Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter week

Easter's on its way! This is my favorite holiday of all. Easter crafts have been coming home from school and Mini Eggs have been eaten with gusto.

We'll buy our ham tomorrow morning. I have a tasty holiday dinner planned, along with a simple brunch. We'll have a quiet holiday at home, just the four of us. On Saturday night, we'll make the small Bears' Easter baskets and hide jellybean-filled eggs for them in the backyard.

I bought their Easter goodies a few days ago. We keep it pretty simple but I think they'll like them. The GB is getting a new box of sidewalk chalk and a Hello Kitty wristwatch; she really wants a watch of her own, just like Brother. He's getting some new tennis balls and a bag of "punch balloons." The candy is to be divided between them.

I'm almost done with the top of my Scrappy Trip-Along project! I had plenty of time to work on it this week with the traditional granny afghan finished. I've never been one to have more than a couple of WIP's at a time; I find it stressful. I like being back down to just one.

Good things this week:

~ I survived my annual (lady-related) exam. I rewarded myself with a vanilla milkshake and a pretty skein of yarn.

~ It has been warm all week, dare I say it's even been kind of hot in the afternoons. More sun than clouds, but not the most brilliantly sunny week overall. I'll take the warmth, though.

~ There is no school today and we're ahead in our homeschool work. We have the GB's pre-ballet class this morning. This afternoon, a good friend who makes me laugh a lot is coming over with her two little boys. We'll play in the backyard and have a good time.

~ I'm eating strawberries every day lately. This is the way life should be.


Thank you so much for the compliments on my granny afghan. I really appreciate your kind words. 


  1. Hi Jennifer...
    Looks like you have everything under control down there!!
    I envy your warm weather...
    Did a bit of yard work this am...
    And I just put the Turkey in the oven...
    The house will begin to smell heavenly very soon!!

    Have a great weekend..
    I am sure GB will LOVE her new watch!!

    Linda :o)

  2. life sounds busy but fun - happy Easter

  3. Have the happiest of Easter weekends. I am sure all your gifts will be loved

  4. I love all your Easter shots! Your day sounds perfect. We have a 19 lb ham! We'll have our two sons, 2 DILS and 4 grandsons here. I am so looking forward to having an Easter egg hunt on our farm!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Lovely Easter photographs! Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend.
    M xxxx

  6. I love reading your posts and these pictures are lovely! :o) I hope you have a nice Easter with your lovely Bears and I hope the weather stays warm for you!

    PS. I really love your spotty jug in the first picture. x

  7. Hi Jennifer! I've popped over following your comment on my blog! You're right - we do like the same things! I'm your newest follower too and look forward to reading some more back posts when I've got more time! J9 x

  8. How exciting planning treats for your children, I remember those happy days. Now I plan for my grand children. The daffodils are beautiful, definitely an Easter flower.. enjoy your weekend
    Chris x

  9. Sounds like you have a wonderful Easter celebration planned with lots of laughter and fun memories will be made! Your a wonderful mommy bear =) Smiles to you!
    Handmade Cuties!

  10. Oh it looks like you have been having a lot of Easter prep fun! Your Easter plans sound great!! I hope you have a Happy Easter with your family.

  11. Lovely. Your life sounds good. Enjoy your Easter celebrations. x

  12. Your photos are so bright and lovely! I love seeing all of the crafty goodness. Have a beautiful Easter!

  13. Sounds busy! And Fun! Visiting by way of Meet and Greet - aka Espacularaiesa

  14. I like Easter too! It's full of bright colors, and of course spring! Hope you have a Happy Easter.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  15. You are making me very jealous now, still bitterly cold here but the sun has shown its face today. Would love to feel a little warmth on my face.
    Thank you for you kind comment on my blog.
    Enjoy the lovely Easter celebrations you have planned.
    Carol xx

  16. Hi Jennifer, im so glad you stopped by and said hello. Thanks for the follow too, ive followed right back.
    We too are having a lovely easter and will make an easter egg hunt for my son tomorrow(even though he is now 20)
    Love the bunch of daffodils, they ar emy favourite flower.

    Gill x

  17. Jennifer,

    Star Burst Jelly Babies?! Why can't they sell them in the UK?

    And I love your green spotty jug too.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

    Leanne xx

  18. Yey! I finally managed to work out how to comment! (I couldn't get the right sign in details in the right place - doh).

    I've been reading your blog faithfully, and I really love it - you post with impressive frequency too!

    I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

  19. I love it! Yum eating strawberries, that sure is the way life should be. Sounds like you are enjoying yourself, great to know. Oh boy, I have my lady related exam that's coming up soon. lol

  20. I love strawberries too, yum! I am being bad this year and not dying Easter eggs :)

  21. ooh I just love the green spotty jug you have your daffodils in! And I also love the fabric you are using in your quilt.

    thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. I can see we do indeed have a lot in common, I am going to enjoy looking through your past posts, and looking forward to your future ones!

    Nikki x

  22. Beautiful pictures as usual! ♥ I'm glad things are going well with you. :) I hope you and your family had an amazing Easter. *hugs*

  23. Lovely bright & happy post! I love strawberries, it's the only fruit that grows wild in our garden. Glad things are going well for and your lovely family x

  24. mm strawberries.. I have a bowl full of them too.

  25. Your pictures are so lovely. The flowers are so nice. What a beautiful post!


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