Monday, March 17, 2008
Well, it's that holiday where we really don't do much of anything other than wear green and hope we don't get pinched! (Personally, I wish I did more for St. Patrick's Day, because you all know how much I love to celebrate! I would LOVE to know if any of you have special St. Paddy's Day traditions!) I will, however, wish many wonderful blessings on all of you on this day.... may you feel loved and blessed today and everyday!
And now, would you like a couple of pictures from our celebration-filled weekend?
We started off with a baby shower for my niece. I made some really yummy cupcakes (seriously, I think they might have been my best-tasting ones ever; the white frosting was flavored with coconut and was delicious!); and, of course, Sydney had to help decorate as well (the second photo is of her creations! they looked fantastic!)
(and, yes, Sydney wore a DANCE COSTUME to the shower...)
After church on Sunday, we went to Gary's parents' house for a delicious home-cooked meal (roast, mashed potatoes, corn, biscuits, fried okra, sweet tea, etc.!!), but then I was surprised with a "Happy Unbirthday" cookie and a "Happy Unbirthday to You" song. I didn't really understand what was going on, but who am I to turn down a giant chocolate chip cookie?
As it turned out, Gary's Mom had made me this FANTASTIC afghan that she had started working on after I whined just a LITTLE bit (lol!!!) when I didn't get one for Christmas. She finished it for me and decided that she would give it to me as an "Unbirthday" present. Wasn't that just the sweetest thing to do for me? (I absolutely love my Alabama afghan, Clara. Thank you!)
And then, simply because we felt like we just hadn't celebrated ENOUGH on this weekend, we headed to church for our Easter egg hunt. The girls posed for a picture under the red bud trees....
And Sydney had a blast on the egg hunt...
And playing with friends, having her face painted, and visiting with the Easter bunny (last year, she did NOT like the Easter Bunny, but this year she could not get enough of her! She kept going back to give her hugs, wave at her, and have one more picture taken!) . ..
It was a really nice weekend. The weather was GORGEOUS and I felt like Spring was finally on its way. Did you all have a good weekend?
And now, what's even better, is that it is Spring Break this week and we are looking forward to a week full of fun! We will be...
shopping for Easter clothes,
meeting up with my very best friend,
watching A LOT of basketball,
sleeping late at least a day or two,
enjoying Holy Week,
meeting Dawn in real life (yay!!!),
and simply enjoying being out of school.
I don't know how much I will be online this week (I may decide to post everyday...or I might be lazy and not do any at all!). I do plan on popping in here for Random Tuesday, where I think I will wax poetic about March Madness (basketball, baby!) and I will probably post a few photos here and there.
Until then... Happy Monday, Happy St. Patrick's Day, and I hope you have a joy-filled week!!!