Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Winter Again?

Remember that whole post about how Spring is here? Well, forget about it. We had a high of 36 and four inches of snow today. Give me a break!!

We had a very nice Easter despite the freezing (literally) cold weather. M's parents, brother and sister-in-law came over for a nice visit. We set the table with our china, crystal, and silver for a lovely table. M made the most delicious leg of lamb ever after marinading it all night in a wet rub of olive oil, garlic and rosemary. It was yum-oh! We also had roasted potatos, grilled asparagus (after being marinated in balsamic vinigar marinade), a cherry jello with mandarine oranges in it, and dinner rolls. It was simple and great. For dessert, we had strawberry cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles.

The kids went to bed and all of the adults prepared for the Easter Bunny to come (if you know what I mean) and played some pegs and jokers. M made his now famous french martinis and we all had a grand time. The only bummer was that M's youngest brother didn't make it -- he had all sorts of things come up that prevented him from coming.

Sunday morning we were up bright and early to make the 9:00 service. We got there in plenty of time to get good seats. The service was nice and had lots of music, including a trumpet and flute (which I love because it reminds me of the church I went to in California.) T got hypoglycemic because he had nothing to eat (I felt sooo horrible) and burst into tears saying, "I just don't feel good." He was shaking, nausous and felt hot. As soon as we got out of church, I gave him a banana and he felt much better immediately.

We all went to a lovely brunch where we all ate too much and had a great time. It was the same mansion on the lake that we had brunch at last year. Because of the snow, it wasn't quite as glorious as last year when it was sunny, but it was still beautiful.

It was great having family over for this nice holiday :>


gramonthelake said...

What a fun filled weekend....
Tennis,ping-pong,coloring Easter eggs, bird & deer watching, watching Lassie with the guys,French Martini's & Bloody Mary Bar, Beautiful Easter Table, delicious dinner (Lamb, Grandpa's very favorite!)Egg & Basket Hunt, A Lovely Brunch (Grandma's Favorite place)! The very best of all....being at Church-together on Easter! Thanks for the great time M & S. xoxoxgram&gramponthe lake

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Sounds like a wonderful Easter with family . . . but what's up with the snow? I'm glad there were brass playing at church, that is a beautiful Easter memory for me too! Sorry T felt yucky but glad it was an easy fix. Good ol' bananas. Probably breakfast/brunch helped too. I'm sure the table was lovely and the dinner "to die for!" Yummo!

A.J. said...

I would like to try a famous French martini! Don't really know what that is, but I'm pretty sure I'd like it. (I'm guessing Grey Goose vodka being French part?)

Sounds like a very memorable Easter, esp. with the best leg of lamb EVER.