Post # 1
The only thing I can EVER remember doing is going to church, and waking up to find a big Easter Basket in front of the fire place! 🙂
Last night me & my HUSBAND (!!!!) went to the mall & I got the CUTEST dress (It was ONLY…ergg…$140! My best friend always tells me a dress is a WHOLE OUTFIT :)!!) And then he got a matching polo shirt to go with it! I know we’re going to church & then going out to eat, but what else?!?! Does anyone have any fun traditions you’d like to share??
I’d love to start new traditions! I just wanted to go ALL OUT this year since it’s our first year being married 🙂 Thanks ladies!!
Post # 3
Nada. 🙂 I usually go home but my parents are out of town. We don’t have a church here and FI isn’t huge on church anyways. We’ll probably go work out, clean the house, and play mario all day.
Post # 4
We go to church, then go out to Easter brunch with our families. This will be the first year that both sets of parents are getting together for brunch, though. Hopefully, it’ll be fun 🙂
No idea what to wear though! hmm…
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
The non-practicing Jew turned atheist (me) and the non-practicing Protestant (the boy) turned athiest will be doing absolutely nothing. 🙂 Just vegging out like we usually do on Sundays.
Post # 6
Lees – do you think you’re still going to get an easter basket? 😛 It’s hard to say goodbye to those cute little cadbury eggs, hehe.
I’m not religious but I like holidays, so I have decided to make a turkey and some foods for a feast at my house. Maybe we can have a few friends over, too. I plan on cooking, relaxing, and applying for new jobs. And working on the site design for a cooking blog. It’s also a good excuse to use some of the shiny presents we got for the wedding!
Post # 7
I’m going to sleep in, work out, then we’re going over to my MIL’s for burgers, brats, corn, fruit salad, beer, and sangria. We keep it casual. I’ll probably wear shorts or capris, haha.
Post # 8
Well, Saturday night we are going to a different church for their Easter Vigil mass because SURPRISE, one of my bridesmaids is becoming Catholic this Easter! She’s been attending RCIA in secret since last year… lol.
Best Easter Ever!
Oh, and Easter Monday we’re closing on our house 🙂
Post # 9
I’m making easter baskets up, and putting them out saturday night or early sunday morning as a surprise to wake up to. Then we are spending the day with my family.
Post # 10
This is the first Easter I won’t be spending with my family! Ah! My lil brothers are bummed but I can’t afford the trip up to visit them this time. But I’ll be there in 3 weeks for my youngest brothers birthday so I’ll make it up to them then! Every year, this year included even though they’re teens, they do an easter egg hunt. And their baskets (and mine) were packed with goodies. My Mother is the greatest at gift giving! She’s far more generous than she needs to be. So instead of just candy, she’ll put like xbox games and expensive crap! I hope I’m like that when I’m a mom! Knowing I’d miss my Easter basket, she sent me a package with some chocolate and a good book. Too cute.
Anyway, we’ll be with my FI’s family, they live close by. They do the same thing you guys do. They go to church then out to dinner. We’re going to Olive Garden though. I don’t like Olive Garden! But I’d never tell them that. Its just that… I’m Italian! And that’s not authentic Italian food lol 🙂
Post # 11
@Melissa: I stopped getting Easter baskets a long time ago…I was so sad!!! 🙁 I’m going to start getting them though, IF my hubby knows what’s good for him…:) lol totally kidding!!! But yes, it’s very hard to say goodbye to old traditions!!
Post # 12
My mom put together a basket for me until i moved out for college! every once in a while after easter, i troll the stores to find the clearance cadbury chocolate eggs with the crunch on the outside (in the bluey-purpley bag). It just feels right!! haha
Post # 13
Fiance and I do the same thing every year, go to the Vigil saturday night followed by midnight Mass which goes from about 9:30pm until 1:30am so hopefully i can squeeze a nap in before!! Then Sunday we will probably all gather at his parents for a BBQ or something.
Post # 14
Great hearing you say “Husband!” 🙂
Right now, since we aren’t married, I usually do church with my family (FI plays in a church band at a different church), then lunch with my family (FI joins us) and then FI and I go to his family’s big get-together.
I’m looking forward to new traditions once we’re married though!
Post # 15
You’re never too old for an Easter basket or an egg hunt! My kids are 26 & 31 and I still get them one, but now I have to include things for their men too. 🙂
Our family egg hunt continues as well, but the over 100 eggs are filled with cash. Who doesn’t need gas money?! The youngest will be 17, but now we have some little ones too,so their hunt is seperate.
Post # 16
FI and I are going to dye eggs tonight after I get home from work–then sadly I work the rest of the weekend so I will be spending Easter with my coworkers.