|Susan, David, Dad and Mom all together. The 4 Amigos!|
|Auntie Susan and Uncle Dave are great company! Good times!|
In mid-March, David and Susan Sweely came to visit us for a few days on their way to TX from AZ. Between Mom, Dan and I, I think we nearly talked their ears off :) We had a wonderful visit. Played many games, laughed ourselves silly and oohed and ahhed over Dave and Susan's arts and craft skills. David brought gem stones (self harvested) for each of the boys and I think, found a kindred spirit in Dan. They hit it off like no one's business. Once they went to the garage, I was sure we'd never see either of them again. Mom, Susan and I were content to enjoy the little ones, chat over cups of tea and putter in the kitchen together. Who knows when we will see them again as it's been over a decade since we'd seen them last, but it was a blessing to spend a few days soaking up their love and fun.
(Late March) As you can tell, we LOVE to dye Easter Eggs at the Man Crew House. We get INTO it and enjoy it greatly. I think we dyed 5 dz eggs this year? Oh my, our fingers were funny colors for days! David is simple and likes one color eggs. Patrick likes to dip one end, the another, then a side, etc until he comes up with some plaid configuration to his liking. Derek likes to color on his with crayons before dipping, and Dan likes to experiment by over-dying in several similar colors to make his own signature color. Mom and Dad got in on the fun this year. Once Easter was over and we'd found all the eggs again (thank you Lord) we ate multi-colored egg salad for a LONG time.
Totally worth it!
|Cake decorating at Albertson's. Let the wild rumpus begin!|
|TA-DA! All finished and posing in front of the flower pots. Happy cousins!|
|It was so wonderful to see Pastor Dennis behind the pulpit again after his sabbatical.|
|Whee! Even MORE eggs! Thanks Mesilla Park Community Church!|