Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Very Good Friday - My First Day of Spring

I forgot how amazing long weekends are.  I was so excited to learn that my office would be closed for Good Friday [Mike's too!].  We spent the whole day down in my Rhode Island hometown.

In addition to the excitement of a day off, I can honestly say it felt like my first day of spring.  It was sunny and 55 degrees, and I got the American Eagle plaid shirts in the mail I talked about on Thursday.  I don't think it was a coincidence that yesterday was also Good Friday - God is definitely shining down on us with beautiful weather all weekend!
This is what I've woken up to the past two days - Roxy basking in the sunlight!
I love looking in my closet and seeing so much plaid!!
Revlon "Minted" nail polish that perfectly matches my new shirts!
Come on little sprouts - I'm ready for tulips!
My first spring outfit of the year!  Sorry Twitter friends, I had to go with the capris - it'll be shorts weather soon :)
Our initial reason for going down to RI was so Mike could finish some tree work he was doing for my parents, but [of course] we did so much more!  While he was outside working, I decided it was finally time to clean out my childhood bedroom.  I haven't lived there in two years [well, 6 years if you count college], and there was still so much stuff.  It felt so great to clean everything out and donate it all to people in need!  I had three huge garbage bags of food and housewares to give away.  
There is an AWESOME dino museum on our drive down.  How cute are his bunny ears?
Loving my parents' crocuses!

After our hard work, we went out to lunch at one of my favorite little Italian restaurants.  Of course, we also drove around the beach, it was great!  Oh, and bought some great food to bring back - Mike calls them our Rhode Island FOODventures.  [I can't wait to talk about some of my favorites on this month's Hometown Hop THIS TUESDAY!!]
 My hometown is working SO HARD to rebuild the dunes, beaches, and shops to be ready for Beach Season '13.  The whole town was decimated by Hurricane Sandy.  
My favorite food stop of the day would have to be to get Easter Sweet Bread.  Every Good Friday, the fire station in the town across the river sells these breads.  They are DELICIOUS.  
Beautiful day? Of course stopped at the golf course where I grew up to hit some golf balls.
And of course Roxy was sad to be alone all day, so we let her have some fun roof time when we got home.  Can you spot her?
Just your typical amount of food brought back to CT from RI.  Yup, this is takeout from 5 different places.  I can't wait to share a bit of it with you on Tuesday!! [Yaayy for not having to cook all weekend now]

After all of our excitement yesterday, I can't wait to spend today relaxing, making a few Easter goodies, and packing for Las Vegas [I leave on Wednesday!!].  I hope you all have a happy and blessed Easter with your families! 


Anonymous said...

That sounds like a perfect Friday, especially enough takeout food so you don't have to cook all weekend :) happy Easter!

Megalin said...

Woot woot! Vegas is where it's at!

Jen said...

What a wonderful Friday!! :) Have fun in Vegas!

Unknown said...

I leave for Vegas tomorrow and come back Tuesday. We just miss each other!

Heather @ From Here to There said...

Glad you're all prepped for the Home Town Hop link-up! Wish I could say the same for your host here! haha Looks like y'all had a wonderful time and it's such a relief when you get your past cleaned up and organized! Happy Easter!

Marsa said...

omg easter sweet bread sounds like heaven right about now!! <3

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Jen @ That's What She Read said...

I love all the springy stuff going on in this post! I have always wanted to visit RI and this just makes me want to go there that much more! LOVE the nail color!!

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