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April 13th, 2009:

Easter in the Snow Belt

We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt at our house yesterday! Mother Nature is granting my snow request like there’s no tomorrow . . . this is what we woke up to at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.

6 inches of snow and it was still falling fast!

Egg Hunt Snow

Not a flake to be had on Christmas . . . but when Easter in mid-April comes along, let it snow! With this much snow at 7:00 a.m., you can imagine what it was like at 11:00 when everyone showed up – and at 1:00 p.m. when we started our hunt after a yummy ham dinner!

But we are a hearty folk and headed outside for the hunt anyway. Here are the kids – ready to go :-) Welcome SPRING!

Egg Hunt Group

The kids could have cared less whether there was snow or sun or rain or clouds . . . they had a blast! Too bad it only takes them about 5 minutes to find all the gazillion eggs after the Dads spend about 20 minutes “hiding” them 😉

Apparently Princess spotted an egg and was on the move!

Egg Hunt Princess Run

After they found the eggs, the boys thought it would be fun to stand at the edge of the deck, where Mr. Marc was shoveling snow over the side. It was HILARIOUS! Here’s Dude getting pummelled. Ian was using him as a human shield 😉

Egg Hunt Dude Snow 2

Nick wanted to get in on the action, too! His family is moving to a warm sunny state soon (boo hoo), so he got his snow fix Sunday :-)

Egg Hunt Nick Snow

I have to laugh at Duma! She would stand right next to the boys and get showered with snow and shake like it was the worst thing in the world . . . then she’d run and hop around and wait for the next snow bomb to fall . . . it was HILARIOUS!

So there you have it – a glimpse of Easter in the Snow Belt :-)

Oh – and Lent is O.V.E.R.!!! Yes, I had an entire bag of Brach’s Classic Jelly Beans yesterday (thank you Easter Bunny – BAWK BAWK!). I did NOT, however, drink my Cherry Pepsi. Never got around to it  . . .  never had the desire. Maybe this whole no sugar thing for 40 days will become more  of a lifestyle change this time around. I lost . . . da da da daaaaaaa . . . 8 pounds just by giving up sugar for Lent. Woo hoo!!!

Hope you all had a great Easter!