Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Worlds Most Splendid Egg Hunt

Hi friends! I'm finally back home. I feel like I haven't been here in weeks. That's probably because I haven't! I was home last Wednesday for a full day but other than that I can't remember the last time I was home. I'm definitely ready to get back into the swing of things like working out, not pulling my toiletries out of a bag, and eating at home. Not to mention, I've got an outdoor space that I've been dying to work on. I swear it'll be July before I get this thing done! With all the rain and being out of town, its been the slowest outdoor space remodel EVER!!! Also, I've got a DVR full of unwatched shows that I'm so excited about seeing.
My Mimis funeral was really nice. The graveside was very special because the floor was open for people to share stories about her and my Gran. Some were funny, others simply reminisced but it really made that time feel more personal and memorable. I'll tell you all what I shared....
Easter was like, the best day ever! The whole family gathered at "The Farm" as we always called it, and enjoyed a big lunch after church. After lunch all of the Dads hid Easter eggs for the kids to hunt. I know what you're thinking--big deal--we all do that. Well maybe....but I find it hard pressed to know anyone who did it at the level we did.
I guess I forgot to mention that The Farm is 144 acres of land. Oh and those Easter eggs, well they were filled with money. ALL of them. None had less than a quarter. It took the Dads FOREVER (or at least that's how I remember it) to hide those eggs. It was the most fun thing ever. It was almost like this big race between the 10 grandkids to see who could find the most. And forget the cute little Easter basket--we had huge shopping bags with handles. I, and all of the other kids, were breathless while hunting those bad boys. It was pretty intense. It was also SO EXCITING when you picked up an egg and it didn't rattle because that meant it had at least a dollar in it!!! There is no telling how much money my grandparents spent doing that. Hundreds for sure. My Dad later told me that he thinks Gran had more fun with the Easter egg hunt than the kids did.
Also, there was always a golden egg with $20 in it and guess who found it EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Mmm hmmm. Holla!! I was very hardcore about the whole thing. Does that surprise you at all?
So that was my story. It's such a fun childhood memory I have. It's definitely a tradition that will be passed down to my kids. Although I'm not sure if it'll be as fun since the 144 acres and 10 competitors wont be there but I'm sure they'll enjoy it just the same.
By the way, a special thank you to the people who reached out to me. It was very much appreciated.
Ok. I think it's time for my shows. Tomorrow I'll blog all about my NYC trip so make sure you check back for that!

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