Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Photo Credit: Emily Brown

Yesterday I realized that Easter was a day away and I had not painted eggs yet. I have no use for the Easter Bunny, but painting eggs is one of my favorite Easter traditions. Whether or not it has anything to do with the holiday, I like making gingerbread houses for Christmas and painting eggs for Easter.

“I wish I had some egg dye,” I thought. I wished I had had the foresight to ask someone to bring some down. But then I remembered that I had acrylic paints. Why not? I thought. So I pulled out some brushes and the acrylic paint performed brilliantly. It was way better than egg dye. Loved it! I’m going to use acrylic paints every year. There were so many more possibilities with it. And when we peeled and ate the eggs, the color had not penetrated to the egg white at all like some egg dyes do.

The eggs I decorated

We had Easter dinner at Club Indigo, so we all got a filling, delectable meal after church. How kind Jesus is to us, to give us such beautiful and unexpected treats. 

Photo Credit: Emily Brown

Photo Credit: Ryan Vandepanne

Photo Credit: Ryan Vandepanne

Photo Credit: Emily Brown

Photo Credit: Emily Brown

My roommate Emily and I also did a little photoshoot in our Easter dresses on the roof of the creche. I love the view of the banana fields and the mountains.

Photo Credit: Emily Brown

What a good day! 


  1. And a belated Happy Easter to you too! WISH you could have taken pictures of your eggs! We did a dozen at home which Monica colored but then they got peeled and turned into deviled eggs before anyone (but me) even saw them! lol. Were you able to do anything with them with the children? Was it something new for them?
    Love the pictures!

  2. Actually I did get pictures of my eggs. I just updated this post with the photo. Today we had an egg hunt, and when the kids saw the eggs, they were all shocked. The conversation went something like this:

    Kids: "What is that?"
    Me: "An egg."
    Kids: "Is that a real egg?"
    Me: "Yes."
    Kids: "What's inside of it?"
    Me: "Ze." (That's egg in Creole.)
    Kids: {wide-eyed wonder}

    I don't think they had ever seen colored eggs before.

  3. Oh how cute! And I LOVE the eggs! SO glad Emily's there with her camera! Your students will NEVER forget you! Aren't you just falling in love with them?

  4. Those are the most amazing eggs ever!!!


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