Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Time with family

Hey there everyone! Did you have a nice Easter weekend? It was so nice here. Well, the weather wasn't, but the company was. My dad came to visit from Brooklyn, and my younger sister Kathleen and her family came too. They live near Philly so we don't get to see each other as often as we would like. This visit was almost canceled, in fact - my 6-year old niece became very ill last week with a kidney infection. She was in the hospital for a few days but was perfectly fine by Thursday. And they were able to visit! So we had extra blessings this year. Kids are so resilient, aren't they? My sister and her husband are also expecting baby #2 in September, and my brother-in-law and his wife are having their third in October. It's so exciting, I love being an aunt! So anyway, here are some Easter pics.

I haven't posted much lately, and I'm sorry about that...but honestly I don't have any crafty stuff going on. The past two weeks have been spent visiting and all that is associated with having guests/being guests. I made the Reuben Dip for Easter...oh it was sooooo good. I also tried a new appetizer recipe from Gooseberry Patch...here's the recipe, it's from Mom's Very Best Recipes.
Have you ever made little cucumber sandwiches? I've always enjoyed them at Teas, Showers, etc. but never thought to make them myself. Even the men gobbled them up!
I did want to show you these cute bags that the kids got from the Easter Bunny...sweet right? No I didn't make them!
How is the weather by you? It's in the high 70s and sunny here - perfect! I put the screens in the windows and the cats and I are enjoying the fresh air. Just waiting for the allergies to kick in!
Have a wonderful day!

♥ Jen


  1. No open windows here yet. The weather is perfect for it (just like what you are having) but my window screens are totally disgusting and I need to wash them. Instead I sewed today. LOL! There's always tomorrow. :) I'm happy your niece is okay and you had a nice time with family. We had a nice, kind of low key Easter. Now I'm ready for school to be out so that I can go on vacation!

  2. Good to see your post! It sounds like you have been very busy. I am so glad your niece is okay! And how exciting to have little ones coming into the family soon!!
    I am glad you are having pretty weather today! Love the Easter bags!

  3. We saw the sun today, actually it is still out, I should walk the dog before it goes away. It was fun to see pictures of your family celebrating Easter. I have not tried the Reuben dip yet but I do have a copy of the recipe sitting on my counter. Happy Spring!

  4. Hi Jen--it is Wed night here now--and we are under a tornado watch--that is very unusual for us!!!! Love your family Easter pictures--cute!!
    Hugs, di and miss gracie

  5. Awwwww! We had so much fun and felt so grateful that we were able to make it too! And, I am so happy to be contributing to your "Aunt-dom!" Love and miss you.

  6. must try cucumber sandwiches!!!! YUM!!!


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