I hope everyone had a nice weekend, like we did. Saturday, the Evil Twin and I spent the day doing a good, thorough Spring cleaning on the house and then on Sunday, his family was here.
His mom and her husband, his brother and his wife and their 2 children (theirs are about a year older than both of ours - also 8 years apart!) and his sister.
We had decided earlier in the week that we were going to cook out. So, I stocked up on hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, buns, etc., etc. When the Evil Twin went out to move the grill and clean it for the season, a bird flew out from under the grill cover. When he took the cover off, there was a nest on the shelf on the side of the grill. There are 4 little speckled eggs in there.
I took pictures, but haven't uploaded them yet. I'll do that later and post them tomorrow.
Anyway, we knew we shouldn't disturb it, but really didn't have a choice. We picked a high branch on an apple tree and very carefully transplanted it. We'll keep an eye on it and hopefully, the mama bird will see it.
The family showed up and the Evil Twin got to grillin'. I had chopped up hamburger fixin's earlier, had diced onions, chili and slaw for the hot dogs (around here, people like cole slaw on their dogs...I still don't get it, but whatevs.) Then, I threw the shrimp scampi together. His mom brought a potato casserole and macaroni salad. I made my mom's 7 Up Salad (it's a jello dish) that my sister in law just loves and we all ate like pigs.
I don't think I have laughed like I did yesterday in a long, long time. One thing I can say about his family is that they are not the serious sorts. They're always cracking jokes or poking fun of one another.
The kids played in the yard and at the end of the day, we hid plastic eggs and the two littlest (our Sissy and our 5 yr old niece) "hunted" for them.
It was a busy weekend, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Since I do have MS, if I over-do it, I tend to pay for it the next day. Alas, the Mart of Wal beckons to me, so maybe I can just veg tomorrow.
Totally worth it! I wish every Easter was just as fun. :-)