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May 4, 2011

easter

Filed under: carmen, family, food, moseley — Jana @ 7:06 pm

This is going to be a marathon post, so I suggest you grab a gel pack and a Gatorade and get ready for it.

First we colored easter eggs, which is one of my favorite traditions, even if it is a total mess. Our kit this year came with a brown tablet, which at first thought was dumb because I thought “who wants a brown easter egg?”.  But then I saw Moseley’s first egg and it turned out to be my favorite one. I just think it is so pretty. I love holidays with kids.  It really brings the magic back into it when you can see how excited about it they get.  The older Moseley gets the more amp’d about this stuff he gets. My kids LOVE eggs, so they were more than happy to eat up all the cracked ones.  I think it’s interesting because I remember not liking eggs as a kid, but that is not the case with these little dudes. The finished product Then we made Easter cookies, which are Lee’s favorite.  (If you’d like the recipe click here)  Or if you want to cheat, you can put that frosting on Betty Crocker’s sugar cookie mix, which is made with real butter and honestly still delicious.  I do it all the time because it’s way faster and easier (I won’t tell anyone if you don’t, oh wait… dang it). The kids had to help in every way possible.  I let them because I hope to one day instill a love of baking in them, that my mother instilled in me. Here are mine.  

Cheese ball I know, Carmen’s are much cuter…I love this girl.
Easter Morning we searched for eggs.  Last year the crows ate all of our candy in the back yard since THE EASTER BUNNY didn’t think it important to put them in plastic eggs.  This year said bunny was very careful and put every last candy in its own egg and woke up to rain outside.  So inside it was… I guess. ugh. 

The kids still were super excited and had fun finding all the eggs.

The easter bunny slipped a few dollar bills in the extra eggs.  Carmen was finally old enough to be excited about it.

I get excited for when my kids are older, then I can put bigger sums of money in and really hide those eggs,  that way the kids will be stoked on our traditions even when they get too old (or too cool).

Later we sat down and scarfed our turkey dinner with all the fixin’s. (if you haven’t tried pioneer woman’s sweet potato casserole, do yourself a favor and whip up this recipe next thanksgiving… even if you previously weren’t a huge fan of sweet potatoes, I think you’ll like these)

We sat around the dinner table and talked about how thankful we are for Jesus Christ, and the sacrifice he made so that we can be so blessed and have this amazing little family.   I feel like the luckiest girl alive to have all that I do, and holidays like this one really make me appreciate that.

Booya.

(I don’t know why I am so irreverent and can’t just leave the post on that nice note,  I just had to end it with booya.  It just feels right. )

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4 Comments »

  1. aww. you did a good easter.

    double booya.

    Comment by Tami — May 4, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

  2. I love the booya. And Carmen’s cookies, and Mose’s tie (duh). The money is a great idea. Love it all.

    Comment by littleredwren — May 4, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

  3. I think you’re awesome!
    I think the kids’ facial expressions are awesome.
    I think Moseley’s hair is awesome.
    I’m glad you found creme eggs, even though I don’t think they’re awesome. ;)

    Why didn’t this easter bunny think of putting money in the eggs? great idea.
    I think all of this post is awesome.
    Love you!
    Mom

    Comment by UtahGrandma — May 5, 2011 @ 7:01 am

  4. Jana…your kids are so lucky to have such an amazing Mom!!! Nice job…great pictures! Love ya!!!

    Comment by Mama Q — May 6, 2011 @ 7:57 pm


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