Sunday, April 14, 2019


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My wife and I's very first date was on the Fourth of July. We packed up a picnic basket and enjoyed sitting outside on a blanket at a city park watching a holiday fireworks display take place above us. While dating and after we got married but before we had kids, we'd often bring along a picnic basket and blanket to eat dinner during Detroit Symphony Orchestra performances at the Metro Parks or have lunch at a State Park beach.

Now that we have kids, our family still enjoys having a picnic from time to time. Just instead of it being a romantic getaway, these picnics tend to be us relaxing while taking in one of our kids soccer games. My son hauled out our picnic basket and a blanket this weekend so we could all sit together along a soccer field sideline cheering on his sister during her first game of the Spring season.

For our family, Easter marks for us the start of Spring. Having springtime picnics has become a family tradition. Having evolved from a fun date to spending quality family time together, this activity has become very important to us.

Just like celebrating our faith on Easter which involves both attending mass and an annual routine involving another type of basket. The holiday just wouldn't be the same without my kids searching for their Easter Baskets before heading to mass. We'll probably be having Easter Basket hunts in some form or another until they head off for college because the activity put as much a smile on my face as it does theirs.


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