“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault
One of our favorite Easter traditions is a putting out our collection of colored eggs. Each year we unwrap these fragile Easter eggs and arrange them in a bowl on the kitchen table. We’ve created the eggs over a number of years, and they cost nearly nothing to make. The process begins with the tricky first step: yours truly always has to prick the ends of the eggs and blow out the contents — a task that thoroughly grosses out both of my children. (The eggs are perfectly fine, though, and can be scrambled or used in an Easter brunch casserole.)
We’ve decorated the eggs with different media; some are dyed, some are painted and some are colored with markers and crayons. My daughter created several of them when she was home sick one day, and several are new additions that my son and I made earlier this week. Some of the eggs are the result of our experimentation with a Pysanky kit. A few are naturally colored eggs in pale green and brown from a friend’s chickens. We seem to break a few every year, and that’s okay.
As this holiday of hope and new beginnings approaches, may you and your family find joy, peace and love — and may you make happy memories enjoying the simple things together.