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March 31, 2013

Hunting for Estate’s Easter eggs

— Happy Easter everyone!

The annual Kellar Estate Easter egg hunt was conducted Saturday afternoon. Vida, my wife and Ultimate Organizer of Holiday Happenings at the Estate, pulled it all off in grand style once again.

Our son Jason, 5.5, was joined by his friends Emilee, Abby and Jaden and his cousins Natalia and Izabel. Vida, aided by our daughter Jaylynn and her friend Ashleigh, loaded the eggs with candy and scattered them around the grounds of both the Estate and our next door neighbor Belinda’s residence. Vida herself was in charge of hiding the Golden Egg and two Silver Eggs, each of which contained a cash reward inside.

After a few moments of frantic searching, each of the hunters claimed success and headed back to the Estate to look over their treasures, only to be informed they had missed an entire stash of candy eggs, which set off another mad dash.

Following the hunt, Vida arranged for the kids to decorate huge Easter egg cookies. According to Vida, despite all of the care taken by the artists in crafting their masterpieces, there was no chance to arrange a gallery display of their work, because the cookies were consumed immediately thereafter.

I asked Jaylynn, who is going to turn 14 in the blink of an eye, whether she snatched any of the candy eggs for herself before the hunt began. Our daughter shrugged her shoulders and said, “Nope. I’ll just steal some of Jason’s candy.”

And of course today, our family and friends are going to descend upon the Estate for the big Easter supper of ham, dressing, greens, rolls and the like.

Looking back, I realized that the tornadoes which struck last April passed over the area on the Tuesday before Easter Sunday. Of course, no such severe weather occurred as a prelude to this year’s holiday, but we do intend to thank God today for his continued blessings on our home, family and friends.

Here is hoping your Easter Sunday is as blessed ...

Just a thought ...

Kellar is a Herald-Banner staff writer

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