Good morning and Happy Monday! I hope all is well in your neck of the woods!
This weekend passed by in a flash. Ryan and I spent most of our time around the house – assembling a changing table/dresser for the nursery, sitting on the backyard swing enjoying the beautiful weather, picking up around the house and hosting a casual Easter cookout with friends!
Easter was definitely the highlight of our weekend and though we weren’t able to spend the holiday at my mother-in-law’s like we’ve done for the past 11 years, we still had a great time on our own during our last Easter as a twosome (well, threesome since I suppose we could count Sadie, right!?).
(Fashback photo to Easter 2008 with puppy Sadie)
At around 1 p.m., we had friends over and spent the next 6+ hours eating, chatting, grilling outside, decorating eggs and hanging out.
Before the fun began, I changed into my gray “bump shirt” so Ryan could snap a quick 22-week baby bump photo!
(For those who have asked, I bought this stretchy gray shirt years ago at Marshalls and couldn’t find it online. The tag says the brand is Storm. Wish I could be of more help!)
With bump pics out of the way, we were ready for our guests and immediately dug into the cheese and crackers our friends Kevin and Chandra brought with them after they arrived. A little more than an hour later our stomachs told us it was time for a more substantial meal and we took our party to the backyard where Ryan was in charge of grilling up some hot dogs, chicken sausages, hamburgers and veggie kebabs.
It didn’t take long for the food to be ready and we all filled our plates with yummy favorites.
I prepared a batch of my favorite pasta salad (<—oh heeey 2009 blog post!), a broccoli slaw salad, baked beans (from a can – no shame) and an Oreo pie ahead of time which made it easy to bring everything out to serve once we were ready to eat.
We ate outside since our Easter weather was gorgeous and I just loved soaking up some sunshine!
In the early evening, we came back indoors because it was time to decorate some eggs. I haven’t dyed Easter eggs in years but my friend Chandra brought two kits with her and we couldn’t resist getting a little creative…
None of us were too proud of our eggs in the end but we had to laugh at some of the less-than-beautiful eggs that the guys created.
They said they wanted their eggs to have a “prehistoric” look – mission accomplished! Haha!
Clearly we all need to brush up on our Easter egg dyeing skills before next year…
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!