Easter weekend was jam-packed with fun and work. Since Kristi, Curtis, Brian and I had to be at church early Saturday afternoon to prepare for rehearsal and the Saturday night services, we all gathered at our house around noon.
When everyone's there, our place is quite "cozy" but that makes things interesting!
Haley and Emily having some quality "Cuz Time"
From the time Kristi and Jennifer were very young, we've had the tradition of making an "Easter Bunny Cake." Lyn found this great recipe over 30 years ago--only involves a regular cake mix (2 9" round pans--ears and bow tie cut out of one), coconut, jelly beans, and red licorice strings.
Of course, the tradition is being passed on to the grandchildren. As you can see here, Haley LOVES the idea! In the video below, the girls help Lyn decorate. By the way, when we had the cake after Easter Dinner, Haley did the honors of cutting it--basically major surgery on the poor bunny--and single-handedly devoured 95% of the jelly beans!
Happiest Cook On The Planet
Jennifer and Emily enjoyed some fun time
with Lexi admiring her cousin.
We had 5 services over the weekend--1 Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Because Sunday was such a long morning (call time was 7 am and we finished about 1:20 pm), we spent a lot of time in our greenroom/office area. Our totals for the weekend were over 5000!
Lexi spent Saturday night with us. (Haley spent it with Grandma and Granddad Templeton). This is the first time Kristi and Lexi saw each other on Easter morning.
This is Simone, our sweet cellist who plays in our string quartet. Wish we could afford these women every week!
The girls help Mamaw-Lyn decorate the traditional Easter Bunny Cake
Emily Playing On Her Easter Bunny Quilt