Monday, March 24, 2008

Food and Egg Hunts

WOW, what a weekend! I have to begin by admitting that I was a total senile old gal. In all the excitement, I forgot to take pictures. Bad, bad me.

Saturday was filled with shopping, planning, and coloring eggs. Sunday cooking was easy. Everything was easily prepared – no fuss or muss. I baked and glazed a spiral cut ham, made baked asparagus, boiled corn and a few “pick-ups”. Mary (DIL) made deviled eggs and a key lime pie. Sarah (DIL) brought a carrot cake. We skipped the green leaf salad – what’s this world coming to? So much for the food. As you may notice I always write about the food first. We have to keep our strength up, you know.

All the local kids were here and we were lucky enough to have Sarah’s parents with us, too. Mike and Terri are really nice folks by anyone’s standards. It was a pleasure to have them with us. Harry hid 64 plastic eggs around the front and back yards. He hid plastic and we kept the colored eggs inside for safe keeping. Last year the guys hid the colored eggs and when they cracked the boys were disappointed.

After everyone was through eating, it was time to hunt eggs. Those two boys went wild. I’ve never seen them run the way they did. They were laughing and yelling – having a really fun time. All the adults just followed them from front to back yard enjoying their antics.

The day began and ended with many hugs, good wishes, and “I love you’s” as all southern gatherings do. At least the gatherings in our family end that way.

Bottom line: I did not clean and polish the house in prep for Easter Sunday. No one seemed to notice and everyone enjoyed the day anyway.

We missed having Judy (daughter) and her family with us. She did send pictures of Maddie’s Easter. She is soooo cute and growing up fast – already over a year old. We wish we could see them every weekend but understand that Mommy and Daddy are building careers in Phoenix. It’s good to know that Daddy’s family is there so they aren’t alone on holidays.

This is a long post. Hope I haven’t bored you. I’m off to read about your weekend.


happyone said...

Sounds like a great weekend was had by all. Glad you had such a good time!!! :-)

simonsays said...

Your Easter sounds like a perfect day! I would love to have had an egg hunt, but it was so cold here.

Did you take pics of the boys? If so, we would love to see them.

Your dinner sounds excellent, too.
Of course. Someday, I am going to manage to get myself an invite to one of your gatherings, but no hint there...LOL

Have a happy week, Mary!

Cheryl said...

I think this was the first Easter I didn't hide eggs. I missed it, but not my daughter. All the bloggers seemed to have a great day. A relaxing one.

Happy Monday!

Mary said...

I have to admit to senility. In the rush of laughing, talking, eating, and dealing with kids I totally forgot about my camera.

Ladies, you always have an invite to our gatherings. My motto is the more the merrier. I guarantee it would be an interesting time for any and all of you.

Summer said...

Sounds perfect to me!

BTW...I saw frog legs for the first time in the grocery store the other day.


SOUL: said...

no salad????
i am in shock!!!
sounds like a GREAT day!!!
just the tres souls here. but good.

happy tuesday.

Brad said...

Your weekend reminds me of when I was younger and we had lots of family around for these holidays. I miss those days. Everyone so spread to out now. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.