Sunday, April 11, 2010

15 Steps to Success!

1) Start by gathering some farm fresh eggs.

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2) Get some help from your great-grandmother.

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3) After collecting enough eggs, sit on the porch and enjoy a little coke in a bottle.


4) When you get home, wash the eggs with soap and water. Place them in a large pot with cold water (to reduce cracking) and a little salt and boil.


5) Next, you will want to start with a nice, clean work area.


Or you can ignore that step altogether.

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6) Bring the whole family in, coloring eggs should be a family affair!

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7) Scream at your little brother for breaking all your eggs and try to push him off the counter. Act like your not mad at him long enough for a quick photo.

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8) When you tire of the traditional egg coloring routine, call in an artist. An artist can help make the eggs into a variety of things like rabbits, flags, and cute cartoon figures.


Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:

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9) Encourage the artist in a young-in by having them think of ideas and then turn them loose with sharpies (which wears nicely with their Easter outfit the next day).

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10) Smile big and pack your Easter baskets. Go and celebrate our RISEN SAVIOR!


11) Put aside your “special eggs” so that no one else gets to find them in an egg hunt after church.


12) Leave one basket of eggs at the family Easter gathering.

13) Put the other basket of eggs in the back of your mom’s car and forget about it for a week. Be sure to throw stuff in on top of it throughout the week from all directions knocking the basket over so that the eggs will roll around and break in a million pieces.

14) At the end of the week, help mom unload the car! Act extremely upset to find that your eggs are broken and stinky.

15) Finally, laugh it off and take the few that are not broken and chunk them into the horse pasture as far as you can.

This concludes our 15 steps to egg coloring success! A few Easter weekend photos to follow soon.


Jacquie said...

SWEET post. I love your family... the whole lot of 'em!!

Sharmin said...

I recognized the artist even before we saw his face. I wonder how many of those funny faces he's drawn over the years?

Our Easter went very similar, but we didn't put it in the back of the car, it was hidden in the bedroom of a small child.

The Garners said...

hahahaha! We missed out on that fun because the two accountants in the family counted our "real eggs" after each hiding to make sure that all were accounted for! We colored one dozen, Bogart ate one--shell and all--and Alexee smashed one to pieces just for fun, so we had 10 to find each time. Lane made sure to send them out in the Monday trash pick up the day after Easter. But that's not nearly as funny of a post as this one! :) CUTE pictures--made me tear up wishing I'd been in on the fun there.

Nicki Woo said...

Always so much fun to read about my fam-ma-blee. Too cute!

the Fosters said...

These are cutest eggs and most creative ones I have ever seen!!

So sorry about your rough week. Miss seeing you and talking to you. Let's do lunch soon!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

i love the blue/green one with crosses-so creative!

shane handled our easter egg dying this year.

he boiled the eggs for, oh, 3 minutes.

you can imagine our surprise when we did our easter egg toss on sunday.

a good time was had by all!! :)