Easter Anniversary Weekend

Two years ago Becky came to visit Annie in Williamsburg, this past Wednesday she surprised Annie by showing up for a visit to Springfield! Becky brought a very special gift from Ann Arbor; wooden Easter ornaments from my parents. While living in England my parents bought a set of wooden, painted ornaments from Cologne and they have now been passed down to us!

Easter Ornaments Adorn Lilacs
Although Becky's visit was a surprise to Annie, Dan and I had been expecting her. With a scheduled day off the first place I took Beck was to . . .

Becky in front of the Old Stone Chapel at Drury University
On Good Friday we took a stroll to Elle's Patisserie where we chose breakfast pastries to take home and enjoy on the front porch. Then we peeked in on the Pythian Castle as part of our Route 66 Scavenger Hunt.

Can you find Becky at the Pythian Castle?
After the castle BP and I explored around downtown before meeting up with Dan at Springfield Brewing Company on the patio for a delicious lunch and a shared beer flight.

Sun Shone Everyday Becky was in Springfield!
We completed our Route 66 Scavenger Hunt and went to the Route 66 Visitor Center where we showed them our completed Scavenger Hunt brochure and redeemed our prize. The lady working was kind enough to give us each our own gift!

On Saturday (Dan and my 6th Anniversary) we enjoyed a bicycle ride to the Botanical Gardens then came home to an unwelcome surprise. Annie, not wanting to miss out on any of the excitement, ate an entire (3 oz) chocolate bar from Askinosie that Dan had lovingly purchased for me (not her!) as an Anniversary gift. Uggh. After some internet research and a call to the emergency vet in town Dan fed her some hydrogen peroxide to induce her to get the chocolate out of her system - it did the trick!

Becky, Mary & Dan in the Botanical Gardens

On Easter Sunday we met up with friends at Phelps Grove Park where we dined on deviled eggs, sandwiches, sausage dip and hand-crafted chocolate Easter Cake Pops! It wasn't easy for me to hold off on eating chocolate for 40 days and 40 nights but the satisfaction of chocolate after holding out so long was truly glorious :-).

Becky and Mary in their Easter Best

Heather's Amazing Easter Cake Pops


  1. What fun you had - thanks for giving us a peek. Didn't see Annie in any of the pics... what a powerful nose she has to sniff out that special treat from Dan's book bag!!


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