Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

It is 8 pm and we have a lot to cover in a short amount of time because i am sleeeeeeepy.  I will start by saying that this was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable weekends I've had in a very long time. 
My after work festivities on Friday started with a 5 mile run at Marymoor.  The perfect 60 degree weather and hill-less path made for a really nice run and it felt so great getting out 'long' run out of the way. 
After showering up, Lucas, Jif & I met up with a couple of his cousins at Cactus where I tried to enjoy a light margarita.  Tequila, lime juice, soda water and just a touch of agave.  Though it was definitely low in calories, it was super bland.  I had everyone at the table try it but we just couldn't figure out what was missing.. Ah well.. better luck next time. 
While the Marg was a fail, their chop salad was not.  I get it every single time we go there- tasty and healthful = WIN.

Saturday started with my favorite workout at 24 and ended at my favorite brewery in Bellingham. 
We not only had the Scotch Ale at our wedding, but Lucas surprised me with my very own Bride sweatshirt as one of his wedding gifts. 
Anywho... it was definitely nice to catch up with my husband and dad over beers and a spinach salad.  Afterward we headed over to Mom's where Lucas promptly went to sleep and mom & daughter chatted over a glass of wine.  I also insisted she try my overnight oatmeal the next morning so we mixed up a batch for pre-church breakfast (because there is obviously pre & post breakfasts on Easter.)
I loved going to the Easter Service with both my husband and mom on Sunday.  We picked up Brian on our way back and then opened Easter baskets & ate brunch.  And yes.  I am 28, married and still get Easter baskets.  If my mom would have hid eggs, I would've searched for those too. 
Because Lucas usually works on Sundays, it was so nice having him up in Bellingham with me. 
I had brought my running gear up in hopes of making a loop around Lake Padden but the fun of fam & food definitely won that battle. 


  1. Wow Janine, that is a stunning photo of Julie. Looks like a lovely weekend indeed!

  2. Great pic of your mom!!