Easter 2017

One tradition I really wanted to keep is getting pictures with Santa and the Easter Bunny at the respective holidays. So far Abug still hates the Easter Bunny. This year Tbug happened to be with us when we went to see the Easter Bunny. She’s old enough I wasn’t going to make her get in the picture, as you may notice from how she’s dressed (just regular clothes) but Abug threw such a fit that we conned Tbug to be in the photo to keep Abug happy. We never did get Abug to smile, but this isn’t bad I guess….

Mom bought Easter cookie cutters and asked that I make her some Sugar Cookies to take to work. This is what she got. Not bad I guess, right? Please tell me they’re good 😀.

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Easter 2016 Recap

I have always wanted to be that mom that decorates the house up for every holiday, etc etc. I fall short most days. I’m not sure there is time for that when you’re in grad school! I was lucky to remember that it was Easter weekend. Friday I studied for round 2 of comps and by the end of the day I was totally fried. I face planted on a bench and laid in the sun doing absolutely nothing. Oh wait… that was on Saturday, see I couldn’t even keep my days straight. I swear, Grad school is fun. Someone told me that if you’re working on your PhD and you’re married, you’ll probably be divorced before you graduate. Sadly I think I could see that although I’m not anywhere near being divorced right now. But if a PhD program is worse than a masters (which it has to be) then wow!

Okay I’m done rambling. Easter I took a bit of a break. I got up Sunday morning and we went to Church. It was Easter. It was the day before Comps. It all sounded good!

When we left church, it was time to go to my parents house. Abug had fallen asleep on our way there so I got her in the house and laid down on the couch with her and took a short snooze until I passed her off to hubby. It’s fun to have baby snuggles/snoozes.

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Happy Easter!

The Easter Bunny visited our house!! Instead of a basket, she got a sand bucket and shovel. How did the bunny know? Plus a Football playing bunny and a train set. She was absolutely excited. Wow, how much fun could this have been at Christmas, the excitedness! She opened the basket and played with the boys while mommy and daddy got ready, then she got ready and off to church we headed.

After church we went to my parents house where of course my parents were (duh!), my aunt and uncle came, my grandma came and so did my mother in law. Hubby and I were responsible for the corn casserole since we have the corn casserole bowl. AC & UB were responsible for dessert. Grandma was responsible for rolls. Memaw brought flowers and candy :). Mom made hubby deviled eggs, Mom made my potato casserole, the rolls were for dad (strawberry jam was for hubby), the corn was for hubby and UB, the carrots were for mom and AC. This was totally our Easter 🙂 The ham was a Christmas present from UJ & Reneè

While we were putting food out on the table, Abug was playing with new Easter presents and entertaining us all. After food, it was time for dessert! AC got this dessert from a bakery place in Ada, Oklahoma. She said that the Carrot cake was even better the next day.

And after dessert, it’s nap time!

Hope you all had a wonderful and Happy Easter! Remember the real reason for the season… The tomb was empty, Jesus has Risen!

Easter 2014

I had a major #bloggerfail for Easter! Holy Cow. We’re talking no pictures hardly at all. Seriously. Can’t really tell you why other than…. um…. we didn’t. I didn’t get pictures of the cake. The cake was good though.

No family pictures. No food pictures. um…. I was a slacker! #bloggerfail

So leading up to Easter (which yes I know the true reason for the day) I posted this picture on my facebook for the fun of it. This just cracks me up. I can’t help it.

I also posted a few jokes because well, here lately I’ve been on a joke posting kick. Again, no reason I just like them 🙂

A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car. The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny, and he is DEAD.

The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway sees a man crying on the side of the road and pulls over.

She steps out of the car and asks the man what’s wrong.

“I feel terrible,” ! he explains, “I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM.”

The blonde says,”Don’t worry.” She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can. She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny, bends down, and sprays the contents onto him.

The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road. Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again and again, until he hops out of sight.

The man is astonished. He runs over to the woman and demands, “What is in that can? What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?”

The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label.
It says..

(Are you ready for this?)
(You know you’re gonna be sorry)
(Last chance)
(OK, here it is)

It says, “Hair Spray Restores life to dead hair, and adds permanent wave.”

Happy Easter!!

And the other Easter joke I posted last week was:

How did the soggy rabbit dry himself?

With a hair dryer

We got up early and went to Church and then headed to my parents house. When grandma got there she said that the Easter Bunny had been to her house and had left goodies for all of us. Have you ever had Lindor truffles? They’re awesome. My fave is the red and the blue.

Then mom came through and said the Easter Bunny had stopped at her house too. Boy we must have been bad because the Easter bunny didn’t visit our house. #fail

For Easter Dinner we had Ham, twice baked potato casserole, corn, Grandma’s homemade rolls and strawberry jam, and for dessert we had Tbug’s Strawberry Cake she made.

Then later in the afternoon we went to Sunday Night Dinner and had it potluck style. We took our Potato Casserole! YUM! It was all gone by the end of the meal and I almost didn’t get any. Crazy! And there was Easter.

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter and sadly it seems as the years go by, it is becoming less and less of a celebrated holiday, does anyone else get that feeling?

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Easter Twenty Thirteen

Sunday morning I got up early to make the cake I was taking to my parents house.  Earlier in the week I’d received an email from Kraft and it talked about carrot cake.  I got it in my head I wanted a Carrot Cake and I wasn’t going to shut up about it until I made one :).  So that’s the dessert we took.  Holy yum.  Anyway….

While I was working on preparing the cake hubby was serenading me with all kinds of different songs.

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Sadly we didn’t make it to church this year which really bothers me more than you’d know!

