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Sunday, April 4, 2010

My baby and me

Because my son is still in Iraq- But coming home the end of this month for fifteen days R&R. And because my older daughter went camping with a guy friend and their family for the weekend.

Easter weekend was spent with just my youngest and I. I was not feeling really well Friday and part of Saturday so we stayed in and watched some movies from netflix.

After preparing the ham with mustard, cloves (which I will be leaving off next year) pineapple and some orange juice to set overnight, we were feeling stir crazy on Saturday afternoon and headed out for a really great dinner and then a movie.

How to train your dragon was great. I would see that one again.

The main character sounded just like my nephew and I could listen to Craig Ferguson all night. It was a late movie and we hit the sheets when we got home.

Sunday morning I placed out the baskets for the girls.. yes I still get them baskets.
My daughter came in as I was having my morning cup a joe and watching my Sunday morning start-my-day program CBS Sunday Morning.

She wanted to color some eggs and did it while I made the red potato salad and started heating the ham.

She decided she wanted to go for a drive. The state is so beautiful this time of year and we often take road trips when we get stir crazy and want some fresh air. This month started out with some beautiful warm weather. But today we had snow. We jumped in the car and headed out. Where we were not sure of.

I still don't have my truck back from the shop and we were in my older daughters car so when we hit this road I was a little nervous.

Then we saw this...

After a long afternoon drive, mom and daughter, talking, singing, we headed home.

This is our beacon, our lighthouse. When I see this mountain, from the road or the air I know I am home. This is home.

Even better was the fact that minus the 10 minutes it took to roast the asparagus stems, dinner was ready when we arrived. I think the ham could have been on a little lower temperature and I didnt like the flavor of the cloves but yum to the rest.
And now we, the three of us are settled in to watch the Amazing Race. Go Cowboys!

Happy Easter everyone!


  1. Sounds like a great time! Love the snow. I haven't seen that movie yet, but I've heard from several that it's good. And I'm a big Craig Ferguson fan, so there's that. I'll add it to my must see list!

  2. DH- thank you for your comments once again. I think you will love the movie- and you can have the snow- I have had my fill.

  3. I LOVE this post! Great pics and a story that sounds like the perfect afternoon! So glad you had a nice Easter. The PIT and I did as well (Im waaaay behind on my blog) I helped in the KITCHEN and didnt start any fires! PROGRESS:)


  4. CC- I saw your eggs! you are turning into quite the domestic goddess... thanks for stopping by and thank you so much for the compliments on the previous post. There is more to the story cant wait to tell more

  5. Sounds and looks like you had a great Easter, thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks for stopping by Mark. And the comment. We did have a great time.


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