What was the best part of your holiday weekend?

Lilina had a big time running around the farm. She loved picking flowers.

Lilina had a big time running around the farm. She loved picking flowers.

Me and the big kids before brunch. Have I mentioned I am worried about my skin? (Note the big hat and sunglasses.)

Me and the big kids before brunch. Have I mentioned I am worried about my skin? (Note the big hat and sunglasses.)

What was the best part of your holiday weekend? Was it church services? Was it family time? Was it a brunch? Was it relaxing with the Masters on TV? Was it attending the Masters?

I had a fabulous weekend with our family and friends celebrating Easter and my 40th birthday.

After a great Easter service, we went to a lovely brunch on a farm with the kids. It was very kid-friendly and low stress. I usually cook for holidays so it was nice to have a break.

Lilina loved seeing the Easter Bunny and eating the homemade Peeps. It was relaxing to sit under pecan trees and eat a meal I wouldn’t have to clean up after. Then we came home and napped to the Masters. (Golf announcers are awfully relaxing.)

What were your highlights for the weekend? Are you so bummed spring break is over?

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April 9th, 2012
6:48 am

Theresa, if you are worried about your skin, avoid those sundresses as well! Glad you had a great, celebratory weekend. With my read hair, light skin, and hazel eyes, I am thinking about using a burqua.

I did, too. Got to spend yesterday with one daughter, SIL, and two of the grandchildren. Worship service, big lunch at daughter’s MIL (my co-grandmother). Lovely and relaxed. Only negative was driving there and back.

Had a good spring break week also. Got much of the garden (1/2 acre) put in. Now it is back to work, for the week before CRCTs–ugh! Hope we can get the students settled in well and ready to give it their best efforts.


April 9th, 2012
6:55 am

OK…I’ll bite.

1.) Fantastic brunch with good friends, centered on the venerable Honey Baked Ham…ummmmmmmm!
2.) Snuck over to my elderly neighbor’s house while she was with her family, cut her grass, and cleaned out an overgrown bed, as a gift from the Easter Bunny. She was surprised and loved it.
3.) Rejoined my friends for too many beers, cheering Bubba on…WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!…what a fantastic second shot on the tenth that only an attacking Dawg could hit, and playing horseshoes until dark.
4.) Quiet time with my honey.


April 9th, 2012
7:42 am

The best part was having my kids home and sister with us! The other good parts were:
Saturday night at Suwanee Town Center…eating a light meal and walking around the park with Husband, Daughter and our dog.
A wonderful church service yesterday…great music and sermon.
Beautiful weather
Delicious Brunch at Scott’s on the Square in Gainesville…new for us and we all loved it! I did not want to shop for groceries on Saturday nor deal with all of the fuss of cooking a big meal after being gone all week.
We also put in a little garden bed with our daughter as the dog ran around our yard looking for her Frisbees.

Spring break in Savannah was fun for me, I visited with children all week in schools and sat by the pool in the afternoon, reading books. I made lots of new friends! I have never seen so many license plates from New Jersey and New York in Savannah. Then, I75 was packed with cars from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana on Friday night…I rolled in at 10:00 p.m. I am back to visits here in the metro and then off to Montana and Wyoming for a few days this month.

Glad you had a nice birthday! Cute pictures!


April 9th, 2012
7:42 am

I had a rare weekend with my whole family in town, and I loved it! We did some shopping, went to a movie “Mirror, Mirror — hilarious!), ate waaaay too much food, went to church Sunday morning and enjoyed the amazing flowers and music, did some chores around the house, watched the Masters (go Bubba!!! I loved that it meant so much to him that he was in tears) — in general, just relaxed and had a heck of a good time. Life is good :-) Our spring break was last month, for my husband and my daughter. My son is learning what it’s like to work and NOT have spring breaks and three-month summer vacations . . . !


April 9th, 2012
8:29 am

Hmmmm…mixed emotions. My dad’s 85th birthday was Saturday, he passed 20 years ago, so I started the day with a tear in my eye. Mowed the lawn, did some yardwork while hubby and the kids went on their Saturday date, breakfast and running errands. My best-neighbor-friend was upset, had a rough week, so I spent most of the day with her, and we were naughty……started with a few beers after yard work, ended up at our neighborhood Pub and had a couple cold ones and some wings, and then back to the ‘hood. We had a few other neighbors over for a grill out, and we kept the unhappy neighbor laughing, we hung out on the driveway until about 1:30…she stayed the night with us.

Now back to reality…….kids off to school, hubs off to work, just me and animals now…..I have to start work in a couple of hours, but I need to do some light housework in the meantime.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!!!

Sunday was very nice and relaxing. Started with a HUGE breakfast, then several pots of coffee as the neighbors from last night, came over to reminisce the previous night…..then we all just milled about, it was beautiful outdoors, so we stayed outside all day long….


April 9th, 2012
8:30 am

Enjoyed church with my family and dinner at my parent’s house. I only had to cook one dish, so that was nice:)! Did some shopping with my daughters this weekend. My teenager and I got manicures and pedicures together. Can’t wait for the baby to get old enough to join us! We love being pampered, which is a rarity. My son had basketball and went to Six Flags so didn’t see much of him this weekend. Overall, nice way to end Spring Break week. Now, time for the dreaded CRCT testing!

Easter Sunday...

