Monday, April 14, 2014

hippity hoppity Easter's on its way!

I am very excited to go back up north and see my family for Easter! (Though not so excited to see all the snow that is still in Hayward.) When my sister came to visit me we did a lot of shopping and I got a few cute Easter decorations.

Meet Junior.



Isn't he cute!? He was only 1 dollar. When my niece Parker, who is 4, came over for the weekend I let her name the bunnies I had gotten. So, this would be Junior.




Matt's Grandma and Grandpa sent us this sweet Easter card. I liked the saying on the front.

I know if my Grandma were still here I would have gotten one from her too, covered in Easter stickers and smelling like her floral perfume. I miss her so much... I find myself thinking of her a lot this time of year. Mainly because every time I hear the word "Easter" the song that goes "In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest person in the Easter parade!" pops into my head, and my Grandma used to always show up to Easter brunch in one of her cute bonnets singing that.

This will be the first Easter we celebrate without her. She passed away last November from pancreatic cancer. Both Thanksgiving and Christmas didn't really feel complete. Everything seemed so different... I can imagine this Easter will feel similar for me and the rest of the family until we are all used to it.

I am not going to get sad though, because I know she is in Heaven, and I can't even begin to imagine the kind of celebration they will be having up there! Really, I should be jealous. :)



And here is my other little bunny ornament. Parker named her Rose. I liked that a lot, because Rose was my Grandma's middle name! So now I also think of my grandma Barbara Rose when I look at her. And I smile.

My little 4 year old niece was so thoughtful and she didn't even know it!




Also when my sister was visiting I got this little basket at the thrift store. I am calling it our Easter basket, and Junior and I are hoping that maybe the Easter bunny will come and fill it for me and Matt!?? ;)

I also got this very old (1968) little golden book for 50 cents to have around for when Parker and her little brother William are over. We've got William saying "clock", "ball", and "bat" because of it! Although it sounds more like "claa", "baaah", and "BA!" haha



I couldn't fall asleep one night and decided to create this just for fun...



I hope you all have a really wonderful Easter and remember that He is Risen!! He is alive! He loves you!


HAPPY EASTER!

Blessings,
Olivia

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6 comments:

  1. Oh! The little bunny is the cutest thing! I love bunnies! I bought a couple of bud vase with little bunnies on it. Very Eastery... if that's even a word. :) Have a wonderful time! Love, Vanessa

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    1. I use the word Eastery! hehe :) Thanks Vanessa!

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  2. Awww, Junior is adorable. With this crazy spring were having I am crossing my fingers that all the snow will be gone by June when the family and I head up to Hayward for a week of camping and atving! LOL.

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    1. It better be! If my parents want to have any hopes of me living near them again then the weather up there better shape up! haha :)

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  3. Love the names they chose :) I hope you had a wonderfully blessed Easter. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Mine is 88 and this reminds me to go visit her more. Love the design you made for Easter!

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    1. Wow, 88 is pretty impressive! :) Thank you Alice, I hope you had a blessed Easter as well!

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