Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fantastic Family Fun

What a beautiful Easter day!  In the morning we had fun coloring eggs, running an egg hunt throughout the house, and then discovering what the Easter Bunny left for Ava and G.  Later that day, we celebrated a low-key, relaxed dinner with Scott's mom's side of the family.  The weather was perfect (we spent all afternoon outside on the deck), the food was very good, and the company was easy-going.  It was the perfect way to wrap up a holiday weekend, and lead into...my birthday week! :)

 
 




Scott's cousin, Ashley, playing with G


Ava ran everyone ragged...so much energy!


A great pic of Grandma Deb and G!


I cannot believe how busy this past week was.  There was an incredible amount of things going on at work...so many meetings, so much work, and definitely not enough time to get it all done.  I asked one of my co-workers on Thursday night, as I was packing up, "Is it bad if I'm leaving and I have no idea what's in my inbox?"  He just laughed and said, "Clearly, this hasn't happened much to you!"  As my mom reminded me...the work will be there tomorrow - so I left!

Monday was my birthday, and it was a beautiful, sunny day, filled with wishes from dear friends and family.  It always rains on my birthday, so the sunshine was an amazing treat. Ava and Scott (and I guess G, but he didn't sign the card ;) ) bought me a beautiful azalea plant, and I treated myself to a new necklace.  We had a yummy dinner, followed with cheesecake for dessert.  Simple stuff, but exactly how I wanted to celebrate the day.




My parents arrived on Tuesday, so throughout the week, we've had fun evenings with a LOT of food.  Scott is such a good cook - we are very fortunate!!  Yesterday was spent getting G's six (SIX??) month photos taken, shopping, working on stuff around the house, and then having an (adult-only) birthday dinner out to Porter Creek.  It was our second time there, and the food did not disappoint!  My dessert was the best I've had in a long time (yes, even more so than the cheesecake on Monday!)  It was a dark chocolate cake, with cherries and sugar, on creme anglaise.  There were no leftovers from that plate! :)

Right now, we've got a quiche in the oven, fresh fruit cut and ready, and are just waiting for my parents to arrive for brunch.  We're going to spend the day around home, getting other projects done (they are really good at making sure we stay on task and get things knocked off our to-do list.)  It's pretty stormy outside, so I can't think of a better way to spend this day!

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