It seems like the past few weeks have been full of stress and busyness at work - I'll spare you the details of our new ministry computer system that was rolled out at the beginning of April. It's giving me hives and made me cry - twice. It was nice to let all that go and enjoy some good times and relaxation.
We had lots of 10 year old girls hanging out - playing Kinex and practising their dance moves. 10 year old girls are noisy. And kind of ridiculous.
Jamie and I took a romantic break and headed out to the dump. Have I mentioned that I love the District of Nanaimo Landfill? It's the 2nd happiest place on earth. The staff are always smiling and cheerful, it's always clean, and there's always new toys and cool stuff to look at. They've added a convoy of Tonka trucks to their collectibles display.
We dyed eggs - even the teenager dyed a few eggs. I had purple egg salad in my lunch all week, nd I love me some egg salad.
My favourite egg.
I baked! These are supposed to be egg nests, however my boy suggested that they looked like someone dropped eggs in cow pies. Appetizing. I bet nobody tells Martha Stewart that her baking looks like poo.
Easter morning we had a scavenger hunt. 33 clues and an hour and a half of searching for treats. I work on this scavenger hunt for weeks before Easter - it's a labour of love.
Then it was off to brunch at Nancy and Gord's house, a fun Easter egg hunt and awesome food. So fun to get together with long time friends and see the kids all growing up. We were friends before any of these big creatures were born.
Once you get all your eggs opened up, of course you have to bounce on them! After brunch it was off to Grandma Mary's for Easter dinner. I didn't take any pictures of dinner - so you'll have to take my word for it that we were there. Ham and veggies and carrot cake...grandmas and grandpas and aunties and uncles and cousins.
Monday was a day to be outside. Jamie has started working in the garden and planting the lawn. He's been hauling concrete tiles and rototilling. I sit on the deck with my coffee and watch him. Sometimes I throw the ball for the dog. It's exhausting.
Jamie and I went back to Piper's to see if the chocolate lilies have bloomed yet. There was an unexpected mini herring run at the lagoon and there were tons of sea lions out barking and swimming in circles looking for herring. I was a bit worried that this guy was going to flop up on my rock and bite me.