Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Weekend

Happy Easter! We had a wonderful, fun-filled, hard-working Easter weekend. It was a perfect weekend with excellent weather and great company. As mentioned in my previous post, my parents and sister came to visit for the weekend and delivered the most beautiful Green Leaf Japanese Maple.

After the tree-planting adventure, we all met for lunch and then split up for the afternoon. Adam went to Mass at St. Josephs and my parents and I took my sister Pout for a little makeup consultation for her birthday. If you haven't been to Pout, I highly recommend it! It's a great little makeup boutique with some very talented makeup artists and estheticians. You'll love it! Afterwards, we went to the Good Friday service at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church.

The service was absolutely perfect. It was a great time to reflect, pray and listen to the beautiful chants sung by the choir. Following church, we went home and cooked an excellent Good Friday feast!

Cocktails, compliments of Chandler. 

Grilled hearts of romaine with Parmesan cheese.

Broiled asparagus.

Broiled salmon.

As I said, it was quite a feast, not pictured are the sauteed cajun shrimp and the kale fried rice. I think it's pretty apparent that I'm from a family of foodies...we love to cook and eat...and document our meals with photos!!

A little blurry, but this is the family sitting down to dinner in the newly re-decorated dining room!
Friday afternoon, once the tree was planted, we set out the plants we had already purchased to go in the bed with the tree...and it looked like there was hardly anything on Saturday morning...we had to regroup!

After visiting two nurseries, this is what we came home with...

Two more knock out roses (named White-Outs), two more Artemesia, three beautiful abelia (love their lime green foliage) and a gift from my parents, the stunning Japanese boxwood.


Starting to see a little progress...

Plants in the ground!

Finally, plants in the ground and a little pine straw to clean things up!
We have finally completed one tiny portion of our landscape plan. We are so proud to have actually put some plants in the ground, especially since we spend most of last summer taking them out!

View from the side. 
On Sunday morning, we popped up bright and early to go to church. The service was great! Beautiful music, an uplifting sermon, and lots of pretty, bright Easter clothes!

I hope your Easter weekend was as fabulous as mine!

1 comment:

  1. Ya'll look great! SO fun! Your yard looks amazing and so does the front of your house. I am crossing my fingers we will be in town May 10th for Trent's graduation. We will def pop by! Love you!