Who knew holidays could be so fun? Em and I hosted our first Easter and it was a smashing success. Success… you ask? How bout a 21lb turkey for five people and one infant. Fresh green beans snapped by yours truly serving as the foundation for the best green been cassy evar. A new cheesy potato recipe (not really that risky, I mean.. it’s cheese and potatoes… what’s not to like?) that turned out splendid.
James got his first Easter basket filled with silly hats (perks of parenting) and bubbles. Easter egg hunt was a hit and he enjoyed playing with the cheap made-in-china plastic eggs more than eating the yogurt melts I put inside. Our neighborhood has quite a few wild turkeys and James’ was able to spot his first gobbler (he even fanned his feathers for him). Holidays were always special to me as a kid and it’s truly awesome for me to put on my Clark Griswold hat, make a bunch of food, host family, and put on the best darn holiday a Dad can.
Life as a Dad is moving so quickly and all I can do is try and soak up those fine moments that really make me smile. Hope everyone had a happy Easter.
Here we are twenty hundred and fourteen and hot damn, what a year 2013 was. If I may be so bold, I’d even consider 2013 to be one of the best years of my life. Before I conclude that thought, let’s shuffle on back to some of the highlights nearing the end of 2013.