Easter 2014

Happy Easter!

Bill and I started our Easter Sunday by attending a 6:00 a.m. sunrise service at our church. Then we came home and had a light breakfast because we knew we were going to have lunch/dinner out.

Since our Arizona family has dwindled down to the precious few, with most of our adult children and grandchildren living in Colorado, last year my husband Bill, daughter Shantel, and I decided we would go to Joe’s Crab Shack for Easter lunch/dinner. Shantel said she wanted to try crab legs so off to Joe’s we went. Well, she LOVED those crab legs so much, she asked if we could go there again this Easter, and in fact, wanted to know if we could make that our “new” Easter family tradition, (wait a minute… what “new” family tradition…your moving out in 3 weeks.. just saying…)

Another Easter tradition in our family has been that the Easter Bunny always puts Shantel’s Easter treats in her very first Easter Basket, saved for 21 years and counting… A cute little basket with a bunny face on the front,


and bunny tail on the back, with the basket in between…And true to tradition, the Easter Bunny filled her basket again this year with all her Easter favorites.


When it came time for our Easter lunch/dinner, we headed over to Joe’s Crab Shack. Bill had a Southern bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp plate, complete with one of my all time favorites…., hush puppies!


I went for the East Coast sampler platter. It had fish & chips, crab stuffed shrimp, and a delicious crab cake.


Shantel said nothing but King Crab Legs was going to hit the spot for her. She went after those crab legs with a vengeance!


However, when Shantel heard that Bill had bacon wrapped shrimp on his plate, well of course she asked if she could try one… She loved it. Then when she found out I had fries on my plate, she asked if she could have some of them… (not like she hasn’t ever had fries…) But hey, I was happy to share as it was more than enough for me… 🙂

I asked Shantel if she was enjoying her Easter meal. She said ” yes, I’m just so overwhelmed with food right now I don’t know where to start.” Trust me, she had no problem working her way through all that food.


That girl can EAT!!!

When the waitress came by to ask if anyone saved room for desert… both Bill and I said we couldn’t eat another bite… But not our girl… no, she asked what her choices were and decided on an apple cobbler type desert topped with cinnamon ice cream..


OMG… where does she put it all and stay so slim…?

Hoping each and every one of you enjoyed a Happy Easter!

Stay tuned!









8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 23:39:06

    OH those were the days….she needs to enjoy them now…ha ha! xoxo


  2. katsbynp
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 02:30:16

    Happy Easter! Sounds like a wonderful Easter tradition. Shantel does need to enjoy while she can.
    Had a wonderful family gathering here. Went to 9 a.m. Mass then cooked a ham and turkey. The family brought the rest. Best part was the Easter Egg hunt for my granddaughter then watching her parents and my daughter teach her to swing a bat. The sound of that belly laugh was priceless. I truly enjoyed my day.


  3. Ellen Kaufman
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 13:08:22

    Happy you enjoyed a glorious day together….nothing greater than starting the day praising and giving thanks to God for giving us all so many Blessings and ending it with a fabulous meal with beautiful family sharing so much love and kindness for each other. Happy Easter 💜🐣🐇🌷


  4. JB
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 15:48:24

    Just got to say, it looks like Bro would rather hug the food than eat it!!!


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