Saturday, I did some shopping for my upcoming trip to Florida with Mom (Next Tuesday, I'll be in 85 degree weather in a swimsuit! So excited!) and also purchased a few new Spring items for work (I'm loving the mint and coral items out right now.) Saturday evening, my Mom and I went out to St. Paul for dinner and Mass downtown St. Paul. The church we go to is beautiful - full of tradition and celebration, candles and beautiful music. I love spending mass cuddled up in the pew with my Grandma; we're 2 peas in a pod (seriously so much a like!) so it warms my heart to spend quality time with her. We are a pretty feisty duo when together, lots of laughing and fun - my Mom just shakes her head ;)
Sunday, my parents hosted a lovely brunch. We ate so well, per usual, with delicious Homemade Spinach Stratta, Waffles and Coffee Cake, among other delectable treats. It was lovely having Sydney join the mix; she is quite the hit with my family, and lifts right in! Love her so much, so very special to share the day with her as well.
As promised, I supplied the Blushing Mimosas - they were delicious! Quite sweet, but I used a dry Champagne which cut through the sugar a bit - what a treat they were! As I made the juice mix separate from the booze, I got to thinking about ideas for fun summer cocktails using the same mix with different liquours - Vodka and Gin both came to mind as refreshing potential options. Might have to do a little taste test ;)
I hope you and yours had a relaxing, sunny and beautiful holiday.
Spring has Sprung!
|Here's Sydney and I in our Easter brights, enjoying our Blushing Mimosas.|