First, I would like to give a shout out to Mother Nature for pulling it together and and making these last few days nothing short of awesome and gorgeous. Holy smokes it has been nice outside! Even Scott with his allergies has been braving the pollen and spent the majority of the weekend outdoors.
We traveled up to see our families this past weekend and per the usual, it was filled with hugs, silliness and ah-maze-ing food. Which, in all honesty, might be my three favorite things. We started off the weekend visiting Scott’s family. Scott’s parents have a very pastoral backyard with some lush, green grass. It’s the kind of grass that makes you want to roll around in it … or perhaps create a mini golf course:
Scott and his dad have been jokingly planning to put in a Par-3 golf course in the backyard for a little while now. So, on Friday morning when we looked outside and confused the backyard with Augusta National, Scott took it upon himself to get things rolling. No pun intended.
Scott’s mom and I lounged on their back porch and simply enjoyed the outdoors. I did manage to get some action shots from the boys.
On Friday, we also had the pleasure of hanging out with our little munchkin. Our nephew is almost 2.5 years old and when he’s not eating, he loves to play. We went on a walk, picked dandelions, Scott tried to teach him golf, and of course there was much tickling and laughing.
Once we had him all wound up, it was time to head over to see my parents and sister. Mom really outdid herself this year and each meal was a feast! This woman has come a long way in the kitchen since we were kids, and I am NOT complaining.
Mom and dad are in the midst of updating their basement. So, when Scott and I asked what we could do to help, we were put to work! We tore out a bunch of paneling and plywood that used to be on their walls, moved out their old bar and stripped some paint off an old barn door that will be used as a rustic door in the basement.
That evening we headed over to my grandparents’ house to eat even more awesome food and see everyone there. The little kiddos had their Easter egg hunt and while some were really into it, others just wanted to eat the eggs. 🙂
Those kids crack me up! Scott and I even managed to get a photo together too.
We had to be back in town on Easter so that Scott could help lead Sunday morning worship at church. It was sad to leave our families, but it was nice to have a laid-back Easter day. We ended up washing all our windows, cleaned all of our outdoor furniture, cleaned out the gutters, and washed my car while running from these huge bees that are pollinating our front bushes. Yikes, those things are huge!
We also gorged on the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs that are a staple in our household this time of year. Scott says they are the perfect ratio of peanut butter to chocolate. So over these next few days we will be frequenting the grocery stores to get our hands on as many as we can!
Also, my favorite baking blog, Bakerella, has a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg cookie recipe up today. This chick knows what’s up! I might just have to make these this week.
My mouth is watering just looking at them. I’ll have to see if I can cajole Scott to hand over any of his egg stash. Thankfully he doesn’t guard them in his sleep.
Anywho, that was our Easter weekend. Hope you all were able to enjoy some time outside and maybe a couple Reese’s Eggs. 🙂