Yesterday was a whirlwind as so many holidays jam-packed with family fun seem to be.
Ever since Ryan and I started dating, I have attended his mom’s annual Easter brunch.
My family drives to her house in Sarasota from St. Pete for the fun and it’s wonderful to have such a big gang together!
My mother-in-law and Ryan’s grandma spent all morning on Saturday prepping food for the big Easter brunch and their hard work more than paid off. Ryan’s grandmother used to own a restaurant and her cooking coupled with Ryan’s mom’s amazing cooking equals some seriously stuffed bellies at every holiday gathering.
“Thanksgiving full” happens every time I visit my mother-in-law’s house!
Check out my plate…
And you know I went back for seconds… but not of the greens. Seconds included more pineapple soufflé (tasted like butter and sugar in a casserole dish – so good!), glazed carrots and mashed potatoes. My stomach felt like it was going to burst.
Hard-to-Find Easter Egg Hunt
After brunch, Ryan and I had special plans for my dad and my sister’s boyfriend, Ross.
Hi Ross, Leslie and Kona!
On Saturday when Ryan and I were running errands, we stumbled upon twelve plastic eggs that were labeled “Hard to Find.” Naturally we bought them with plans to hide the eggs and make Ross and my dad go head-to-head in their own Easter egg hunt.
That picture was the start of the hunt.
The eggs were two shades of green, brown and gray and perfectly blended into bushes, flowers and furniture. We laughed as my dad and Ross literally stared straight at some of the eggs without seeing them!
Ross ended up coming out on top, finding seven eggs to my dad’s five.
The egg hunt was actually payback for my dad after one year when he hid Ryan’s Easter basket way up in a tree and it took him forever to find it as we all laughed and watched frustration set in.
You’re never too old for an egg hunt!
Eventually it was time for dessert!
Coconut layer cake…
I had a piece of each and that was enough to push me from feeling full to feeling uncomfortably full. Everything was so good and my sweet tooth was on fire!
Following dessert, we spent time in the backyard chatting until a little after 6 p.m. when Ryan, Sadie and I headed back to Ocala.
I’m pretty sure we fell asleep within 30 minutes of our arrival home. I was pooped.
Such a fun Easter!
P.S. The Fashion page was updated this morning.