Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Old and New

Easter was my grandma Sharon's favorite holiday.  So of course I hold this holiday even closer to my heart. I can't stop remembering her in that sweet little apron of hers, in her new outfit,  in her kitchen the last Easter we had her.  You know things just are not the same without her and as hard as it because things change I hold on to traditions that she made so dear.  Isn't it funny how when you love something so much all you want to do is hold on for dear life and never let go well I am so glad I have the memories of grandma Sharon.  When I was a little girl I (and we (my family)) spent some time at Rainbows children hospital and we spent Easter up there.  We colored eggs, we had grandma's homemade coffee cake, and ham out of a picnic basket.  That gloomy old hospital room was turned into a family haven.  I have to say that was one of the best Easters because between my grandmas' and mom they of course made it so special.  That's what the holidays are all about right? Family coming together, children giggling, magic, and smells of homemade traditions floating in the air....


Jacob clearly can't find the egg on that side of the table
Hunter and Grandma Janet
Libby Lou tired from chasing the kids around ...
As time goes by traditions change but change because well we get older and the next generation show us how to celebrate all over again... This year my three little cousins came to color eggs on Friday and Sunday morning we all came around the table to share in Easter brunch.  Here are some pictures... Jacob is my lil' kindergartner and well when I look at him I see Grandma Sharon.  His eyes sparkle like hers did... I hope that this blog finds you well and that you had a special Easter like my family did! Full of old and new memories and even new traditions! Kor

P.S. We used regular food coloring this year and the colors came out awesome instead of using the little packets! Tip for next year!


Kori Turner (olive grace studios) said...

Donna! I saw your comment in my email but its not showing up here... I am on a blog roll. The things is I love doing it it's just i get busy doing other stuff you know! I hope your comment comes through so I can post it!

Donna said...

teehee...glad you found the missing comment! Saw the post from Sue Spargo about her time at your shop...do you have better close ups of some of the work?
Keep blogging!