One of my favorite picnics that I look forward to every year is our annual family Easter picnic. The whole family gets together with all of the kids and we eat and visit, lounge in the sun, play bocce ball and volleyball and the kids hunt eggs. God blessed us with a nice cool breeze, so even though them temps crawled up into the 90's it felt perfect.
Our Easter picnic is usually a pot luck style picnic, and since I can't partake in most of the food I packed my own lunch. My lunch consisted of:
Turkey wraps with cabbage and Annie's french dressing on gluten free tortillas
Apple Slices with Barney Butter (adore their portable packets!)
A fresh avocado
Plenty of Water for being out in the sun
I did however, bake some Cherrybrook Kitchen sugar cookies to share! They were scrumptious and were a hit at the park!
On the way to the park I enjoyed an anti-inflammatory smoothie so I'd be full if everyone decided to play before lunch. It was so nice to catch up with everyone and just enjoy being outside. Being outside is definitely something I've tried to do more, especially since living in Arizona you have to cram in as much outdoor time as possible before May hits and it skyrockets to over 100 degrees. Although, I cannot complain, I do much better here than I would in snow. I don't know how some of you do it, my best friend was stuck in her house for days, snowed in. I guess you could get a lot of spring cleaning done.
Speaking of spring cleaning, Mr. Charming and I have been doing a lot of that around here lately. I'm thinking of putting together a post on some spring cleaning tips, but I must first complete some of my to-do's and be proactive in spring cleaning myself before I start giving out any kind of advice. It's a time consuming, sometimes days consuming, task that can be overwhelming without any plan of attack which is why I break it down by room and only do certain tasks per day, as to not feel overwhelmed.
I hope you all have a beautiful and wonderful Easter celebrating that Jesus is alive!! :) We are looking forward to sunrise service with family next weekend. And for an extra Easter treat, make sure to check out the Easter contest announced below!
Welcome! My name is Mandi & I hope you stay in this happy little space a while. I'm a Christian, a wife to my Mr. Charming, mama to baby Greyson, healthy food-lover, traveler, professional journalist and Personal Nutritionist who hopes to inspire others with my story...
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