Saturday, March 22, 2008

Die Hard Egg Hunters

For all of those who have called concerned about our flood situation (which is, uh, no one) no worries! Nope, we're good, thanks. Ha ha, just kidding. I, more than anyone, did not think it would get this bad. When your house is on top of a hill, it's sunny out, and it rained maybe a day and a half earlier this week, it's hard to imagine it getting like this.
Since this is the park where our Easter Egg Hunt was originally scheduled to take place this morning, we had to move to a higher park down the road. J and I had a friendly debate whether we could take the highway that leads straight to the park or a major detour. I said I thought they closed it down last night in case the levee broke. It didn't, so he thought it would be open again. I won and we detoured, but we did go take a look after the hunt. Good thing I'm always right:
The first thing J said as we drove up on this was 'Well. Good thing it only rained one day.' Seriously. We're used to Utah weather where the first day of a storm just gets soaked up in the dry ground. But on to the hunt. It was fuh-reezing!
Believe it or not, this was the best picture we could get of her.
The die hards! I was surprised so many friends made it despite the cold and detours. This looks more like a fall, hayride picture, huh. I read on Danette's blog that Easter will never again be this early in the year. Glad to hear it. I hope next year we're hunting for eggs in sweet, spring dresses.
As soon as she found out what was inside the eggs, her gathering days were over. I think she picked up two eggs herself then spent the rest of the time trying to figure out how to get the tin foil off the little butterfinger egg. Those things are hard to open!

7 comments:

Allison & Noah Riley said...

I do feel a little remiss that I never called about the flooding (especially after the 9 or 10 newscasts I've seen on it this week). In my defense, you were pretty blase about it on g-chat. And every time I thought about calling I realized - "oh that's right, I don't have a phone. I broke it when I tripped on myself." Bummer.

Glad you're safe, albeit a little cold (look at that pink nose on that girl!) and still having tons of fun despite the floods :)

Tara said...

Man you guys got it bad there. My brother actually called to ask if we were okay and I didn't know what he was talking about. Now I know!

Looks like you had a fun Easter anyway!!!

Koryn said...

I had not even heard about the flooding so I am pleading ignorance (not sure if that is better or worse!) I just love all the Easter shots from everyone! If someone can help me create a blog name for my own page perhaps I can get going! I have stumped myself!

hayley said...

That is crazy! I am glad you guys are on a hill:) That picture does look like a fall hayride, that is too bad about Abby's dress and the bad weather on Easter. We got really lucky. I love her little coat, it is so cute.

Melissa said...

Holy Crap! I can't believe those flood waters! I hope you guys are able to get around OK...

Jen said...

I have to admit I wondered about you- but then I forgot to do anything about it because of my forgetful mind :)

Patience said...

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