Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend

Hey y'all!  I hope every one of you had such a great, blessed Easter weekend with your loved ones.  For my family & friends in Arkansas, praying for that rain to stop!!  I know y'all have had some crazy scary weather for the past few days.  And I think it's still hitting you guys pretty hard right now.

We had such a great weekend and were blessed with some gorgeous weather.  Saturday, Jared and I spent some of the day at the beach getting some much needed R&R.  We had a pretty low key weekend, which was nice for a change.  I baked Saturday night and used my KitchenAid mixer for the first time.  Oh.my.word.  I love it!!!  I can't even explain how much of a difference it makes.  I mean, my cooking tastes the same, but I felt like I cheated and someone else prepared it.  It is amazing!  If you love to cook and bake, I would highly recommend you get one.  My dad uses his grandma's from the 1920s.  They seriously last forever!

Sunday we got up and went to church.  My mom and dad came with us as we had such a wonderful Easter service and message.  Pastor is on fire these days and his message feels like it is directed right at you.  When I leave, I always feel so refreshed.

After church, we headed over to my parents' house for Easter dinner and an egg hunt.  I am so mad though, I forgot to charge my camera and didn't get any pictures.  The only ones I have are from my phone.  I was responsible for bringing dessert (it seems that always happens).  I made carrot cake and it was a hit.  My Meemaw gave me a bunch of passed down dishes a few months back and I thought this milk glass plate was perfect.  I wanted to thread purple ribbon through it, but thought about it too late.  Ahh well, maybe next time!

Getting ready to frost the cake.  I love homemade cream cheese frosting, yummmm...

Ready to go to Mom  & Dad's

My little niece was so cute in her Easter dress.  She is my little love.  I couldn't get her to be still AND smile, it was one or the other.  Here's the best picture I could get of her.

Is she a prisspot or what?!  LOL, sweetest thing ever.

We had such a great weekend with good company, it was hard to believe it came to end so quickly, but Monday morning when I showed up to work, I was granted an extra day off (much to everyone's surprise)!  Apparently Friday night, after everyone had left, the hot water heater on our floor burst and spewed water all weekend through the building.  Floors 7, 6, and 5 are in BAD shape.  It's a total mess.  But we're at work today.  On our unexpected day off yesterday, Julie and I decided to spend the day at the beach.  It was much needed!  I love her so much.  I am so blessed to have a best friend that's my sister-in-law as well.  The beach was great, but let me tell you...we got fried.  AND we had sunscreen on.  Is was like it didn't even matter, that sun was potent. 

This is us today...ha ha ha.  Not really, but you get the point.  Sunburns stink.

Hope everyone has a great week!


Beth @beth-adam.blogspot.com said...

LOVE that cake plate!! :) It's beautiful!! :) How big is it? I've found a few that are about 13" wide, and I'm wondering if that's big enough or if I need a little bit bigger one! :)

Carrie Louise said...

Thanks, Beth! I think that one is about 12 or 13 inches too. 13 should be plenty of room if your doing 2 round 9" pans!