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Happy Easter

I hope you all had a great Easter. Our weekend was packed full of fun.

Saturday morning we hit an Easter egg hunt at the local park. A little bit fun… but so not worth the wait for the five minutes it lasted.

Then it was on to Grandma’s house to dye eggs with the cousins.

You can tell that Lottie has a little of my OCD when after the dying was done Ains held up her blue hands. Lottie held up her “green” hands… without a drop of green on them. Every time she got a little on her hands she had to wipe them off.

Canning Soup

Remember how fall feels like home? Part of that is canning. We have a sort of tradition each fall of canning a vegetable soup mix. I’ve spent one Saturday each fall for quite a few years sitting on Aunt Colleen’s porch cutting up vegetables

It’s usually me with Aunt Colleen, Aunt Della, maybe Aunt Mary. Now that my mom lives in town again, she’s there. This year we even got my sister-in-law in on it. And more shockingly, my brother. (I think maybe mom was scoffing at brother’s vegetable chopping skills?)