Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Egg Hunting and a Masquerade

To be honest, Easter (egg hunting, baskets, all that secular stuff) is not my favorite. I love talking and celebrating Jesus Christs triumph over death and his resurrection. The other stuff I can do without. My kids don't get Easter baskets, I know, gasp! My Mom was the same way so maybe it's inherited.
We did color eggs.
It requires intense concentration.
It was a beautiful day, still cold, but the sun is rising earlier and staying later.
And they're off!
Rayce has had that Easter basket since his first Easter, I can't ever get rid of it.
My very excited Avie Jo. Danielle has been our egg-hider for a couple of years now. It's very convenient. Although she was kinda just tossing them this year, I had to yell at her to be gentle, they're are extra large crows lurking around for popped open plastic eggs.
It was a success! Later that night Avie and Dan went to the Daddy Daughter Masquerade Ball at the elementary school. Avie Jo looked quite lovely in my mask.
Little cutie! Before long this one will want to stop hunting for eggs on Easter too! Nooo! Until then, maybe I can improve my attitude on Easter and just enjoy it.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Frozen Falls

On Friday Dan took work off and we had planned to go snowshoeing in the Hakkoda Mountains while the kids were in school. I had been wanting to do this activity for a while and was super bummed after driving an hour and a half we discovered the road was closed to our destination! It was a pretty drive in the snowy mountains and luckily close by is the Oirase Gorge so we drove around to check out the frozen waterfalls.
We had to pull over and snap a few photos of the height of the snow.
It's usually higher than this, the season is winding down. Pretty impressive, right?!
Our plans didn't quite work out but boy, it was still pretty awesome!

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Can't grow a mustache? That's okay, Rayce and Avie will make you one...out of paper...and tape.