This weekend was truly family oriented. My favorite kind of weekend. Saturday afternoon the kids came over and we had a fire in the fire pit. I didn't have any marshmallows but did have some hot dogs that they cooked. D decided he didn't want to eat his after he had cooked it. It was charcoal on the outside and cold on the inside. Guess one of the raccoons got that one. Yum!
T, D, and Cousin K had fun riding their bikes around the barn and around the circle in front of our house. They used the swings, jumping off higher then I would have liked but remained intact. Later that afternoon we decided to go to our favorite truck stop for supper. Yes, this is a truck stop. It's right off Interstate 95 near here and there are always lots of big rigs in the parking lot. The truckers know where to find good home cooked food. No frozen nuked food for them.
We mainly go there for the homemade yeast rolls. Sometimes they are white sometimes wheat, either way they are just to die for right out of the oven. Everything is home cooked, turkey dinner is the real thing, not turkey roll or imitation turkey. The pies and other desserts are made right there, I like the grape nut custard with a little real whipped cream on top. Or bread pudding. Or peach cobbler.
The other thing they are known for is their baked beans. They also are to die for, they must use lots of molasses and cook them for a long time as they are never hard like BB's. (Not like my one futile attempt at baking beans.) :o( Anyhow we all had a nice supper (you can't call it dinner at a truck stop) and came home. We gave the kids their Easter baskets and they had fun going through everything. They loved their beach towels that I posted pictures of last week also all the other goodies.
Sunday morning the church was full to the brim and the fellowship sweet. Funsize, Hubby, Son and I were on usher duty along with several others and we were busy finding spots here and there to tuck more people in. I like ushering. I get to see everyone and chat a minute or three with them plus greet new folks that have come in. Funsize played the accompaniment for the ladies singing group Adoration and it was beautiful. She is playing more and more all the time and I have a feeling she will be the church pianist at some point. :o) Cousin K wanted to help with the offering so we put an usher tag on him and he did a really good job.
After the service we all went to the Muddy Rudder for lunch. They have a nice buffet plus you can order off the menu which is what I prefer to do. I tend to load my plate up too much going through a buffet line.........
I have a bad cold so when we came home from lunch I decided to read a bit and take a nap. T called and wanted to come over so I told her I was going to nap for a few minutes so she came anyway and crawled in bed with me and was out in two minutes. We slept a couple of hours! Guess she was tired too. We got up and roped Grampie into playing Clue with us for a while. She beat us, and we didn't just let her, she guessed right! She and Grampie went riding on the Rhino but I was in my pj's so stayed put. There was no evening service as the pastor wanted us all to have family time so there was no youth group either. Grampie took T home about 7 as there was school today and it seemed very quiet around here from such a busy weekend.
Today my yard man is here doing some spring clean up. Lots of leaves and branches to clear out plus tree limbs to be trimmed that were damaged by all the snow. I am waiting for the counter top people to arrive. It's almost 10 and I haven't seen them yet so hope they still plan to do the counter top today. Once that is done things should move along really quickly. Yea!
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend with your families! :o)