Baseball Opening Day

Baseball Bats, Photography, Opening Day

It may not feel like Spring, but today is major league baseball’s opening day–so warm weather can not be far behind.

Baseball Bats, Photography, Opening Day

I hail from a divided family:  my father was a Chicago White Sox fan, but my mother is a die-hard Cubs fan.   (For the sake of family harmony, my father eventually converted to the Cubs.)  When I moved to Minnesota, I fell hard for the Minnesota Twins.  They are an easy team to love with players like Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau…

Today’s game: 3:10 pm, Target Field, Detroit Tigers

Go Twins!

Baseball Bats, Photography, Opening Day

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Why Do We Decorate Eggs for Easter?

Decorating Easter Eggs

Eggs have been decorated for thousands of years.  In fact, 60,000 year old ostrich eggs with engraved decorations have been found in Africa–(read more about that here).  It seems that the Christian practice of decorating eggs began in Medieval Europe when eggs were forbidden during Lent.  Thus, eggs laid during that time were boiled or preserved and then served at the Easter banquet.  Eggs became a prized Easter treat.  They symbolize The Resurrection and New Life.  Some of my favorites include Faberge and Ukranian eggs.  Does your family decorate eggs for Easter?  Do you   the Easter Bunny hide them?  Do you eat the decorated eggs?  I’d love to hear your about your family’s Easter traditions!

PS.  We decorate and hide so many eggs for Easter that we usually can’t eat them all!

Decorating Easter Eggs