Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Break & Fun to Come

 Last week was spring break and we took Grand Girl to the Como Zoo and Conservatory. It's just BEAUTIFUL in the conservatory!!
 It's very peaceful and pretty. Hubby and I married there 23 years ago this May! It was LOADED with spring flowers!
 The Zoo part is small. I think I have facial hairs like cute little monkey ! :) LOL We saw monkeys, polar bears, seals, wolfs, tigers, giraffes.Some exhibits aren't open until it's warmer. It was a nice time.
Easter dinner was a small gathering. Only 5 of us. My son was home sick. My Mom went to baby sisters...so Lots of yummy leftovers for us. I made ham, cheesy potatoes, corn. Cupcakes and strawberries for dessert.

After dinner, daughter and future SIL worked on a "budget" for the wedding. After getting the cost written on paper, YIKES, I may have to get a JOB to help pay for this event! They are wanting to get married on a golf course and have the reception there too. Now we have a starting spot!

I LOVE the month of April...it's always so fresh, the flowers start to bloom and it's my birthday month!!! I'm going to start celebrating this week! I'm going with a couple of dealer/friends to "A Gathering of Friends Antique Market" on Thursday. We will also have lunch out and then tour the "Bachman" Spring Idea House! FUN!!

I also "tweaked" the living room and will post those pics on the next post. It was a sunny day so I the photos turned out!

I hope you all had a Blessed Easter. Mine was! He Is RISEN!

Warmly,
deb

20 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such fun adventures with your granddaughter. I'm hoping to get my girls to the butterfly exhibit at our indoor conservatory tomorrow. We desperately need some spring-like weather.

It looks like you had a lovely meal and Easter celebration with family.

Hugs!

Debby said...

That has to be a special place for you and to share it with your granddaughter. Weddings can be expensive esp. at a golf club. Our three got married in 3 years....two in 6 months. Crazy.

craftyles said...

Deb, it sounds like a wonderful Easter. I'm glad you are starting your birthday celebration. Try to keep it going as long as possible! The wedding plans sounds very exciting. Enjoy your leftovers!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh how neat, I did not know you got married at the conservatory at Como, I remember going there as a kid. Sounds like a perfect Easter and a fun week ahead!

Carol

Theresa said...

We had a nice Easter too:) Love your table AND those sweet napkins! Can't wait to hear all about the wedding plans! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Times with the Grands are always great! So happy you had a wonderful Easter, mine was fabulous as it was spent with daughter and family. Lots of hugs from my Tiger!

Linda

Tammy's in Love said...

Hey Lady! It's going to spring but it appears we have to drag it in kicking and screaming. I'll be recovering from the major Easter for another two weeks and then then...JUNK BONANZA! Wanna go on Friday??

Jane said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter and plans for a fabulous month ahead!! Make sure and post some pics of the Bachman house!!
Jane

Sandy McClay said...

What a nice day!!! Your menu sounded delicious...wish I could have stopped by!

On to spring...yeah right...it is suppose to be in the low 90's here this week! WAY TOO SOON!

Perfectly Printed said...

Looks like you had geat Easter AND a special day with your granddaughter! Thank you so much for the Easter tag! chris

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy birthday month, Deb! Looks like you had fun at the zoo. Your Easter table was pretty. We didn't have Easter dinner cause hubby spent Easter in the hospital:(. Love, Twyla

NanaDiana said...

Sounds like you had a nice Easter-a bit smaller than you expected though.
Glad the wedding plans are coming together. At least you know where you are going to be kicking off from anyway. Hope you have a wonderful week- xo Diana

ThrifterSisters said...

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! Easter was quiet here too but with the chaos of Christmas, it's kind of nice to have a low key holiday.

Happy Birthday Month!

Erica

melanie said...

Happy birthday month! The conservatory looks so beautiful!!! Hope you have a great week- and fun shopping ...
Melanie

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How lucky to spend some time with your Grand-daughter. She looks so cute in the picture. I love your Easter table-it was so pretty. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter. Our's was pretty quite. We moved my son to Jacksonville, Fl on Saturday so he was still busy getting settled in. The Wedding venue sounds wonderful. Weddings are so expensive. I was thinking about my Wedding. I think we spent $250....lol I made my flowers, dress, cake, food, invitations, and decorations. We had 25 people at out house-that was almost 25 years ago. Talk about a budget!!!! lol Have a wonderful day.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Judi said...

Hi Deb
Isn't that too bad you had some sickies in your family over Easter too. Not nice and I hope they are better now. We had more leftovers for that reason too.

Thank you for the sweet comment on my Easter cake.

The gardens are beautiful..the flowers and your Granddaughter too!...sweet..

thank you for sharing and have a great day.
Judi

Patti said...

Your day with Beautiful sounds perfect. And dinner sounds yummy. I love Easter!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The conservatory is always so lovely...it must have been a beautiful place to be married! We are in the midst of wedding plans, too...my daughter is getting married the beginning of August! So I'm hoping for a good Junk Bonanza lol! I'm heading to the Ideas House and Gathering of Friends Thursday, too! Hope to see you there!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a beautiful place for you to get married! And what a big job working on the wedding budget with your kids. So much fun planning ahead in the next few months! :-) I hope your son is feeling better now.

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