Home Again

What a weekend (and it isn’t over yet!) As I mentioned in my last post, I’d been in Massachusetts. We had a fun day yesterday. My parents set up an egg hunt for the boys, and they had a blast collecting their Easter eggs. After that they flied kites (even though it was FRIGID out!). We got to visit with my cousin Angie and her little boy, who is around Noah’s age. And of course we saw Mike & Kathy. Kathy & I went on a top secret vodka mission for Drew after the boys were in bed, LOL… I also picked up a couple things for myself: from the 2/$10 bin, a Spanish Grenache and a Spanish Tempranillo, and I also treated myself to a bottle of Clayhouse Vineyard Adobe Red, which is a delicious-sounding blend (Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Cabernet). I’ve seen mixed reviews of it (like, really, really mixed), so it’ll be good to try it for ourselves. After that I dropper her off at home, went home myself, took a relaxing bath, and promptly fell asleep around 9 while watching “Best Week Ever.” Ahh, these exciting Friday nights!

Today of course, was a little more somber. Isn’t is so odd how sad events really do bring people together and, in a way, end up happy ones? Today was my grandmother’s burial and it was the first time that side of the family had all been together in… who knows how long? Fifteen years? Possibly more. I know that it has been at least that long since I’ve seen my cousins. Of course, thanks to the wonder of the Internets I’ve maintained some kind of contact with a few of them, but nothing “real” you know? It was a little awkward at first, but after a while we founds ourselves chatting pretty easily. It was really nice seeing them (as well as my aunts and uncles) and it would be nice if we all would be better about staying in touch. I know that I am guilty of it.

My parents also gave me some vintage linens that were my Babci’s. (In case you didn’t know, I collect them). Many were embroidered by my grandmother herself, so they really are a treasure. She loved needlecrafts, so these are very special to me. I’ll try to take some photos of my favorites next week. They’re a wonderful rememberance, that’s for sure.

So, we got back home around 4. I’m excited to put together the boys’ Easter baskets after they are in bed and steal a few Cadbury Mini-Eggs for myself 😉 I might also put together a dish of French toast to bake tomorrow morning. I’m super tired after a whirlwind weekend, so we’ll see. If you celebrate Easter, I hope you have a wonderful holiday tomorrow. It is one of my favorites, so I am looking forward to it!

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