It's turned out to be a really lovely, lovely weekend.
On Friday night, we went to a musical presentation called "He is Jesus Christ" where we felt proud to know Ralphie - her solo was unbelievable (she'll tell you it wasn't any thing amazing, of course, but I'm here to tell you that she is wrong). We went to this same program last year and it's really a great Easter event.
After the program, we headed over to the Lauritzens, where we played a terrific game of Bohnanza ("terrific" meaning I won, of course) and then kept them up talking until nearly one a.m. We're sorry. But really, it was too fun to stop.
Yesterday, as I mentioned, we rode our bikes down by Town Lake in Austin for about an hour and a half, enjoying the gorgeous weather. We certainly weren't the only ones - there were just a gazillion people out.
We stopped at UT on the way home so that Bart could get a few books from the library and we also wandered over to the gym to check out the three outdoor recreation pools; we've committed ourselves to spending at least a few days a week down there this summer. Check that out - you know you'd be there every day too!
On the way home, we decided that there was no use in going home and sitting around on the computer after having such a lovely afternoon, so we took the last of our Olive Garden gift card and split a giant entree. When the waiter brought it (on one of those huge huge Olive Garden platters that could fit a whole roast pig), I joked that it looked kind of small. He looked a little horrified until I assured him I was joking. Poor guy. I shouldn't have joked around about something so serious.
After dinner, we hit up the dollar theater and saw National Treasure 2 which was amusing, although not as amusing as the first one.
Bart had announced earlier in the day that we were going to celebrate Easter in style this year and so we went to the grocery store and bought a bag of mini Milky Ways (there was a coupon that someone had left on the bag, cut from some magazine, so we felt that our choice of cavity causers was well-picked), two large candy bars and a bag of gummy worms. When we returned home, we divided the Milky Ways and Bart hid half of them in the laundry room/TV room and I hid the other half in the study.
We also set the table for breakfast with the tablecloth and napkins my mom had made and sent us as an Easter gift earlier in the week. You can't see the napkins closely enough to tell, but they have little bunnies on them and they are pretty much the cutest things you've ever seen.
I got up early this morning and made rolls (I went back to bed while they were rising, of course, because while it's ridiculous to get up at six a.m. on a Sunday, it's even more ridiculous to get up and stay up). Bart and I had a little Milky Way hunt before church, although we ran out of time and had to resume the candy search a few hours later.
After church, we went to B and Ralphie's for Easter dinner (B's sister and her family were also there). Last year, Ralphie had invited us to Easter dinner at church (obviously, we looked lonely) and so this year, I'd emailed her suggesting they invite us over again and promising to bring along baked goods if they'd do so. They are good friends to keep letting us crash their parties.
I brought the rolls I'd made and the famed banana cinnamon chocolate cake and, between you and me, I'm pretty sure they'll invite us back again because it was a DANG good cake.
Anyway, Bart's now napping off his Easter dinner and I'm thinking that tomorrow is Monday again and I have a presentation to give so perhaps I should look into that.
Hopefully your weekend has been as full of friends and fun as ours has been. Next week we'll have to stay home and stare at the wall to counteract the fun we've had over the last few days.