Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Family + Candy = Easter

How was your Easter?  I spent mine with husband's family stuffing my belly and playing games.  Of course, there was an Easter egg hunt (and all of us "big kids" were included) with lots of chocolate.  It is always fun to get everybody together and catch up on our busy lives.  Here are a few pictures of the day.

It was a beautiful, clear day up in the hills.  I just love the view from up here.  The mountains in the background look like they were painted in.

Of course, there were a lot of Easter decorations.  We all left with little baskets full of plastic eggs filled with candy.  Husband and I will be eating it for days weeks. 

These gatherings always mean a lot of games.  Apples to Apples is a current family favorite (and easy for a group of 10 people to play).  The rationale that people come up with for playing the cards that they do is usually good for some laughs.

I was in charge of dessert and made a strawberry shortcake.  The recipe and more pictures to come next week.  It was a big hit (and super easy to make). 

The blue and green egg on the right is an actual hand painted egg, done by a local artist.  It was a thoughtful gift that one of my mother-in-laws gave out to all the women in the family.  I will now have a lovely little reminder of this Easter for the rest of my life. 

I hope that you each had a lovely day as well.  Next stop, Mother's Day!


Gertrude said...

The dessert looks so delish! I love all the elements on the table, so colourful and pretty.

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so lovely. x hivenn

Marissa said...

That strawberry shortcake looks so yummy! I am so excited that strawberries are finally coming into season :) xoxo Marissa


Katie said...

My fam does an easter egg hunt, too! Only we're all adults (J&I are the youngest at 24)...and its for money!
and we LOVE apples2apples! If you get some funny people to play, it can get crazy :)

A Lost Feather said...

wow that view is pretty gorgeous.. i wish i had some mountains to look out at :) long island is FLAT haha

Tamara said...

What a pretty view! We love playing Apples to Apples in our family too.

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