We went up to the cabin to celebrate my mom's birthday this year, which was also Easter weekend. Even though it was the first weekend in April there was still snow on the ground when we arrived. Two nights later there was a storm that dumped another 2 feet of snow where the family cabins are. Made for an interesting drive to work for my parents on Monday...something about a ditch and chains not fitting correctly... :)
Back to my mom's birthday... her actual birthday was on Friday morning so my sister and her kids, Travis, Adaline, and myself took her out for coffee and pastries at Olde Tyme Pastries (the absolute BEST bakery in Turlock). I kicked myself afterwards, when I realized I didn't bring my camera. This lack of sleep thing has definitely turned my brain to mush. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the coffees and danishes. The next morning we headed up to the cabin for a bit more time with my mom and dad; even though we live in the same town (ahem...down the street and around the corner) they hardly get to have time with Adaline. So we spent just over an hour with them- more accurately, they spent just over an hour loving on Adaline (and who wouldn't?!) We then headed over to Travis' parents' cabin for an early Easter dinner. This picture didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but I'm posting it anyway; it was Adaline's first Easter and all.
We then rushed home to welcome our friends from afar, Emily, Mark, and their two children, Phoenix and Mason. They cooked us a FABULOUS meal and we had a great time catching up. We realized it had been two years since we'd last visited inperson- much, much too long a time. Tanner and Belle are now officially in love with Mason; he ran them around the yard for at least two hours. I don't know who enjoyed it more, Mason or the dogs :) The dogs haven't been getting their usual exercise, but Mason had just endured a five-hour car ride (and when you're 8, that's FOR- EV-ER).
On Sunday, all three of us spent the day in our pjs, recuperating from the exhausting but wonderful weekend. It was a great weekend, but a lot of activity for us homebodies. We're already in training for the next holiday weekend :)