Work from Home Diary 7: Adult Easter Egg Hunts & Seeing My Family on Zoom this Easter Weekend

Good Friday everyone.  I started sharing my thoughts regarding working from home in a series of Work from Home Diary posts.  Feel free to share your work from home feelings in the comments section below.  For today’s update, I wanted to wish everyone a very happy Easter weekend.  I know that many churches around the country are closed and many family gatherings were cancelled, but we can still celebrate Easter individually but still be connected to others.  It is important to reach out to your friends and family members and check in on them, tell them you love them and are thinking of them, and reminisce about happier times.

One of my fondest Easter moments was from a few years ago when I was at my parent’s house.  Since all the kids have grown up, we did an adult Easter Egg Hunt.  The brightly colored plastic eggs were filled with mini alcohol bottles (the kind you would buy on flights), chocolate eggs, big chocolate bunnies, and some cash.  The real adults (our parents) hid the eggs all over the backyard and they made it very difficult to find all the eggs.  After 20 minutes of looking, all the brightly colored plastic eggs were found and we opened them up.  We compared hauls to see who got the most eggs and who got the best prizes.  It was a lot of fun and hopefully we can do it again in the years to come.

Since Laura and I are not physically going to see our parents this weekend, we plan on using Zoom to celebrate Easter with Laura’s side of the family.  If you are not familiar with Zoom, it is a free video conferencing service that allows you to talk face-to-face with many people at the same time.  I know Zoom is not perfect, but for this specific use, it will come in handy.  For my side of the family, I will FaceTime them.  I’m jealous that I won’t be home for a delicious Easter dinner, but it will be great to see them and catch up.  Hopefully we can all see our families in the near future.

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So those are my weekend plans.  What are your plans this Easter Weekend?  Any family traditions that you will miss this year since most of us are staying at home?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below.  Have a great weekend everyone!

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