It's a bit odd and a bit sad how things can change in a short period of time. Two years ago I hosted 16 people at my place for Easter dinner. It was a crazy day for sure.
Last year my family gathered at Mom's place in the evening after the most beautiful spring day spent at the barn with the ponies.
This year, it ended up just being Sir Pickypants and me. Mom decided to shuffle off to Chincoteague for the weekend. As for everyone else? That's a good question. (Sadly, honorary guest from last year, Tippy, has shuffled off this mortal plane.)
We made the best of it by booking brunch at the Crystal Springs Country Club. It has a nice view of the mountains and is right across the street from the stable. We could eat our brunch, change our clothes and spend the rest of the day riding.
It wasn't quite as beautiful day as it was last year (you know how much I love having warm sunny Easter days), but it was at least much warmer than it had been all week.
These bunny-faced chocolate mousse cups were adorable, but I was just too full to take one. They haunt me now.
I ended up with some tiramisu, praline cake, chocolate cake with mousse on top, and a little bit of red velvet cake. Normally I think red velvet cake is rather overrated, but I'm glad I tried this because it was the best red velvet cake I ever had.