|The Spring Flowers welcomed us at the Lauret House.|
I'm going to have to blog about our spring break in chunks because the post would be too long otherwise.
We had an AWESOME spring break. We visited so much family and enjoyed many Easter festivities together and made lots and lots and lots of memories! Only an hour after school got out, we were on the road to Steve's cousin Teresa's house in Riverton where they were holding a bridal shower for his other cousin, Natalie. A lot of Steve's "Christensen" cousins were going to be there, and Steve has quite a fond relationship with them, seeing as he lived with them in Connecticut for a semester of high school, and we both haven't seen the crew for years on end, so you can imagine that we were quite excited to get such a quick start on our vacation so we could see them all. His other cousin, Natalie, the bride-to-be, I actually knew her before I ever met Steve. She was one of my roommates in Provo for the summer. It was that summer she invited Steve and his brother to one of our apartment barbeques and that's when I met Steve for the first time. I saw him on a couple of other occasions throughout that summer as Natalie would invite me to go play volleyball with a group of friends, or go with her to visit her parents in Idaho and Steve would happen to be there. After I moved back home for Fall semester of college, Steve called Natalie and asked her for my number. After playing phone tag for a little bit, Steve and I finally connected and went on a date. Then another, and another... and the rest is history!
I only got one picture, and a lame one at that, but here's Natalie at the shower. Sorry, Natalie. The picture really doesn't capture you or the moment very well. I should've been more aggressive with my camera.
I must say that I am very happy for Natalie! She has always been a great friend to me and she played a key part in me meeting my eternal mate. The bridal shower was wonderful. Our family stayed after the shower an extra, oh~ 4 hours or so, just so we could catch up with everyone and their families. Here's a pic of Steve's Christensen cousins and their families. Oh, good times!
We got to Steve's parent's house late after the bridal shower, but we fit in a good night's sleep, then we headed to my dad's house for a full day of fun:
- Lauret Easter Egg Hunt
- Potluck Lunch with Pork Salads
- Decorating Huge Easter Cookies
- Garrus's Baby Blessing at Uncle David's House
- Soup Dinner at Uncle Davids House
- Helping My Dad With The Traditional Easter Fudge Eggs
|See the 2 eggs behind his back?|
|Then... we couldn't find all the eggs or bunnies. Oh well.|
A few years ago, I was looking for a fudge recipe online and I found dozens of stories of someone's aunt writing to See's for their fudge recipe and being charged a lot of money once they received it. Hmm... Myth or not? Well, not sure, maybe they're all true and See's made a killing on recipe sharing. Doesn't matter to me. I still love the fudge eggs- even though I'm not eating much in the way chocolate and sugar these days due to my POTS and heart arrhythmia. My dad still made me a mini-egg and I sliced one thin piece off each day for 10 days until it was gone. That was heavenly.