We had quite the eventful Easter weekend! …Even though I thought it was going to be a low key one.
Saturday morning I was up bright and early to meet Lindsay for our half marathon training run. We originally had a 10k on our calendars, however, we decided to just maintain our endurance level and shoot for another 8 mile run. I met Lindsay at her place and decided to DIVVY my way up there. If you are not from Chicago, DIVVY is our bike share program throughout the city. It is super convenient and easy to use. There is a DIVVY station about a block away from my apartment and one right in front of Lindsay’s doorstep.
It was a beautiful, beautiful day, so we decided to stick to the Lakeshore path to take in all of the amazing views.
We passed the Lincoln Park Zoo where we were tempted to join in the free Easter egg hunt and play with the monkeys and zebras.
Before we knew it we were up back towards Wrigley which lead our run to conveniently end right by an Einstein Bagels – win!
Lately, my post run cravings have included bagels and lemonade. When I went to go get my lemonade at Einsteins, the Lemonade dispenser must of been running on it’s last leg because I got a really nasty, watery tasting lemonade.
This is my unhappy lemonade face.
The rest of Saturday was spent cleaning and prepping for our Easter celebration.
My parents got down into the city super early on Sunday to save some seats at the Easter mass we went to. I had no problem heading over to the church early in part because it was GORGEOUS outside, but also I wanted to watch the little kids do their post mass Easter egg hunt. So cute.
After mass, we headed back to my apartment to finish the prep of dinner. My parents were in charge of the appetizer and brought over this amazing goat cheese and roasted pepper dish as well as some cute Easter treats. Shout out to my cousins in Ohio for sending us an awesome Edible Arrangement! Once Brian’s family arrived it was time to pop the champagne, open a few bottles of wine and get to dining!
Can we talk about how awesome these cream puffs/swans were that Brian’s cousin Diane brought? Almost too pretty to eat… almost ;)
I am so so so so full and happy that we were able to celebrate with friends and family this weekend. Brian and I had an amazing time hosting Easter dinner and can’t wait to dig into all of the leftovers!
Hope you all had a nice weekend!