I love Easter. It's a beautiful, fun weekend filled with joy, family, and as many caddeberry eggs as I can stuff into my mouth. This year was the first time in umpteen years that I didn't get a new Easter dress, which made me feel depressingly old.

We had a blast with Grahm's family. We played LaserTag. (I'm pretty sure my mother-in-law and I just hid upstairs shooting each other, but somehow I managed to get fifth place!) And we had an intense Nertz battle. My husband somehow beat us all (although some shady business may or may not have gone down in the cheating department). Good thing the Lord died for his sins.

(I thought an intense Katniss side braid was entirely appropriate for a round of LaserTag. It'd be amazing to see what I could do with a bow and arrow.)

The Roaches ever so kindly introduced us to Cascarones, a southern Texas tradition. These colorful eggs look and feel like actual eggs (besides their rainbow-like appearance). However, on the inside they're filled with confetti. Needless to say Mama and Papa Roach did a surprise sneak attack on Grahm, Austin, and me. Confetti was everywhereeee. Don't worry, we had our revenge.




We all went to Zios after church on Sunday, where I continued to stuff my face with goodness (shocker).  I'm pretty sure I looked like a small child who'd never seen a warm meal. 



Hope everyone had a Hoppy Easter!

15 comments:

Katie said...

I LOVE nertz!! Glad you had a good weekend!!

Madeline Grace said...

I have never seen Cascarones before but I either want to make them or try to find some! I feel like they are a much needed Easter Tradition at my house. I glad you had such a wonderful weekend!

-Madeline Grace
Just Let the Sparrows Fly

Nicole @My Thrafty Life said...

The Cascarones are too cool! I love your "not new" Easter dress!

Liz Brown said...

You looked superpretty anyway on Easter. I didn't get a new Easter dress either ... I survived, but couldn't help thinking of the frilly wonders of past years and feeling glad that I'm 'grown up now'. :D

Erin said...

Well, even if your dress wasn't new- I LOVE it and you look puuuurdy! I didn't get a new outfit this year either and was totally bummed. I actually wore the EXACT dress I did last year-- that's gotta be a crime right?!

Lauren said...

Love your dress!! :)

marie said...

Your extended family sound so fun, just like you, perfect match. You and your husband look so ready for Spring, I love your dress, so cheery and bright.

Nagehan said...

I didn't grow up in a Christian family but J did! Last year, as an awesome Muslim girlfriend, I dragged his butt to church for the mass. This year, we stayed in an ordered Chinese and watched Fringe all day. xo

Katie said...

I always buy an Easter dress! ...I also halfway demand an Easter basket. I refuse to grow up. :)

Brittany Dawn said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! Also, your not new Easter dress is still very pretty!

lori said...

lol i did have to buy a new easter dress this year... and i'm 25. any excuse for new clothes ;) i love that ya'll played lazer tag. so fun. and your comment about looking like a small child who had never had a warm meal seriously made me laugh.

Veronica Sitten said...

I never knew those were a southern Texas tradition! I always called them confetti eggs and we had them at my school's spring fling every year. I feel so confused, how is that the rest of the world doesn't do these?!

poptartyogini said...

You guys look like you had an amazing Easter. Laser tag?! Amazing. I'm glad you had fun and had some good chocolate. P.s. I love your Easter dress even though it isn't new!

Second Hand Rose said...

Sounds like a lovely Easter and such a gorgeous dress! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

L-Kat said...

Whoa! Cascarones sound amazing! I must find some. Glad you had a great Easter!