Happy Easter!

Easter is at the best time of year! Spring is either around the corner or just starting, and the days are getting longer. It’s the perfect time to come together with family and loved ones.

We were lucky enough to have splendid weather this year – temps in the 70s, abundant sun, and not a cloud in the sky. I’m a freeze baby and was even in a t-shirt for some of it!

The kitties were loving the warm spring air too!

This is my husband’s and my holiday, so we get to host, and always have so much fun! It never fails – we worry that we’re going to run out of food, so end up with enough to feed 40 people rather than our 20-ish guests.

We kicked the day off with a snack smorgasbord with assist from the family – deviled eggs, Texas caviar, taco dip, cheese and crackers, pickles and stuffed olives, chips and dip… all the goodies!

After we’d each had an entire meal of appetizers, we moved to the main course, which consisted of a pound of ham a person (literally), two huge pans of cheesy potatoes (yummmmmm), glazed carrots, asparagus, my great-aunt Lydia’s foundation rolls (heaven!) with my homemade wild berry jam, and my grandma’s famous strawberry pretzel “salad”.

I’m in a food coma just writing about all of it! I’d love to post a picture of the feast like a good blogger, but I was too busy eating, laughing, and being joyful to take a snap of the feast.

I did get one picture of me, my sister-in-law, and my mother-in-law toasting the day!

The day ended with a few more leisurely hours spent chatting, laughing, teasing, and feeling blessed. And, of course, a homemade blueberry and a homemade peach pie, homemade ice cream, and candy!

I hope all were able to spend some wonderful time with your family and loved ones this Easter. Blessings and joy to all of you!

Gramps is 90! I truly treasure every moment I get to spend with him ❤️

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