Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Weekend

We had such a fun Easter Weekend. Before hand, I tried to explain what Easter was really about to Michael.  We read his Easter book, and I'm hoping he was able to grasp some of it. We don't do Easter baskets or Easter Bunny at our house, so I know that he won't get too confused about what Easter is really all about.

Friday evening, we went to the Wolff's house, because Aunt Amy was coming into town, and Terry and Diane were also going to be there. We had a great dinner, and I made this cake for dessert. It was YUMMY!!

Saturday, we played around the house all morning, and then dyed Easter Eggs.

Michael had fun seeing what color all of the eggs turned. But was happy with the 5 we did, and didn't seem to care about doing more. Which was fine by me.

Saturday evening, we went back to the Wolff's house for and Easter Egg hunt and dinner for Jim's Birthday.

Then we went to church for the Saturday evening worship service. This was the first time Fellowship Greenville offered a Saturday night service. I really enjoyed it. But Andrew said he had a hard time staying awake.

Since we went to church on Saturday, we were able to sleep in and play around the house on Sunday. It was so nice to not have to hurry to get anywhere.

In the afternoon, we went over to my parents house for Easter Egg hunt and dinner.

With all those kids, it was fun to watch them look for eggs.

Mom and Dad set up a special egg hunt just for Elise and Michael in the front yard, since they are the smallest.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chair Transformation

I found these two chairs on the side of the road last week and decided to stop and pick them up. I NEVER do that, but Andrew and I were just talking about how we wish we had more chairs on our deck. They were in great condition, aside from how they looked. 

Well, I washed them off really well, and spray painted them, and now they look good as new! Not to shabby for a $2 can of spray paint! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Grandma

This past Sunday, my Grandma went to heaven. Almost two years after my Papa passed away.

She was not well, and we had been expecting it for a while now. It doesn't make it any easier, but we were prepared. I was not able to fly to California for the funeral, but my parents went, and it looks like it was a wonderful memorial for a wonderful woman.

My dad with his brothers and sisters
I only ever saw my Grandma a handful of times.

That's what happens when you live on the other side of the country from each other.

She did meet Michael one time, when he was just two weeks old. She flew from California to South Carolina to spend a week with my parents, and it just happened to coincide with us bringing Michael home!

She was the sweetest lady, and a wonderful Grandmother. We will miss you so much Grandma.