Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Weekend Favorites

I am so very sad. You see, my computer is still very ill. In fact, it may be gasping its very last breath. And my husband? He has the nerve to travel! 'I have to!' he says. 'For work!' he says. Hmph. Who needs a paycheck?!

Right. I do. Because my children, they keep asking for stuff like food and clothing. Of all the nerve!

So I am stuck using the library computer. Which means that until my computer gets fixed or replaced, my posts here will be irregular. It also means that I cannot post pictures. (I am so sad!!) Please don't leave me. Don't go away. I promise that I'll get back to regular posts soon. Really! (Insecure much there, Sara?)

For now, I will fill you in on Easter and some of the things that made my weekend.

Favorite sights:
Watching my children and my nieces and nephew hunt for eggs that their siblings and cousins had hidden. For some of these children, this was a very difficult task, indeed. In fact, James couldn't find his last egg and gave up the hunt. Three hours after the hunt, someone discovered it. I guess you could say the moral of this little story is "Be nice to your siblings for you never know when they will be in charge of hiding your eggs." Yeah, it's no Aesop, but I think it's still good.

Seeing my new nephew Thomas for the first time. Cute, yummy baby-ness!

Watching my 17 year old nephew Jack try to kill the pinata.

Seeing my father beg and roll over while pretending to be a dog to my mother's dog trainer during a very loud and raucous game of Quelf.

Looking around the church I grew up in on Easter Sunday and seeing so many faces that I love.

Favorite sounds:
Thomas' little squeaks and squeals.

The church choir and congregation lifting their voices in praise on Easter Sunday morning.

The yells and cheers of my family as we watched the Final Four. (Way to go Butler!!)

Hearing my 17 year old nephew's answer of 'Zebra' to the question "Name an animal that could rip your arm off" during yet another very loud and raucous game of Quelf. Yep. Gotta watch out for those zebras. They are so very dangerous.

Listening and laughing as everyone told their favorite Knock-Knock joke.

Favorite tastes:
My mother's potato salad. Thanks for the delicious surprise mom!

Ham! I never make ham and so only eat it about once a year and it was so very worth the wait.

Deviled eggs. Ditto the explanation for the ham.

Peanut butter chocolate pie. So yummy mommy!

Chocolate bunny. Do I really need to explain this one?

Favorite touches:
The fuzzy head of my new nephew against my cheek as I held him.

The hugs of my family upon seeing each other for the first time since Christmas.

Holding my daughters' hands in church on Easter Sunday.

Best line of the weekend, spoken by my 10 year old niece, Jill:
After pitching a fit about being the only one really dressed up (she was wearing a dress and looking very cute, while others looked casually nice in polos, khaki shorts, or capris) for church on Friday night she said, "Oh well. At least I look nice. The rest of you look like you're going to a truck auction!"

I am still laughing at that one. Good one, Jilly.

It was a wonderful weekend, but it's good to be home. Now it's back to life, back to work, back to reality. And, um, back to posting when my husband returns.

How did you spend your Easter weekend? What were some of your favorite things?

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