I hope you all had a great Easter, filled with sunshine, loved ones, and the Joy of our risen Savior! I certainly did 🙂
My Easter loveliness wasn’t limited to Sunday – nope, it began on Saturday with a trip to meet my roommate’s (Nikki) grandma. The day could not have been better for a drive – warm, soft breeze and SUNSHINE!!
We were treated to this breathtaking view. I mean! And check out the PERFECT placement of that little tuft of cloud on top.
But the main event – the thing we were most excited for – was meeting Nikki’s grandma, most commonly known as Lightbulb.
And you can see where she gets the nickname! This woman just sparkles! She is so full of joy and happiness – I found myself just smiling the whole time I was with her. She has so many stories, ranging from growing up on a farm in Montana and learning how to track animals to surviving the Great Depression. Talking about enriching conversation! Oh, and she thoroughly enjoyed the green tea frape and cake pop we brought her. Yes, she is that hip.
After our wonderful visit, we headed to Nikki’s house to have a delicious dinner (courtesy of her sweet mom) and watch the movie, “One Fine Day”.
I was too busy having fun to remember to snap a shot of dinner, but here’s the picture from the Taste of Home website!
Let me tell ya…these were SO tasty! Rich, slightly spicy, soft…basically, comfort food wrapped up in a neat little tortilla package. And what college kid doesn’t like a home cooked meal? Yeah, I don’t know either. Thank you, Debbie and Rick!!
And then came Sunday.
It was the perfect sun-shiney weather that we always hope for on Easter.
First up, church! The stage was set for a string ensemble, and was complete with a Cross.
After the service, it was time to head to Marisa’s house for Easter dinner – and some serious traditions.
The table was beautifully set.
Each place setting held a festive napkin and a special Easter Petit Four.
And Joce kept busy in the kitchen! Let me just say…this lady knows how to cook. 🙂
What do we do while waiting for dinner time? Take pictures, of course!
A lovely bunch of ladies, wouldn’t you say?
Need I say more? Didn’t think so.
And then…the dinner bell sounded. Or maybe my tummy just grumbled loudly. At any rate, the time for food had arrived!
Asparagus, yams, green been casserole, ham, rolls, and the scalloped potatoes were on there way….
And naturally, I had salad!
Oh, and then there was dessert.
Are you drooling? ‘Cause this molten chocolate cake could make anyone drool! Fresh from the oven, these cute little cakes are slightly crispy on the outside but warm and gooey on the inside. Strawberries (or any berry) makes the perfect accompaniment, especially with a dollop of whipped cream. So.GOOD!
I also tasted the strawberry shortcake, which was the perfect blend of sweet and buttery.
And who says we’re too old for jello eggs? Not I!
You know what else we’re not too old for?
Microwaving peeps. And peep jousting. Traditioooonnnnn, tradition! ……TRADITION! Sorry…Fiddler on the Roof moment…. 😀
We were like children, watching, waiting to see who’s peep would poke the other first. Laugh, but don’t judge – it’s Easter tradition!
I ended my day at Marisa’s with our other tradition – playing “The Phantom of the Opera” on piano while the other ladies sing…which I don’t have a photo of. But believe me, it happened, and it was joyful!
With all that delicious food, you might be wondering how everything went from an Eating Disorder perspective. Check back soon for how I coped with a weekend of delicious (but challenging) eats!
And to close, let this, the Joy of Easter, lift your spirits on this Monday!
Christ is risen from the dead
trampling over death by death
Come awake come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!