Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a White?.....

EASTER??? No way!! We went to Chicago this weekend and Friday, Sat. and Sunday( until 5pm), we had very nice weather. Then this happened! We woke up this morning and got ready to leave and it looked like Christmas. In fact, I think this was more snow than we had when we visited last Christmas! On the drive home I expected to see cars with Christmas trees attached on top! Well, we had a good drive home and although we had snow blowing all around us, our grass was still green when we arrived home. Tomorrow it may look like this when we wake up. Hmmm, Easter egg hunt in the snow perhaps? Actually it's suppose to warm up and be sunny for next weekend. Let's all pray for that!

Speaking of Easter egg hunts, we stopped by and watched Brooke, Midge's granddaughter, have a fun time in their neighborhood. After the egg hunt all the kiddos saw the bunny guy and received a really nice basket of goodies!

I stopped at the head quarters of the Joint Commission. Anyone in health care knows that they are the pain in the (you know what) with all the regulations and stupid stuff we have to adhere too. It's only a mile down the road from Mom's so I decided to pay a visit. I was tempted to do more than that, but I restrained myself, it's Easter almost...must behave!

We baked up a couple of batches of Greek Easter breads. The fun part was dying those eggs! We went to a Greek deli that sold the special dye to get the eggs really red...Midge now has the pinkest hands around! I brought some dye home, but I'll use good ol' surgical gloves to avoid the same fate. The bread was delish by the way. We also made dolmades. Mom gave us lesson in how to roll the grape leaves properly. She's still the greatest cook I know! Mom, you're the bomb!

I thought she looked so cute in purple and her white jeans. She cooked with us all day with her pearls on! Way to go June Cleaver.

We stopped at Billy and Laura's and saw Andrew. He's a cutie for sure! He wasn't so keen on us though. He was very sleepy and not too smiley, but very sweet and chunky! It was a fun weekend and it was really great to spend time to learn some new Greek recipes, go to my fav shopping center, OakBrook, and just hang out and see everyone. When we got home I forgot only one thing at Mom's. All our dirty laundry. Sorry Mom, you really don't have to wash it, just pack it in a box and mail it to us. ( Just put toxic sticker sign on the outside!)


Donna said...

Lotta snow...I hope we don't get that much...heck, this time of the year it goes away fast! Can't stay away from medicine even on vaca...huh? -But JOINT COMMISSION??!!??
The breads are gorgeous!!! -And so is June!! and so is that delicious looking baby!!! What a cutie!! Looks like Phil when he was the Gerber baby!!

Phil and Amanda said...

That IS a lot of snow! Holy cow! And that baby Andrew is ADORABLE! What a little chunk! He better keep up with his eating...Addy is catching up fast! ;-) Glad you had a good time! See you Sunday!! ♥

Amy and Craig said...

looks like you had fun. wish i coulda been there to learn the secrets of the greek food from an expert. Brooke is so big and so cute, you can see Katie in her. Andrew looks just as chunky as our little sophie, so fun!

Craig said...

Sounds like a fun trip! It would be nice to make it up to Chicago sometime and visit everyone. Also, it would be nice to have some of that food!!