Easter Celebration

Easter is much like Christmas in that it has two sides - the religious aspect and the fun/child-like side.

Yesterday was the fun/child-like side with the required egg hunt. It started several years ago as a small affair that included three children and five adults and has grown to yesterday's group of 14 children and 17 adults. In the days before the hunt, we filled eggs with candy and coins, marked two eggs with stars to designate them as grand prize winners, and set aside the remaining chocolate bunnies and ducks, marshmallow goodies, and other assorted treats. We were ready. Unfortunately the weather wasn't quite ready. About an hour before the hunt the rain started and it didn't stop until after we ate dinner (a BBQ). That meant we hid the goods in the house - upstairs and down, and then turned the kids loose. It was chaos, but happiness as they scrambled through the house finding the hidden treats. Once everything was found, we awarded the humongous chocolate bunnies to the finders of the special eggs. The food was wonderful, had a great time chatting with everyone, and even more fun keeping track of everyone's bag of goodies and making sure the hounds didn't help themselves. All in all, a successful event.

The prize bunny!

Today, attended a beautiful program at church that involved music and spoken word. It was uplifting and a wonderful reminder of the sacrifice made by the Savior on our behalf. I am grateful for my elder brother Jesus Christ and his willingness to give his life on my behalf.

The day wrapped up with dinner with family - everyone bringing a part of the meal. The food was delicious! Plus it was fun swapping stories, laughing, and just being together.

An incredible two days celebrating a divine holiday. Happy Easter!

Oh, one final note, the lighting inside and the close quarters produced less than stellar egg hunt photos. Very bummed, but such is life.

StacyC  – (April 25, 2011 at 9:51 PM)  

They both were, even the hunt in the house wasn't too bad :)

THE SANDERS  – (April 25, 2011 at 10:14 PM)  

Next year if things don't turn out I heard a really fun idea of having a flashlight easter egg hunt. It would work indoors or out. Plus, the older kids wont have the advantage of outrunning the younger kids so everyone has an equal shot.

StacyC  – (April 28, 2011 at 10:31 PM)  

That sounds like a lot of fun!! You'll have to tell me the specifics.

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