My family decided to celebrate Easter eight days early. By the time we decided this my face had depuffed for the most part and we went grocery shopping as a family to stock up on food for the evening. We decided to have a fish fry with homemade fries, coleslaw salad, baked potatoes, buns, and a veggie platter. I also got a few things to bring back to Milwaukee, including a new laundry hamper. When I came home, I brought so much stuff that I broke two hampers in the process!
As soon as we got back my sister and I were given a list of chores. We worked hard and soon that house was looking fairly attractive! I had to keep sweeping the living room because my dad was fixing the recliners and kept flipping them over, revealing unsettling amounts of dust and debris. When chores were done, my sister put together a candy platter. It included these fancy chocolate egg truffles.
At the center of the platter was a giant chocolate bunny. It looked awesome. While moving it to the coffee table in the living room there was a near tragic accident when the bunny nosedived from the plate to the floor, but thankfully didn't shatter! I also volunteered to eat the majority of the bunny later in the evening so the rest of our guests weren't subjected to floor chocolate.
In the early afternoon I was sent upstairs to look for a plate to put our coloring changing ball on. While up there I found a gift from one of my high school art teachers: a butt mug! Mom was making coffee downstairs, so I couldn't resist bringing it down. It's so cute!
This is our super-amazing color changing ball.
Our dogs are polar opposites. Buzz is super friendly and outgoing and Rusty is our little Eeyore.
My sister and I had to run to Walmart to pick up vinegar for dying eggs. After searching almost every isle except the pickle isle, we found it! Advice for anyone who wants it: vinegar is always by the pickles. While waiting for our relatives to come, my sister and I made various color concoctions with food dye and I also learned how to use iron-on patches for clothes and patched up two pairs of pants!
Pre-egg dying glamour shot.
Let the Easter egg dying commence!
They all turned out so cute and colorful! This is definitely my favorite part about Easter!
By the time we finished dying the eggs, the men of the house had completed frying the fish and French fries and we all ate way more food than was necessary.
After dinner we all gathered in the living room to watch music videos by the group Walk Off the Earth. Now I'm hooked! My favorite covers of theirs are Hello (which is something special because I don't even like that song), Rude, and Royals. In the evening, Ryan and I watched Shrek and and made more sherbet and ginger ale floats. I forgot how subtly inappropriate that movie is!
Sunday morning my mom made her wonderful buttermilk pancakes. It is my most favorite pancake recipe in the entire world and I have to get it so I can make them next year when I have a kitchen! They're great topped with fresh fruit and just a little bit of pure maple syrup.
The entire day went by very quickly. I packed up my belongings and spent some time playing Stardew Valley while waiting for my friend and her mom to come pick me up. I drank a lot of coffee in the meantime and tried taking pictures of my dogs, but they were too energetic because dad was feeding them strands of edible Easter grass from the candy display.
We left for Milwaukee around 3pm.
It was such a gorgeous day outside!
We stopped for a late lunch/early dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. I ordered the street tacos because they looked like something I could chew and because tacos are amazing.
Then we were back on the road and in Milwaukee by early evening. The clouds were epic.
It felt odd to be back. Going home is very discombobulating because when I'm home, college life seems so far away, but then when I go back it's the other way around!
I was surprised to see my roommate completely rearranged our room without telling me, but thankfully it turned out pretty cool! My friends and I then stayed up late watching the movie Ever After and catching up about our breaks.
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!