April 2, 2008

My Family Calendar

So last weekend I mentioned I was going to visit some family. Each year in the Spring we get together to celebrate the Holidays. Until this year it was just the girls in the family, but since I got married and my aunt had a baby boy, we decided to include everyone.
We made good time on our trip and my husband and I decided to make a visit to Hollywood Blvd. Its a neat movie theater that has a restaurant you sit in comfy chairs with a small table in front of you. They deliver your food while you are watching the movie. It was good food. The theater itself is decorated with old movie posters and random movie pictures. Some of the decorations make me wonder if they also purchased some of their decorations from a Chinese restaurant that was going out of business. Its the only place I know where you can go and see a picture of Marilyn Monroe, next to a large oriental-style cement horse.

After our little side trip we made the trip to my Aunt's house for Christmas. The tree was gone, but we all had presents. We exchanged our gifts, wrapped in Christmas paper. I gave my sisters and cousin glow sticks, which meant they spend the rest of the evening hiding out in closets and dark bathrooms (so they could see their reflection in the mirror). Following tradition, each of us girls got something matching. This year its short sleeved zippered hoodies. We looked so cute in our matching shirts.

After a late night we headed back to my other Aunt's house, where we were staying. We spent the night in the Slither guest room. (Yes, they have a small snake, and no, I didn't freak out.)

Sunday Morning it was Easter! We headed back to my Aunt's house for Easter Brunch. She made an egg bake that was delicious. Even though it was cold we held an Easter Egg hunt. Us grown-ups had lots of fun hiding the eggs and laughing when the kids couldn't find them. Eventually we used the hot / cold method to ensure all the eggs were found. Well, all but one. Someone where in the yard there is still a naturally green hard boiled egg.

Because many of us have birthdays in the spring, it was necessary to add another celebration to our weekend extravaganza. Everyone who had a birthday in the surrounding couple months got a cupcake with a candle. Yum yum.

Our yearly Christmas/Easter/Birthday Celebration is the best!


Melissa said...

Sounds like you had a great trip.

Becky said...

What a fun family tradition! And you all did look so cute in your matching hoodies!

Robin said...

I love combination celebrations.

When my niece is in for the summer, (she travel nine months of the year) we celebrate Thanksgiving and Oktoberfest (and anything else we think of) around the pool.

Jenster said...

That sounds like so much fun!! Glad you all had a great time.

Rob said...

I have heard of Christmas in July but Christmas in Easter is a new one!

Sauntering Soul said...

Sounds like y'all had a great weekend!

Melissa said...

You've got bling!

Jules said...

You were in the LA area, and I DIDN"T EVEN KNOW!!! No way! Oh man. We could have gotten together or brushed by each other or whatever!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. What a great idea to celebrate all the holidays one after another.

Jules said...

Okay, so now I'm looking at where you were and it's not LA. *sigh* It's the other coast.
So... when ya comin' out here?

Muddy said...

Looks like a good trip.