Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua! Hope those of you that celebrated today had a wonderful day.
It was a great day. We spent the morning drinking coffee as the kids were opening their baskets. Man, do I love that my husband now drinks coffee, mostly, that he makes me coffee at home. This has been a big dream of mine, having a coffee brought right to me with a smile. My dreams are not that big I guess. (Backstory–He wasn’t a big coffee drinker before he got me a Nespresso machine last year. Now it’s a daily thing….so TY Nespresso!)
This was the first Easter that the kids knew about “the Easter Bunny”. Bittersweet to think back to those days when we laid out carrots and lettuce together waiting on the furry guy to show up…now there’s no carrots or lettuce and I am not furry. Well, not THAT furry. I wish they stayed younger a little while longer. I almost have a teenager at home, six months to go till the big 13 here. OHMYGOD
So, back to today. After baskets and breakfast, we got dolled up in our Sunday best to hit up mass locally. THE PLACE WAS PACKED! I reminded myself to get there a half hour early to park and find a seat, and I am so glad I did. The seating within ten minutes of us getting there was gone and standing room only from entrance down each aisle. Insane.
Have I mentioned that I love my church here? The congregation is wonderful, reminds me of Immaculate Conception in Malden, where I was a member till I moved up north. This church itself is beautiful, aesthetically, but today they had the most modern bouquets adorning the altar. They had big blooms of white flowers with yellow sprigs of forsythia, just so pretty I couldn’t help but maneuver myself to look at them the whole mass. I should really find out who the florist was for those.
After mass, we went up to the Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH, our second Easter. My family and I go there often, I really like eating there. We met up with my parents and my sister with her family, like last year. It was a real nice time, the service was great, the food was fabulous but I also had a lot to drink, so I would’ve had fun eating anyways. The Sicilian Spritzers are too good, which makes them go down way too easy. I highly recommend them, and to invite me too! 😛
Then after dinner, we made a short stop at home to grab cookies, gift baskets and prosecco, then took a trip to my sisters for a little after dinner drinks and dessert. The kids had a great time playing and they actually built a fire in the pit of my sister’s yard. I was pretty surprised, and sorta nervous, but it was great. We just got home after a whole day out and eating, so I am pretty tired. Which means I am leaving my day right here and posting some pictures of the day. I wish I took more, but this just means I had too good of a time to take them. 🙂
Hope you enjoyed your day as much as I did !! Till next time WordPress.