2010 Week 13-14
Whoa. Can you believe it’s been over a week since I last blogged? Yikes.
I have a good excuse, though – we’ve been hanging out with some of our favorite people:
(not great photo quality, but you get the point)
Jason’s parents and aunt and uncle were sweet enough to drive all the way from New Jersey to spend Easter with us! I (unfortunately) took surprisingly few pictures while they were here (bad, bad blogger!), but we had some awesome adventures.
I had adventures in baking – I managed to make scones, muffins, and a coffee cake for Easter brunch. We all ad-ventured out to a new church on Easter. It was kind of disastrous, so I don’t think we’ll be returning to that particular church. It was our first time in a new church, so we all got wishes (a Lil-ism, as in, it’s one of those things Jason’s grandmother said often. I hope it’s true – I wished for something totally awesome that I won’t share now for fear of ruining it…).
Jason took everyone to the Lake Michigan Shore on Monday, while yours truly stayed back to attend a work-related meeting. Reports from the crew suggested that they had a wonderful time, and when I got my camera back, I was surprised to find this pretty little picture on it:
Nice work, JT.
We spent a lot of time relaxing together, laughing together, eating and drinking together. I think it was a successful spring break for our visitors.
We also went wine tasting at some of the local wineries. You might be surprised to hear that Western Michigan has excellent grape-growing weather. We visited three of the local wineries – two of which had wine that was super-delicious (I was not as impressed by a third). Our visitors went home with a few cases of wine, suggesting that they liked the wine as much as I did. After wine-tasting, we headed to a local brewery to meet up with some of Jason’s coworkers, then to a local restaurant to listen to another one of Jason’s coworkers play guitar/sing. It was a great evening, especially since it’s been a few weeks since we’ve hung out with his coworkers. They’re always a bunch of fun.
We were blessed to have some beautiful spring weather* while our visitors were in town, and the daffodils are now officially blooming. (Note that shortly after the above picture was taken, the Jezekiller attacked, ripping the head off of this poor, unsuspecting daffodil.)
I made a fun Easter centerpiece with the daffodils – wrapping some grapevine that I found in the woods into a birds nest and placing my daffodils + milk bottle vase inside it. (As a side note, Jason asked if I was making a crown of thorns while I was wrapping the grapevine around itself. Kind of silly, but at least it’s fitting for the season!)
I hope that all of you have had wonderful weeks, and I hope to catch up with you all soon! We’re having beautiful weather here this weekend, though, and we’re entertaining another awesome visitor for the weekend (more on that next week), so I’ll be logging off until Monday!
*Not quite as beautiful as the reports of 80s and sunny weather we were getting from the Jersey shore, but with temps in the 60s for most of the week, it was a series of nicer-than-expected Michigan days. That is, until it got cold and snowed on Thursday.