Easter weekend in the mountains

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lesley and Lindsey, my best friends from Florida finally came up to my mom's cabin in NC for Easter weekend. I say finally because we have had the cabin since October, and they love the mountains, but this was the first time they've come to visit. Lesley might have had an infant that kinda got in the way of a trip before now...small detail ;)

They have arrived!
Snuggling Avery: I had missed her so much!
We had so much fun: we ate too much, stayed up too late, and I'm not ashamed to admit we had a dance party one night. (For about 20 minutes until we were too tired to dance any more.) We had a full house, with my mom and stepdad there, Lesley and Lindsey, Lesley's baby Avery and husband Chris, and the girls' brother Eric.

By the campfire with Pinnacle Whipped & Pinnacle Pumkin Pie: a smashing combo!
Gator socks. Keeping it cozy at the cabin.
After a few days in the mountains, we went down to Greenville Saturday afternoon. They hadn't been to my house in nearly a year and a half! We shopped a little, then went downtown for an early dinner before we had to put the baby to sleep and pick my hubby up from the airport. Alex had been in Tampa for a recruiting trip and couldn't leave until Saturday night, but even though he was only home for about 36 hours, I was soooo glad to see him (it had been 3 weeks!).

Lunch in little Saluda, NC
On Easter Sunday, we rounded up the entire crew and went to church for a lovely Easter sermon. Alex's parents came up to spend the day with us, too. After church, we had some appetizers while we watched the Gators lose in the Elite 8: major bummer, but at least we made it to the Elite 8! Can't complain about that. Meanwhile, I was cooking up a big dinner with lots of help from all the ladies present. We had a delicious dinner, with a little bit lot of wine and topped it all off with apple pie a la mode.

But the best part of it all? Spending Easter with such special people. To have a dining room table full of so many loved ones was a wonderful feeling.

Obviously, we had to dye Easter eggs! It was Avery's first Easter!

In our Easter dresses

Hubby's home for Easter!
The table is set!
An Easter staple!

Penny in Avery's Bumbo - this just makes me laugh!!

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