Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!! Answering Some Questions about What We Wore.


Happy Easter!!

Alleluia!  

Christ is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed.  (that is the traditional Easter Season Greeting, but unlike Kendra, I'm not going to go around saying that to people...probably not, anyway). 

To celebrate Easter, I'm linking up with Kendra for more Sunday Questions.

1. What did you and your family wear to Mass on Easter Sunday?

We didn't really wear anything different than what we wear on a regular Sunday.  I never buy special Easter clothes.  An occasion has to be REALLY special (like a wedding) for us to buy special clothes for it.  So, we just wore our regular Sunday clothes. I took individual shots because it's so much easier to get a good shot, individually...and even that is a huge challenge with certain kids.  Either that or my kids are especially uncooperative when it comes to pictures.   Probably that is it.






Yes, Heidi and I are practically wearing the same outfit.  Like mother, like daughter.  

Linking this one up with FLAP for What I Wore Easter Sunday. 

2. Easter Bunny: thumbs up or thumbs down?


Thumbs down.  Way, way down.  My parents used to do the Easter bunny when we were kids, until one year they put us all on the Feingold Diet and all we got was homemade carob eggs in our Easter baskets.  Carob!??!?!?  My parents were crunchy, health-food nuts before it was cool.  Thankfully, carob has gone by the wayside, because everyone knows that chocolate is healthy.  

Anyway, we don't really do things like Santa or the Easter Bunny.  And, it really has nothing to do with lying or magic, but because I refuse to give some mythical creature credit for MY HARD WORK.  I just don't have the energy to keep up the Santa/Easter Bunny facade.  Plus, in our 13 years of marriage, we've had richer years and poorer years (more poorer), and some years we can't do as much for Christmas or Easter.  It just makes it easier when you don't have the pressure of having to be Santa/Easter Bunny.  Our kids always get something, but it's not always the same.  Some years they've gotten bigger Easter presents, and some years, it's just been a bit of candy and something small.   This year, we didn't even have Easter baskets.  They each got something small (but not in a basket), and then tons of candy for our egg hunt.  We've moved to so much that Easter baskets just do not make the moving cut, and it's not something I want to spend money on. 

3. Do you prefer to celebrate holidays at your own house or at someone else's house?

I prefer to celebrate at someone else's house.  But that hardly ever happens...really the only times were for our three years at Ave Maria Law school where we celebrated with good friends.  Second to that I prefer to celebrate at our house with friends or family over.  We aren't doing that this year either, because we don't have any family nearby and haven't lived here long enough to make good friends (plus, we're probably moving in a few months).  This year, it's just us, so we are staying pretty low key. We went to Mass.  We had an egg hunt with the insane of amount of Easter candy my mom sent (thanks Mom!) and then we're having ham and lots of gluten-free goodies. And, I'm planning on watching lots of Netflix and catching up on Lost...since I gave up watching alone for Lent. 

Hey, there's candy inside these things!

4. What is your favorite kind of candy?


Chocolate truffles. I LOVE chocolate truffles. Second to that, would be a chocolate/peanut butter combination (like Reese's peanut butter cups).   But, really, truffles are my favorite. 

5. Do you like video games?


No, I don't get the point of them.  I love to read. If I want to relax/chill out/waste time, I read.  Blogs, message boards, books, articles, the cereal box, whatever is available. Or I write...blog posts, message boards,  whatever.   My kids don't play video games either.  For one thing, we don't have any video game consoles (like x-box, wii..boy do we sound pathetic..huh?)  And, their favorite game is chess, so they do play that A LOT on the computer. They are crazy into chess.   They spend enough time on the computer...playing chess, watching chess videos or writing stories, that I shudder to think of them spending more time playing video games. 

6. Do you speak another language? 


Not fluently.  I took Spanish in high school, but don't remember much.  And, I'm sorta learning Latin along with my kids  Sorta.  I rely on the teacher's manual a lot when correcting stuff.

May you All have a Blessed and Holy Easter Season!!! 

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5 comments:

  1. Heidi looks awesome in a maxi skirt! Not a look most girls her age can pull off :)

    And I'm so with you on the Easter Bunny - why should a creepy man dressed in a bunny suit get all the credit for my hard work? That one and the tooth fairy are the weirdest to me...

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  2. I love the picture of you and your husband together. You both look very happy. The kids look nice, too. :)

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  3. I totally get what you're saying about Santa and the Easter Bunny. We "do" Santa, but he gives a smaller gift. The thing they really wanted comes from us. :)

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  4. Heidi looks so sassy! Heidi and I would be super besties if we were in school at the same time, I suspect.

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  5. You all look great! I am drooling over that green maxi skirt! Love.

    Happy Easter!

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