Gooooood afternoon!!

Well the shower was a success! Yesterday afternoon, I made the fruit salad so it was all ready to go today. The final mix contained:

  • Red grapes
  • Green grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Marshmallows

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I took some help from the grocery store with the canned pineapple and mandarin oranges because well, I wanted to, and have you ever even seen a mandarin orange in real life? Are they just clementines? It’s a true mystery… Anyways, I got the kinds that are packed in their own juices and not syrup, so I don’t feel too bad ;) I have sooo much left too – I’ll be eating fruit salad for weeks!

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Then, I made the egg casserole. Per your suggestions, I went with the Spring Asparagus Strata! It was sooo good guys – and really easy to make. Although – the 10 cups of bread the recipe calls for = two loaves of bread – wowza! Also, I ended up including the mushrooms that the recipe called for, becuase it would have been selfish of me to leave them out just because I don’t like ’em… We also had some mini quiches and an egg casserole with meat – all three options were soo tasty!

Other food items included bran muffins that my friend’s sister makes – they are to-die-for moist – iced sugar cookies in the shapes of little baby rattles, bottle, etc – ugh, so cute and so delicious, I could have eaten 10 – and for dessert we had some of my friends’ mom’s famous Choclate Mayo cake!! There’s some ingredients in the frosting and cake besides mayo that I’d rather not think about when I’m eating it, so I didn’t, and it was soooo good!! Literally the icing is like eating sweet, sweet buttah….MMMMM!

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Here are some pictures of the shower – it was so much fun to all be together! My friend is the first one of us girls to have a baby, so it was really special!

Me and baby Mason:

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The Hostesses with the mostesses with the new mom:

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The whole gang!

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Little baby sized suit – have you ever seen anything so adorable???

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Well the wrapping paper is thrown away, the dishes are in the dishwasher, and I’m full :) Yep, I had a healthy portion of everything we served…I had to make sure it all tasted right!!! I’m off to the wedding shower in a couple of hours and it’s just a BEAUtiful day out today, so I think I’ll go relax on the deck for awhile :) I need to conserve energy – there’s a margarita machine making an appearance tonight!! 

What are everyone’s plans for the rest of the weekend? Anyone celebrating Easter with their families? If so, what are your Easter traditions? My brothers and I are all in our mid-upper 20’s and…yes, we still get Easter baskets!!!

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