This Easter the Lily Pad hosted our first holiday. Jim and I have been married for twelve years and we have had the pleasure of being a guest at our parents' for holiday meals ever since, however this year we decided it was our turn. We decorated the house and got baking and preparing several days ahead. Aunt Tammy brought the hams, Nanny Lil brought the potatoes, Aunt Kathy brought the salad, so we did the honey glazed carrots, lemon green beans, a couple of quiches, rolls, and two broccoli and cauliflower casseroles. For dessert I made egg shaped cake pops, sugar cookies, cupcakes, and carrot-cake with cream cheese frosting. Nanny brought a butter cake and Nanny Lil made a chocolate pie. We feasted and enjoyed the beautiful day. The kids loved staying in their own home for a change and had fun with all their relatives. They eventually came down from their sugar highs from all those chocolate bunnies in their Easter baskets and the three Easter Egg hunts we attended earlier that weekend. I love the traditions of these hunts, the one around our house and our neighborhood I love how our bunny carefully labels each basket and hides the baskets filled with goodies, books and a couple special toys in a perfectly chosen hiding spot. This year it was Cameron's basket which was the hardest to find, but luckily we all helped him look and it was found just before breakfast. It was a blessed day filled with sunshine, family and yummy treats.