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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter On The North Forty!

Look at my two darlings! Here they are unpatiently waiting for the eggs to be hidden outside.
As you can see Kaci was feeling silly and would not let me capture her otherwise.

The first of many hunts on Saturday. Kaci running for the gate to try and beat her brother Bailey to the fields.

Hmmm they did a good job of hiding those eggs from me.

Bailey looking around the picket fence of my little farm house.

Now he ventured farther away to the side field looking for those colored eggs.

Kaci followed by her mom Andrea and dad Clint.

The next group of egg hunters are my son Clint, Kaci, my daughter Christi and Bailey.
It was girls against boys on this hunt.

Bailey looking on the front porch. Yes don't adjust your computer  my porch columns are pink as is the porch swing.

Your never two old to hunt Easter eggs. Christi is that a little skip in your step?

Whew this is hard work......

Clint always the serious competor is running with his basket. Once again your never too old to hunt eggs.

Kaci my darling I just loved her fashion statement. How cute are these jeans. They have butterflies on them. She told me this was her first pair of jeans. I then realized that was right. Not like others she held out until she was ten to wear jeans. lol

The view stepping down from my front porch. I need flower beds but my ole back keeps me from digging some so I use pots.

My oldest Son Chad coming up the front walk.

Now Chad borrowed one of his nieces or nephews basket and joined in the third hunt.
Wish I could figure out how to send this pic to Chad's friends.

My sweet Daughter-In-Law Andrea also joined in on a hunt.

Chad also is a serious hunter.

But not as serioous as Bailey. Look at Bailey running to catch up.

Bailey trying to figure out if there is anymore eggs to be found.

My red geraniums have found a new spot on top of the bird bath.

Here I have plants sitting around my angel planter.

Hope you enjoyed our egg hunt!

Yesterday my family came to see me from Austin and after a lunch of fried chicken we hunted eggs. Not once or twice but many many times. I can barely walk today and all I did was hide the eggs. But a 100 eggs is a lot to hide. lol Of course I had help thank goodness. When the others were not looking I threw the eggs and where they landed is where they were found. hahaha

I knew Bailey and Kaci loved chicken tenders so I decided to fry a bunch of white breast and chicken strips. Well take it from me you can't do other things while frying chicken. The first big batch of chicken strips I was busy making up Easter Baskets. Well while we were eating I noticed Bailey was having a little trouble with eating a strip. I said, "What's wrong baby?" Being a boy that always tells the truth says,"This chicken is a little tough!" haha....Yep I fried the first batch too long.  If you dipped it in the white gravy it helped to make it eatable.

I have to tell Bailey when I talk to him today that if he thought those strips were tough yesterday he should of been here today for the left overs. lol

Today I am grateful for having my family with me yesterday. All because of the reason we are celebrating Easter today was I able to have such a beautiful day.


May all of you have a Happy Easter!

Love to All


Buttercup said...

What a fun time! Blessings and wishes for joyous Easter!

Debby said...

Oh how I loved this post. All of your kids and grandkids and all the egg hunts. Someone needed to take your picture. I am in love with that house. Happy Easter my friend.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful family sweet Maggie and wonderful pictures. What fun you all had. I am so happy for you! Hugs

A Tale of Two Cities said...

We just finished having a few egg hunts of our own, but in a much smaller way than you guys! What fun to have a big expanse of land for all the fun and games.

Hope your Easter was lovely!

GerryART said...

Kids have the best time, don't they, Maggie, regardless of their age.
Seems a good time was had by all - - in spite of that first batch.

Your yard is looking spiffy, so much color. Suppose I'd better get out and do some flower shopping????

love 'n hugs,

Marydon said...

Sweet Maggie-sister! What delightful pics of the egg hunt & family. Love those jeans ...

Wish we were there on that porch to sit & swing & jabber away once again. The flowers are lovely.

Have missed catching you on the phone ... will try this week again.