Around 11:30 we headed to my parents house for Easter dinner.  When we got there, my dad was off riding Mini Me so hubby ran out to the barn and saddled up KG.  About that time dad came back and they headed off down the driveway together.

My mother in law showed up and mom and she talked away in the house while I went out and sat on the deck enjoying the 60 degree weather and the book I’m reading, Coincidence of Callie and Kayden.  While I was sitting on the deck I had a bird land on my head.  I was completely taken off guard and cracked up laughing.  I’ve never had anything like that happen and I couldn’t even get a picture…

About the time my dad and hubby got back from their ride, mom was putting the finishing touches on lunch.

While the glaze for the ham was hanging out, melding together on the stove….

Mom made an appetizer of cheese dip.  There is a restaurant in Tulsa that we go to just for the cheese dip and we tried to recreate it.  We didn’t quite get there, but this was GOOD!

Mom said you can’t have Easter without Sweet Potatoes.

The eggs that Tbug and I decorated last year were part of her table decoration.

Oh boy does that ham look yummy!

Mashed potatoes, you know, for those of us who don’t care much for sweet potatoes, and yes I tried a sweet potato.

Hubby loves Deviled eggs so mom made him some.

And the carrot cake I made.  Holy yum!

After lunch hubby went outside to play with Snookums a bit.  Boy is she ever so dirty and hairy, but after he was finished she looked much better!  I had my big camera out (although all these photos were with my iPhone) and she was extremely interested in having her photo taken.

While hubby pestered worked on Snookums, I went into the round pen and stalked out Pi, trying to get just the right shot. Freckles wasn’t having it, so I took my time and they’d calm down a bit and I’d inch closer.  I still haven’t looked at the photos on my camera yet to see what I got.  I would have gotten even closer had SOMEONE (not naming any names dad) decided he needed to feed hay and the tractor got them all excited again.

 After we left mom and dad’s, we headed over to our second families home, Uncle B and TC. (TC is Pokey’s sister.)  Just as we got there Har and Len were leaving so we had to give them fits about leaving when we showed up.

Baby D sporting the Sunnies.

Baby D’s cute tractor.  it comes complete with flashing lights and sounds.  Very sweet!

And Pokey was taking after Har and getting a little snooze in.  At first he was snoring, but then it was more like he was talking.  It was quite funny and we so should have video’ed him!

After that we headed to Pokey & Earl’s to hang out.  I sat in the house reading this book that I can’t put down, yes I was being lazy, while they were outside burning who knows what, cleaning the yard so Earl can mow this week.

Today though, it’s sleeting.  Yey for the moisture but I doubt she’ll get to mow today at least :).

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Peel and serve!

Easter Dessert – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

My husband absolutely LOVES Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  I swear if you could make a meal out of them, I’d almost venture to say he’d be in heaven.

I’m kind of at the opposite end of that spectrum… I’m not crazy about chocolate & peanut butter together.  Really I think peanut butter only belongs on toast or PB&J sandwiches.  I know, where’s my sense of adventure?!?!

Well the week before Easter I was perusing through Sweet Tooth blog and found a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake.  I knew that we had to have this, and yes I ate it.  My opinion… definitely NOT Bad!

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Easter Take Two

**Yeah it’s picture heavy again…**

Easter morning started off with a visit from Mr. Easter Bunny.

It was hilarious because it was sitting on the love seat in the living room, she made mention about it and we asked her who it was for and she said, “I dunno.”  So I told her it was for me.  Then she said it was purple so I told her it was really for me, she disagreed with me then.

Rabbit marshmallows

Big chocolate bunny.

A chocolate bunny lollipop.

All her loot

Then she tried to put it back in the basket.

Her next comment was, “What do I do with it now.”  She asked that because of the chocolate and we don’t want rodents so we keep it all in the kitchen, but I smarted off, “You put it in your mouth.”  And this is what I got.

Then we got up, while hubby and Tbug got dressed I whipped up some of my favorite icing for the cake so I could decorate it when we got to my parents house and then I got dressed and we ran out the door to church.

After church we went to my parents house and I iced the cake and then Tbug put the halved Reeces Mini’s around the top.

Mom wanted my Red Lobster Biscuit recipe, but I’d stumbled across a different one so we decided to try it.  Um… I think we’ll stick to the original, but they weren’t…. bad…..

The finished cake.

My mother-in-law brought this yummy goodie!

And Grandma brought Spinach Artichoke Dip which was to die for!

I told her I want the recipe.  If she remembers to get it to me, I’ll be sure to share.

Mom’s Chinese Cabbage Salad.

The yummy ham.  And no I didn’t move, that’s steam you see coming off it.

Mom wanted “fancy” linen, aka paper towels so hubby decided to be a smart a$$ and he folded them all fancy.

Mom’s “good” dishes were in the dishwasher, she’s like do you mind if we use the every day dishes.  Heck none of us cared one bit as long as we got to eat :).

This wonderful Potato casserole.

The finished biscuits.  We’ll still stick to the original recipe!

This cake was to die for.  It was a chocolate cake with chocolate chips, peanut butter icing between the layers and my butter cream on the outside.  Then Reece’s mini’s around the top.

And I’m not a huge chocolate and peanut butter together kinda gal.

Then we went to Sunday night dinner.  Hubs walked into Pokey & Earl’s with one of our confetti eggs and broke it right over Earl’s head. 

Then T came in and we tried to get him to take one and go throw it at one of the kids, but for some reason he wouldn’t do it.

So we took them all outside and hollered and the kids came a running.

Hubs demonstrated over Z’s head.

The kids absolutely LOVED them.

Although they went a lot faster than it took to make them…

That’s for sure!

Then they went back to playing but the girls especially walked around with confetti in their hair all night.  It was great.