To Read on the Journey

Monday, April 12, 2010

there's no place like home

Easter break began with a Thanksgiving feast on Good Friday.
t-giving in spring collage
i can't think of a better way to celebrate Good Friday than with good friends, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, homemade apple pie (and a handful of other "dishes" that might have been camouflaged casseroles), games, and a lot of laughter!

the remainder of  Easter break was spent  "home-breaking." 
which translates into staying "home" (with the laundry, taxes, sticky floors, and yard work), and taking a  "break" from schooling (well mostly, there was lesson planning and unfinished math work to tackle).

"there's no place like home" when it is spent:

 eating pot pie (all those thanksgiving leftovers needed to go somewhere).

playing board games

eating chocolate

learning to sew
sewing collage

throwing a frisbee

venturing off to our favorite local lake to skip rocks, share a picnic lunch,
and lure  ducks with  stale bread
lake collage

eating more chocolate

blowing bubbles

going to a [free} local audubon event

a sleep-over for my big girl

playing with Stella, my guitar

filling sick from eating too much chocolate

cooking meals from my new cookbook
chicen parm
Now Eat This is 150 of your favorite comfort foods for less than 350 calories!
(this chicken parmigiano had 9.3g of fat and 332 calories per serving.
a typical chic. parm. has 49 g fat and 1090 calories per serving).

hugging. lots.
hugs&kisses collage
kissing too.

and perfecting the art of just hanging around. 
hanging around 2

hanging around collage
old swing


Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Sounds like a slice of heaven to me. And I LOVE the idea of a Thanksgiving feast on Good Friday. Absolutely love it.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful week with us :)

Kimberly said...

Wonderful photos! It looks like your kids enjoy a good time:) Thanks for stopping by my blog recently, and your kind words. Hope you'll pop in again sometime soon!

cristie said...

lovely. xox

Simply Sara said...

Love it. All of it.
Your family makes me smile.
And I need that cookbook.

(hey, isn't pot pie considered a casserole?)

Anonymous said...

This post makes me happy. :) It looks like a wonderful time.

deb said...

Incredible photos! And so much joy in the togetherness.

Heather said...

Hi Denise, thanks for stopping by my everyday graces today... always a treat to meet someone new:)

I enjoyed reading about your Easter week. The photos on the swing makes me a little woosy (sp?), but what fun.

Also, I played guitar all growing up... reading your post/profile kinda gives me a little urge to pick it up again...thanks!

Alana said...

I always love your pictures. You use them so artfully on your blog!

denise said...

I love your creative ideas. Who would've though of Thanksgiving on Good Friday?! But what better day to give thanks?

As always, I'm enjoying the inspiring pictures too.

Stephanie said...

That is the recipe for a fabulous week. I love the girls laying outside playing board games. So cute!

Lynn said...

I LOVE this idea for Good Friday. I find so many great ideas here. Great pictures, as usual. Love the one of you and your girls and the one of you in the bottom center of your Good Friday collage. And the girls holding hands....seriously.