Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is having a lovely day! We're relaxing and sleeping in this morning. I'd hoped to get in a little laundry, but someone else beat me to the machine this fine Easter morning. (Darn that sleeping in! If I don't claim the machine by seven on a Sunday morning, somebody else gets it...)

We already did our Easter-egg-and-candy hunt at a friend's house the other day. Actually, it was a lovely lunch party that included an Easter hunt for our kids and our hosts'. In keeping with my previous post, our hosts were an eclectic mix: The wife was French-Canadian-American-Haitian and the husband was Mexican, and the other two couples they invited were kind of international as well (a couple of Germans, and then a Swiss guy with a guy from New Zealand).

Now, I like Easter as much as the next western-culture-atheist, because I love tradition! But it turns out that I have only so much to say about this holiday, thus I will refer you to cute pictures from previous years.

Last year Easter was all about science, doing experiments with egg-coloring

...and in discovering what our chocolate dinosaurs had eaten...

The previous year we also did an Easter egg hunt by crazy coincidence,

and, for fun, here are a couple of never-before-seen-on-the-Internet shots of the great Easter-egg hunt of 2004!

Happy Easter!


Holly said...

your boys are really cute.

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks Holly!!!

kitten said...

Happy Easter to you too!

Eileen said...

Happy Easter! I'm agnostic myself, but am also fond of tradition and consider myself a "cultural Protestant."

Thanks for reposting your Lubab No More guest post. I thought it was interesting that you mentioned Mormons having "Fiddler envy." A friend of mine who taught in a heavily Mormon area of Idaho said that Chaim Potok's The Gift of Asher Lev is a very popular book among the LDS writers and artists she knew because it seemed to offer hope of free expression in a strict religious environment.

I also finished my blog post on comparative religion. Basically, my point was that sometimes finding similarities between religion can be fun, but other times it can be very disturbing (i.e. the similarities between the Taliban and some fundamentalist Christian movements here in the US).

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Kitten -- Happy Easter to you too!!!

Hey E.L. Fay!!!

Looks like an interesting article -- thanks for the citation! For others who are interested, the article is here.

I am not at all surprised to hear about the popularity of Chaim Potok's The Gift of Asher Lev among the LDS writers and artists. One of the biggest Mormon blogs By Common Consent did a whole series on reading Chaim Potok, starting here.