Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekend Activities

This has been a busy weekend but I'll keep it short and sweet with only a few pictures.  Easter weekend is my favorite when....the following week is spring break and General Conference is on Easter Sunday!

The weather held out for the egg hunt with the grandkids. 

K.J.'s "basket" was so heavy that Grandpa followed her around with the hand truck! (Some kids get all the breaks)


Later that night, I joined some real live blogging buddies in real life!  Ann, from An Old Fashioned Girl; Heather, from Field of Heather; Sandra, from In This Small House; and Cherie, from Bakow Babble!  We visited for hours and it felt like we had known each other for years!

We're all checking to make sure the pictures turned out to our liking.  This one is especially flattering of me so why not post it?


We woke up to 6 inches of snow on Easter morning!  It's a good thing we had our outdoor activities the day before!

I made this yummy breakfast casserole to counteract the amount of chocolate I had eaten the past few days!  I don't think it worked.

Maple Sausage Casserole

1 package maple flavored sausage - browned
2 cups peeled and chopped golden delicious apples
6 cups cubed bread
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
10 eggs - slightly beaten
3 cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt 

Spray 9 x 13 pan
Place half of the bread crumbs in bottom of pan.   Add half the cooked sausage.  Mix apples with sugar and cinnamon.  Place half of the apples over sausage.  Sprinkle half of grated cheese over apples.  Repeat layers.   Mix eggs with milk, vanilla and salt. Pour over top of layers.  Bake 325 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until set.  It can be prepared the night before and kept in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
This has a slightly sweet flavor with the apples.


Relaxing, while watching General Conference, was the perfect ending of this fabulous weekend! 


gigi said...

I already stole the recipe, thanks, it looks wonderful!!

Would love to meet such sweet bloggers and you all look wonderful dah-lin!

And 6 inches of snow?!? Where is your spring?? Don't hate but it was 86 yesterday and the most beautiful spring Easter day ever!

gigi said...

No way! First?

Kazzy said...

Looks like you had a fab weekend! Now, enjoy your week off and keep the fun going.

Love ya.

Kristina P. said...

Ooooh, that recipe looks awesome! And yay for meeting bloggy friends!

Tracy said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Conference was amazing.

How fun...meeting blogging friends, for real!!! :-)

Julie Harward said...

We so enjoyed the weekend too...conf. was awesome and Easter on top of it was so wonderful. Love the casserole. Such cute bunch of grands too. How fun to get together with blog friends, I would love to do that! Come say hi :D

Ann Marie said...


It's so much funner to come here now that I have met you in the "real." You are SUCH a fabulous lady.. and I am so grateful your a friend!

Thank you for my special gift.. and for being so great!
It was indeed.. a HAPPY WEEKEND!

Valerie said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend, filled with all the things that make life joyful~ faith, family, friends. :)

Valerie said...

And food...forgot to add food (and chocolate)!

Valerie said...

Apples! Yum. I made a little breakfast casserole too, but the apples makes yours sound so much better. Glad you could have time with your family and the fun blogger girls dinner, as well as a great conference!

Yvonne said...

So glad you had such a fun weekend. Love the picture with all the grandkids. (Envious ; )

Glad you had fun with bloggy buds.

The Maple Sausage Casserole sounds delicious.

I thought Conference was AMAZING.

Garden of Egan said...

Sounds like you had soooooo much fun! I would love to have been a fly on the wall for all that laughter!

Conference was so good. Glad you were able to enjoy.

Cheeseboy said...

Wow that is one sturdy basket. You could have put lead eggs in that thing and it would of held up.

Conference weekend is the best. Especially spring conference weekend.

Camille said...

Very cute pictures of you and your blogging friends! Your eyebrows look so natural :)

Heather said...

I am glad you had such a great Easter!

It was so fun meeting you on Saturday! I love the picture of us looking at our cameras, it totally caught the moment!

I can't believe how much snow you got on Sunday, wow! We didn't get any.

Your breakfast looked yummy! Good job!

Cherie said...

Connie - You posted our pictures first and I love them! Is it OK if I take the one of us looking at our camera's? I agree with Heather it totally captures the moment - that was so funny getting our pictures :D
Wow it was super GREAT meeting you - You are just like I thought you would be and more. I am so glad to call you a "real" friend now and I hope we can do it again someday!

Christy Burnett said...

Have a great Spring Break! Hugs!

Mrs. Jones said...

Great pictures of the grandkids and your blogging friends! Connie you are so beautiful! I'm loving your blog! :)

Valerie said...

I think that breakfast casserole recipe looks more delicious than mine!! I think I will use it when the extended family comes for Buttercup's graduation next month! Thank you!!!
Looks like you had a fun weekend!!

Dorothy said...

This looks so good I hadn't done a dish like this and made it sweet, I'm going to try this..

Dorothy from grammology

bj said...

OMGosh, this looks and sounds so so good. i am having 2 couples spending the night with us this weekend and this will be PERFECT to serve for breakfast on Sat. morning. Maybe with some fresh fruit and scrambled, cheesy eggs.
Thanks so much for the recipe.