Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter 2010

On Holy Saturday, we dyed Easter eggs.

Coloring eggs was never a tradition in my family. I only vaguely remember doing it once, and even then I'm not sure if it is a dream or if it really happened.

When I first colored eggs with Graham, before we got married, I felt like a whole new world had been opened up to me.

Everything about it was new to me. I didn't know that vinegar, water, and lemon juice could have varying effects on eggs. And holding an egg in boiling water makes the shrink wrap shrink? That was news to me.

I like coloring eggs, and I like documenting the experience each year. I love adding to our collection of memories.

Graham will tell you that I'm always open to new experiences. I begged him to go ziplining during our trip to Maui because it looked like one hell of a time.

He wasn't jazzed about the experience, and we ended up not being able to go, but he was willing to try it out for my sake. He prefers to play it a little safer.

But, he's the one who introduced me to the world of real Easter eggs.

The tablets, the colors, the wax crayon...

...even the different egg-coloring kits there are, though we're big fans of Paas.

This is one of my favorite traditions. It's something small, but it's so much fun to me because it's something that Graham introduced into my world. Most of the time I feel like the one to introduce something new into our lives.

This is something fun. It's simple, and it's not anything revolutionary, but I like that it's ours.


  1. Seriously?! You didn't color eggs when you were younger? It was always a tradition in our house to color eggs Good Friday evening & then go have them (along with the bread, lamb butter, wine, keishka(SP?) and whatever else we were eating on Easter) blessed at church. This was Sarah's first year at actually helping put the eggs in the dyes. She did a pretty good job! And, yes, Paas does have the best coloring kits!

  2. Cool! We never did them growing up. I think it was just too much work for my parents! :-) But really, I think it was because no one likes the hard-boiled eggs, so why bother? Aw...I can't believe Sarah's old enough to do big-kid things!


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