I had a wonderful Easter weekend. Friday I went to our church's evening service because I wasn't sure I'd make it to our Sunday one. Turns out it was good I did that, as I wasn't able to go Sunday, though for different reasons than I was expecting. Although it's a very sober service, I always find it to be one of the most rewarding of the year. Afterwards, I was able to wind down by going for ice cream with a wonderful friend who was visiting from out of town. It was a nice treat to see her on a Friday.
Saturday I had to go and get the last of the Easter treats for the kids. Every year for the past while some wonderful friends of mine have been bringing their kids over and letting me spoil them. We do an Easter party that consists of an egg hunt, egg decorating, snacks and often a craft. This year I tried a different egg decorating kit and we weren't too happy with it. The kit we tried this year is like a paint... you put the egg in a ziploc type baggie, add some of the colouring and roll it around. The results were very inconsistent and we all agreed that next year we'll stick to the tried and true dye tablets/hot water/vinegar.
Sunday I went for brunch at the home of one my oldest and dearest friends. Her daughter is 7 and she is adorable. Apparently, last year the adults were annoying her in their attempts to 'help' her find her hidden chocolate... it was too easy. So this year she did her search before anyone came over and instead, she hid eggs for us. It was super cute. Oh to be 7 again.
Later that day I went to my parents' for dinner. Mom and dad made turkey for us and my cousin's family. The six of us had a great visit and after dinner, the women (me, mom, my cousin and her daughter) played Dominoes... the 14 year old totally cleaned our clocks. I came in a respectable second place. Games of some sort are a tradition at all of our family gatherings, and in the last 5 or so years, the game of choice is always Dominoes. I miss Trivial Pursuit sometimes, but I do love Dominoes. And truth be told, I'm just glad to not have to play Charades anymore.
Card Details -
Blue cardsCardstock: Taken with Teal, Barely Banana? (SU)
Stamps: Festive Four (SU)
Patterned Paper: Unknown (Autumn Leaves)
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Other: markers (SU) Brads (Making Memories)
Purple Card - all products Stampin Up
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, Pretty in Pink? So Saffron?
Stamps: not sure of the set names. Want to say Tagger's Dozen and Bitty Backgrounds, but...?
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Brads, flower punch