Happy Easter, He is Risen!
We had a fantastic long Easter weekend, full of food and family. Lots and lots of food.
On Friday, Will and I had the day off. We worked out, ran errands, caught an early dinner with friends at Thai Fresh before our church’s Good Friday service, then met up with some other friends to go see Explosions in the Sky at the Paramount.
These guys Do Not Mess Around. They played for an hour and 40 minutes straight without stopping, and it was beyond incredible. I also paid flipping $7 for a can of beer to drink during the show, because, Austin.
On Saturday, Will kindly helped me put up the gallery wall in our living room that has been hanging out on the floor for the past month. I have yet to get pictures in all the frames, but I’m loving that it’s already giving the room a more finished look!
A sneak peak:
In the afternoon I got a facial from my sister, which was wonderful and much needed! During my appointment, she informed me I was in the bottom 5% of face sizes. Good to know… especially since I am probably in the upper 95% of hair thickness, which is a lovely, chia pet-like ratio.
One of my best friends invited us out for crawfish in the evening, which is a southern thing I have limited experience with for a lot of reasons. One of them being I like my once-living food to look as little like it was once alive as possible. If it still has eyeballs, I have issues.
I have only been to one other crawfish boil, during a Dad’s Day when I was in college. A bunch of sorority girls threw down a blanket of what looked like bugs/Men in Black alien carcasses on a picnic table and quickly demonstrated how to pull the head off, and suck the meat from the body. I was thoroughly horrified.
This dinner more than redeemed that experience. Once I got past the eyeballs and the cockroach-like abdomen, those
bugs crawfish were delicious!!
Three pounds of yummy.
Just a bucket of dissected bugs. I mean, fish.
A crawfish eatin’ demonstration.
So many mixed feelings. How can something that looks so gross taste so dang good?
We then watched The Revenant. It was stressful, though not as stressful as the Zodiac Killer movie but mostly because that movie ended with ‘we never caught the killer, he could be waiting in your car to murder you, I mean probably not, but we just thought you should know.’ Leo was great, but what else is new? I still think he should have won for every movie he has ever been in, ever.
Sunday we celebrated Easter with my family and the cuteness was Top Notch. Kids make everything more fun! Sadly, the allergy inducing junk in the air was also Top Notch, so we hunted eggs inside.
Resurrection eggs to tell the Easter story. Lily’s dress was worn by both Deborah and I as babies!
Some really bad afternoon lighting: Ben’s face after he learned that the eggs he just hunted were empty. This was his fifth egg hunt, so let’s just say that he was more than adequately stocked with candy, trinkets and loose coins.
Lily’s face after she learned the eggs were empty. Bless.
Smile for the camera you say? Oh, um, no. I don’t think so.
She thought this was really funny for about 5 seconds, then about lost her mind 10 seconds after this picture was taken. Tiny people in big people clothes= forever funny to me.
A not great family photo taken on a timer and severely cropped, but I don’t care! This is a solid group of people to be related to and I’m so grateful to get to live in the same city as them!