In honor of the upcoming Easter holiday, I wanted to write a post to wish all of my family, friends, and visitors to this page a joyous holiday.  Easter has always been one of my favorite, and most fun, holidays, especially now that I have children of my own.

Some of my fondest memories of Easter come from when I was a very young child living with my parents on Jonquil Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Each year the Easter Bunny would bring me chocolate bunny rabbits, marshmallow chicks, and lots of other goodies to eat.  My mother would also make these really cute little cupcakes with green icing, which were then topped with multicolored jelly beans (Easter eggs).  I had dozens of plastic eggs (some filled with candy, and others with money) hidden around the back yard to find.

When these fun, early morning events were over, my mother would dress me up in a cute little dress, have my dad take an overabundance of pictures,  and then we would all go to church.  At the time we attended Wesley United Methodist in Pine Bluff, where my mom was a Sunday School teacher.  I have a lot of fond memories from this time in my life.  Easter is one of those times when we kids had a blast at church.  The members of the church would fill the church grounds with hundreds of plastic eggs for us to gather, but not before reminding us the real reason (the resurrection of Christ) for the celebration of the holiday.

Now that I have my own children, my parents, as well as my husband and I, continue to try to make the holiday fun.  In the past several years we have let our son (now 11) dye eggs and hunt (of course) the plastic eggs.  And, of course, there are the obligatory adorable dressy photos.

This year will be the first year that my daughter (now 3) will be allowed to help with dying the eggs.  How much of a mess can a 3-year-old make with dye and vinegar?  I’m almost afraid to find out the answer to this question.  Regardless, and despite the mess, she will surely have fun with this activity.

My husband and I have purchased even MORE (we already have about 100) plastic eggs for this year with the intent of having a rather larger-than-usual egg hunt.  My parents have a HUGE yard, so this should be tons of fun.  We have even contemplated inviting the neighbor kids this year, as we have so many eggs.  So, the more the merrier.

At any rate, the plan for this year is to spend the weekend at my parents with the kids, enjoy all the Easter activities, eat some wonderful food, and enjoy the company of family and friends…and…of course…celebrate the reason for the season.  I hope all of you enjoy your Easter holiday this year also!

Just for fun, below I have posted a photograph that my father took of me when I was 4 years old, in the year 1978.  I plan to later post a picture of my daughter from this year.  We look identical at this age.  In fact, I posted this picture on facebook today and many people could not tell (other than the fact that this was an old polaroid) us apart.

Happy Easter everyone from our family to yours!

Easter 1978
Liz Duke – Easter 1978
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