Friday night was low-key. I worked a little later than normal, but spent the rest of the evening relaxing and then packing for my trip home. Started off the evening with a little cheese and crostini's and then had a light dinner of fish. Much needed after indulging the night before!
I headed to my parents first thing Saturday morning. Luckily the drive was pretty uneventful. I visited with my mom, then we started on an Easter craft I had wanted to do. I used the bunny picture from my Easter pins post as the inspiration, but we put our own spin on it. I think it turned out so cute!
We started on the lamb cake (my favorite at Easter!), but had a little trouble the first go around. The cake wasn't cooked all the way through. After sending my dad to pick up another cake mix, my mom and I took a walk. It was great to be able to get out and enjoy a bit of the nice weather. My mom cooked one of my favorite dinners as a late birthday celebration - meatloaf, twice baked potatoes and asparagus. To top off the dinner, we had my favorite cupcakes - yellow cake, chocolate frosting with round sprinkles. I may or may not have had two...they were so good!
The evening ended watching the Ten Commandments. I think that is such a cool movie and I love that it is played this time of year.
It was an early start to Sunday, as we were heading up north to go to church with my grandma. To make it even better, my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew Jack were going to surprise my parents and grandma by meeting us at church! It was such a special surprise for my grandma - really, really meant a lot to her. We headed to my aunt and uncle's after church for Easter dinner. Everyone was so excited, because this was the first time in at least a year that we all were able to be together. My immediate family headed back to my parents later in the day to open our Easter presents. The "Easter bunny" (aka Mom & Dad), still bring us gifts every year. My mom hides them around the house and we get to hunt for our bags. They are always so generous. It was even more fun opening presents with the addition of Jackson. He is just such a sweet little baby. I cannot wait until next year when we can do an Easter egg hunt!
It was such a great weekend with lots of quality time with the family. Oh, and I did get my Easter lamb cake...sort of. The cake didn't cook through all the way the first time. The second time, my mom was on her own baking, because I had fallen asleep - oops! The cake was cooked through, but was a bit wobbly. As she began to frost it, the head of the lamb kept falling towards the plate. It just was not working. However, my mom is resourceful and decided to behead the lamb and turn the cake into a bunny. After transporting it to my aunt and uncle's the ears got a bit floppy and started resembling a gerbil...so this year, the lamb turned into a bunny/gerbil cake. Such a fun memory that I know we will remember for Easters to come.
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