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Scenes from an Easter Weekend
April 25th, 2011

Holiday weekends usually mean family gatherings.  And for us, family gatherings frequently mean road trips.  But for whatever reason, we tend to stay put at Easter.  It’s the one holiday we always celebrate at home.  I have fond memories of my Easters as a child.  Dyeing and hunting eggs.  Hot Cross Buns.  Lamb with mint sauce.  And new dresses that were always a little too optimistic for warm weather in mid March.

Since we got married GAP and I have recreated elements of those Easters each year.  We have always had lamb.  And since IEP came on the scene we have incorporated some of the more kid-oriented elements of the holiday.  As an adult you gain newfound appreciation for all the effort your parents put forth when you were a kid: holidays are a ton of work!  Nevertheless, I always find that they’re worth it.

Starting on Friday I began my Easter prep work.  It was a weekend-long affair and today I’m feeling spent.  So rather than wax philosophic about the resurrection, I thought I’d share with you a few photos from our weekend.

Artichoke aftermath.

Egg Dyeing 101: How to use the dipper.

Egg Dyeing 201: Just use your hands, Dad!

Future egg salad.

The makings of an Easter egg hunt.

Enjoying their spoils.

It was a long weekend, but I loved every minute of it.  I hope your weekend (whether or not it was a holiday weekend for you) was equally lovely.  I’ll be back on Wednesday with my next round of thoughts.

5 Responses to “Scenes from an Easter Weekend”

  1. Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities Says:

    Wonderful pictures. My favorite is “future egg salad”!

  2. TheKitchenWitch Says:

    I had to hide the eggs six times yesterday. This morning, we’re on our second hunt already.

  3. Gale Says:

    Kitch – Your girls certainly know how to make the fun last! Sounds like it’s going to be Easter all week at your house!

    Aidan – Egg salad is the only way to use up that many hard boiled eggs. Thank goodness it’s delicious!

  4. Cathy Says:

    Wait! Did I miss the cupcake contest? For some reason I thought it was this weekend.

  5. Gale Says:

    Cathy – No, you didn’t miss anything! It’s Memorial Day weekend. Don’t worry, I will be sure to report back with all the drama and final results!