Monday, April 5, 2010

The Easter Bunny has Come and Gone

Here it is 3:14 a.m. and I am awake.

My husband, Kevin has to go to work at 3 a.m. on Sundays and usually I can fall right back to sleep, but for some reason I was up before he was today and I am just not tired anymore.

Last night I fell asleep to the dulcet sounds of Mr. T and the Flavorwave infomercial around 10ish, so maybe my sleep bank is all full.

Anyway, I guess I will use this time to talk about how our Easter was and to catch up on some emails.

We had a very nice Easter.

After staying up until 2 a.m. Saturday night to finish making paska bread and rolls we were pretty tired when the alarm went off around 7 a.m. But alas, we needed to get up so we could get to church on time to get a seat.

We munched on some homemade raisin toast and then decked ourselves out in our Easter finest. I had gotten a new flowered dress on sale and Kev bought an awesome shirt and tie combo at Burlington that was an orange sherbet in color. (It is a really good color on him).

Then we went to church to meet my parents and aunt.

Church ended up being very crowed and hot. I swear I thought I was going to see some people pass out.

We then had to leave, which was a nightmare. Imagine trying to play Frogger with elderly people who are trying to get home in a hurry to make Easter dinner.

We came home, changed clothes, visited Kev's parents for a few, went to my parents' house to drop off the stuff we had made and then visited with Kev's side of the family at his aunt's house.

Around 1sh, we went to my parents' house for a small celebration full of good food and then everyone came over to our place for awhile.

The cats played with their new toys from Grandma and Grandpa and enjoyed the day as well. (I will have to get some pictures of them and their new toys and post them.)

After everyone left, Kev and I were feeling reminiscent and watched a few old home movies of when we were younger.

Watching the old movies made me miss being a little kid.

Back when you were younger, Easter, and holidays in general, were so exciting.

Each Easter morning, I would wake up so excited to find my basket from The Easter Bunny, go to church and then over to my grandparents' house for a traditional Hungarian dinner and an Easter egg hunt.

This year as I struggled to find a recipe for a traditional Easter cheese that my grandmother would make, I really regretted not being old enough to learn her recipes before she passed away. (But, thank God for the Internet and I was able to find a recipe online. And surprisingly it worked wonderfully!)

As I made my nut, apricot and poppy seed rolls I couldn't help but look out my window and see the house that my grandparents lived in when I was younger and really miss those Easters that were so long ago and seemed so magical.

I am sure that once we have our own children some of the magic will return, and we will be able to make our own family traditions.

Today is my mom's birthday, and I am not sure what exactly we are going to do, but I am sure that we will be having cake and the giving of presents later tonight.

But, until then, I have to run some errands, Kev is going to cut his parents' grass, maybe run the car through a car wash since it hasn't been washed since our wedding in 2007 and maybe squeeze in some grocery shopping.

Since, it seems like it is going to be a busy day, I am going to try and get some sleep.

I hope you and your family had a very enjoyable and blessed Easter.

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