Saturday, April 11, 2015

Going To Take Three Days To Catch Up ~ Day 2

Jan is going to have a lot of plums on her tree this year. The two bushes near the tree are blueberries.

Bonney Lake has lots of hills, and a few lakes too. On this day we were taking a walk around Lake Jane. 
In the evenings, we played our new favorite game, Fast Track.
Saturday we headed to Redmond, WA to have an early Easter with Joe's daughter and grand kids. I always enjoy this view of Bellevue from the freeway on our way there.
Daughter Kelly getting Easter Brunch ready and enjoying the flowers dad gave her.
Beautiful table setting for Easter Brunch

Joe's son in law and grand kids obviously having some good laughs while waiting to eat.

Later in the afternoon we returned to my sisters house. Easter Sunday morning we went to church with her and about 12:30 family members started to arrive. I have to laugh because in all the years Jan has lived in this house, ( over 35) it seems when relatives come for an event, the men stand in the hallway and visit and the gals gather in the kitchen until time to eat.

This sweet sister of mine is the "hostess with the mostest" Easter in the past has always been sit down dinners. Tables room, dining room, kitchen, and a couple of the smaller kids even ate at the piano bench.  The first year Joe and I came for  dinner there were 50 family members and friends.  This year, the count was down to 37. Tables were everywhere again, but it was buffet style.  It really helps that it's Pot Luck and a great variety.  She in the past has provided the meat, this year we did. A spiral cut ham from Costco and oh so good. And the weather was nice until evening so some of the folks spread out to the Gazebo.

I took this picture from her neighbors yard, who, by the way, told Jan to have some of them park in his driveway if needed.

One of the sisters in law, at work one evening, made the stencil for this cake. Then used powdered sugar to finish the decoration.

Lots of variety with the deserts

Just a portion of the food. the rest was on the other counter

A long time Lidstrom tradition. After dinner it's time for a good game of basketball
My great niece who was sitting on her soccer ball in the previous picture wound up kicking the ball to her cousin in the back yard.

While the basketball and soccer game was going on, the sister in laws were upstairs in the bedroom filling plastic eggs with candy and goodies. 

Then while they took a good rest the older kids hid the eggs for the annual Easter egg hunt

About five o'clock we headed back up to Redmond to spend the night because in the morning we packed up Kelly and the kids and took them back to Milwaukie with us. We ended the evening with a few good games of Fast Track again. Every one but me one a game. But I had the most fun just listening to the banter and laughter.  Tomorrow I will post the last few pictures and we'll be current.  But not to worry. There are blue skies forcasted in the near future.We don't let any grass grow under our feet.