>We had a great Easter this year as we hosted both Tim’s family and Debra’s family. We had 14 in all, and it was lots of fun. It was wonderful to have everyone come to us, including grandparents from both sides. We cooked the traditional ham, potatoes, yams, green bean casserole, etc. We now understand why people spend the money for double ovens. Even if you only used it twice a year, it would be worth it. Surprisingly, the meal came off without a hitch! Whew!

We just recently finished the patio in the backyard. It was great to hang out oustide in the beautiful weather on Sunday.
My brother and Tim hanging out under the new gazebo.
The night before, Tim’s parents were in town so we decided to color Easter eggs. Then things got crazy….

Tim was in charge of picking the lily’s in our front yard for the table. They did make it to the table eventually.

“Rock Stars”

In a vase at last.

After coloring eggs the family had lots of fun with “peep wars”. We discovered that Marshmallow peeps provide hours of entertainment in the microwave.

The goal was to equip your peep with the best sword possible (toothpick) and see which one poked the other first. Strategy was the key. The laughs were worth standing in front of all that microwave radiation!

These pictures were taken after church in our front yard. You can definitely tell it’s springtime with all of the blooming flowers.
And when all was said and done, we are still eating left overs. Another perk of hosting Easter!