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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, April 18, 2014

Great get together with some of Suzie's family, a fun time.

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         Happy Easter

          Its is Good Friday and a holiday here in Ontario and most of Canada as well as 12 US states. Government offices, and most local businesses are closed. As well as on easter Sunday.
         A comfy night again and this morning we are leaving Suzie's Mom and Dad's place moving over to Suzie's brothers for a few days. Only 10 minutes down the road a bit more room here.
10 minute drive and all set up in 20 minutes
satellite dish too
         Settled in here then into Kitchener about 20 minutes away to Suzie's Aunt and Uncles' for our first Easter get together, with cousins and nieces, nephews are their families. I counted 28 of us in all for a 1 pm feast!
         It is so nice to get together and catchup with each other the few times a year that we can get  together and enjoy a wonderful homemade meal.
Egg decorating
we had a huge spread of food
Bone in ham, (homemade mustard), sauerkraut,
 taters, salads, easter egg, oh soo good
but then we had to have desert, cheese cake, trifle,
 cookies, fruits, rice crispy squares
       Now after a huge meal, time to work some of it off. The easter bunnies were hiding eggs for the younger ones to search for and find. So the five little ones hunted the yard looking for these colorful treasures.

a couple here
searching, filling their bags
Rice crispy sculpture and fresh tulips
        Then we just sat around and had many conversations going with different groups, sharing lots of interesting conversation. Suzie's Aunt pulled out the awesome quilt that is just about finished, cross stitched and hand quilted, excellent fine work and many many hours into the making.
very nice handmade quilt
         As the afternoon wound down it was time to head back home with a couple of huge donated hambones (can't waste these), I boiled them up for a nice broth to make a large pot of bean soup in the morning. 
         Thanks Earlus and Delores for hosting this wonderful family Easter dinner, it was so nice to see everyone again! We still have 3 more family get togethers to go yet this weekend.
         Want to thank you for dropping by today and joining us. Hope that your Easter weekend is as wonderful as ours. 


Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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26 comments:

  1. Have a Happy Easter! That's an amazing quilt.

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    1. Thanks Bob, so many hours into the fine cross-stitching, a real piece of art .

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  2. Love the quilt! Funny that you wrote about Good Friday. We were on the road today and noticed it was packed. Then, it dawned on me that probably some may have a holiday. We used to get it off but I wasn't sure if it was still observed as a holiday anymore. The holiday varied according to when and where you worked or went to school. I especially was surprised to find out that Canada celebrated it. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Traffic will be very busy this weekend for the holidays. Lots of family gatherings everywhere.

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  3. I love those family get togethers.... whether it's your family or mine.... just wonderful. That quilt is beautiful... but oh, my goodness... all that food! Happy Easter... looks like the Easter Bunny found you already!

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    1. All the food and its not over yet for us. Good times yes.

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  4. What a wonderful day of family time! Looks like everyone had a nice time and had lots to fill their tummies! The quilt is beautiful. I used to cross stitch a lot so I know how much work went into a piece like that!

    Happy Easter George and Suzi!

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    1. The cross stitch is very fine work so nice. Always a fun time.

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  5. Enjoy the Weekend and the great Family Time!

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    1. We sure will gonna be a busy one.
      You guys have a great one too.

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  6. Nice quilt! Can only imagine all the work that goes it making one that size.
    Three more dinners like that and you'll be needing to let the belt out on your pants.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the time with Family!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks will be feeding our faces as we go. Gotta eat, just not too much thats all. Hardly ever eat desert.

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  7. Great family visit & dinner. Good idea - not surprising - that you would take and boil those ham bones for soup. Easy on the diet with the othecEaster meals to come.

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    1. I love making soup,so nice to have in the cooler temperatures.

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  8. What a great time visiting with family, and this is only round one.

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    1. More visiting and fun family time is so much fun.

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  9. Now that is the way to spend a holiday. Happy Easter. I'm looking forward to our ham dinner on Sunday.

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    1. A ham dinner is good any time, especially for family gatherings.

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  10. Welcome back to Canada, George. Looks like you and Suzie are right back in the swing of things.

    Happy Easter and hope the 'Bunny' is good to you both.

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    1. Thanks Rick, busy times again, family and friends.

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  11. Our best times are with family. Sounds like y'all had a fabulous and blessed get together.

    Wishing you both a very blessed Easter.

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    1. Thanks you guys all the best to you too.

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  12. What a beautiful quilt !! Both my Mother and a Sister also makes these type of quilts so I sure know the amount of time that goes into completing one. You couldn't put a price on it for sure.

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    1. They are amazing,like you said the hours put into making these makes them priceless.

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