How was your weekend?

So has everyone been doing for the last little while? Did you have a good weekend? Lots of celebration? Lots of snow? More importantly, lots of knitting and chocolate?

I am so guilty of not pulling out my iPhone enough in life to snap pictures ... perhaps its because my husband is constantly making a nuisance of himself taking photos while I am cooking or when I think something else should be happening ... but at least he ends up with pictures.

We had a very busy weekend. After my frustration with Canada Post on Thursday afternoon (which apparently still isn't entirely resolved, by I am hellbent on getting these packages out asap) I decided it was weekend.

Our upside down peach cake ... an interpretation of a recipe by smitten kitchen.

Our upside down peach cake ... an interpretation of a recipe by smitten kitchen.

Friday was sunny, that is about all the I can remember at this point, my mum and I spent the afternoon soaking up the rays on the side of her house and making a peach upside down cake for dinner with my in-laws. While Jim and I aren't church goers ourselves, his family is very involved with their church and we always get the call to enjoy the evening meal with them. So on Friday we had an enjoyable dinner with his parents and sisters. 

Saturday we enjoyed an entirely different dinner. Jim's best friend's family is Jewish and this was the second year that we got to enjoy Seder dinner with them on Saturday night. Granted, to my understanding, this is a very very very abridged version, since the attention span of both the small children (and adults for that matter) doesn't support the traditional length, it is just such an enjoyable evening to be included in. Also, Julian and Laurie came up from the city with their three month old Nathan ... nothing like a new baby to make me start getting anxious about my own late summer arrival. This year, I enjoyed the red juice with the kids instead of the glasses and glasses of wine. 

He looks pretty happy about that cake - the truth is that someone put a trick candle on it for him.

He looks pretty happy about that cake - the truth is that someone put a trick candle on it for him.

Sunday was Jim's fathers birthday and so more celebration was had! Again dinner with my in-laws with the addition of an aunt and uncle. It was my father-in-laws last birthday before hitting a big decade (I won't publish which one Ron) and before becoming grandfather so there was some teasing to be had. As always, a lovely evening of food and family. There is something to be said for living so close to our families. 

Yesterday, I decided it was time to get back to work and got to shipping some packages, I rigged the system somehow to get about 50% done, and then it all crashed on me when my credit card company got worried someone had stollen my card, some about dozens of individual charges to Canada Post I suppose. After I got it working, my gaming the system stopped. Now that the offices are back open I can start getting some technical support and get things going. So thank you for your patience with me on this one, things will get out as soon as humanly possible. 

And now, my coffee is done and it is time to push publish and get back at it. 

What celebrations did you enjoy this past weekend?

Its hard to feel excited about spring when this is what it looks like out your window. The forecast suggests its coming, but I am not so sure.

Its hard to feel excited about spring when this is what it looks like out your window. The forecast suggests its coming, but I am not so sure.