Easter Sunday

Happy (belated) Easter!

Yesterday we had a great time celebrating Christ’s resurrection with family and friends.  In the morning we attended the contemporary service at our church, in which they played this awesome video.  It’s a beautiful visual of what Easter means for us:  Christ is risen from the grave, and we are set free!

DSCN7609Dressed in our Easter best…yes, that is Andrew’s basketball medal hanging from the mantel behind me 😉

After church we had Andrew’s mom over to the house for lunch.  We prepared ham, fruit salad, and–(wait for it)– eggs in hash brown nests.  Andrew saw the idea on a cooking show last week, and we decided to give it a try!  Here’s the recipe we used (halved.)

DSCN7610Andrew making the “nests” with the shredded potatoes 

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The eggs in hash brown nests turned out well!  They were a bit tough to remove from the muffin tins, but once they were out tasted great. 🙂

And, what would Easter be without a few sweets?

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I made “trash” (or “puppy chow”) on Saturday and cannot stop eating it!  The stuff is so addictive (peanut butter+chocolate+powdered sugar on rice chex… What’s not to love?)  Andrew has been hitting the jelly beans pretty hard.

After lunch we decided to take a nap.  It took me a while to fall asleep, even though I knew I was really tired, and I almost gave up.  However, at some point I dozed off, and when I woke up it was 5:00!  An epic 3-hour nap.  😀

For dinner we met my mom, brother, family friend Barb, and my mom’s friend Walter at–(again, wait for it)–Cracker Barrel.  This is strangely becoming a habit for my family;  we ate there with my mom and brother on Thanksgiving Day because the rest of the family couldn’t get together until Friday, when we had our real Thanksgiving.  We’ve never been the type of people who go out to eat on holidays, but it does seem to be happening a lot lately…and CB seems to be the restaurant of choice 🙂

We had a great time laughing, telling stories, and reminiscing about the time Barb took my sister and me to the movies…and we thought we were hilarious putting popcorn in her purse.  Sorry, Barb. 😉

How did you celebrate Easter?

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