Thursday, March 24, 2016

5 Things Thursday: Hoppy Easter!!

Following suit with some of my fellow bloggers and doing a post on the 5 things I love about Easter!

1. The Easter treats!  I like treats of all makes, shapes, and sizes, and Easter is no exception!  Currently in my home, I have mini Reese peanut butter cups, Lindor eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs, an assortment of mini Creme Eggs, Caramilk Eggs, and regular chocolate eggs, jelly beans, bunny-shaped ju-jubes, and I know that my mom has her Easter tree set up with each branch holding a bigger chocolate egg.  YUM!  I can't wait to get into all of it!!

2. Easter morning festivities, including church & brunch.  There's just something so festive about Easter morning!  I feel like everyone comes to church in bright colours to celebrate spring, and it's so nice to sing upbeat, celebratory hymns, and see the kids in their cute little Easter Sunday outfits... then after church, we usually go out for brunch to one of our favourite spots, the Norway Bay Golf Club.  It's always delish!

3. The meal with family.  For the past few years, we have diverted away from traditional turkey and gone with another big favourite:  ham, meatballs, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, buns, pickles, cheese... I feel like Christmas turkey was just the other day (rather than three months ago!) so I'm quite happy to foe-go it for this meal instead.  Can't wait!!

4. Having a long weekend.  OK, this is actually a bittersweet long weekend for me, because I have long weekends all winter long, and usually Easter is the last one before I return to work full-time.  The busy season is upon us, and that means I'm back to five day work weeks after Easter.  Still, I'm excited for the four-day weekend - I hope to get some reading done, and of course spend lots of time with Netflix!

5. The official beginning of spring.  Yeah, yeah, I love winter, I love snow, and I am just a teensy bit secretly excited that we are getting a spring snow storm today.  I might get one more chance to "hunker down & hibernate"!  But I have also reached the point where the sight of +10 temps over the weekend make me happy, and I like the prospect of going for long walks outdoors.  Going out without a toque and winter coat on.   Wearing flip flops.  Easter feels like the official unveiling of all that comes with the new season, and I'm excited!

Wishing you all a Hoppy Easter!! :)


The Lovely One said...

Happy Easter to you! My favorite things about Easter are dying eggs with the kids, and going on the adult egg hunt we have each year!

Nancy said...

I know, I love Easter morning! The kids are always so excited for the egg hunt. Your comment about bright colours makes me wish I had something new to wear.