Married to the Empire

Monday, March 24, 2008


I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter day. Ours was chilly, but sunny and lovely. We had a wonderful time at church celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

And on a more personal note, I was so happy that I was well enough to sing that morning! I barely coughed, and my voice was mostly quite clear.

While Steven and I spend other major holidays with our families, Easter is the one big holiday that we always celebrate with our friends. Easter dinner is always held at the home of Dan and Karen (the same friends who threw the 20th birthday party for their cat). In attendance were the same people from the birthday party. I brought my camera along, but I failed to take many pictures. However I did get a few.

We had crown roast of pork, cheesy potatoes (my dish--recipe will be at the end of the post), carrots, asparagus, salad, sweet potato stuffing, the best applesauce you could ever eat, chocolate eggs, and a stunningly-delicious white cake. The buffet:

The table:

A picture that Glenn took of Michelle and me:

Karen is big on festive headbands for the girls, if you haven't noticed. While I do think they're a lot of fun and very cute, I was distressed to see that they were made in China. Can't win 'em all, unfortunately. I've prayed for blessings for whoever it is that made them.

We were all given hardcover copies of The Velveteen Rabbit. I heard that there was a reading of it, along with some sort of commentary on the message of the story, but I fell asleep and missed the whole thing. I blame it on the sickness. I was told that a few pictures were snapped of me asleep, but I haven't seen any of them. That's probably just as well.

We also watched the video taken at the cat's birthday party. Silly stuff!

We always have such fun when we're with our friends!

Cheesy Potatoes

1 32-oz. bag of frozen hashbrowns, thawed
1 medium onion, chopped
6 Tbls. butter, melted
16 oz. sour cream
8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 10-oz. can cream of chicken soup

Mix all ingredients together, then place in greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until bubbly and piping hot.


Ann said...

Cute cute picture of you and Michelle! What a lovely day you had! And I think it's okay that you fell asleep, you must have needed it. I'm so glad you were able to sing for the service, too! :) Thanks for that recipe, the food looks fabulous!

Ewokgirl said...

What's so sad about my having fallen asleep is that I'd already taken a nap earlier in the day! But church positively exhausted me, so I guess my body was making up for it.

*carrie* said...

Looks like a lovely celebration. What a nice tradition!

Catherine at Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

I love the picture with the rabbit ears! How cute!