Well we got the first born girl on the bus yesterday and she is now back at her apartment safe and sound and probably sleeping in. We almost had to go buy her another duffle bag to get everything packed up. I really should have taken a picture. The bulging bags were quite hilarious. Between all the paraphanalia that was given to her to take home and the stuff she herself bought, it was a pretty tight fit. Hey, that bottle of Tide and 2 packages of dryer sheets were a great deal I couldn't pass up. I stand by my purchase! And my mom said the same about the humungous jar of Cheese Whiz and PNut Butter and doesn't want her grand-daughter starving to death! And all those darn chocolate bunnies and packages of eggies, well, who knew they just take up a ton of room in those bags. But after locating a spare back pack in the house and much stuffing and re-arranging we got everything in. Everything! Now she just had to hire a crane at the bus depot to help her get it off the bus.
But much fun was had by all the week she was home. We were kept quite busy. I'm telling ya the story in descending order. Just to keep you on your toes. You'll get the Good Friday and Saturday chapter tomorrow. Easter Sunday morning, dawned bright and sunny, albiet very windy and we went to church as a family. Although I followed about 20 minutes late as I just could not get the bird into the oven on time. It so nice having the whole family together in church.
We had the whole family over for Easter dinner on Sunday so that they could spend some time with her. The table was groaning with all the food upon it as were we after we made a good dent in trying to consume it all. Yes, I went nuts with the variety and amount again. I was just going to do ham, but hubby and the visiting child prefer turkey so like a fool, I made both. Younger girl requested her aunt to bring her famous Cheese potatoes (Shortsies) but the visiting child hinted at her favorite whipped potatoes. And how many of you know you spend your time making sure you make that visiting child's favorite foods when requested no matter how much extra work it is. 'Cause you love that child. And miss them. And stuffing them full of what they like is how you show them you love and miss them. And you want to make sure they're not starving to death.
After dishes and walks, we settled in with desserts to watch the Celtic Thunder DVD cause the relatives wanted to know what all the excitement was about the great ticket deal. When all went home, full of food and good music and good fellowship, I settled in to watch Amazing Race. And another Easter was over. How greatly these family gatherings are anticipated and how quickly they are over with. Now we are stocked with ham and turkey for the rest of the week and I'll be perusing the cookbooks for 101 recipes for them. And missing my girl.
Tomorrow I'll let you know about our adventuresome Good Friday and Saturday. Like I said, we had a pretty busy holiday.