope you enjoyed Sonoma!

  15. [email protected] April 17, 2017 at 8:29 am - Reply

    So glad you had a happy Easter weekend, Julie. Have a great week ahead!

  16. heather @Lunging Through Life April 17, 2017 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Aww I’m so glad you got to go see the family! I’d love to live on the water. Paddleboarding is such a fun time. We do it every year on vacation!

  17. Beth Ann Chiles April 17, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Lovely pictures today as always! Your Easter looks wonderful! I HAVE to make it to the Biltmore this week ! My sis and brother in law are coming so hopefully we can pop over for a meal and see #BiltmoreBlooms as well!

    • JulieWunder April 17, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Yes! Go over soon– they were at peak or just past!

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