Easter’s Coming Hodgepodge

It’s time to answer the questions of the week that Jo From This Side of the Pond has gathered for us.

1. Do you celebrate Easter? If so what are your plans this year? Did you have egg hunts as a kid? 

Yes, indeed, we celebrate Easter, our risen Savior and what His death, burial and resurrection means to all of us. We will be in church Sunday morning and then gather at our kids home to watch the littles hunt for eggs and have a meal together. All of our family and our daughter-in-law’s family will be together and this year dear friends will be with us, too.

My growing up family did not have egg hunts. We did enjoy hard boiled eggs and hitting them on top of our siblings heads to crack them before we peeled them.

When our kids were little we had hunts of m&m’s and other candy in cupcake paper sleeves around the house before we went to church.

One Easter when our kids were married and before grandkids we had a hunt in the yard with a golden Easter egg that had $50 in it!

2. What’s your favorite bread to find in a bread basket? 

Any bread that is fresh and soft. I have favorites that go with certain dishes. I love many kinds of bread, French, Italian, Rye, Farmers, Sourdough, Challah, Pita, Lavash, Flat Bread, Kulich, Paska, Pishky, Indian Fry Bread…

So thankful I’m gluten tolerant!

3. Your favorite chick flick? 

Pride and Prejudice, the original BBC version with Colin Firth.

4.Tax day is rapidly approaching in the US of A…what’s something you currently find ‘taxing’? 

There’s a thing I’m in charge of that is mostly out of my control. I just have to be there and make it work at the last minute. I’m in charge of other people who will show up and depend on me to tell them what to do for this out of my control event. That is not my comfort zone. I’m working hard to organize the un-organizable. I’m feeling taxed!

5. Have you ever ridden in a taxi? Do you have a funny-scary-crazy-interesting taxi story to share? Do you use any of the newer taxi-like services such as Uber? 

Yes, I have stories. Dear and I had an awful, harrowing ride from O’Hare airport to downtown Chicago for one of his conferences. You know how you have to stand in line and wait for the next available taxi? Well we got a real doozie. We should have refused his ride and waited for another after he opened the trunk and there was no room for our luggage because he had a molded plastic outdoor chair in the trunk. What? Then the taxi smelled of tobacco. Ugh. Then his driving skills were horrendous. We think he might have lived in his taxi. Oye. We praised the Lord when we made it to the hotel.

When we were in D.C. for another conference I ordered a taxi to take me to a Hillwood Estate a Russian treasures house in the outskirts of D.C. When the taxi driver saw where I wanted to go he wasn’t pleased because it would take too much of his time instead of getting quick easy money making rides from the conference attendees. Short hops from the hotels to the convention center where the conference was being held. He drove me to the convention center stopped and had me get out. I was a wee bit shocked at this treatment. At least I was a little closer to the estate where I desired to go. The attendant they had outside the convention center managing all the taxis found me a willing driver to take me to the estate. I tipped him well.

We have used Uber services.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Last year’s Easter egg hunt at Baba and Gramps’. This year JJ’s 3rd birthday lands on Easter weekend which makes for a very full fun filled weekend.

Apologizing ahead of time if my visits are scarce this week.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “Easter’s Coming Hodgepodge

  1. Your taxi stories made me laugh. We too have had scary rides by horrendous drivers! Love the grand kid pix. Lovely as always. Have a lovely Easter.

  2. Oh that sort of event would have me taxed as well. Organizing the unorganized is one of my least favorite things. Good luck with that! Your Easter pics are so cute. Enjoy your family this weekend!

  3. We were snowed in at my mother-in-law’s one year (daughter and I) and the three of us watched ALL of the Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. My mother-in-law (now 96) loved Colin Firth so for her 90th Birthday party, our theme was “A Few of Her Favorite Things” and we had a life size cut out of Colin at the party! She laughed and laughed!

    • Haha…love that! We’ve had marathon watching and we are way overdue for another one with my ‘girls’ ! Happy Easter to you and yours!

  4. Easter is such a special celebration – we’ll be going to church and then gathering for dinner and an egg hunt here, too. Cute photos of the littles.

  5. Eek! Your taxi stories are cringe-worthy! I only remember riding in a taxi once. It was when I was a child so I don’t remember many details, only that it was an exciting novelty.

    You will be doing lots of celebrating this weekend! Happy birthday to JJ! Blessings of the Resurrection to you all!

  6. The sweetest little egg hunters ever! Awesome pictures Ellen! Oh, your taxi stories – yikes! Praying that your #4 will be manageable and not too taxing … hugs!

  7. I enjoyed reading your answers. I love soft bread..if it’s dry, then I’ll toast it. Fun easter egg hunt. My gandkids and mom and dad are sick so I think they may end up staying home. We’ll have to do a delayed egg hunt when they’re better.

  8. Happy Easter! Pix of the grandkids as adorable as ever! Enjoy your family time, and the celebration of this most important day! We arrived in the UK Thursday and are already having a fabulous visit.

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