Sunday, April 24, 2011


Easter is a time for reflection, resurrection, love…

As I was grilling vegies for the antipasto;

I cut into the large red onion to find this…


With the forecast calling for a gloomy day, we woke to the warm

sunshine. As my dear friend, Marlene, says…it was a honey of a day!

It was a day of bubbles, Easter egg hunts, and PEEPS…

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Magnolia cuttings, Hyacinth, and Tulips galore…

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Squirt guns became hoses; hoses became soapy tarps to slide on.

The most decadent of the water fun? The washed out recycle bin

became the “hot tub” of the moment…”bring me hot water, please”!

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A surprise!

Although I will not be attending the Royal Wedding;

I did get Royal mail...


Tucked inside…a beautifully wrapped piece of art was gifted to me…from my friend across the Big Pond…


Before the company was to go; we were blessed with Max’s show.

Max and his Mouse pals brought Disney to us live, on stage, in the living room!

We cheered, we clapped and we laughed. Oh! what a special little boy he is.

There no longer exists; the piles of dishes, the platters, the pots the pans…

If you weren’t here, you’d never know the muddy clothes and the muddy floors were part of the day.

The Legos, the toys; all in their places.

The Easter grass, jelly beans, and what~nots on the floor have been vacuumed away.

Last, but not least…I hear quiet, only the sounds of the house can be heard.

Everyone, but me, is tucked into bed fast asleep…

Another Easter has come and gone; another day of family, friends who have become family, and love.


elizabeth said...

miss ellen,
what a charming easter! i could almost hear the voices,laughter and
envision the fun by your beautiful retelling! last memories...
be well,

Dawn said...

Ellen how lovely to see my gift to you on your blog and mentioned in the same sentence as the Royal Wedding - too cute xx


mIzZ(hONeY)bEe that's ME aka mArLEnE said...

I'm not sure if I ever told but my favorite song is "you are beeautiful"...I love the hot tub... and I would have had a blast with all of you... know that you made me cry (but in a happy way) and I hope that next year I can join in on the fun...have a HONEY of a day ~ and may sweet things & blessings come your way...~;O) xoxox

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

What a great Easter! Love the hot tub - if I could bend the knee that far, I'd be outside right now getting Mr. Pom to fill it up for me!