Easter blessings

Monday, April 25, 2011 |



Easter morning welcomed us bright and early with sunshine and warmth. What a perfect setting to a fabulous day! The morning festivities started early as we had plans and deadlines to meet all before noon.

It was a lovely start on a beautiful morning to praise Him!

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The Easter bunny delivered {with help from mom :)} fun filled baskets loaded with goodies. We don’t often have candy or sweets in our home so on Easter and Christmas it’s a treat to receive your favorite sweets. There are many and they are meant to last awhile and they do ~ I just threw out candy from Christmas.
Mr. Easter bunny gifted me a pretty white and pink basket of Godiva chocolates {I’ll be hiding those in a safe place} and a lovely lily. Oh, the fragrant beauty!

Easter 2011


It wouldn’t be a holiday without a few funny photos. Do little boys ever really grow up? I hope not, I still enjoy the silly side of Nicholas :)

Translated: seriously mom, stop taking pictures!

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 {I was so excited to have Nicholas home for Easter! It's really hard on me having him so far away}


Due to a tight schedule this year, we decided to go out for brunch. At first I was a little disappointed that we weren’t going to have our traditional family meal but quickly rebounded when I realized how nice it was outside and I was going to get to spend my afternoon playing out in the sunshine rather than be stuck in the kitchen!


Nicholas helped me get my greenhouse up and in operation. I’m really off schedule with Easter and my spring break being so late this year. With the extra help, I even had time to get a few trays planted and tucked away in the greenhouse. With the nice weather on the horizen, I'm looking forward to planting my garden.


We also did some raking, cleaned and placed the screens in the windows, placed new cocoa liners in the window boxes, and prepped the herb garden.

Thanks for the help Nicholas; it’s greatly appreciated!


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Our holiday ended perfectly with a little family time.  Hand and foot canasta is a card game that we have played for years. In fact, it may be the first card game Nicholas actually learned how to play when he was just a little guy.  We also enjoyed a few of our favorite snacks. I could eat brie with every meal!  Our treat tier was our last {gluttonous} over the top yummy treat. 

It’s back to healthy eating for all!

Easter 2011

We had a glorious Easter. 

As I reflect, my heart reminds me that I am truly blessed with a wonderful husband and son.

His blessings are enormous and not to be taken for granted!


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29 comments:

JMW said...

Looks like a wonderful Easter - so glad your son was able to to make it home! Looks like he received the same gift as my hubby - a new button-down!

carolinagirl said...

What wonderful photos! It looks like you all had a fabulous Easter!

Dee Stephens said...

First off.. love your cabinets in your kitchen!
Love that you do a basket for your hubby too.
That's what I call a GOOD wife! I think a few years into college my Mom stopped the basket.
Can you believe there are some people who don't do Easter baskets? Not that they're against they just didn't realize the tradition.
That's what one of my co-workers said today.
Crazy or what?
Can't wait to see how your greenhouse progresses. Take pictures and blog about it. So fun!

Suburban Princess said...

Looks like you had a great day! Your baskets look like so much fun!

Blondie's Journal said...

You really had a wonderful day! I've always enjoyed making holiday dinners, but you have convinced me that it might just be more fun to play outdoors!! How nice to have a greenhouse! Glad you got some yard things done, too!

Have a beautiful week!

XO,
Jane

Katherines Corner said...

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elliotts said...

Looks like a lovely Easter!! Thank you for your sweet message...we sure hope tonight is the night!

Hugs,
Diane
xoxo

Red Door Home said...

Looks like you had a blessed Easter! Love to see you are never too old for treats. I remember hunting for eggs in high school and still enjoying it.

Lori said...

