Our family tradition of doing a scavenger Easter Egg hunt with the boys continued this year- with a bit of a twist. You see it has been getting harder and harder to come up with clues that will really make these two smarty pants think, so the hunts were beginning to wrap up in a blink of an eye- well with my being a sentimental basket case as of late- I want nothing to be “over in a blink of an eye” these days.
So instead of our normal clues- we decided to do a new type of scavenger hunt and have the boys bring the clues to us.
We started our morning off by attending the “sunrise” church service for the first time ever (we simply do not do “early” so typically would go to the Saturday evening service or the noon- but change is nice. )
When we got in the truck to head over the boys discovered 2 empty plastic eggs on their seats- to signify the Empty Tomb along with two small humbly wrapped packages. When they opened them up inside were new thin line red letter Bibles each engraved with their names. They both have quite a few Bibles already but these are their first “grown up” Bibles. These are the one we pray will have prayers scribbled in them, verses highlighted, words circled and pages worn with use in the coming years.
We had seats out in the lawn with friends and family and got to have an acoustic praise time with a really great message that simply blew both Jason and my mind with regard to how the story of Jesus mimics the story of Issac. You can attend church for a significant portion of your life and still have certain messages open the flood gates of emotion. Today was one of those times.
When we got home the boys found a letter addressed to them:
Geroux brothers, come in close- the game is about to begin!
We had a great time celebrating that Jesus died and rose again!
You are no longer little boys but now we see young men.
Young men who make us proud each day and also make us smile
We hope we have created memories for you to cherish for a long, long while.
For years now every Easter we have had fun by going on a hunt.
You have gotten quicker, wiser and older so our clues no longer stump
This year we thought would be a good time to give our “tradition” a big PUNT.
Please do not worry, and do not fret and whatever you do- do not frown.
We will still do a scavenger hunt- but we will do it “upside down”
What? You exclaim- how can this be? But of course you do not cuss J
This year you will bring the scavenger hunt, all the way back to us.
These two Easter Eggs are tired of sitting in one place waiting for the party to come to them. They want to get out and see the world and you guys are just the ones to show them around. Grab a camera and get moving. The object is to take a selfie with your eggs in each of the locations or with the listed objects and return to the house. Remember- Safety first and stay out of other people’s yards! You MUST stay together and each picture must clearly show both of you, both of your eggs and the location or object to count. Once you have checked off the list- come home to mom and dad- you may just have some goodies waiting that will make you really glad.
- At the Settlers Point subdivision sign (either one)
- A Stop Sign
- A Slide/Playgound
- A mailbox
- Any Cactus
- Next to a blue vehicle
- Near a cow or goat
- With a fire hydrant
- With flowers
- On a bridge
The boys really had a fun time and it was a fresh way to breath some new life into our fun tradition. From our Family to yours: