Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 11th

We were fortunate to have visitors Easter weekend! Laurie and Tristan joined us Thursday night through Saturday; Randy came for Saturday and Sunday; Jen came Sunday along with Ellen and George, a guy from Togo; and as Mother already commented, she was here from Thursday through Tuesday. We enjoyed everyone's company very much!

Debbie brought Tristan and the little girls outside on Saturday for an Easter egg hunt - along with my camera. I'm not sure which they enjoyed more, finding the eggs or eating the jelly beans inside. (Ma and I went to join some women at PF Chang for a Chinese lunch.)

The weather held out perfectly all weekend. Note tho, my AZ kin, that we could use the lawn painting service... It will green up in 2-3 weeks. Until then, we will enjoy the warming sun and be content with less than picturesque scenery.

In the evening, after the guys were back from clean up day at Stoney, we grilled our first burgers of the season per Debbie's birthday request. Steven had made her a yummy chocolate cake that we had for dessert.

During our supper, the "bat man" came. Thankfully we didn't have a major infestation - no colony had been established yet. They sealed off the couple suspect areas they found and put in a permanent bat door that lets any stragglers out, but no visitors in. Hopefully that is the final chapter in our bat story.


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Now I want a grill - that burger looks yummy!!! :) Thanks for a wonderful Easter, Becky!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Since Mom stayed until Tuesday does that mean that Isa got bumped? Or is that wishful thinking on my part!?

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

No, he didn't get bumped. In fact
there was room for those waiting on
standby. But Ellen had suggested we stay into Tuesday and attend the
southern MN retirees at the Haapsaari home in Hanover, which we
did. After picking him up at the
airport, after 7:30, we went to
IKEA and while we looked around Isä went and ate in IKEAs dining room and Steven joined him but just
for coffee. So by the time we got
to Randalls it was late enough and
he was tired so we stayed until Tues. While in the cities I got to
eat Chinese and Mexican on Mon.
Things I can't get your father to
do tho I may treat him to a Chinese
on our anniversary and then there is a craft fare at the Brainerd HS.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Happy Birthday Debbie!!! Hope it was a good one! The burgers look great and I'm going to have to grill soon!!!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

aren't my pictures spectacular? it was fun to take pictures of the girls and tristan hunting for eggs, i'd have to say though that the picture of my burger was hard to take cause i wanted to take a bite, i had promised a picture of it cause i was bragging to a bunch of girls about the yummy burgers we were having :) -debbie

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Fun pictures! Happy belated birthday to Debbie! Anna has been waiting for a bbq for a long time. She's tired of our seafood bbqs and wants a real one ... with burgers and hotdogs. Your picture makes my mouth water!
Easter egg hunt looks like it was very productive. :)
Fun weekend!