We celebrated an early Easter this past Sunday at my Uncle Eric and Aunt Carol’s house. First, it was really nice just to be included. That may sound odd, but my mother recently moved to SC, and Eric is her brother. In the past, many of the invitations to extended family gatherings were extended to us via my mom. She is no longer in the area so I just wasn’t sure if we still be included as often as we were in the past!
Family gatherings are always really important to Mr. Keller and I. We are absolutely .determined that our children should know and love as many relatives as possible! Plus, our families have really changed and ground over the last year!
On my mom’s side alone, there were four new babies born! Additionally, there were 2 new marriages and 2 new retirements! I was just thinking this morning, too, how grown up my younger cousins are becoming. Everyone in my generation has really matured, and I find it all to be so exciting and enjoyable!
The Keller Kids love it, too! They were tumbling around and rough housing with one another and their second cousins the entire time. They got a little bit noisy at times, but it was a happy noise. They reminded me of a litter of puppies playing on the floor! I did feel bad for the babies as I thought the Keller Kids were probably a little bit too loud and . rambunctious for the babies, but the Keller Kids were way too wound up to slow down–no matter how many times I attempted to slow them down!
The kids were spoiled by Aunt Carol with an early Easter egg hunt. While Uncle Eric took the kids all out to feed the horses, Aunt Carol hid the Easter eggs! When the kids all clambered inside and noticed a few eggs laying about, I’m not sure who was more excited: the kids or Aunt Carol! It was really sweet, and a memory worth keeping!
For our early Easter meal, we enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers! There was also Aunt Melanie’s delicious baked beans, chips, a yummy fruit salad made by cousin Myranda, and a very large 7 layer salad constructed by Aunt Christy! Mr. Keller and I provided dessert. We brought Lemon Lush and Eclair Cake. Both were consumed with enthusiasm by the family! I’ve posted the recipe for Eclair Cake below after several requests.
The Keller family loved our early Easter celebration! We were grateful to be included, and we are definitely looking forward to more Easter celebrations this coming week!