Happy Easter, my precious friend ~
Bunny hugs & jelly bean smiles ~
Love you ~

Shirley said...

Maggie, Oh what fun we have with grandchildren.I love Kaci's jeans with all the trim. No our kids are never to old to join in on the fun. You had a prettier day then we did. They had to hunt Easter eggs in the house. I like your yard and enjoyed the previous post. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

What a wonderful, joyous post, Maggie, and what a treat it is to see your kids and grandkids! I loved the pictures -- felt a vicarious sense of participating in that fun Easter egg hunt! Thanks for sharing your very special day together!

Donna said...

This was so much FUN Maggie!! I LOVED seeing your cute grandkiddos and getting to see your handsome family!! You captured the egg hunt much better than I did!
What an adorable house you the colors and the picket fence!!! THE perfect spot for a hunt...looks like a glorious day!
The chicken sounds like a normal family gathering where there is always something "interesting"...Ha!. A perfect day!!
Thank you for thinking of me and commenting. I appreciate it especially just now.

Gorges Smythe said...

It looks like fun. Hope your Resurrection Day was a happy one. Bless you.

acorn hollow said...

Sounds like you had an amazing day.
Everyone looks like they are having fun.

Sweet Tea said...

Love the egg-hunting photos. Beautiful family and I loved the dappled look of the shade on the grass. Picture perfect!

Kim said...

Happy Easter Maggie. So, did you find all the eggs?
P.S. I think Kaci's jeans are hot!

Julia said...

Happy Easter Maggie, what a smart girl you are to upload Easter pictures of your Easter hunt with your beautiful family, on your blog. Your weather looks perfect. I love seeing everyone hunting for Easter eggs.

I didn't hide eggs this year I think for the first time. The grandkids now have a big house with many hiding places and the Egg hunt is indoor because often there's still snow on the ground at Easter.

I just got home from having dinner with my daughter and her family just now. I had a great time but forgot to take my camera.

We actually got a small winter snow storm today and my daffodils are blooming in one garden close to the house.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

Hugs, JB

yaya said...

Wow...super fun with you! I love your cottage with the pink accents. Very sweet and I think it's very you! It's great when the grownups can join in and enjoy being little kiddos for an afternoon. Happy Easter Maggie!

Paula said...

Love your little farm house. I spent the day Thursday with my two daughters from Austin and today with John's son and family at Hondo. Looks like y'all had a lot of fun.

Lisalulu said...

I SO so SO enjoyed catching up with you. I've missed your family gatherings and your stories so much!!! love those kidlets.. and the grandkidlets too, haha can't believe they aren't too old for finding eggs!!! YOU are the best, #1 grandma and don't slow down, they all need you!!! We all need you!!

June said...

100 eggs!!! Now that's a seriously awesome Easter bunny...or should I say Easter Maggie? It was so much fun seeing your family having so much fun!
I'm glad you had such a wonderful day with your dear family Maggie!
hugs from here...

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Garden of Egan said...

I love it. Looks like some serious egg hunting. Such a beautiful yard and pretty colors.

Glad you had fun.

Laney said...

looks like you and your family had a good Easter. and I must say thanks for commenting. I love comments. so keep em coming. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I think we all did about the same thing. What a great day Easter is...for so many reason. It looked like you have a wonderful day!!

sjmcdowell said...

Oh Maggie....this post makes me miss you even more!!!!
I must talk to you soon!!!!

I am soo happy that you and your family had such a lovely Easter!!! I have not been on an Easter egg hunt in eons!!

Love and Hugs,


Retired English Teacher said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful day. Happy Easter! God bless.

Sue said...

Glad to see that you had so much family around you for Easter, Maggie. That's what it's all about, isn't it?


Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I LOVED seeing pictures of your cute family and your beautiful garden!

I think the pink swing and posts are perfect for you...

Happy Easter sweetie.

Thanks for stopping by!



Nezzy said...

He has risen...Amen!!!

