Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! We had a wonderful time celebrating with family on Saturday and our church family on Sunday. It was especially hard having to go back to work this morning after such an enjoyable few days.
FRIDAY | I was fortunate enough to have the day off work. Good Friday is an observed holiday at the school I work for which is great! Kevin and I had an early afternoon flight down to Louisville to visit my family. We were staying at a hotel downtown so decided to explore the area a little bit. We ate dinner at the highly recommended Proof on Main which definitely lived up to its reputation. Our entire meal was fantastic, but the best thing we ordered by far was their Charred Octopus. This dish was so delicious we seriously contemplated ordering another one. The two guys sitting at the table next to us even ordered two, ha!
The restaurant is located in in the 21c Museum Hotel which has a free art museum in it that we walked around after dinner. We spent the rest of the evening walking around downtown before heading back to the hotel for the night.
SATURDAY | My parents and sister drove down from West Lafayette this morning and we met them at my grandparents’ house along with my Aunt Susan, who also lives in Louisville, as well as my Uncle Rob who came in from DC. We spent all day at their house just visiting with family which was so nice! It was a beautiful day outside which made it even better! We dyed Easter eggs and ate a delicious meal that my mom prepared. We had ham, asparagus, twice baked potatoes, jello salad, etc. For dessert we had my favorite berry trifle that my mom makes! Here are some pictures from the day:
My sweet grandmother (Nannie as we call her) has Alzheimer’s so any extra time spent with her these days is especially precious. I don’t get to see my extended family nearly enough which makes me sad to think about. Nannie has both good and bad days and I thought Saturday was a great day for her and I was so glad to be there! It breaks my heart to see her not know who people are and be confused in her own home. All illness is horrible, but there is just something about Alzheimer’s that is so awful to watch someone suffer with it. My grandpa (Papa) and Aunt Susan take such good care of her and I am so thankful for both of them.
Kevin and I went back to our hotel later that evening, but first stopped in Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen for some ice cream. We lucked out and found an open couch so enjoyed our ice cream while watching the first half of the Kentucky/Wisconsin game.
SUNDAY | We had a 6 AM flight back to Chicago so were up at 3:30 – no fun! The flight between Louisville and Chicago is super short so we landed at pretty much the same time we took off. We decided to head to the United Club for a quick breakfast before heading home. Once we got home I quickly changed clothes and got ready for church. We made it to the 9 AM service at our church which I was really happy about. The set the tech team created was amazing!
Easter service was awesome – amazing band, sermon on the resurrection, and baptisms! I love baptism Sundays and getting to hear people’s stories of being transformed by Christ. Easter is definitely one of my favorite holidays and I can’t help but feel so undeserving of Christ’s love. Christ suffered a horrible death on a cross to save you and me so that we can have eternal life in Heaven with Him. What an amazing message of hope!
After church, Kevin and I enjoyed a wonderful Easter brunch at Eyrie. The students created a delicious buffet including french toast, a ham and leg of lamb carving station, made to order omelets, salads, and much more. We were both sufficiently stuffed! They even had Easter eggs hidden around the restaurant for the kids.
We were both super tired from only getting 3 hours of sleep the night before so both ended up taking long naps in the afternoon.
That was our Easter weekend in a nutshell! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday as well! 🙂
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