Sunday, April 24, 2022

Heck Of An Easter - 2022

our decorated eggs

 For the last couple years we've kind of gotten away with doing the traditional family meal for Easter.   Immediate and extended family get together for other holidays, but not recently with Easter.  Jason and I spent the holiday with friends at Woodyz Acres Campground in Missouri.

just me, on a Friday night

Friday night several of us adults decorated Easter eggs using the  Bunny EggMazing Egg Decorator.  I know it's geared towards children, but we had a blast with it.  So fun, and super easy.  The next day we peeled the eggs and used them for deviled eggs.  Then I lost a bunch of my quarters playing Left Center Right.

Ginny and Henry's Easter baskets, all stuff from Dollar General

Saturday started off with an Easter egg hunt for the kids.  We threw out over 1000 eggs for kids to find.  Some had candy, while others had prize slips for plush bunnies, and filled Easter baskets.  Allyson brought over Henry and Ginny to participate, then brought them to our camper to get baskets from me and Jason.

Allyson and Henry

We then gathered at our friend's camper for a large meal.  Approximately 15 of us gathered for the feast.  We had smoked ham, potato salad, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, corn casserole, strawberry fluff salad, cupcakes, bacon-wrapped asparagus, and deviled eggs.

my plate of delicious food

Later that evening, several of us spent what seemed like eternity trying to stuff plastic eggs with glow sticks.  It was definitely not the easiest thing in the world to do.  Kids then went on a hunt for the glow stick eggs.

Jessica helping fill the umpteen eggs with glow sticks

Sunday morning was cold (like the rest of the weekend) but 12 of us got together for an Easter church service put on by my husband.  It was held outdoors at the Mark Twain Amphitheater with a beautiful backdrop of nature.  (Fun Fact: The Amphitheater is now no longer in use and is owned by the campground but it used to be a thriving place for people to sit outdoors near the lake and watch a reenactment of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher).

With that, we at leftovers with friends then went home and took a nap.

How was your Easter?


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That sounds like a really fun Easter!! The food looked so yummy! We had a quiet one and met our daughter in NYC for brunch then did some shopping. It was fun!

Sparkles and Lattes said...

We had a really good Easter too. I love the idea of putting glow sticks in the eggs too. Sounds like a fun and successful Easter. Your decorated eggs are beautiful!

Veronica Lee said...

Glad you had a wonderful Easter.

Those eggs are so colorful and pretty!

jjmon2012 said...

Sounds like you guy had a great time. I am a big fan of doing that relaxed and easy. Sure you had a lot of fun doing the Bunny EggMazing Egg Decorator. I got the christmas one several years ago and great niece loves using it.