A Typical Easter

by Holly on April 25, 2011

in breakfast,family,holidays,weekend

A haphazard family brunch.

Cinnamon raisin French toast, roasted vegetable tart, fruit salad, three different kinds of juice, hardboiled eggs, everything-flavored pretzel rings, tea and coffee.

A 6 1/2 mile family run (and by family, I mean me and my brother-in-law).

Mama Everythingtarian attempting to bike alongside us runners with a Starbucks venti green tea in hand, losing control of the bike and tumbling into a roadside ditch.


Lots of laughter.

Family game time.

Skyping my little sister in from Colorado for a rather competitive card game of Estimate. I blame my loss on the fact I had no idea how to play.

My candy-filled Easter basket, because you are never too old to get an Easter basket from your parents. Especially when it’s filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup eggs (with a heavenly 5:1 peanut butter to chocolate┬áratio).

Country Strong. Not showering. Having my mom French braid my hair. Hanson’s new song (no shame). Ghetto booty dancing on the deck. Tap dancing on the driveway. Baking. Grocery shopping. Kombucha imbibing. Sleep. Glorious sleep.

All the family’s love and attention on Doug the Dog.

Like I said, typical Easter.


Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Seriously…Hanson has a new song?
I just peed myself with joy. (Again, no shame.)

And on that note… Happy Easter!

Sana April 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Your mom sounds awesome. Can we be friends? You and I can be friends as well.

Mama Pea April 25, 2011 at 10:15 pm

You know that Lulu has a stuffed dog named Doug, right? And that I can French braid too? Can’t our families become one?

Katharina April 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Ooo I wish I spent Easter with you! I would’ve definitely ran the 6.5 miles with you and your family as well :) lol look at me inviting myself to your festivities! I just can’t help myself. You’re irresistible what can I say?


p.s. my mom French braids my hair too :)

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 25, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I saw Hanson perform that sone on Jimmy Kimmel the other night. And I liked it. And I felt shame.

hippierunner April 25, 2011 at 11:44 pm

This sounds AWESOME! You should totally invent a holiday!

Adam Deane April 26, 2011 at 12:52 am

Hanson was my first concert, and the fact that you like their new song makes me like you even more :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 26, 2011 at 5:28 am

I love your Easter! And I wasnt even there…But it sure sounds perfect!


Lauren April 26, 2011 at 5:49 am

Your Easter sounds perfect! I would like to invite myself for next year. :)

Amy B @ Second City Randomness April 26, 2011 at 5:54 am

You just made me realize we didn’t do family game time this year… what gives???

Glad you had a good weekend at home!

And you’re right- NEVER too old for an Easter basket of candy. Word.

Katie April 26, 2011 at 6:05 am

Doug is so cute!!

Sounds like a fun filled easter! Family is everything, and you have a great one!!

Love your easter treats!!

Susan April 26, 2011 at 6:41 am

Haha I love picturing Mama Everythingtarian biking with a venti in hand.

Erica April 26, 2011 at 7:15 am

Doug is so cute!! Family time is awesome…and always a little comical. Glad you got in some yummy eats and a great run :)

Elizabeth@The Sweet Life April 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

what a cool aerial shot!

Megan (Braise the Roof) April 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

Haha, your poor mom! Hilarious. :) Happy Easter, friend!

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

I love Doug the Dog – he reminds me of my Charlie!!

Katie April 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I’ve wanted to see Country Strong since it came out! I’m a huge country music fan (don’t hate…it’s a big in Colorado!) – did you like it??

emily (a nutritionist eats) April 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Sounds like a wonderful Easter Holly. :)

DJ April 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I love the new Hanson song! Sounds like a fun Easter!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans April 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Oh Mama E… That is the best image ever.

amanda April 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm

veggie tart-that sounds tasty. um, estimate?? i love a good game…do explain.

also, what’d ya think of country strong?? i want to see it!

Jess April 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Your family sounds like it’s full of funnnnn people!!

What did you think of Country Strong? I had some friends that really enjoyed it!!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) April 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I just got my Easter basket (box?) from my mama. We’re never too old for reese’s eggs and pastel covered socks. Looks like you had a good holiday weekend – and I am mad jeals of your ghetto booty dancing. It’s been wayyyy too long since I’ve hit the floor!

Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport April 28, 2011 at 7:02 am

Easter must include: Food and laughter! A LOT of laughter! Sounds like both our families got these parts down! So happy it was a good one :)

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