Easter Brunch

Like I’ve mentioned before, Matt and I are still trying to refine our holiday traditions–we figure that the time to experiment with it all is now (before we start a family), so almost every holiday finds us trying out new things to see which traditions we like most.

Last year, I made a fancy pot roast dinner to celebrate the holiday. This year, I got some emails in my inbox from Eat Better America with some scrumptious-looking brunch recipes, so I decided to break away from my customary pot roast and try out a brunch based on the fresh produce we got in our Bountiful Basket last Saturday

On the menu: a colorful ambrosia parfait, French toast strata, fresh fruit, and orange juice.

And of course, it can’t be Easter without some fresh blooms around, so I went ahead and gave in to the non-frugal part of me that’s been itching to buy myself flowers for months now.

Saturday afternoon, we went and joined some friends from our church for a potluck and a little Easter egg hunt for all their kids. Even though we were the only ones without little ones, it was still a hoot to watch all of their kidlets running around trying to find the eggs, especially since most were too young to really  have any clue what was going on.

One thing on the agenda for next year: an egg hunt for ADULTS. I mean, we can’t leave all the fun stuff to the children, right?

Since Matt wanted to “challenge” the kids more (the oldest was two and a half, by the way), Matt went ahead and hid one of the eggs up in a tree.

None of the kids noticed, but every adult sure did!

(Which is just one more reason why we should have egg hunts for adults. Who’s with  me?)

In the end, Matt had to climb back up in the tree to swat the egg back down so its treasures could be opened and eaten.

The blue-skied afternoon ended with us lazily kicking a soccer ball around and enjoying the sunshine.

A perfect weekend.

And, just because I couldn’t resist, here’s about the dorkiest picture of my hubby I think I’ve ever seen. Seriously, it’s amazing I can ever get him to take anything seriously.

What are your favorite Easter traditions?


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