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Easter Dinner and Muddy Eggs

Easter was a wet, nasty day.

I mean, N.A.S.T.Y. It rained off and on all day long. It's no fun having an Easter Egg hunt indoors, so it was also a muddy day.


But I'll get to all that in a minute.

First, I spent the better part of 2 days helping my Sister-in-Law and friend prepare the feast. I went up on Saturday to deliver two of our kitchen chairs and didn't leave until almost midnight. There were potatoes to be peeled for sweet potato casserole. There was Boston Creme Pie and Cheese Cake that needed to be made. During all this mess, their refrigerator decided to crap out, so I ended up taking home the sweet potatoes, the Boston Creme Pie and the Cheesecake to store in my fridge over night (other things went to my sister-in-law's, in-laws house).

Sunday, I had my Mom and Step-Dad take me, the 2 kids, the cakes, the casserole AND McKayla's 2 little chairs up to Leslie's house. Why? Because I needed to get up there earlier than everyone else b/c I had some of the food that still needed to cook and with John working crazy shifts and not getting home till 6 AM, I thought I'd be nice and let him sleep in. Turns out I didn't beat John by much as he was waking up as we were leaving, ugh. Oh well, I tried.

Even with all the chaos of the fridge frying, me having to take home some of the food and the in-laws having to take some, I think Easter dinner was a success. We had ham, chicken, rabbit, stove-top stuffing, creamed corn, slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, mac 'n cheese, deviled eggs, sweet potatoes, rolls, olives and then of course the Boston Creme Pie and Cheese Cake for dessert. (Now I'm wondering why I told y'all what we ate. LOL)

Sadly, the only picture I got of the dinner (or of the girls in their Easter dresses) was this one:


It doesn't really show them :-(, but I promise you they were adorable.

After dinner, we sat the kids down for an Easter video explaining the true meaning of Easter. While that was playing, the boys (Uncle Brad and his brother) went to "hide" the eggs.


What we thought was only a 30 minute video, turned into an hour or so movie and with worry of losing daylight, we paused the movie and raced outside to hunt.


But wait. Remember this picture:

See all that lovely mud we had to traverse to GET to where the eggs were? Yeah, that's why I didn't get any pictures of the girls in their Easter dresses.

It was a good thing we had these to wear:




We lined the kids up, to get some sort of Easter pic:

Gave the girls a head start:

Then turned the boys loose:

And the "hunt" was on!











After the hunt, we came back inside for the surprise Easter eggs. Kathleen had bought 8 carrot shaped eggs, put a piece of paper inside with a number written on it and other bits of paper. Each kid drew 2 eggs and then got a big box of candy with the corresponding numbers.


McKayla was the first and surprisingly picked #1! She was thrilled and went through the house saying "I'm number 1! I'm number 1!". :-D


Even though it was chaotic (as most family functions are) and rainy and muddy, everyone still had fun. Even the craziest of adventures turn out good in the end. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter spent with their family.

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