Easter Crafts: Keeping it classy since 2013

Easter is a big deal in our family.

Every year we hold Easter competitions, and not to brag, but last year I took home first place in the Easter bonnet category.

However, this year I had to work all weekend. Nightshift. Blech!

I arrived home from work Easter morning as Brantley and Luke were just waking up. Luke wasted no time tearing through his Easter basket. I enjoyed watching his excitement as my Ambien kicked in and my eyes glazed over.

Suddenly, I was hit with a great idea.

(Stay with me)

Since I wouldn’t be there to participate in the games and watch the egg hunt I should MAKE SOMETHING for all of the kids. YES!!!

What happened next resulted in a craft destruction that I would later wake up and discover in the dining room.

The place was ransacked. Had we been robbed?

Nope. The only gun involved had required hot glue and the room was covered in shrapnel.

Finally, I understood why Brantley kept insisting, “Go to bed!” and “No one wants that!”

UglyBunnies

Say what you want, but it’s amazing how quickly I whipped up these Easter rabbits (out of maracas I had previously made out of Christmas decorations).

Industrious much?

Like most people, I keep a well-stocked supply of pipe cleaners, bandanas, googly eyes, and baby doll hair in my craft cabinet. The only difference is, I know how to work it.

Brantley-isms (Because It’s Been A While Since My Husband Said Something This Stupid)

I was getting ready to head to the grocery store when Brantley (my husband) and I finished up a conversation about a girlfriend of mine. We’ll call her Stacey. Stacey has been through a lot lately- the loss of a loved one, a bad breakup, and a serious health crisis. Despite all of the things going on in her life Stacey always remains upbeat and concerned with others. She’s the kind of friend that remembers your Mother’s birthday. Who does that?

 
I finished double checking the grocery list and headed toward the door when I heard Brantley say, “Wow, she’s a stronger woman than I am.”
 
I didn’t think it was appropriate to chastise him at the time, so I just kept walking. 
 
However, now feels right. 
By looking at this photo taken last Easter it’s readily apparent that my husband was a much stronger woman just one year ago. 
 
What happened?
Lori

2013 Easter Games Recap

The yucky weather yesterday kept our family indoors, but didn’t dampen our spirits. There was still plenty of fun to be had with an indoor egg hunt and Easter bonnet competition. 

As you can see below, the competition was stiff. 

However, in the true spirit of Easter there can only be one winner. Alas, it was me. I was so surprised that I barely had a victory speech prepared. In it, I thanked Jesus and Goodwill for making the perfect Easter bonnet possible. I should also thank my chiropractor who I’ll be seeing later today after balancing a porcelain rabbit (with legs duct taped inside a lamp shade) on my head for far too long. Even as I write this, I should be wearing a C-collar. 

Don’t forget that Emily Dean Photography is coming to Nashville this week. It’s time for the Wescott’s to update their family portrait. I can’t wait to see my family through her lens! Click HERE for details.