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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Easter - A Tad Late In Posting!

Hi Everyone!  Sorry to be so late in blogging about Easter and being off the computer for a week ~ Right after Easter festivities, I left to take care of the little ones at their home.  The school they attend takes the week after Easter off instead of the week before ~ Anyway, please indulge me while I show my Easter off!

In addition to being one of the two most important holidays for me as a Christian, growing up we always looked forward to Easter as it was the beginning of Spring in California.  Days were warmer, drier and sunny!  I loved the times growing up, going to Mass, then heading over to Granny and Baba's house and meeting up with all of our cousins.  There were hundreds, it seemed, but really only about 15 of us kids, sometimes more depending on family friends who joined in.  Granny's home was open to everyone, and there was always enough food, no matter how many came!

That's where I learned my love of cooking, from my Granny.  This year, it was rather quiet with just my sweetie and me, our daughter in law, and the wee ones.  No problem though, whether 2 ~ 6 ~ or 16, we eat a great meal and have lots of fun!

Little Leila is always ready for eating - no matter what meal it is, just say, "It's ready, come to the table!" and she is the first up there and ready to eat!

Along with a nice pork loin roast, and a nice big turkey!  All three kids wanted a leg - a - ever seen that three legged turkey?  Grandpa to the rescue!  Top part of the wing is pretty close and just the right size for this little one!
Yep, our grand kids are carnivores!  Elise really enjoyed hers, too!  And Isaac - he started with the pork roast and by the time he got around to the turkey leg - well, there wasn't any room - not that he didn't enjoy dinner!
Notice that bowl of Grandma's home made sour dough stuffing next to him?  This guy loves Grandma's cooking, for sure!  I can't believe he's another one who is almost as tall as I am!

Mom and Grandpa thought dinner was finger lickin' good!

Easter Sunday turned out to be one of those grand sunny, warm days.  Blue skies, great temps so Karla and my sweetie did the egg hiding for the Egg Hunt.  "It's because the Real Easter Bunny is really busy and they don't have time to really get the eggs hidden for everyone!  Sometimes he must need the help, cause it's not magical like Christmas, ya know, Grandma?"  Well, I know now, Miss Leila!

This year, Leila had a 20 second head start, which she really didn't need since she spent most of it trying to catch a lizard!
 Then Elise got a 20 second head start before Isaac,

Now it's time for counting!!  Who found the most???
Elise counted 35!!


Isaac also counted 35!!

And, Leila counted 53!!

Everyone had a great time, Isaac said our Easter prayer at dinner,  we were so proud of him because he thanked Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins, and rising up again so we could go to heaven with Him when we die!  And, this from an 11 year old! 

My favorite photo of the day?  Our precious granddaughter, Elise.  She is so pretty, so smart!  Caught her off guard here, sometimes these make the best shots!

Thanks for sharing my Easter with me, even though late.  While I was gone, I couldn't down load any photos at all!  And, as you can tell, I had many to share with you!

Blessings to you all - may this next new week be wonderful!


  1. Such a beautiful family! I can tell everyone had a great time. I'm so glad you shared your lovely Easter with us!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter!!!
    Your grand kids are adorable!!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  3. Beautiful post, Donna. What precious photos of your grandkids and Easter. Is there anything that makes the day any more special than spending the holidays with your family? I know they adore having you there. I love the caught off guard" picture of your sweet granddaughter. Blessings to you today and through this week- xo Diana

  4. Oh my sweet friend, this is really A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! How sweet and heartwarming this post is! I'm so happy you enjoyed a wonderful Easter with your family! Love all the photos, they are all special and precious! The kids are as wonderful as the angels, their photos just touched my heart! The "caught off guard" moment of sweet Elise is really gorgeous and it deserves a great award for the photographer - Grandma!!!
    Much love and hugs,
    LS xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  5. Hi Donna,
    What a wonderful time you had enjoying each and every member of your beautiful family. The kids must of loved having their grandma and grandpa to visit and hug. So glad you got your photos to load. You got some wonderful pictures. May God bless you on this beautiful spring day.


  6. Such a blessing those 3 are! It looks like it was a great celebration of Resurrection Sunday. Oh and it looks yummy

  7. Beautiful family!!!!
    Sounds like a delicious meal and lots of fun egg hunting!!!

  8. Hi Donna,

    It looks like your adorable grandchildren had a wonderful time egg hunting! Some of the best photos are those "caught off guard". Your dinner and stuffing look delicious!

  9. Beautiful pictures... looks like you had a gorgeous Easter!

    Have a lovely week!

  10. Hi Donna, thank you so much for sharing the beautiful pictures of your Easter celebrations. They are great. Isaac did really well bless him, he already knows what its all about.
    Hugs June x