|Posted on April 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM|
Happy (almost) Easter, everyone!
Easter is Sunday and my family and I have been scrambling to get everything done in time. We've planned our Easter menu, colored our eggs (Although they might go bad by Easter...) and have even started cooking our food. We're making eight things, and I made sure that Home made Mac'n'Cheese was one of them (I've been craving that stuff all week!).
What's on your agenda for Easter? Maybe it's bringing your younger siblings to an Easter egg hunt, or sitting around a table eating yummy home-cooked food with family and maybe even playing games afterwards (Like me!), or you could just be waiting for the day after to go to grocery store to stock up on some half-price Easter candy! Leave me a comment telling what your plans are.
Did you know that...
When munching on a chocolate bunny, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first. 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first. (I eat the ears. How about you?)
This is something you could bring up in an awkward situation, like when your little brother decides to read everyone a passage from your diary as the grand finale of the evening. Here are some more interesting facts that could save the day:
1. During the Easter season, Americans buy more than 700 million Peeps - making Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
2. 16 billion jelly beans are made specifically for Easter which is enough to fill a plastic egg the size of a 9-story building.
3. Kids prefer red jelly beans and 75% are willing to do extra chores for more Easter candy.
4. 57% of kids get up super early on Easter to see what the Easter bunny has brought them.
5. In the old days pretzels were associated with Easter because the twists of the pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossing in prayer.
6. 80% of parents carry on the tradition of the Easter bunny by preparing a surprise Easter basket filled with goodies for their children and 90% of adults hope for their own Easter treat.
7. The first Easter baskets were made to look like bird's nests.
When you hear the word Easter, you might think of a huge white Easter bunny wearing a colorful vest hopping around hiding colorful eggs. But actually, Easter is the day Jesus rose from the grave after being burried on Good Friday (Friday immediatly before Easter).
Everybody likes jokes, right? Well here are some Easter jokes!
Q: What do you get when you find a rabbit with no hair?
A: A hairless hare!
Q: Why did the Easter egg hide?
A: He was a little chicken!
Q: What grows between your nose and chin?
A: Tulips (Two Lips).
Also, Katrina and I will be at the Catfish Festival in Belzoni, MS on April 14th. We'll be selling our books at the Mississippi Author/Writers' Guild booth, along with some other amazing authors! So come check it out and don't forget to eat a plate of som tasty Catfish while you're there! Here's the link to the website to check it out. http://www.catfishcapitalonline.com/catfishfest.htm
There's even a catfish eating contest! I would so enter that if you didn't have to be over 18...
I have to go get ready for company now, so I'll talk to you guys later!
~ Peace, Love and Sparkles
Here's a couple Bible verses about Easter:
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
And when the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him. "But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He said to you.'"