Easter Weekend 2016

Hello there! I hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend with friends and/or family. Saturday I ran my usual weekly errands, made a trip to the local Gluten free/vegan bakery for Easter treats, and then had a lazy relaxing afternoon with Daniel. This week’s menu:

  • Monday: Shrimp Stir Fry
  • Tuesday: Turkey Burgers, roasted sweet potatoes, and veggies
  • Wednesday: Avocado Toast with tomatoes and fried eggs (I found normal calorie/normal tasting GF bread!)
  • Thursday: Brown Rice pasta with veggies
  • Friday: Black bean tacos guacamole and tortilla chips

After church on Sunday, a bunch of my family members went to my parent’s house for Easter lunch. It was so nice to see everyone because I don’t get to see all of them that often.

church

I didn’t get a lot of pictures because I was just enjoying the time with everyone, which I think is best sometimes. I know I often get obsessed with checking my phone and having it out all of the time, so it’s nice to have a break from it sometimes. 

For lunch, my dad grilled some BBQ chicken and my mom baked a ham. Everyone brought different sides to share and we ended up having quite a spread! I loaded up with some salad, fruit, BBQ chicken, a deviled egg, and a few tortilla chips with hummus. 

cousin friends

For dessert, my niece and I had some of the vegan bakery cupcakes I got on Saturday. She’s allergic to eggs and I can’t have gluten, so it was a perfect combo! She had a vanilla cupcake and I had a chocolate…sooo good! 🙂 I enjoyed it with a cup of coffee and she enjoyed hers with a sippy cup of milk haha! 

Lily close up

It was nice having one location to go to on Easter and not have to jump around to multiple family gatherings. I love seeing Daniel’s family and I love seeing my family, but it can get really tiring to fit everyone in for one day. Couples out there, if you have family close by, how do you decide who to go to for the holidays? I find it to be a hard balance! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. 

Easter

Was your Easter low key or busy?

Tell me in the comments below!

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15 thoughts on “Easter Weekend 2016

  1. Ah family gatherings are so great! We missed out on them this year since Terry had to be at the church in the a.m. and the p.m., but we still had a nice time together.
    I am jealous of your meal plan- I’m coming over Friday night 😉

    • thats good–sometimes its nice to enjoy a holiday just the two of you too! haha, are you anywhere near Pennsylvania?? Taco nights are usually my favorite too 😀

  2. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Balance is hard but you have to decide what is best for you, Daniel and your future family. And go with it. That is what my mom told me.

  3. Sounds like you had a great Easter! I know what you mean about sometimes just putting you phone away and enjoying the company around you.
    We had a pretty low key Easter too at my parents house. Well as low-key as can be with a house full of family but hey nothing was broke so I’d say that was low-key enough!

    • Thank you–i agree on her cuteness! haha 🙂 Yeah, it can be hard especially as a blogger when you’re like I NEED TO CAPTURE THIS VEGGIE PLATTER! hahahaha

  4. I definitely agree that no photos = a good sign. It means you were too busy having fun and enjoying REAL life to worry about documenting it. Your Easter lunch sounds fabulous. And I’m sure your niece greatly appreciated that cupcake!!
    I wonder about the whole “which family to go to” thing for when I’m married… but something I’m not needing to concern myself with yet! I would think you’d have to implement a “take turns” strategy.

    • yeah, and no matter what choice you make someone will be disappointed. I try to just think about what we want and not what any other family members may think but it can get really tricky!

  5. Easter was really low key for me. We really didn’t do anything. It’s hard splitting time between two families. I have a small family do they are really flexible, but there have been times when we’ve had to choose and it’s not easy. I just try to do what’s best for me and my husband and hope everyone will understand.

    • Yeah, I come from a small family but Daniel’s family is huge so theres often multiple gatherings to juggle. For me, I’d rather pick one spot and enjoy a full holiday in that one spot rather than a quick visit to multiple places where you can’t spend enough time at any one place!

  6. Your meals this week sound delicious! I love turkey burgers and roasted sweet potatoes and now that it’s been warm out on the east coast I can go for a good grilled turkey burger. My husband and I have a hard time splitting up Christmas time with family. All other holidays we stay home and our families live far away so it’s not too much of an issue, but I can totally understand trying to make everyone happy.

    • yeah, it can be quite a juggling act! Yes- I’m in Pennsylvania and its been nice that we’ve been having some warmer days. Grilled everything is always amazing in the warm weather 🙂

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