Tag Archive | Traditions

Sunshine for Our “Hunt” ???

I’m ready to dye Easter eggsk0036029k5517328

but, it’s a little too early…

So, I decided to keep my spirit of Easter going by filling the plastic eggs for the Grandkids to hunt on Easter Day…

I was hoping for pretty weather k5876594 … but, the forecast says “rain”k0334307

I never put plans on hold… because weather can change in a week…

We save a big bag of plastic eggs to reuse every year…

I ended up with some and I think my daughter-in-law has some…

I love their bright colors… Some are small and some a big…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur bag of colored plastic eggs we saved from years past … ready to fill…

We have a pretty big backyard… with big trees and grassy areas k1013394to hide the eggs…

We all get into the fun… Melanie and I fill the eggs… My kids, my husband and others that are here at Easter hide them… You just have to participate in some way!… You just can’t resist!

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I love watching the kids running around the yardk5964598 … looking here and there… down by the fence… near the tree trunks… in the grass… near the deck…

They fill their baskets k12006141or bags not stopping to look inside the colorful eggs until all of them  are found… Then, they dump them all out and count how many they have found…

This year since they are older… 8 and 11… I put inside coins

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I robbed our Piggy Bank … to add some appeal to the hunt…

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I just loved these chocolate carrots… with their bright shiny wrappers…

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Makes it a little more interesting!…

We will eat dinner of ham, turkey, baked potato casserole, deviled eggs, green beans, slaw, hot rolls  and a special dessert from my daughter-in-law which is her specialty…

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I am making a Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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just because it sounds good to me… We will then all go outside for the hunt … weather permitting…

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                                           Some of the eggs filled… a lot more to go…

Let the sun shine on our Easter Egg Huntk5324782 even if just for a few hours…

Making Chocolate Bunnies…

Whatever Holiday comes… I look for something new to make… a new dessert… a new decoration k12812912 … a new card to send… a unique gift…

I found this Easter Bunny Mold sometime last summer at the thrift store… There was only one… but, I knew from making candies in our little Bake Shop at school that the candies would set up pretty quick when put in the freezer… and should pop right out with a little twist of the mold…

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Well, I was right!… I only bought one bag of the candy chips that were microwavable… They melted quickly… In about an hour I had 24 cute chocolate bunnies…

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I figured if they did as good as I thought… I might buy some more candy chips… Maybe yellowMNM6170_small or pinkMNM6160_medium time permitting…

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I want to have them for Easter k5698517 to put in my candy dishes or I might just bag for favors for each place setting on the table k5584930 …

I am having dinner  k5583491… for my son/daughter-in-law, her parents, grandkids, my other son and us…

I think they turned out so cute!

Easter Celebrating!

19 Days until Easter

My Lord has risen and given me a wonderful chance at life…

I celebrate each day…k5468319

I feel this is more special than His Birth that we celebrate at Christmas…

Some have traditions at their church with services009v0100ec … some celebrate with family dinners and egg hunts with their children…

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some celebrate within themselves… saying quiet prayers… and reflecting on the story of our Christ told in the Bible

There is egg dyeingEaster Bunnies appear k8785927 … baskets of candies k12637787 flowers seem to know and start blooming k1935523 … girls are dressed up in their finery… and little boys have shiny shoes… pastel colors reign…

The sun is shining bright today… It wakes me up… gets me busy… I feel that Spring Fever they talk about…

Time to freshen up things… make things sparkle… and breathe in the fresh air

I feel awake after a long winter’s nap!…

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Knowing that my Grandkid’s love the thought of the Easter Bunny and that fun stuff… I decorate a little… Might not be for the kids… but, they sure are a good reason…

I pull out my little things I’ve tucked away… some forgotten about and some that I’ve refreshed…

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A little of this and that… for my centerpiece…

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I’ve stowed away little floating Carrot Candles… Little Duck candles… a Bunny Candle… and a set of salt /pepper shakers in a little holder…

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Wood Bunny basket… waiting for some eggs or candy…

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My dyed eggs will definitely go here!…

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She is just so cute… Ceramic Bunny Lady with her cart… Candy needed!

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Forgot about my miniature Bunny/Chick…  Salt/Pepper Shakers…

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Window clings… easiest decoration idea I know…

Looking out my kitchen window…One of my favorite spots in my house…

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redid Forsythia Wreath (like a hundred times!)…

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Brown furry Bunny and Pink/Yellow Eggs…

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My flag is hung…says Happy Easter!

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as it blows in the breeze…

Happy Easter Everyone!