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Here comes Peter Cottontail…

As a kid in my Easter outfit...awww

I love spring...and the overabundance of flowers.

As I’m recuperating from a wonderfully delicious Easter dinner of ham, sweet potatoes, kielbasi, bread, strawberry shortcake…and oh so much more… I am am going to wish that everyone else had a wonderful day, whether or not you celebrate Easter.

Sadly, my brothers and I were too old for an Easter egg hunt, but just for the sake of the child in us all, here is a silly online game that requires hunting for eggs:
http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/egghunt.htm

I also missed the Easter egg decorating again, but here’s an online easter egg decorating game, too:

http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/decoeg2.htm

Of course, I know the true meaning of Easter.  But I must admit, this holiday always reminds me of childhood, more so than even Christmas or Halloween. I think it’s because of the feeling of spring in the air, the feeling of renewal and rebirth. Today it’s sunny and warm–I think one of our warmest days all season so far– so it really does feel like spring.  Also, Easter’s pastel colors, the bunnies, the eggs, the Easter egg hunts… all are so refreshing and youthful. This holidays timing during the month of April, when it is just getting warm here, really is perfect for a holiday celebrating Christ’s resurrection.

Take a breather today, spend time with friends or family, and celebrate life.

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The Game of Risk

A picture of our Risk board at the beginning of the game. I'm the gray pieces.

Right now, my friends and I are circled around a table, playing a board game called “Risk.” It’s been a long time since I’ve played this game. It’s a strategy board game. The board is a map of the world (with names like Yokutsk….it’s a little outdated) and you place your army on countries to claim them. You take over other countries in a battle of the dice.  The object is to take over the world… dun dun dun!

Currently my friend Ariel has the continent of Australia (a very good continent to have). I’m playing poorly by spreading out over Europe (currently not doing so well, but it’s early on in the game) and trying to take over the “Land Down Under,”  but oh well. It’s all fun anyway. There is six of us playing the game right now, and we’re being a little bit A.D.D–talking and texting and getting veryyy distracted while we play.

Oh, and this game can last as long as Monopoly. Not kidding. Especially since we can’t get through one person’s turn without discussing something unrelated to the game….

For some risk strategy, click here.

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