Easter Dinner at Jere & Kristen’s

Sunday Afternoon, April 16

Checking out the pretty spring flowers in the garage where we had lunch.

If I remember correctly, Jesse chose this one.

I later learned that this hyacinth was for us.

While we waited for others to arrive, Jere and Kristen wanted an updated family picture.

As they walked back to the house, I said, “Stop. I think this would make a great picture.”

I love it.

The table was set for twelve. Most of our family have Easter plans or don’t live in the area, so Jere and Kristen (who love to prepare meals) invite those who don’t have plans.

We have a large family dinner at our house at the end of May when the weather is warmer – my siblings and their families.

A place setting.

Sparkling grape juice

Lighting candles

Rolls – made by our niece Amy

The ham

Ham, green beans, crockpot  mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes – and cup cakes for dessert.

I also ordered these from Amy.

Around the table – clockwise: Cerwin, Jared, Jesse, Deb, Jana, Josh, Josiah, Roy, Ian, Kristen, and Jere.

Ian demonstrated the instrument he designed with PVC pipe for a school project.

A few more photo shoots.

Before we went home, we learned that this was a gift for us from Jere and Kristen.

 This was a gift from Roy and Deb.

An interesting colored rose

It was a delicious, delightful, colorful Easter afternoon.

Our Yard ~ Easter Weekend

April 15 & 16

I snapped the picture just as this goldfinch headed toward the ground. 🙂

Remember when I advertised for Ian last week – that he was looking for a few more summer jobs.

It worked! He got several calls and has begun some new jobs. 🙂

A breezy evening ruffled its feathers

A beautiful, foggy Easter morning

Looking spiffy in the Easter morning sunrise.

Is this pose better for you?

How about I turn just a bit more.

Checked out the two tomatoes we planted on Saturday.

They looked pretty in the morning sun – with a few drops of dew still clinging to the leaves.

The sun will soon burn away the fog.

It was a beautiful Easter morning.

Getting My Affogato Fix

Thursday Evening, April 13

My affogato and Cerwin’s ice cream at Fox Meadows Creamery

We sat at a table for two and enjoyed the farm scenery – the farm that produces the milk for the ice cream products.

We were surprised to look up and see Jeff (oldest son) and Chris walk in the door. What fun to go to a table for four and catch up a bit on their family.

I love when that happens. 🙂

A Mix of Things I Saw in Our Yard Last Week

Our brand new red bud tree is beginning to bud.

We planted this in memory of Cerwin’s mother.

Our dogwood trees were beginning to display their flowers.

Our red maple was pretty in the evening sun as leaves were opening.

The Eastern Bluebirds were back.

The tulips are on their last days.

It had no idea that eating the bird’s sunflower seeds was frustrating to me.

Does anybody want to start a new scurry of squirrels in their yard?


Yes, I am still delighting in springtime.