Thursday, April 08, 2010

I didn't go anywhere

Alternatly titled:  Whew, I've been busy

For Easter, we hosted 2 families.  9 kids (7 of them boys) and 6 adults total.  15 people in our little house.

It went really well. 

I made Pioneer Woman's Passover Brisket, Pioneer Woman's Twice Baked Potatoes, Swedish Rye bread, white bread rolls (bought), green bean casserole, glazed carrots, strawberry spinach salad, and raspberry jello salad.  For dessert, Pioneer Womans Strawberry Shortcake Cake and Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake.

We had an egg hunt.  160 eggs.  It took about 3 minutes.  Apparently the ground doesn't make for very good hiding spots.

The day before, we went to a small town and went to an antique show.  We saw about .1 of all the booths.  But, we saw enough to boy some bloomers for Annika.  Monogrammed of course.  And a really cool bucket that now resides in our dining room. *Updated!  Drew talked the sweet woman down from $45 to $20.  That is the power of sending my man with my three boys to buy it and haggle.   

And, Monday night, I hosted Bunco.  Was there something else going on?  Oh, my sister and her husband drove to Indianapolis for the National Championship!  My sister graduated from Butler.  As soon as they won on Saturday night, they bought tickets and arranged child care.  They celebrated their 15th and 16th wedding anniversaries.  15 was last year and 16 will be this July.  Aren't they cute?

Oh, Bunco.  I had planned an NCAA Bunco.  Wear your favorite college t-shirt and come comfy.  The game was on the tv the whole time.  I served mini cupcake brownies, spinach dip, and individual fruit pizza's.  They were so stinkin cute.  (If I may say so myself)  I had a really fun time hosting it.  My prizes were earrings that I bought off Etsy.  I wished I could have kept every pair.

I'm just going to throw this out there as an FYI.  Frozen chicken breasts can be cooked at 350 degrees for 2 hours.  Don't plan on one hour, it won't be long enough.  Not that I would ever put frozen chicken breasts in the oven at 4:30 expecting them to be done when Drew got home at 5:30.  Because I'm a better cook than that.  Praise the Lord, Drew was late, he got home at 6:15.  I had already figured out my cooking debacle and sent Sage to shower before dinner.  Then I bathed Kolby and Levi and it worked out okay.  And I never Praise the Lord about Drew being late.

And tomorrow is Friday.  And Drew and I have a date.  And we found out last night that our friends are also having a baby girl in September.  It's been a good week.


  1. Quite the hostess. Way to go!

  2. I'm glad you had a good week, it sounds like fun! See you tomorrow! Your boys make up HALF of the kids we'll be having tomorrow night, ha!! They'll have lots of fun :)

  3. Wow Punkin! So proud of you - wish I could say you took after me. Those recipes sound/look wonderful - thanks for sharing. We missed you here but thankful for the greater family of God that supplies all our needs!
    Missing and loving you all from afar,

  4. Nice to hear about others' good weeks!

  5. Funny, I did the SAME thing with the chicken on Friday! We didn't eat until nearly 7! :(


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