I am still finding it hard to believe that a few more holidays have slipped through our family's fingers. Spring is a very busy time for our family and hardly a weekend goes by without some sort of celebration. This obviously happens to us every year, but still I am always taken aback. Seems like I kind of get on auto pilot and then one day I look back and I have lived through it all. Now, I don't mean to sound like I don't enjoy every minute of the madness-I do! I just marvel at how quickly it all goes and then - poof- it is behind you.
We had a wonderful Easter weekend this year although we missed our oldest daughter and her family. They had just returned from 9 days in Europe for spring break and had much to catch up on before school resumed again on Monday. Since they had such a wonderful vacation, we weren't feeling too sorry for them!
We spent most of Saturday in and around the pool and in preparation for Easter - mainly decorating eggs and eating lots of goodies.
This is the only shot I got of some of our eggs. The kids all had a great time this year and a number of eggs were eaten before the dye had even dried!
My youngest daughter made this delicious cheese "carrot". She found the recipe on Pinterest. If I knew how to link you up I would, but I now have the recipe on my Easter board so you can find it by following the button on this blog. We had lots of appetizer goodies through the day and then a simple dinner of subs, chips and salads. Everything we could either make ahead or just purchase so no one had to spend time in the kitchen-it was far too beautiful outside for that!
Of course we had the obligatory egg hunt. It never fails to amaze me how much the kids always love this!
We also had another momentous occasion on Easter Sunday. Our oldest grand daughter, Hannah, turned 16!!! Talk about time passing in the blink of an eye!!! I am hard pressed to believe that it has been 16 years already but when I start to remember ALL of the magical moments we have spent together, I am in awe that we have squeezed them all in to only 16 years!!!
Our beautiful, sweet "queen of 16"!
Presley wanted to make sure Hannah looked good for her close-ups!
Most of Hannah's gifts involved reading lots of notes full of happy memories.
And most of her gifts involved money. Here she heads out on her own special egg hunt to find gifts from Mom and Dad. Lots of cash to now add to that much longed for "first car". Yikes!!! I have known it was coming ever since she got her learner's permit but somehow I was able to push it out of my mind. No longer! It will happen sooner than I am able to comprehend. Watch out world....Hannah is on her way. I am already missing my sweet little one but so proud of the beautiful, intelligent young woman she has become. She has much to offer and I know she will make her mark!!
Hope everyone else had as wonderful a weekend as we did. I will be thinking of spring decorating and gardening soon. Stay tuned.