We had a great Easter Weekend. Like all the holidays we make them about family. In our tradition Easter is important, for we very much celebrate the resurrection of Christ. This weekend was especially important as April 6th is a sacred day to us, as it is the day the Church was established, and when we understand the actual time of both the birth of Christ and His death and resurrection. Our kids were off school for Spring Break Thursday and Friday so Joe spent some time taking some of them on errands with him and taking them out. For the boys they played and went on a hike. We took Friday and had some sacred time together as adults.
The real treat has been having Laura here. She came up a few weeks ago and leaves today. In the short time she has been here it seems like her belly has grown considerably and we were all missing her. Amanda also drove up from St. George to spend the weekend, and Joseph came around with his new girlfriend Whitney, and Caleb made it up from Provo. The only one that did not make it was Sam who is in Nevada working. It was nice for all of us to be together again.
We then spent the night coloring eggs, a family tradition that even the older kids still enjoy doing. Joe even got into the act this year and showed them the old tie dye trick he did as a kid. He wraps the eggs with a small cloth or ripped sheet, twists the end with plastic and then uses eye droppers to put color on the cloth which gives is a tie dye appearance.
This year we boiled 11 dozen eggs for Easter.
On Sunday after our Sunday service, we hid the baskets and let the kids find them, and then have a big brunch, where we invite friends and family over. We had over 60 people this year. We have everyone bring plastic eggs with goodies in them for the little ones. We then have a large hunt and Joe breaks it down by age group, youngest of course going first.