I have been rather busy this week working. There has been some blog worthy fodder, that I may post about some day.
In the mean time, I will subject you all to a family slide show. Just imagine you have stopped by for a short visit and I have chained you up in the living room with the slide projector. Today's torture will be Easter celebrations in Utah.
To begin with we have the obligatory egg coloring. I read about some mother who has her kids color eggs naked in the bath tub. That does sound like genius, but we opted for the slightly less X rated boring version of just carefully sitting around the table.
But before the eggs, we needed an activity to keep the kiddies occupied while the eggs were boiling. Nothing like pipe cleaners and beads for hours of cheap entertainment.
Finally it was time for the dying of the eggs. It all went rather smoothly considering the number of kids and their young ages. Of course the nappers were left out of the fun. Snooze you loose.
Here is a naked egg waiting to be colored.
Everyone is hard at work. Diana is using the every popular wax crayon to decorate her egg.
On Sunday, I was lucky enough to attend Easter dinner hosted by none other than our long lost friend Funny Farmer. And when I say lucky, I mean niner niner niner, you missed out on some way yummy food. So here is a picture of just the two of us. What a great trip I got pictures with two blog friends. He He He.
Funny Farmer is alive and well, but she is keeping occupied with real life and friends as opposed to just sitting at a computer all day. She says no offense, and none is taken. But we all do miss her witty ways and snarky comments. Lucky for me I know her in real life and so I still get to be real life friends with her. Some day she may be back. We'll leave the light on for you FF.
And if FF wasn't enough, look here is Old Boat guy surveying the spread. Cool huh? The ham was better than a Honey Baked because Funny Farmer put her own delicious spiced topping on it. Yummo! And she made funeral potatoes from REAL POTATOES. Who ever heard of that? Boy its nice to be related to someone from Idaho. And Pioneer Women beware, you ain't got nothin on my FF.
I loved this dinner so much because we all brought something and it made it so much easier. It is the first Easter Dinner I have been with my family for a very long time, if ever. It was great. Although I ditched out on my husband and two sons. They had to suffer alone in Vegas. Poor things.
Besides all the yummy food, there was a boat load of small children running around and having fun together. So much fun.
A shout out to my niece Susan for all the outside shots. She was kind enough to take over my camera as photographer, while I laid on the couch in pain from eating too much.
And here she it checking out Funny Farmer's chickens that did not get butchered for dinner.
Love this pose.
And check out the attitude. You go girl!
This is my nephew who thinks he is a dog. So funny how he claimed this spot and wouldn't even move for the real dog.
Time for Grandpa to go back to Seattle and the good bye hugs.