I sometimes have Friday Questions, but since I will be off, I'll ask them today.
Do any of you have any Easter traditions? I do think it's sad that we as Christians focus an entire 4-6 weeks on Jesus' birth, but only a weekend on His death & resurrection, the reasons for His birth. I have a closet full of Christmas decorations which help remind me of the reason for Christmas, but don't have any for Easter. I really do enjoy Easter, but it's so hard to stay focused on it with all of the eggs, bunnies, hams, etc.
1. What type of Easter traditions do you and your family do? Growing up, my mom would fill our Easter baskets with candy & a small toy. Most of the time we found them on the kitchen table waiting for us on Easter morning. She also is a great seamstress & would sew my sisters & my dresses - matching of course. My brother's outfit would coordinate with ours. A trip to Sears Portrait would usually happen a little before Easter or right after for our bi-annual family portrait.
When living close to extended family, we would have an egg hunt. My granparents used to have chickens, so my grandmother would carefully break her eggs, dye the shells, & then scotch tape them together with candy or pennies inside.
Geoff & I now go to his grandmother's house to eat dinner with all of the aunts, uncles, & cousins. Fun times!
2. What is your usual Easter meal? Where do you usually go to eat it? (restaraunt, relatives' house, or home) The meal always has ham, potatoes, & gravy. The other side dishes change from year to year. My mom usually prepares the meal, but since we're so far away, we'll go to Geoff's grandmother's house.
3. What's your favorite Easter candy? The little eggs that are similar to M&Ms. NO PEEPS - YUCK!