Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter 2010

Jason and I decided to spend Easter weekend in Harlingen, and I am so glad we did.  It was the first time we had been to the Valley since Christmas.  Jason and I left Thursday night after work and stayed in Harlingen until Sunday afternoon.  We had a weekend packed full of fun.  We woke up early Friday morning and headed down to Laguna Vista to play the South Padre Island golf course.  Both my parents, Cale, and Jason played and I cheered them on and took pictures.  After golf, we had a late lunch at Pirate's Landing in Port Isabel before heading over to the beach for the afternoon.  I was really hoping for some sun, but it was a fairly overcast afternoon.  The boys enjoyed throwing the football and playing washers on the beach while my mom and I enjoyed reading and chatting in our chairs.  The day was perfect until we got back to Harlingen Friday night and realized that Jason's Iphone had been stolen at some point while at the beach.  :(  He had a good attitude about it though and didn't let it ruin our day.

Cale and Mom on the golf course

Cale and Dad strikin a pose

Jason sinks his put!!

Entertaining ourselves while waiting for a table at Pirate's Landing

On Saturday morning, Jason and my dad got up early again and went to play another golf course in Harlingen.  My mom and I hung out at the house and then headed to the AT&T store to buy Jason a new phone.  We met the boys at Pepe's for a yummy lunch (We just can't got to Harlingen without eating at Pepe's...yummm).  Saturday afternoon, we had the family over to our house to celebrate Easter.  We had BBQ chicken, several sides, and of course tons of dessert.  I must have eaten 10 of Grandma's famous Easter cookies and who knows how much of my dad's famous homemade vanilla ice cream.  :(  The kids all hunted Easter eggs after dinner and got to play Grandma's Easter game.  For years, she has put numbers in the eggs and then you get to draw out of basket full of bills for money.  Unfortunately for Jason and I, once you are married you no longer get to participate.  We tried to convince everyone we were separated for the weekend, but they didn't buy it.  haha  All the kids (including Cale) made out very well with their Easter money.
Dad making homemade ice cream for Saturday night

Cooper with his Easter basket.  It didn't take the kids long to get the hang of the egg hunting.

Tyler showing off a few of his eggs

I was nominated as the holder of the basket full of money.  Coop was a pro at drawing the bills.  I swear he pulled a $20 almost every time.  I think Travis and Sarah had talked strategy with him before they came over...haha

Cale...excited that he still gets to participate in the Easter egg hunt

Mom and Dad....aren't they cute!

Sunday morning, we woke up and headed to church to celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior.  We enjoyed a great Easter service and then, unfortunately, had to make the drive back to Houston.  I was so excited to get to celebrate Easter with my family.  Thanks mom and dad for making the weekend so special.  I cherish all of the memories of holidays and all the time I get to spend with my family.  It is always bittersweet to have to go back home.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!!

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