Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter Weekend

A few readers have asked how we celebrated Easter. We had quite the weekend! Mr. Handsome is an avid fisherman, so we spent some time fishing and were able to provide a meal for 17 friends and family members. Mr. Handsome and I each caught a 20-inch large mouth bass.


Mr. Handsome also did a painting party for his youngest sister, Lena, and her three closest friends. Lena was celebrating her 15th birthday with a sleepover and had "reserved" Mr. Handsome several months prior. He was honored that his sister wanted him to be part of her birthday celebration.

(Mr. Handsome is the oldest of seven, and it's neat to watch him interact with his younger siblings. He takes his role as firstborn very seriously and is a great leader. There is a big age gap between the oldest five and the youngest two, which makes for a neat dynamic.)

The girls were very sweet, and their paintings all turned out really well. One accidentally dropped her painting on the new hardwood floors that my father-in-law had recently installed. He heard it fall and had a minor freak-out moment but was thankfully able to wipe the paint off the wood. And Mr. Handsome was somehow able to help the girl fix her painting.

oil painting lesson

oil painting lesson

oil painting lesson

Since Mr. Handsome and I have been married, we have always gotten together with both of our extended families (his parents, siblings, grandparents, and cousins and my parents, brother, and sister-in-law) for Easter. Everyone enjoys that tradition because it allows both sides of the family to have more time with us, and it prevents Mr. Handsome and me from having to travel to multiple gatherings. We sang Easter hymns, ate BBQ, and played cards. The guys, who are huge basketball fans, watched the March Madness semifinals.

And, of course, we dressed up in our Easter best and attended church. How did you celebrate the holiday?

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous4/02/2018

    Those paintings look beautiful! The girls did a great job. How long does it take to create that picture? Usually our Easter is spent between both sides of the family but this year I was sick so I was home alone most of the day (which meant I actually got some rest!). Thanks for sharing your stories! Lynn

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    1. Anonymous4/02/2018

      The paintings look wounderful. The great did a good job I hope they took them home to their parents.



      See guys Ellie not pregnant

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    2. Anonymous4/05/2018

      They did a wonderful job with the paintings.

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  2. Anonymous4/02/2018

    Hi Ellie! I noticed over the weekend that I cannot access the Duggar Family Blog. I can access the Bates Blog and Nashville Wife. I have been reading all of your blogs for years using my IPhone. Do you have any suggestions? It says a secure connection could not be established. Sorry for being so basic in my explanation but I am not very tech savvy! I appreciate your help. ~C

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    1. I have the same problem!

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    2. Hi there,

      I made a few more changes to fix the issue today. Are you still unable to access the blog? Try copying and pasting this exact link into your web browser: www.duggarfamilyblog.com

      The website won't work if you type https:// before the url, but it will work if you type http:// before the url. (So make sure your computuer doesn't try to add the 's'.)

      Let me know if this works.
      Ellie

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    3. Anonymous4/03/2018

      Hi Ellie! I am able to access the Duggar Blog now. Thanks for all you do. I love reading all your blogs. ~C

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  3. Those paintings are great! What a fun birthday activity :)

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  4. Anonymous4/02/2018

    Love the paintings, looks like they caught on fast. You had a super weekend. Easter Sunday I went to church. After church I went to my daughter's house for a indoor picnic, because my grandson turn 6 Sunday. Seven of us went, all of us over 60. Saturday he will have a birthday party at Sky Zone with his school friends and cousins...Jane

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  5. Anonymous4/03/2018

    They paint as well as Mr. H.

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