They were soooooo kind and let me and Mike have a solo Veneration of the Cross jaunt on Good Friday AND a date night on Saturday for wings and (shared) margaritas. It was so, so, so, (x150) wonderful.
My mom came bearing an enormous Honey Baked Ham (the legit kind- thank you Chris!!) and it was unlike any other ham experience I have ever had.
And I made my very favorite carrot cake recipe ever, which happens to be my mom's recipe. It was my only contribution to the meal. And I have eaten most of it.
There were family pictures taken and backyard Easter egg hunts and insane amounts of candy consumed.
Needless to say it was a major let down when they drove off this afternoon and it was a tiny bit of a slap in the face to this mother who had gotten a little too accustomed to the copious no-kid time. Nonetheless we celebrate still and continue to work on depleting the candy supply by... eating it. It's really great but methinks my weight obsessed doctor maaaay be a little concerned at my untimely appointment tomorrow morning since I feel confident I've put on at least 4 pounds in the last 4 days.
Thank you Easter. Really, thank you.
Happy Easter to all and to all a good night!