By TMoM Team Member Suzy Fielders
Easter is a time for new beginnings. That means it is a great time to reflect on the past to reinvigorate yourself for the future. On this Easter I am thinking back on some of my favorite memories from this holiday. Let us know your favorite Easter memories in the comments section!
Over the years, my sister Sandy (my fellow TMoM co-manager!) and I would get dressed up and go out with our parents. I remember a few times going to brunch downtown and walking across the bridge that went over Cherry Street.
When I was a little older, I fondly remember going to the sunrise service at Old Salem. It truly is a humbling experience. It’s one of those things I recommend everyone in the Triad do at least once in their lifetime!
Sarah’s First Easter
My 16-year-old daughter’s (Sarah) first Easter feels like forever ago now. However, I still clearly remember dressing her in the cutest little Easter dress. I can only imagine how she feels now about that fluffy and frilly dress!
Baskets, Easter Eggs, and Crafts
As my first-born grew, we celebrated the holiday with all those normal fun Easter festivities – having baskets with toys and candy, decorating Easter eggs, and doing crafts. It was so much fun, and I missed these as she got older. Now that I have a 9-month-old daughter and another daughter on the way, I can’t wait until we can start these traditions up again.
Easter Disney Cruise
This Easter memory tops them all! In 2013, my daughter Sarah and I went on a Disney Cruise that happened to be during Easter. I brought a couple small gifts and stuffed bunny to open on Easter day on the cruise. The Easter bunny visits everywhere – including cruise ships – after all! The Kid’s Club on the ship had Easter crafts for the kids to do as well. I enjoyed the hour or so of child free time to soak in some sun and read! It was really the best Easter for us both!
Dressing Up, Cocktails, & Pimento Cheese
The older Sarah got the more our Easter traditions changed. In her older elementary days, we had fun dressing up for when we went to my parents to celebrate the day. At my dad’s, we always enjoyed the festive cocktails for adults and mocktails for the kids. This is a tradition that I still love! I also adore my stepmom’s pimento cheese and always request it any chance I get!
Covid and the lockdown brought about a different kind of Easter for our – and likely most – families. In 2020, all the Triad cities began their lockdowns right before Easter hit. We were all a little bummed to not be able to go out and celebrate with all our families. So, even though I had a teenager at that point, we made the most of it and I did an egg hunt around the house for her and my husband. I might have forgotten where I hid a few of the eggs so I enjoyed the hunt too! But eventually we found them all!
Sarina’s First Easter
This Easter will look different too as we now have a 9-month-old daughter, Sarina. While she’s a little too young to remember this day or the festivities it is merely the beginning for her. I can’t wait to show her off to the family in her cute First Easter outfit!
Future Easter Festivities
We have one more daughter on the way, Scarlett, and I can only begin to imagine what Easter will hold for our soon-to-be family of five!
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