Sunday, April 24, 2011


Saturday morning Easter egg hunt

Let the madness begin

Utterly overjoyed for getting his measley 5 eggs

The hunt might be over but they are still so excited for the rest of the weekend

We came home and started dying eggs.

For light blue we used red cabbage

Beets turned our eggs pinky-maroon

Red onion skins for pink

Yellow onion skins for yellow

Chopped carrots for a light orangey/yellow

Coffee for brown

Peppers for a peppy yellow

Boil the goods

And let the fun begin

We are soooo proud of our eggs. It took a lot more time. But it is only once a year and who wouldn't want to drag out the fun traditions? Our eggs are already brown so the colors are harder to see.

Easter Morning

Too excited and eager digging in their baskets to look up for the camera

Our eggs covered in treats, dates and prizes for the hunt

sittin pretty

looking high and low

Reading their loot out loud

Bella's favorite egg - one dollar

Jarom found the almighty five dollar egg. Jarom ended up with half the eggs and ALL the date eggs. So we have decided to let the whole family go on one of his ice cream dates and we also get to go to a play together.

All ready for Easter Sunday

Of course I really wanted a great picture of them all together, but when Matt showed me these I said these would not do.

Gathered them back together again for photo shoot #2

And it doesn't take long to realize Matt's pictures were as good as they were going to get

Jarom took this picture of Matt and I. I found this little homemade number at the thrift store and thought its pastel tulips were perfect for Easter.

My tulip kimono.

Church was about more than I could bear. Jarom gave the greatest talk on our ever-loving Redeemer. And Bella gave the scripture - John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

What a sweet spirit resides with us this Easter, knowing how loved and blessed we are. He lives.


Rachel said...

Another post that leaves me wanting you as my mommy.

moonshinejunkyard said...

you have to teach me about the dyeing! can you dye other things too, like clothes and linens with those same natural ingredients? i have always wanted to try this! and they came out so very lovely. i like that the kids get super into it; it's more of an adventure than the boring little tablets! although i always loved the way they fizzed.

your words-on-eggs idea is sensational too. you seriously are the best most creative mama. the kids are bursting with joy for easter...what a beautiful bunch. my favorite is the jumping pick. or for a serious one, the first one of round 2.

and your tulip dress is so adorable. and looks comfy and soft and pretty for spring. i would have cried to see the kids in church. i miss jarom's voice. darin says he misses the kids too. i love you guys soooooooo.

Amy Beatty said...

Heb - we just bought some white eggs so we could get a better sense of the colors and they are amazing and bright in a natural beautiful way - I might have to post a picture of them.

Lisa said...

Those are some of the prettiest, natural-looking Easter eggs I have seen.

Life on Pelican Street said...

So stinkin creative with your egg dyes!!!

Jaime said...

Too fun. Your kids have grown so much.

crazy christensen family said...

Only you could pull off a dress like this and make it look so good! You are a beauty! i love your egg dying and traditions with the marked eggs. That's great! I should do that next year.