Thursday, April 09, 2015

Easter! Spring! General Conference!

Spring is here!

I put this beautiful card in the mail to a friend I haven't seen in awhile. I hope this brightens her day.

After a workout, a girl  needs some pie and cider. It was open mic poetry night. I went with Marcello to listen, not read

One of the best things about living in Utah, especially around General Conference time, is the influx of visitors. I got an email on Thursday from Abraham, who was flying into town for a quick visit. I haven't seen him in a few years since he's been jetting around the world, but I was able to pick him up at the airport and have a quick dinner with him. One of my favorite people on the planet.

The next day I got to see Yuhi and her cute little family. There were in town for a mission reunion and we had lunch on Friday. They've recently moved from NYC to Texas, so it's been an adjustment! The girls are adorable and mostly speak Japanese.

Hallie had a little Easter egg hunt it seems. Taylor sent these to the family.

And she already loves credit cards.

Celisse and I talked about having a little conference party/Easter dinner, so I threw some stuff together. I even got up at 530am to let the cinnamon rolls rise! I didn't sleep well, so might as well have decent pastries. I also made a quiche, Celisse brought fruit and juice, and Cher brought marshmallow creme eggs from Germany. 

Marcelito came over in the morning.

Quick break and nap between sessions of Conference, and Sergio came by for the afternoon. 

Post-Conference it was Easter dinner time. I'd invited a few more folks over.

Dinner turned out quite well. I baked a ham and asparagus, and we had some scalloped potatoes from Costco. Cher made cheddar biscuits and an amazing pear blackberry pie. Other people brought veggies and drinks.

Meghan whipped up some of her famous cupcakes - these were an orange cake with buttercream frosting.

Good times getting cozy.

Those who were left after dinner piled onto the couch and watched some Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I had some great laughs. Always more fun to laugh with others. I don't believe in selfies, but I like this one.

We peeked into the birds nest on my balcony curtains - I think there are eggs in there! We'll see if I have some baby birdies soon. 

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