Sunday, April 24, 2011

lots of love . . .

Easter is always about family love and this one is no exception.

I have some pictures from the past couple days and I will post a few here. We had fun dyeing Easter eggs yesterday. First we did the regular coloring kind with the tablets in water, crayons and stickers with Weston and Walker. Rainy helped and we had lots of fun.

Then the "big girls" decided to color our own eggs. I had read about wrapping silk ties around the egg and then boiling them in water with vinegar. We gave it a try and even though we were doubtful that we would get much, we were pleasantly surprised. Next year we will do more and we know now to spend a bit more time getting the silk ties wrapped more carefully around the eggs if we want more distinct patterning. But we thought we did fine for the first time and these were very pretty eggs.

This morning we had brunch here. Well, first we had a little egg hunt for Weston and Walker. Then we enjoyed ham, great quiche, cheese potatoes, a fresh fruit plate, waffles with strawberries and whipped cream - and a couple brunch desserts. The special strawberry pie was amazing. The filling is cream cheese and whipped cream. That big KitchenAid mixer is great for making whipped cream. The orange cranberry bread with orange glaze was right there as well. It was a wonderful Easter with all of the love, joy and thankfulness that comes with this magnificent celebration.

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