Monday, April 5, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

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. :-)


  1. Sounds like fun!! Hope the mommy bird found the future kids.

  2. Seeing that I had two hours of clean up to do last night, the BBQ idea was brilliant! I need to remember that next year.

  3. Hope the mommy bird wasn't in a tree thinking you were grilling up here babies! LOL ;-)

  4. We cooked out this weekend dogs and hamburgers! I did cheat and use a gas grill. Got away from the hassle of charcoal years ago.

    Don't be hatin' on the cole slaw on the hot dogs. I enjoy them that way. Got to have home made chili too! HOT DOGS = YUMMY!

  5. Awwww, sounds like an awesome time :)

  6. Hooray for good times!

    Cole slaw on hot dogs? Blech!

  7. Mmm grilled stuff sounds so good! Times like that when you just enjoy yourself and those around you 100% are good for you.

  8. Sounds like a perfect weekend! Hope you were able to get some rest!

  9. I’m glad you got to have so much fun, it sounds like it was great. You made my mouth water with the barbequed burgers though. It’s been two years since I had one. (it’s hard to get ground beef here, and harder still to find a grill.

  10. Glad you had a great weekend and hope that Momma Bird finds that nest!