Girl, what a grand time it looks like everyone had at your place for Easter!!! Ya can see the joy on those precious faces! :o)

Thanks so much for sharin' your precious family with is. They are beautiful.

'Must take after you!

God bless and have an extraordinary week sweet friend!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Did I say that your yard was a fantastic place for an Easter Egg Hunt??? Perfection!! I almost expected to see an adorable bunny pop his little head from behind a tree! :)
Hugs for becoming a follower. I hope I don't disappoint!

Jennifer Richardson said...

what a glorious stretch of earth,
all bright and shining with
golden light....hope Easter happens for days
and the sweetness lingers

Ann said...

You have a perfect yard and fields to have numerous egg hunts. How fun for all the "kids" to have all that space. 100 eggs-whew-we only hid around 30. Sounds like you enjoyed the day with all the family. Love the Reason for the celebration.

Libbie said...

Hi Maggie!!!! Oh this post makes me want to fly my whole family down & politley ask the renters of the other house if they would mind moving out so we could move in! I can't even imagine the fun growing up there!!! The grounds are so beautiful & you know you could push the mowing off to Kelly so that you & I could go shopping! Your family is just so sweet & I ythink even though Annie is younger than Kaci that they would have a good time together! Glad you had such a wonderful day! The eg hunt sounded fabulous!!!

Libbie said...

Hi Maggie!!!! Oh this post makes me want to fly my whole family down & politley ask the renters of the other house if they would mind moving out so we could move in! I can't even imagine the fun growing up there!!! The grounds are so beautiful & you know you could push the mowing off to Kelly so that you & I could go shopping! Your family is just so sweet & I ythink even though Annie is younger than Kaci that they would have a good time together! Glad you had such a wonderful day! The eg hunt sounded fabulous!!!

Sares said...

Looks like you had a most marvelous day! What a beautiful setting. I don't think I have ever see pictures of the outside of your house. It's storybook awesome! I don't know that I would keep your ghosts but I'd take the cottage! Have a great week, it was wonderful to hear from you!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day for an egg hunt. I loved the ones we had at my Mammaw's house when I was growing up. I can just see you throwing those eggs out there. Ha! Have a great rest of the week. Tammy


Ohhhhhhhhhhh, let me get this straight----------you hid 100 eggs?!!! Oh my goodness. I can see why you were sore. That's a lotta eggs. Were they all found and you had 100 at the end of the day?

It all looks like such a fun time ---even the adults, it brought out the 'child' in 'em...which I so enjoyed.

LuLu Kellogg said...

LOVED seeing the pics of your precious family!


Balisha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments.
I plant in pots too...we should get together with our two "old" backs :) While I was reading, I noticed in your sidebar..the picture of the cocker spaniel.I used to have a cocker too...looked the very same.Such sweet dogs.
Hope you have a wonderful day...

Sybil said...

Oh Maggie, what a lovely lot of pictures of the family and the Easter egg hunt ¬¬ hope Kaci was ok eastng these eggs !!
I loved the view of your deck with it's lovely pink rocker how I woudl love to be swinging gentley on it come summer..
love Sybil xxx

NitWit1 said...

That was and egghunt for the Guiness Record book.

Easter is a lovely holiday which we as a childless couple celebrated with a special church service and invite to dinner with close church friends.

I am thankful in my old age to have found the perfect church combo for us, even though I never changed denominations, every church family is different--probably shouldn't be--but we are imperfect humans. I guess Faith led me through a smorgsebord to the cuisine suitable to us.

Cherrie said...

Great pictures! I love her butterfly cute!
So happy you had an awesome Easter with your family!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi Maggie
I think I found you through Marydon. I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE our pinkness of your house. Are there any other pics of it? I didn't see any on your side bar. I'm pink all over in our cottage, but our outside is bright red and white and yellow.
I'm in Canada
Great Easter hunt. LOVE your picket fence too. I've always wanted one of those : )