Our Easter weekend started with celebrating Matt's mom's birthday on Saturday night!
Loeber family after churchAfter church we headed to Ponca City for the annual Great Easter Egg Hunt at the Stangeland Farm. The Great Easter Egg Hunt started 20+ years ago with just three participants, over the years it had grown to be quite the event....
(A picture of my cousin and I at one of the first Stangeland Easter Egg Hunts)
The Great Easter Egg Hunt of 2008
And of course not only has the number of participants increased but the competition to find as many of the 500+ plastic candy-filled Easter eggs as possible!
Now some of you may be asking yourselves is it really fair for a 26 year old to be hunting Easter eggs with her younger cousins? Well I like to think that I am doing it out of love, I feel that it is important to teach them about the "real world"...... it is a "dog eat dog world", no one is going to just hand them Easter eggs.... so it is my job to make them work to get the eggs. I am really doing them a favor if you think about....
The Easter celebration always starts with an amazing lunch.......(or nutrients for the big hunt)
Next was the Great Easter Egg Hunt, which consists of hiding 500+ plastic candy-filled eggs all throughout two pastures..... Hard to believe but in 20+ years of hunting we had never been foiled by the ran and we weren't about to let it stop us this year!