Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter Eggs and Apple Trees

Eggs first.

Easter is low key in our family. We try to have a spiritual focus on Sunday but we enjoy participating in Easter Egg hunts and dying boiled eggs. I don't know if anyone else has heard of "rolling eggs down a hill" tradition, but it is quite popular on Old Main Hill (at the USU campus). It is for the people who don't know what to do with all their Easter Eggs and aren't fans of egg salad sandwiches. People have contests to see whose egg can roll the furthest without braking etc...then if there are teenage boys involved the eggs end up getting thrown at each other. And seagulls love the leftovers.

Jeff and I have carried this strange tradition (have other people heard of this?) on to our family. This year we rolled the eggs down a nearby park hill and even though there were no teenage boys in our group, eggs still got thrown at each other.

I never realized how often this wall at the in-laws has served as a photo backdrop...

After round 1, Erik was done rolling the egg and decided to launch it instead.

Now onto those trees...
Two weeks ago Jeff extended family got together at his grandmas house for family night where everyone helped prune her apple trees, peach trees, grape vines, and mow her lawn. The apple trees on her property were originally part of a large orchard. Now the orchard is gone and houses are in their place. The question was asked how old the apple trees are. Grandma said that these trees were producing fruit when her late husbands parents were married, so she figured they were close to 100 years old! Incredible.