I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Case of the Missing Eggs

Santa's not the only one to check and then double check before the big day! The Easter Bunny's helpers do too - and it's a good thing they do! This year's egg hunt took place at the farm. The night before the chocolate-filled eggs were counted, and then double counted - each time they totaled 51 (which is definitely an adequate number to keep a 4 year old busy for quite awhile!)

After church we hung around talking to people while Grandpa and Granny Easter Bunny hopped home and hid the eggs. When we finally drove up the lane Granny Easter Bunny quickly ran inside before any little boys could get suspicious as to why she was poking around a particular bush!

Finally time came for the big hunt.
So - Alex braved the fierce, bitterly-cold wind and hunted....
... and hunted, and hunted, and hunted...... and finally his basket began to fill up!
While he was busy, the grown-ups had appetizers - yummy chips and guacamole! (Excuse the wind-blown hair ... some of the gusts felt like we were about to be picked up by a twister and leave Kansas!)
After much convincing, Alex finally let Harrison hold one egg. At 13 months, that was enough - he was thrilled!
Finally the basket got too full, and we began to fill coat pockets with even more eggs! After everyone was certain all the eggs were found, we headed inside to investigate the loot that was hiding inside!
And that's when we realized that something was amiss.... 51 eggs were filled with sugary-goodness - 51 eggs were hidden - but only 45 eggs were found! After two more search and rescue party trips, only two more eggs were ever found.

There, to this day, remain FOUR MISSING EASTER EGGS! No one could determine if the dogs found them and hid (or ate!) them, or if the wind blew them away to Neverland, or if the (obviously backslidden-kleptomaniac) real Easter Bunny swiped them.

... And that, my friends is why, from that day forward, whenever the wind blows just right, if you visit the Feitner Family Farm, you will see Easter egg mirages!

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