Easter Weekend Wrap-Up

We had a great Easter weekend! We had beautiful weather and were very productive. Friday I was off work and created my new spring wreath! We had Spinach and Ricotta Shells for dinner which I have shared with you all before. They were delicious as always. You can’t go wrong with stuffed shells. We caught up on some of our DVR shows Friday night and just relaxed.

Saturday, we had breakfast at Bob Evans and then headed to Lowe’s We bought everything we needed to finish fencing in our yard! You can read all about that on Tyler’s blogging post, his first contribution to the blog. And he is a good writer and funny so I will be having him do more posting. While Tyler worked on the fence I weeded my flowers and put up my new potted flowers and garden flag. I was quite excited about those and now our yard looks so cute and ready for spring!

After our yard work we got ready and headed over to the Twaddell’s for Easter egg dying, dinner, an inspirational egg hunt, cheesecake and Nertz. If you have never heard of Nertz or experienced the Twaddell’s playing it then you won’t understand my excitement about coming in 3rd place!! It is a game of speed and that is something the Twaddell family excels at, the Ballards and Glovers not as much. So I was proud to come in 3rd out of 7 people playing!

On Sunday we dressed up and headed to church for Easter Sunday. Growing up in a Southern Baptist church I just felt the need to dress up for Easter. When I was a little girl it was always so exciting to get our Easter dresses! It was a dreary and rainy day on Sunday so we came home and spent the day lounging on the couch and I also prepared us a delicious meal, Chicken Casserole and Pineapple Casserole, recipes coming later this week!

We had a great weekend and this morning it was back to the grind. I am not the biggest fan of Monday’s but I mean who really is? But this work day is close to over and then we are one day closer to the weekend 🙂 This coming weekend if the weather is nice we are hoping to go into DC and check out the Cherry Blossoms! Quick find the Zyrtec, hello allergies!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Dolly says “Happy Easter” 

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New garden flag!

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Front porch!

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The Easter Bunny came!

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Dying Easter Eggs at the Twaddell’s!

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Apples, Pumpkins, and Cupcakes!

I apologize for being completely terrible at this blogging thing. It’s been quite awhile and it is now FALL! Growing up I did not care for fall but apparently the 2 week trips to New England that we took every year, instead of going to the beach like everyone else, the apple picking trips, the fall foliage viewing, apple cider drinking, and mountain hiking has rubbed off on me. So congratulations Dad, you got me, I now love fall. I look forward to the trees changing, I dragged my husband to the apple orchard, I drank some apple cider and enjoyed it and I keep saying “Gosh I’d love to go to New England again.” I even said let’s go walk around the battlefield, but that’s about as close to hiking as you will probably get me when it’s my choice. The one thing I don’t like about fall is that winter comes next and I am not looking forward to that.

So anyways since my last post we’ve been up to a lot. First, my bcf (that stands for Best Cousin Forever) Jacob came up to visit from college. That was a lot of fun and I was excited because during my college years I spent almost every weekend with his family so it was nice to be able to feed him some home cooked meals and do his laundry like his mom did for me. We took him down to National Harbor so we could get him a little Northern Virginia culture experience and then we came home and watched football. I think he had a good time. He gave “Casa de Glover” 5 stars and we look forward to his next visit!

Our weeks are not very interesting so I don’t really blog much about them. We both work all day and come home and eat, watch a little tv and crash. I spend at least 2 hours a day in the car commuting so I am looking forward to this week where I will get off early everyday and miss the afternoon rush hour!

Last weekend we engaged in some true fall fun and went and picked our own pumpkins and then apples as well. We came home and had cooked apples (YUM!) which is one of my favorite things mom makes in the fall. I have a wonderful husband who peels the apples for me and this weekend we invested in an apple slicer/corer (best purchase ever!). So we each got a pumpkin and found some apples to pick. Tyler enjoyed his first apple orchard experience and his first caramel apple. We also had some delicious apple cider and enjoyed the beautiful weather! That Saturday evening we enjoyed our visit to PF Changs and went to see Taken 2 which was very good! Don’t mess with Liam Neeson!

This weekend Nathan, Tyler’s brother, came up from Bristol and they had man night and went to a concert. They had a lot of fun! While they were gone I had a girly night and was going to try out some Molten Lava Chocolate Cupcakes, YUM right? Well I ruined that. They were all prepared and ready to go and as I put them in the oven the pan was hot from resting atop the stove. I let go before the pan was all the way in and well you can look at the picture for the result. So my evening turned into an evening of cleaning chocolate from every nook and cranny of my oven. On Saturday we went shopping and nothing very exciting. We checked out a little town which basically was just worth driving through and then we were done with it. But it was a beautiful drive to get there. We had the most delicious dinner last night that I got from a friend who posted it on Facebook. Chicken Pot Pie cupcakes! And no it’s not chicken pot pie mixture in real cupcakes. Tyler was very confused by that at first. I will post the link below! It was soo good! We also made copycat Bob Evans Pumpkin Bread which was also very delicious and fallish. Today we are having a very lazy day. Catching up on blogging, laundry and watching football.

I hope you are all doing well and I will try harder to blog more!

Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes!