Easter weekend at Papa’s

Happy Easter!

Last weekend for the Easter holiday, we traveled east down the gorge to visit my Dad (Papa Ron).  It’s our little slice of heaven getaway from the hustle bustle of the city.  In the middle of nowhere, lots of clean country air and no cell phone service.  I love it.  I don’t think Mark is a huge fan of that, because he is always trying to get enough bars to get an update on a score for the Blazers/Timbers/Beavers while we’re there.  Veda gets to ride the horses, and this weekend for the first time she went out of the pasture on a short ride down the road with my stepmom Marta.

Veda and Ruby

She loved it!  Thanks Marta!

On Saturday we went over the hill to my Grandma’s house and the kids got to hunt some easter eggs just like I did many years ago.  Some of my fondest memories are of Easters at the ranch, all 8 of us grandkids would hunt for eggs (and it wasn’t easy, my Grandma is a master gardener which meant lots of places to hide things) and then we’d all gather on the patio and eat them with the sun shining down.  It was so much fun!  And we have never done that with our own children, so I was especially excited about this idea.  The sun was out, though there was a chilly wind blowing.  My only regret is that we didn’t get pictures of the kids with Grandma!  Darn it!


I had been patiently waiting for Easter to get here so that Enzo could wear the adorable suit his Aunt Yolanda sent him from Spain for his birthday.  It fit perfectly!


Marta made a fabulous dinner, as usual, and the sun was out again.  In true Arlington fashion though, that wind just wouldn’t quit so jackets were required.  But the kids enjoyed the hunt anyway.

Cousins! Veda, Hunter, Wyatt, Enzo and Claire (missing Ebin and Ethan)


We hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!




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