What are your Easter traditions?
As a child we always woke up to baskets of goodies. We also did hunts in the house and the yard. We would always rehide eggs over and over to find them again. I loved when we did egg hunts with all the Brim cousins at Grandma's or the Courts.
Brandon and I always dye eggs and have a big dinner. We usually buy some candy too. When we lived in Utah we did Easter brunch at Alan's country club.
What is your favorite Easter dish?
I love ham and potatoes and asparagus.
When did you learn the truth about the Easter Bunny?
I don't remember, I think I kind of always knew there wasn't a real Easter bunny.
How do you decorate your home for Easter?
I think Easter is the one holiday I have no decorations for... I will have to fix that next year. I do have a pin I always wear, I've had it since I was a kid.
How many Easter egg hunts does your family usually participate in?
Brandon and I don't hunt for eggs, but we'll make sure Jonah does.
What is your favorite flavor of jellybean?
I'm not a real big jellybean fan, but strangely I've always liked the black ones even though I don't like actual black licorice. I ate so many popcorn flavored jellybellies in Jr. High that I hated them after that.
How do you decorate Easter eggs?
I like trying different egg dying kits, but sometimes we just use food coloring, stickers, rubberbands, and crayons. One year we did all-natural dyes (spinach, termeric, and berries) and that was really cool too.
Do you wear special Sunday outfits for you or your kids on Easter?
As a kid I always got a new dress for Easter and I like to keep up the tradition, though I was too broke this year. I loved the year I got a special Easter hat to wear to church, I felt so fancy.
What are your favorite church Easter hymns and/or choir arrangements?
A gospel song called, Were You There? is my favorite. I've sung the soprano part in it as part of a double quartet and I've also sung the solo part. I've heard the MoTab choir sing it as well.
Do you spend Easter at home, on vacation, or with family?
At home or with friends. If there is family nearby than with them.
Do you make deviled eggs out of leftover Easter eggs?
Are you tired of eggs by the end of the Easter Season?
I think I had that happen once.
What is your favorite Easter candy/treat?
I like Reece's PB eggs and Cadbury eggss ("horse snot with a booger in the middle" as my mother once so eloquently described them). I really don't eat candy much even though I like most all candies.
Anything else you want to share about Easter?
It's the most important Christian holiday (as Lauren pointed out). I'm going to make a big deal about its religious aspects to my kids. I went to Holy Thursday Mass this year at a Catholic church with friends this year and that was a nice kick-off to the holiday for me.