Monday, April 21, 2014

It Was Grand

It's funny, isn't it? Somehow a holiday is wonderful no matter where it's celebrated as long as those we love are with us. Yesterday, I learned a valuable lesson: my kids and their spouses can and did throw a fabulous holiday bash. I'm one lucky mom. 

Easter was spent attending a glorious Mass, eating delicious food, but most importantly: spending time together as a family. 


annie said...

Everything looks so beautiful and you look like you had a lovely time.And you didn't have to cook and clean up!!

I cooked a couple of dishes for a pot luck for Easter lunch I was bringing over, and by the time I came home, I had to lie down, I was utterly exhausted. As much as we'd love to,we just can't do what we used to.Interacting with a crowd of people is exhausting!

Heda said...

Ah thank goodness for the next generation. Happy Easter.

mcspires said...

Fabulous pictures! I love that you share them with us.

I think I did a nice job compromising. I hosted, but only for my parents, my hubby and our two boys. So first compromise was a small guest list.

I did everything as easy as I could. I did the shopping on Thursday, and cleaned a bit on Friday. I made as much of the food as possible the day before: Cornbread muffins from a box mix, baked a frozen apple pie, and made a potato salad. Then on Sunday I put a pre-cooked ham in the crockpot with a bunch of pineapple. My Mom brought another pie and the bread. Threw some green beans in the microwave, and that was it!

We had a fabulous time, and by spreading it out, and accepting a tiny bit of cleaning help from my older son, I didn't wear myself out.

Annette said...

A classic Easter for you. Your holidays are so seasonal. Did the flamingo get dressed up? That is an impressive church.