Filled to the brim. That is what this weekend was for me. My husband and I left Friday afternoon to first pick up our daughter, then we drove to pick up our son, and finally arrived at my sister's house to start off the Easter weekend.
I knew for quite some time that I wanted to spend Easter with my kids. It was just a matter of how to execute the wish. To spend Easter at our house would have meant even more driving time and less celebrating time. So being sisters I asked "can we celebrate at your house?" Being sisters she said "yes".
My sister is a fabulous cook and hostess. We had a whirlwind of seeing relatives, eating, talking, eating, shopping, eating. I think I'm done with food for now. Driving home yesterday (and dropping each kid off at their campus), my husband and I have sworn we are eating salads for at least 48 hours to detox from the sugar. Yep.
On Saturday night, we celebrated the Easter vigil at the "mother house". I wish I could remember the name of the convent. I'm going with Sisters of the Holy Spirit. Anyways, the service was beautiful even though it was long. I also ran into my 7th and 8th grade principal. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing her and remembering fondly my elementary school years. Seems like yesterday for me.
How was your weekend?
How lovely you got to spend the weekend with your family! All the best with the detox! I sure know how too much sugar feels ;-))ReplyDelete
have a lovely week!
It certainly sounds like a rich Easter!ReplyDelete
I am with you on the salads Karen. I haven't had sugar all year, then yesterday ate a Huge piece of chocolate cake and oh was it good!ReplyDelete
Glad you were able to spend the holiday with your babies!
Lovely primroses! What a wonderful, joy-filled weekend. Happy Easter!!!ReplyDelete
Aren't sisters the best? There are so many things you can ask of them and they will readily oblige. I'm so glad you got to spend the weekend with your family!ReplyDelete
Oh, what a wonderful weekend!!! I'd give anything for a sibling---being an "only" now that my parents are gone makes me sometimes rely (I think) too heavily on my poor hubby and daughter. They are mighty good sports!!ReplyDelete
Our Easter was grand--daughter and family came for dinner, but her youngest managed to quell any ideas of a Norman Rockwell holiday with a MAJOR dinnertime meltdown that had something to do with ham. Go figure. Our son arrives with his family this afternoon for a couple days....there will be 13 of us together to dinners....let the fun begin!!!
oh what a lovely way to spend the weekend, wrapped up in family and good food.ReplyDelete
Sounds like the best weekend with family. I could do with a detox! xReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I'm with you on the detox from sugar (as I sit here eating some of those mini cadberry eggs). As soon as all the Easter candy is gone I'm on a sugar fast. :-)ReplyDelete
I'm thinking into my future with my boys... picking them up from campus to campus. How fun! They grow up too fast, don't they!?! So glad you got to spend time together as a family at your sisters!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great weekend with your kids and family. Love your new header!ReplyDelete
A beautiful weekend! Happy Easter!ReplyDelete
My husband and I said we weren't going to eat for a month after yesterday!ReplyDelete
sounds like a beautiful easter! And spent with your kids! Yay!ReplyDelete
I want to detox from sugar from this weekend...but I still have a chocolate bunny begging to have his head eaten off.
Sounds fabulous...I can't begin to imagine what life will be like when I am picking up/dropping off my two on "campus"!ReplyDelete
Ha, we had the same thoughts about this week's menu!ReplyDelete
I'm actually really looking forward some savoury fresh green things without any sugar for a while.
Your Easter weekend sounds wonderful.
Sounds like a wonderful Easter! I hear you about the sugar detox! ;) blessings ~ TannaReplyDelete
Sounds like the perfect weekend.ReplyDelete
sounds like a good one.ReplyDelete
what a wonderful family time. my heart wasn't into it this year, but theres always next!ReplyDelete
I so know what you mean. I made myself a salad today and, as I sprinkled feta and tomatoes over the lettuce, I was shocked I wasn't sprinkling chocolate mini eggs over it. And weekends with family certainly are the best. Glad your weekend was so full of love.ReplyDelete
That Saturday night vigil sounds incredible -- at a convent? Wow.ReplyDelete
That sounds so lovely! xoReplyDelete
Your weekend sounds wonderful. I love going to services at convents and monasteries. We went to one in VT once and it was just lovely.ReplyDelete
I am joining your no food path.