Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter and a New Car

I had a wonderful Easter.  Went to church in the morning and came home and began to get ready for our Sunday Easter Supper.  Everyone was here, so we had a big crowd.  We still ended up with way too much food.  My dad's sisters always had plenty of food at get-togethers so as not to run out.  I'm the same way.  I have a fear of running out.  So then you're left with a ton of leftovers.  

Just look at this sweet little thing asleep in his car seat.  This was his first Easter and he had three days worth of cute Easter outfits.  This was Saturday's.

I don't know why I did this, but I just had this strange idea to make a coconut cake.  When I had been thumbing through my recipe book the other day, I came across the Rich's Bakeshop Coconut Cake.  It's made completely from scratch and boy, is it a doozy to make.  But nonetheless, I made it.  It wasn't the prettiest cake I've ever seen, but it was homemade.  I thought it looked pretty with my flowers on my kitchen table.  

When Cam and Alicia bought their house, the person that lived there before them left a few boxes.  In one of the boxes were several Little Golden Books that were very, very old.  I love old books, so I was happy to take them. And then low and behold, two of them were Easter-type books.  I liked them displayed on my table.  They were perfect.

On Saturday morning, when I was doing my grocery shopping to prepare the food for Sunday night, I decided that I wanted lots of fresh flowers displayed here and there.  I bought several different bouquets.  I LOVE FRESH FLOWERS!  

 Sunday morning, Jeff and I went to church.  He usually takes his mom to lunch on Sunday afternoons.  It's kind of his thing that he does for every week.  They usually go to Picadilly.  This week, though, P-Nut and Sherry brought food to Jean.  So Jeff was able to go to church with me.  I do love it when he wears a suit.  I was proud to have such a handsome hubby beside me at church.

Crystal and her family also came to church.  We had the whole pew filled!

 These two handsome boys that my sister raised!  I'm so dang proud of them and her, too.

Me and my sister.  

Of course, Suz's family went to church in Buford, so I didn't actually get to see them in person.  But she sent me this pictures of them.  Aren't they beautiful?

Suz made this cute cookie cake for dessert.  We had so many desserts to choose from, so she had a lot of it left.  I hope it didn't go to waste.

Nighttime egg hunt was a success as always.  We braved the mud and the wet to hide soo many eggs.  It started to sprinkle just as the last eggs were picked up.  So thankful it didn't rain us out.
Cam, Joseph and Reid won the prize eggs!

Grant in his Easter outfit.  

We got Grant an Easter basket from poppa and me.  He didn't seem too interested in the goodies inside, but one day he will be.

My mom made us this cute little cup of goodies.  I love the Charlie Brown cup.  I have almost a full collection of them now.

So then Monday night, we bought a new car.  It's a brand-new 2016 Ford Explorer and I love it.  Even though we might not NEED a car quite that big, I feel much safer driving it.  And as much driving as I have to do for my job, I want to feel safe.  And I also like having the extra room.  I felt rather cramped at times in the Escape.

Yesterday, Alicia had an eye doctor appointment so I got to sit with Grant while she was gone.  It was one of the most perfect visits I've had with him yet.  I got to play with him for a long time.  He was so happy and smiley and just cooing like crazy.  Then he got cranky and wanted his bottle.  I fed him his bottle, got him burped and then this happened.

He fell in the deepest sleep.  And I snuggled with him and fell asleep, too.  It was heavenly.

He's trying hard to get that hand in his mouth, just can't quite make it yet.  Soon.

That's about all that's going on around here.  The pollen is killing me.  I've had a headache for days.  We're expecting big storms and rain tonight, so hopefully, the rain will wash it all away.  Fingers crossed.

Till next time...


Theresa said...

What a wonderful and happy post:) I love your family and the closeness you all share! LOVE, that's what it is, LOVE! I visited your Mama and Daddy today, what a sweet visit we had! They told me about your car, congrats to you:) Grant is a blessing to us all! A grandchild is a gift from God! Love you my sweet Niece!

suzanne said...

you need to do a new update! Enjoy reading the old blog again!