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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter 2012

Easter is one of those holidays that has slowly grown into something more than it should be around here.  So when the kids were asking to put in "requests" for the Easter bunny, I knew things were going to change.  I remember Easter baskets having candy, chocolate bunnies and a small token gift.

When the kids finally got around to waking up Easter morning, they found a swimsuit for the girls and two t-shirts for the boy.  And guess what?  They were all happy with their baskets.  Good ole Easter bunny pulled through!

The cousins were coming over for breakfast and then we were headed to my aunt's house for the afternoon.  We had a yummy breakfast and a fun egg hunt with the cousins.  We don't get to see them often enough and the kids really enjoy the time they spend together.

The shot from above is our traditional Easter shot.  Every year we've taken the same photo with the kids perched up on the wall.  It's fun to go back each year and see how much they've changed and grown.

After they all left, we headed over to Aunt Joanne & Chuck's house.  They go all out every year.  They hide over 400 eggs!  My two oldest had to be in the secret egg draw, where they got a special prize.  It was very sweet that she included them, I mean by high school you are kind of out of the running.  Even Ali felt that she was too old so she didn't participate in the hunt.  Then when Joanne found out, she awarded her the prize for the least amount of eggs which was a nice gift card.  It was fun to see all of my cousins and their kids.

I have finally come to realize that my favorite holidays are the ones that involve eating with extended family.  I guess I'm getting old, because while I love celebrating silly holidays like St. Patrick's Day or Valentine's Day, spending time catching up with family over a good meal makes the best memories!

I'll have to look in my old photos to try to find the first photo on the wall for comparison.  

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