Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist!

Jackson had a blast on Easter.

He loved finding the Easter eggs and getting presents. What kid doesn't? For Easter, we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house and ate a delicious meal of ham, potatoes, veggies, and more. It was scrumptious! We then had an Easter egg hunt and hid all of Jackson's eggs with Mickey stuffed animals. He thought it was great fun!

He was too lazy to hold his basket, so I'm the one trailing behind him.

The proud parents
My parents had a great idea to put tiny glow sticks in some of the eggs. We had a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, and it was really cool!

Jackson was so excited and was literally running from egg to egg, chucking them into his basket. When he got all the eggs, he looked around and said, "More? More eggs?" He had me hide them 3 times.
For dessert, I made vanilla bean buttermilk cupcakes and Oreo cupcakes. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but they were really good. I wish I had thought to take a picture of them. Thank you, Pinterest!
It was really fun to watch Jackson get into egg hunting this year. Of course, Easter isn't just about the eggs and chocolate. I appreciate all that Christ has done for me. He has given me hope that I too may live again. #Becauseofhim I can live with my family forever.
If you have time, watch this cool video.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Confessions of a Recovering Chocoholic


Ha, just kidding. I'm not really a recovering chocoholic, but that would be a cool story.


Due to my fun stomach problems, I was forced to give up chocolate. In October, we made yummy, yummy s'mores with ooey gooey, sweet, delectable, delicious, drool-worthy chocolate.

Why is it in the bathtub you ask? Because it was Kid's Day. That's why.

I paid for the s'mores indulgence for about a week. I was in bed swearing I would never eat chocolate again. And I haven't. I admit to eating an occasional nibble here and there (probably only 3 times) from Jackson's chocolatey treats, but overall, I have held firm.

I made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, MY BIRTHDAY without chocolate.(RIP my beloved Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. Oh how I miss thee.)

But by far, the hardest holiday to not eat chocolate is EASTER. CURSE YOU CADBURY FOR HAVING SUCH DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE EGGS.

Jackson was snacking on one today, and I'm pretty sure I was watching him with drool trickling down my chin.

Can. Not. Wait. For Chocolate. Season. To. Be. Over.

The End.

On a side note: Is it sad that I have referenced these delectable eggs every year since this blog has been born? Probably.

I hope you all have a Happy Easter!