Hey girl, I just missed you! Thanks for all the comments!! :)
Look at you SO pretty on Easter morning and your baby was home, YIPPEE!! And looking all dapper (how handsome!)...what a beautiful holiday you had together, so happy he was home, I'm sure that did your Mama heart SO much good!! Love the pretty baskets and wow, is your kitchen done?! I have to read down all the posts and catch up to see....(haven't been blogging:( ) from what I see so far, it's beautiful!!
Happy Easter! (and yes, we're having some nice weather and I think you need a trip down...ya know between everything else you have going on!:)
xoxo

Lori said...

ps YEA! for all the yard/garden work you were able to get done, love that greenhouse!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

Glad that you had a lovely Easter weekend with your family and I loved seeing your photographs.
Your Easter basket and food looks scrumptious.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

What a heartwarming post! So glad you had a wonderful Easter making more memories. And how sweet of your hubby to gift you with a basket of Godivas! I'm always the one who does all the baskets. I may have to drop that hint around here!
Have a great day!

Rene said...

Jo, your kitchen looks gorgeous - did I miss the reveal? Yes, love that boys never really grow up. They are a nice reminder to not take things too seriously. Hope you had a lovely Easter.

-Rene

Telia said...

Just got done catching up with you! So glad you had a great holiday with the fam!!

P.S. those muffins look amazing, and I love them wraped in that cute bow!!

Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

Kathy said...

So glad to read you had a nice Easter. Love the little tags on the baskets ~ so cute! I didn't realize you were such a gardener! We're going to have to talk about that...Speaking of which, I'm going to try to get a call off to you tomorrow afternoon so we can get caught up.

Love the photo of you and Kevin. Always nice to see your photo on the blog. You look beautiful.

Have a nice night!
K.
PS. LOVE the chandelier in your kitchen and the cabinetry is beautiful! Looks familiar. :) I just need to trade my granite in for yours.... :)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

You look beautiful!! And those Easter baskets are adorable, I love that you still create them after all these years. As for your son, what a classic picture!

Susan R said...

Jo I need your advice with my started plants. Please go to my blog and tell me what to do. I posted something about my gardening dilema.
So what is your traditional dinner that you skipped this year?
By the way...I loved the post about the firemen coming for the CO dector. Mine went off, I called 911 and quickly cleaned up the house before they got there. Never mind that we all could have died, at least my house would not be too messy when the firmen arrived. Do you think they ever notice stuff like that?

Pink Martini said...

So lucky to have your son at home. I really missed not mine being here as spring break came and went weeks ago. Whatever happened to having it around Easter? Oh well. Your egg tree was very festive too. So glad you had a nice day. :)

Sarah said...

Jo, you look absolutely lovely! Kitchen looks fabulous-I'll be needing some tips...:) I LOVE the photo of the Easter baskets and Easter lily!!! The lighting is fantastic!!! What setting did you use on the camera?? Well done!

Privet and Holly said...

My kids both
made me promise
to have the E.B.
keep leaving them
baskets until THEY
leave for college...
or possibly, beyond!
Yours were adorable.
I'm also back to
reality with my
eating, but it WAS
fun while it lasted!
xx Suzanne

bevy said...

What a wonderful Easter with your guys!

Ashley Borysewich said...

OMG so cute!

Love your blog, following you now :)

ashleyborysewich.blogspot.com

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Our children are 20 and 25 and still fully expect the Easter Bunny to arrive. They have the same philosophy as with Santa...if you believe, he/it will come. Darn if he/it doesn't.

Lauren said...

Looks like you really enjoyed your Spring Break (even losing weight...guess not the way you want to though). The pix of your son are sweet. Makes me look at my own, who is only 2. I know he will grow up and move some day, but I've already picked out the perfect spot...across the road on our land! He and the girls...I have spots for them too) just won't be able to pass it up! Ha! Oh...and love, love your flips!

Kristin said...

All of it just looks like a great time. Glad you got a little time with your son too!

Casey said...

Great photos!!! How fun to have your family home.

BTW- I have that trunk in your photo! It was a family piece. I should take a picture of it to compare. Too cool!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Looks like a wonderful Easter!! blessings ~ tanna

annechovie said...

So fun to catch up with your latest, Jo. Love your pink polish and sandals. Hope that you have a terrific week! xx

annechovie said...

So fun to catch up with your latest, Jo. Love your pink polish and sandals. Hope that you have a terrific week! xx

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