Sunday, April 4, 2010

He is Risen! - Easter Sunday

Christ the Lord  is risen today  . . . Hallelujah!

Easter has always been a happy time for my family.  (February is long gone . . . I'm just sayin') Our mom The Easter Bunny would always hide our Easter baskets every year . . . in the strangest places, sometimes in the deep freezer, sometimes in the dryer, it was always exciting to try to find the hidden Easter baskets.  Then we would get to put on our brand new Easter clothes and go to church.
(LOL! It wouldn't be Easter without at least one bunny picture.)
After Santa and I were married, our first child together was born right around Easter.  Actually, it was Easter two weeks after he was born, because I remember being at my in-laws house and thinking, "Is it too soon for this little guy to be out?"
Easter for our new family revolved around visiting my in-laws, buying the "prepackaged" Easter baskets from Wal-Mart the Saturday before Easter, going to church at Uncle Roo Roo's church, having a cookout and then having the most amazing, mega-super-sized Easter egg hunt I have ever seen.

The Easter egg hunt at my in-laws involved everyone . . . not just children.  All the aunts and uncles would "donate" money and the hiders would be responsible for either writing dollar amounts or actually attaching money to the eggs.  There was a grand prize egg every year of $20.00.  Hey, I'll hunt eggs for $20.00 . . . this was the mind set of some of the adults in this hunt.  There were also eggs with $10.00, $5.00, and then with change, either on them or in the plastic eggs.  Some plastic eggs were filled with candy too. 
She found a pink one.
Even big ones hunt for eggs.
Aunt S. and Reese's

Tootsie Pop as the Easter Bunny.
Starburst (6th grade)
Bit-O-Honey (4th grade)

These are some pictures from Easter egg hunts from those long past days.  But this is my absolute favorite with Santa coming out with the $20.00 egg and dancing around the back yard, holding it above our son's head.  Totally hilarious!

Happy Easter!!  

Never forget the real meaning for THIS season: 

Jesus Christ is risen!
They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon."  Luke 24:33-34

Mrs. Claus

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