Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Doing the Bunny Hop After Easter!

Easter was a Glorious Day
 Sun and Son
made it perfect!

I made two more Swedish Tea Rings

and lots of

My brother and sister-in-law hosted.
Family * Food * Fun
~ ~ ~
Monday morning
Chris and I were off to my hometown
to bring Dad back home.
We talked and talked all the way home.
But then there's that
Maria part of the trip.

A stop to Pires Flower Basket.

Springtime wreaths on every door.
pussy-willows, pansies, daffodils and tulips

{these came home with me}
I fell in love with that color!

...On the way home...
{traveling east on I-88}

hills and valleys and farms

...fill the senses...

...with the sunshine...

that followed us home
We returned to our home at 5:30 just as Rachael pulled in the driveway...
She was ready
to dig in to the exciting world
of tax prep.

As we ate a quick dinner of spaghetti and meatballs ~ I thought of a Robert Brault quote:

"You'll never have a more enjoyable Italian meal than on the Saturday night after Thanksgiving."

It seems to work for the day after Easter too! 

It was certainly a Bunny Hoppin' Day!

Dear Family and Friends,
I hope you had a wonderful Easter...
Filled with
Sun and Son
Have a wonderful Week.
{without too much hoppin'}


koralee said...

Oh sweet Maria...looks like your day was filled to the brim with Joy...you get to bed my dear...it is 10pm here so I am sure it is way after midnight where you are...pleasant dreams.

Oh your baking looks amazing and you live in such a lovely spot. Hugs for a great new week. xo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning sweet Maria, I loved the tour. The environment is amazingly stunning! Cannot wait for my children to grow a little older and visit your beautiful country.
Your a true baking queen, it all looks so sweet and perfect pretty!
A most wonderful week for you and your lovely family!
Today we have a lot of sunshine, adore it. Doing some laundry right now, and then I'm off to my table in the garden to enjoy a nice cup of coffee, watching Celeste and Quinten play with the ball and some chalk, no no, not the candy chalk this time ;)
Much love,

Diana said...

Surprisingly it was a good Easter. Very good. Ate too much and had a great time with my son and his family. I am dying to buy some more flowers! I have seeds to plant though and may do that today. Those cookies looked great! Love Di ♥

B SQUARED said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful Easter.

Maria said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
The cookies were so easy to make... My daughter, Amanda brought some home for Easter and they were gone by Saturday! We made a fast batch Sat. night & she showed me how easy they were...

Shopping list:

1 box of sugar cookie mix
{I used Krusteaz - no hydro-oils used}

1 egg

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup flaked sweetened coconut

1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts


Julie Harward said...

I love cookies like that. Looks like you had a great day, beautiful scenery! You are such a sweet lady, I always love to visit your blog! :D

Duchess of Tea said...

Maria darling, glad to hear you had a brilliant Sun to Son time, good for you. Your surroundings are amazing my luv and so are the flowers photos you posted. I find it deliciously funny that all bloggers carry their cameras at all time and snap away at the moment's notice. Hey, a girl has to do what a girl needs to do for her blog!! I am planning to finally try my Aunt Millie's Victoria cake recipe tomorrow. I am a good baker but not when it comes to V cake, mine always turns out dry and tasteless. Now with Auntie's recipe I am hoping the results will be different, wish me luck. Have a lovely week my friend.

Love & Hugs

Wanda said...

Perfect way to return home... with sunshine and flowers! I like the color too, of the pansies!

Mc Allen said...

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh... Um, can you have a giveaway or somthing, cause I would climb a tall, hilly mountain, leave you like 1234 comments , put a link back and rename my cat after you for those sweedish tea rings!!! :) Soo yummilishious!!! xoxo LA

koralee said...

Thank you sweet friend for your lovely caring comments for my Sydney and her migraines...they have been a concern for some time now...she has had them for 2 years on and off...we thought she was over them as she has not had one full blown one for many months..but the weekend came and so did a migraine. We have been to the Dr. many times...they want to put her on RX med for her to take everyday..but I do not want her to start that if she does not need to. Seeing her pain is about once a month now.
I so appreicate all the love out here in blogland...so many lovely people concerned...it really is overwhelming...a true blessing. I got tons of good advice.
Hugs to you for your love...you really really are a sweet sweet friend.
Oh Sydney is feeling much better right now...so hope that is the end of it for now...I think a lot of it has to do with stress...dance competition is very stressful.


Barb said...

Maria, I enjoyed your post from the start (cookies) to the middle (wreaths) to the the end (farmland and sunshine). I'm glad your weekend with Family was so special.