I'm sure you're sick of seeing Easter recaps by now, but I have to include mine just because if I don't put it on the blog, it's like it never happened, right? The weather was perfect, we made it to church service EARLY (yes, that was a proud moment), the girls made it almost all the way through before visiting the nursery for a bit, and then we headed to Aunt Denise's house for brunch and a fun egg hunt. I may not have gotten a picture of the four of us together, but we managed to squeeze in a couple of shots of the girls and they looked adorable.
Easter baskets from the bunny himself !
Mimi and Gran...role models and the best ladies I know
Me and My Gran
Rather than hunt the eggs, Carson preferred to sit and watch
Two. Mother/Daughter Bucket List
I found these fun bucket lists on a website the other day, and bookmarked to share. They are fantastic...they include one for everyone: Mother/Daughter, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/Son, and one for Marriage, too. So when you're racking your brain of things to do, you can check these out for fun, imaginative ways to engage with the kids and with your spouse!
Three. Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers
I made something new this week...I know, it's been awhile and I was growing sick of the same repetitive dinner menu too, so I went through the fridge and pantry and found some ingredients I already had to make stuffed bell peppers. I used this recipe as a guide, but changed a few things to save some unnecessary calories, like switching to ground turkey, and using lowfat cheese. All in all, we rated it a strong B...easy to prepare with simple ingredients, and something Jeff and I both enjoyed!
Four. Tanning Bed/Sun Soapbox
It's time for my annual "say no to the harsh sun" soapbox chat. Last year, I told you all about how I had to have spots removed, and just this past week I had to do it again. I had a normal biopsy done, then had to go back to my dermatologist to have additional skin removed, complete with inside and outside stitches on a very sensitive area. Not fun I tell you, not fun. Please learn from my mistakes and don't use the tanning bed!!! They are horrible, and I can tell you from experience they cause premature aging...yes, I have wrinkles and that's my fault, but I have learned my lesson and am trying to do better to encourage others as well. If you need to look like you have had some sun, get a spray tan or use a sunless spray/lotion/etc!!! (we all know I do)
Five. Country Music Marathon Weekend
We've got friends coming to visit this weekend and I am counting down the hours, trying to be patient! Bev and Christian are coming to watch Christian and Aaron tackle the Country Music 1/2 Marathon, and we will be there on the sidelines cheering them (and everyone else) on to cross the finish line. So proud of their training, and I know they will do great...such an adrenaline rush and we're crossing fingers for great weather. Then, Jamie is coming down from Indiana to play with us girls and we can't wait to love on her and that growing baby bump. Saturday afternoon, Jeff and I are taking the girls to Emory's 1st birthday party, too. Exciting, fun-filled weekend indeed!! TGIF friends.