Did you have a good Easter? We sure did! Our son Shawn had us and our other son over for an Easter dinner of marinated tri-tip steak, 4 cheese mashed potatoes, corn on the cob - and we brought a fresh baked cake to celebrate not only the day but Shawn's wife Beth's birthday tomorrow! Dayle baked the lemon cake (Beth's favorite is lemon cake) and I made the cream cheese frosting. It turned out very well!
See the flecks of freshly grated lemon peel in the frosting? It's so easy to make cream cheese frosting. 1 cube of room temp butter and 1 8 oz. brick of room temp cream cheese - beat together and then add 1 box (or 5 cups) of powdered sugar. For lemon frosting add fresh lemon juice and some grated lemon peel. For vanilla, add some pure vanilla extract, for chocolate add some unsweetened cocoa powder. You can flavor it to suit your needs.
My violet plant is blooming beautifully!All of my Christmas cacti are blooming, too! This is my "Mom" one.
I had to take this photo to prove that it really got this warm yesterday. :-)
We put together these Easter "buckets" for the boys.. when we shopped yesterday there wasn't a basket to be found.
Our eldest grandson hid eggs in the yard for the 3 younger boys.. they had so much fun!
The little guys showing grandpa their eggs.. and Gabe had found a lot too!
The VW is our son's bus.
Then the boys went to the back yard and were racing to the fence and back.
We then sang happy birthday to Beth and all had cake.. and it was good!
Then we gave the boys our buckets and I asked them to say cheese and they did and I took 9 photographs and not one of them was good. Here is the best one. :-)
Each bucket had a gold foil wrapped Lindt chocolate bunny.. as you can see, they like that! LOL!
I then gave Beth her birthday gift...
It's a sterling silver snake chain bracelet that you can put those large hole beads on.. I will be able to give her beads for many gift occasions in the future until the bracelet is full. Her wedding ring has a blue sapphire in it, so I picked this bead to match it.
So, we had a great day. How was your weekend? I hope it was wonderful! Thanks for visiting and have a super duper week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)