We had two Easter celebrations this year. One last weekend in Southern California with my family, and one this past weekend at home with Dan's family. Last weekend we met my mom's whole side of the family at Grandpa Oddone and GiGi's house for an Italian Easter feast! They also put on an egg hunt for the kids. It was wonderful to have the whole family together and the dinner was delicious! My grandma sure does know how to cook! We started off with lots of appetizers--cheese, bread, olives, and salami. Then we had stuffed shells with homemade sauce, meatballs and sausages. Then the second course of chicken marsala and pork medalions with sauteed mushrooms. And finally homemade cream puffs, coffee and an assortment of liquers. We were all stuffed!
Then, this past weekend we had our second celebration. Grandma Kathy joined us on Saturday and we all colored Easter eggs. The kids had so much fun and we went through our 18 eggs so quickly the kids were asking for more to dye. Sunday morning we woke up to see that the Easter Bunny came and brought baskets for the kids and hid eggs all around the house. They were both really excited finding all the eggs this year. I made a special Easter breakfast, but it took much longer to cook than we anticipated and we ate it right before we headed out the door to church. At church we heard a nice sermon, the kids went up on stage to tell the Easter story, and then they had another egg hunt outside on the lawn. When we got home, Uncle Scott came over and he and Grandma Kathy played with the kids outside, while Dan and I prepared our Easter dinner. It was yummy and we had a nice time together. And my pie turned out pretty good! I hope everyone had a nice Easter!