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Girl Chat - Easter Traditions


Thursday, April 13, 2017

It's time for a little Girl Chat and this month we are talking about our Easter traditions. My Easter traditions have changed over the years, especially now that I have children myself.

When I was a child, we would go to my grandma's house about a week or so before Easter and we would color eggs with my aunts and their children (my cousins). We had so much fun decorating eggs and seeing how others colored their eggs. After we were finished, we would gather our eggs (about a dozen each) and head home.

A week later, Easter morning arrived and we would wake up and search the house (inside and out) for Easter eggs. Sometimes along the way, we would see our Easter baskets, but as we got older, it was harder and harder to find the basket. Once we found all of the eggs and our baskets, we would go through everything. I loved the thought that went into our baskets. There was always our favorite candy, something that we had been really wanting and things that we were into at the moment.

We usually had breakfast at home and would get in our prettiest dresses and head back out to my grandmother's house for another Easter egg hunt and dinner. It was always the tradition.

As we got older, the egg hunting stopped, but my mom and dad would gift us with a basket each year. We would still do an Easter egg hunt at the families house before dinner.

Now that I am married with children, we have done the previous two Easter's with my family, but this year we are spending it with my in-laws.

If we were doing it with my family, we would head to my aunt's house and have a big Easter egg hunt after everyone got there. These eggs are plastic and filled with money, candy and other prizes (massages, wine, etc.). This gets us older cousins out there hunting for eggs with our kids and younger cousins. Then we would have a big dinner.
twins in Easter dresses
The girls first Easter (3 months old)
twins in Easter dresses
 2016 Easter (Sutton - 1 year 3 months)
twins in Easter dresses
Avery - 1 year 3 months

This year we plan to do an Easter egg hunt inside our house when the girls get up and let them find their Easter baskets. Then we will go to my in-laws house after the girls' naps and hang out over there. I am not sure what my mother-in-law has planned, but we are always up for new traditions. Plus my sweet nephew will be there and I am aching to see my girls and him play and search for eggs together.

What are your Easter traditions?

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17 comments:

  1. Love your traditions! I always grew up with an egg hunt and searching for my basket as well. I love doing those things with mine now.

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  2. I bet the girls are going to LOVE hunting all those eggs & finding those baskets. So fun making memories with your little ones that you cherish yourself.
    THOSE BABIES ON THEIR FIRST EASTER!!! My heart!

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  3. Your childhood Easter sounds alot like mine! I always loved finding the eggs around the house Easter morning. The girls were so tiny on their first Easter!! So adorable! This year will be so fun with them!

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    1. I can't wait to celebrate with them this year. I think they understand Easter and the meaning behind it more now. They have been working on it daily at school. I can't wait to watch them hunt for eggs.

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  4. OHHHHHHH MY GOODNESS the girls on their first Easter! ADORABLE! Sounds like a great way to spend the day! Enjoy!

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  5. Oh my goodness the girls when they were tiny are so cute! I love the idea of an egg hunt that leads to their baskets, how fun is that. Beautifully Candid

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  6. Great traditions! I love the Easter picture of the girls when they were babies. So tiny and precious! And I love their outfits. Can't wait to see pictures of the kids hunting eggs together!

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  7. Love your traditions. I love coloring eggs for Easter, brings back such happy memories.

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  8. Visiting from Thankful Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family. Your girls are adorable!

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  9. Oh my word, that picture of the girls on their first Easter is so stinking sweet! I can't believe how tiny they were!

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    1. I know, right? So tiny that their tights didn't even fit!

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  10. Ahhh love seeing them from year's past! And, we do the same thing with hiding the Easter baskets and eggs. So much fun. Love how you've kept your traditions alive!

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  11. Love that you had to find your Easter baskets, too! I have to say though, that ours did not get harder to find, haha!

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    1. It seems like some people did not and I am so happy that we did and now carry that on for my girls.

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  12. Love your traditions! Your girls are so precious.

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  13. oh my goodness, that picture of the girls as bitty babies, I love it! Such great traditions. I'm loving reading everyones traditions.

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