April 9th, 2012
8:39 am

…was fantastic – but (and I do not mean to be a downer though catlady already responded) – why would you not take precautions (a sundress – REALLY) if you mention a worry?


April 9th, 2012
9:21 am

It was a lovely weekend with perfect weather. Saturday we worked in the yard and got our garden setup and planted. We then went our to dinner to celebrate our anniversary and met up with some friends and listened to music. We ended up at one of the neighbor’s houses and stayed out far too late. We drug ourselves out of bed and off to church yesterday morning. We hadn’t made plans for a big dinner but ended up smoking a turkey and made some nice sides to go with it so we had a very nice meal about 8pm last night! The biggest win for the holiday weekend is that I managed to avoid the in-laws!

My son is actually on spring break this week after his “mini-mester” last week which was spent visiting colleges. He’s headed down to the lake with some friends to work on landing a back-flip on a wakeboard the next couple of days. Ahh must be nice to basically have 2 weeks off!


April 9th, 2012
9:43 am

@TWG – Cute pictures, and I just thought you had a fun Easter bonnet :o)

We enjoyed Easter at my parents’ house. DD hunted Easter eggs, spent time with some extended family, and we ate a lot.

It was definitely beautiful this weekend! I thinned out the peaches a little and put in some petunias. The Easter Bunny brought DD a little bat and ball, so we played with that in the yard, too. Think I’m going to work outside on the screened-in porch for a while today :o)


April 9th, 2012
9:51 am

We all had on sunscreen too. Shaggy love, love, love the giving for your neighbor. Good job and realy in the spirit of Easter. I have another topic up at 10.


April 9th, 2012
10:03 am

@shaggy – that was nice, mowing the neighbor’s yard. I mow my neighbors side yard, that connects to ours…..she has a bad back, so we help her out all the time. On Saturday, ALL the neighbors were out doing yard work….


April 9th, 2012
10:08 am

The kids are adorable.

Rose is growing up!!! Watch out Michael, the boys will be at your door soon.


April 9th, 2012
10:17 am

We basically did nothing special – enjoyed the quiet weekend. Yea, watched the Masters and yes Shaggy, even this Auburn fan was pulling for Bubba yesterday – That Dawg did look good in green!!
With no family in town we were able to shop on Saturday for the remaining items needed to finish our kitchen remodel. The bar area is also completed so I spent some time yesterday organizing the various components. We were in Gulf Breeze last weekend and have really been enjoying the warm weather and time by the pool. Obviously, I am not one of those worried about my skin and I want the best tan possible and don’t worry nor care over the consequences.


April 9th, 2012
10:29 am

Mostly yardwork…However, youngest was baptized Sunday so we definately had church.

Easter eggs too. Avoided the Masters. Never did understand why folks would watch golf on TV…Play it sure, but watch it no. (Same with tennis).


April 9th, 2012
10:52 am

Happy Easter (Monday)! I had a great day yesterday. Started my day eating chocolate, which I gave up for Lent…by that I mean at midnight. LOL! Went to church and got a great message. Went to a restaurant I’d never been to, by myself, and had the best mac and cheese I’d ever had in my entire life. The salmon and green beans were good too. I had to force myself to save 1/2 of the salmon just so I could enjoy some later (lunch today). Best nap ever after lunch (lazy bum). Enjoyed seeing pics of friends’ families on FaceBook. Got lots of Happy Easter texts from friends. Church and mac and cheese best parts of the day!!! :-)


April 9th, 2012
2:48 pm

@shaggy…yes it is wonderful that you helped your neighbor and it would be grand if more folks did!
My husband once almost mowed his way around out block as he started with our yard, then the elderly neighbors, then the ones whose wife was expecting triplets and was bedridden and I did not see him for most of the day. We had some fine neighbors in our Texas neighborhood and they reciprocated when our son was born and we had no family within 500 miles. Built in babysitters and whatever we needed. Good memories of good friendships. We like our neighbors here a lot but we really depended on our neighbors in Texas and they depended on us….so they were sort of like family. Our neighbors right across the street have kids who grew up with ours and yet we were not even invited to their daughter’s wedding. This, after I have taken several gifts over to their grandbaby from their son. Oh well…things are different here. I appreciate anyone who does a kind deed, just for the sake of kindness. KUDOS SHAGGY!


April 10th, 2012
9:49 am

MJG – I live in a neighborhood where we all help each other out. We know ALL our neighbors. It’s such a secure feeling…..to know that someone is always watching out for us…..I know I could count on my neighbors in a moment’s notice.

I dont understand those who chose not to get to know their neighbors. It really is your first line of defense….and if you are owning, you are going to be neighbors for a while…..I feel comfortable knowing who lives around me. Plus I’m very social, and always outside!!!


April 10th, 2012
2:40 pm

We have been here almost 15 years and we know most everyone on our street. There are 15 kids in college and mostly, the grew up together. My daughter hates to take a walk with me, as I end up talking to everyone and do not get much walking in.

A Pastor we had previously said, ” Don’t tell someone, let me know if I can do anything…JUST DO IT!” That is how our neighbors were in Texas. We have a few neighbors here who would do just about anything for us but some folks are a bit indifferent. My husband is the type of person who would let out house fall down while he is helping everyone else. He has gotten involved in lots of projects just to be neighborly and ( to me) that sets a nice example of kindness for our ( now grown) children.

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