Weekend Recap~ Easter Edition!

I’m a little late to the game as far as my weekend recap goes, it’s Wednesday already! Better late than never though right?!

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We had a long Easter weekend, as the kids had Good Friday off from school. The weather here in Minnesota has been just beautiful and the kids and I spent the entire day outside on Friday. Parker loves all things hockey and spent HOURS rollerblading and playing street hockey. The girls played on the swing set, drew pictures on the driveway with chalk and blew bubbles. We also hit up the park with a bunch of neighborhood kids. On Friday night, we went to Parker’s indoor flag football game and then went back home to greet my parents and Grandma who stayed with us for the weekend.

On Saturday, my mom, sister, grandma, Delaney and I treated ourselves to mani/pedis before heading out to Marx Fusion Bistro in Stillwater for lunch.

 

If you’re ever in the Stillwater, MN area you have to have lunch or dinner at this restaurant, I’ve never had a meal there that wasn’t delicious!  One of my favorite things on the menu is their warm goat cheese salad. #givemeallthegoatcheese

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After lunch we checked out some cute shops along main street. I found these dishcloths at Scandinavian North . These are seriously the best dishcloths EVER! (you know you’re getting old when dishcloths are exciting)  Prior to my discovery of these clothes, I mostly used handknit clothes that my grandmother makes. My sweet grandma has been able to replenish my stock over the years but she’s winding down from making them. I love how absorbent and malleable these Swedish cloths are. I feel like other ones I’ve gotten from the store are too stiff. (I guess I’m particular about my dishcloths, Ha!)

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On Saturday night, we went back to my brother and sister-in-laws house for my mom’s 60th birthday celebration! We had so much fun having everyone together. Last minute, I decided to grab Chicken Street Taco Platters from Costco. I wasn’t sure how they’d taste but I’m so glad we gave them a try, they were delish and so easy to serve a crowd!

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On Sunday morning, the kids awoke to find their Easter baskets hidden by the Easter bunny. Of course, Parker and Laney’s baskets were harder to find than the year before. The bunny doesn’t like the hunt to be too easy for them! After they searched for their baskets they hunted for eggs inside the house.

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The BEST part of the weekend was attending our church’s Easter service. We are very blessed to have a wonderful church and pastor. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

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Following the church service my family all came back to our house for Easter dinner. I didn’t take any picture of our feast and I wish I had so I could share the recipes along with pictures. #nexttime Surprisingly enough, I did take pictures of my Easter themed Oreo Truffles and I’ll share the recipe below.

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Oreo Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz package of original Oreos
  • 8 oz cream cheese-softened
  • white melting chocolate
  • Easter/holiday themed sprinkles

Directions

  • Crush Oreos into fine pieces, I used my food processor.
  • Mix cream cheese and Oreo pieces well using mixer.
  • Shape the mixture into approximately 30 balls
  • Refrigerate cookie balls for an hour or freeze for 20 minutes to allow the cookie balls to firm up
  • Dip the cookie balls into melted chocolate, I used food coloring to create pastel colors. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles before chocolate sets!

 

I hope you all had a very blessed Easter!

XOXO,

Melissa @ Finding My Mojo

Hello Monday~Weekend Recap!

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Happy Monday everyone, I’m linking up with Lindsay, Heather, Johannah and Tanya today and recapping our weekend!  We kicked off the weekend with a hockey game Friday night, #ofcourse and while Parker and Jared were away at the game Delaney was having a playdate at our house! I didn’t take any pics of Friday evening but here’s one of Camryn snoozing away before the big kids got home from school. #bestillmyheart

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On Saturday morning we went to see the Easter Bunny. We always visit the bunny at the community center within our housing association. They always do a great job with photos and also have crafts, a petting zoo and refreshments for everyone to enjoy.   The photos of the kids with the Easter Bunny were too funny. Even before it was our turn, Camryn caught a glimpse of the bunny behind the sheer curtain. The moment she saw him, she began clinging onto Jared for dear life and she absolutely WOULD NOT let go. Ha!  Her smile says it all, her teeth are clenched and she’s doing a funny half smile…poor girl.   The girl’s dresses are from Matilda Jane and their bows are from One Stop Bow Shop. If you have little girls and haven’t tried their bows yet, you’re missing out! They are very well made and come in every color under the sun as well as a zillion different patterns.

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After we had our picture taken, the kids enjoyed petting the baby chicks and coloring pictures for the coloring contest.

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On Sunday morning  we went to church and then went to the pet store. Parker started asking for a pet lizard a few months ago. My answer had been a consistent “no” for a long time but then he started asking for one again. I explained to him that he would have to save up for and purchase the lizard himself. Well, he was able to pull together enough money and we ended up with a new family pet. Ha! I’m actually not really thrilled about having a reptile in our house but I remember my own parents being willing to allow me to have a pet hamster as a child and because of this I was willing to allow Parker a pet I didn’t really want as well. Parker is very excited to have his new pet 🙂

 

We spent the rest of the day watching football and enjoying the nice weather! It’s supposed to get really cold again this week in Minnesota, ugh! Have a wonderful week!

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XOXO,

Melissa @ Finding My Mojo