4.24.2011

Easter Sunday

It's that dreaded time of the week again, Sunday night, when the close of another productive and enjoyable weekend has arrived. After a nice long weekend, (I had Good Friday off, bless living in the Bible belt), it really makes beginning a new work week rather daunting. If only I could stay home and work on all of my unfinished projects...

Today was a crazy day around our house. With it being Easter Sunday and all, I had the wild idea of hosting a big dinner with some of our close friends. Of course I couldn't just have a simple dinner and leave it at that. That would be too easy, and I read way too many blogs. So, I tried to go all out, or at least as all out as I could in our tiny little space called our house. I told John one day I need a big house, if for nothing more than to entertain friends. To which he replied, some day, some day...
 
It's so nice being married to someone who is artistically gifted. He's always there to help me make things look even better...

And the finished product looked a little something like this, or, I should say, all of the guys cupcakes looked something like this. The girls were a little more normal looking...
 

The table...

After dinner, we had a chocolate cake cook off challenge, we wanted to see who really knows how to make the best chocolate cake. After a pretty filling dinner, we probably should have opted for something a little lighter, like fresh fruit, but we stuffed our faces with chocolate cake anyway...

I'm not sure whose cake actually won, or if we really even voted, but I do know it was a fun night, and that's all that we were aiming for anyway...


This was my moist chocolate cake. It probably wouldn't have hurt it to have a little less cinnamon in it, but after making cupcakes, cookies, a ham, and decorating my house can one really expect perfection? Perhaps. But I'm just impressed that within 20 minutes of everyone leaving, our house was back to being spotlessly clean. I guess there are some perks to living in a small house...

7 comments:

Joy said...

Wow, your guests should have been very, very impressed!

AJ Candrian said...

LOVE the cupcakes and the napkins folded like rabbits. Very cute, Maize.

Cynthia Lovell said...

Very Clever!!! It all looks so fun and cute! You do a Great Job!! (so does John! I can't believe how accomplished he is! You are very lucky & so is He!)

Nick & Dana said...

I WAS VERY IMPRESSED... don't worry, I am currently working on my blog post about it! ;) Thanks for having us. It was all so wonderful and delicious and you did an amazing job. And I am staring at the wrapper of my cupcake... i just devoured it. :)

julz said...

You're too fun Amz! I think you guys really need to move back to Cali, have a couple kids, and we can hang out, decorate, and make projects together..

JazznJenna said...

What a fun party! I am always in awe of people who get into party decorations (Dana's balloons at her birthday party didn't even get strung up, they kicked around on the floor!). Your table looked so cute.

Lovell Family said...

What? John lets you make a chocolate cake other than his mom's? I guess we know who the better son is! :)

I wish I was there to help with the taste testing!!

Happy Easter!