Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday was no less busy. We had church at 9am in the morning, but since Luke and I were in the specialty number and in choir, I went to church at 8:15am while he stayed behind to get the kids ready. Church was fantastic and a wonderful reminder about the true meaning of Easter. After church we came home and had lunch. After lunch I started cooking like there's no tomorrow. I was cooking strait from 1pm-5pm since my mom and Zeke and Maggie's family were joining us for dinner. I had invited Ron and Misty too but unfortunately their family wasn't feeling well and they decided to drive home early. But, we had so much food that we could've fed the Bailey family! I enjoy throwing dinner parties and I tend to over do it.. It was fantastic though! We had ham, green bean casserole, fruit salad, caesar salad, rolls, herb roasted potatoes, bruchetta, spinach artichoke dip, mango pudding and lemon cream cheese bars. Needless to say we were incredibly stuffed.
Monday, April 2, 2012
We had a fabulous time looking at all our photos and talking about the food and the kids had a grand time playing. Now, one of the things that usually happens when I'm around Misty is that I get inspired to do art. One of the things I have always loved about Misty is our mutual interest in arts and crafts. She is always doing something - hair clips, painting, sketching, jewelry, household decorations, etc. Last Summer after seeing her sketch I started sketching again and it's been really fun. I'll have to post pictures of that later.
Anyway, this time after I came home from her house I decided to make some spring decorations. I headed off to Michaels and the Dollar store. I got 2 stems of silk flowers for $1/each, a grapevine wreath for $4.50 at Michaels; and I got some foam eggs (10/Pack) and birds (2/pack) at the Dollar store. With a little bit of hot clue and some ribbon and raffia these are what I came up with. It only took me a total of an hour and half and it was pretty fun. :o)