Tuesday, April 2, 2013
We know huge events at the White House are going to be a nightmare, but still we enter the lottery and cross our fingers that we get to go. This is why.
One of the great things about living in the DC area is that there are so many fun things to do with kids. Not only are there things like museums, which are there every day, but there are also special events that come around just a few times a year. One of those events is the White House Easter Egg Roll, which my family was lucky enough to attend yesterday. The real secret of these special events, of course, is that they are total nightmares, but we all still want to go regardless. Every single year I enter my name into the Easter egg roll lottery and every year I get an email from "email@example.com"—the worst email address in the world, by the way—telling me that I was not selected. This happened to me this …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The traditional deviled eggs served with my family’s Easter meal can be even more delightful with a few twists.
Easter brings people together for special meals like other religious and cultural celebrations we share with family and friends. My memories of that Sunday remind me that we were among the fortunate children. We had Easter baskets filled with decorated eggs, candy and an Easter bunny waiting for us after church. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ also meant a spread of delicious dishes would be served at our home. My mother usually made roasted lamb, mashed potatoes and asparagus or baked ham, sweet potatoes and green beans. Whatever menu she decided on, we always had deviled eggs with Easter dinner. Our family recipe was southern-style with mayonnaise, mustard and pickle relish. Now, cooking large quantities of meat and …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The lottery for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll, in its 135th year, opens Feb. 21.
The ticket raffle for the wildly popular White House Easter Egg Roll starts Feb. 21. An online lottery system will distribute thousands of tickets for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. The event is open to children ages 13 and younger and their families. This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will take place on April 1 on the South Lawn of the White House. The lottery is open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21. Signing up for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery is free. The deadline for lottery entries is at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25. Lottery results will be available on March 1. You will need to create a free account at recreation.gov to be able to enter the lottery when it opens. More information about the event is available at www.whitehouse.…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Local kids make marshmallow art out of Easter Peeps.
Two Kensington teens had their Easter-themed art featured in The Washington Post Thursday. Sarah Banaszewski, 12, and her sister Lauren, 14, put together a diorama made of Peeps, or Easter-themed marshmallow treats, and entered their art in The Washington Post's annual contest. Their diorama was based off Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. According to the Post, the sisters have entered the contest the last three years. Their mother, Patti, helps them make sure the sweet treats stay securely in place. Check out the full gallery of kid-created Peeps on The Washington Post.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Many area churches will hold Easter services throughout the week.
Christ Episcopal Church April 21, Maundy Thursday: 6 p.m., Agape Supper and Foot Washing; 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar; 8:30 p.m., All night vigil begins. April 22, Good Friday: 7 p.m., Good Friday Liturgy April 23, Holy Saturday: 6 p.m., Easter Vigil. April 24, Easter Sunday: 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite 1; 9:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite 2; 10:30 a.m. Easter Celebration with a special visitor; 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite 1. Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church April 21, Maundy Thursday: 12 p.m., Service and luncheon; 7:30 p.m., Reflective service and communion. April 22, Good Friday: 12 p.m., Worship including singing, readings and prayer. April 24, Easter Sunday: 7 a.m., Sunrise Service will be held at Temple …