Springtime, Ponchos, and Chocolate Bunnies

Each day that comes and goes feels more like spring and less like winter.  I've noticed some grape hyacinth are starting to bloom along the roadside on my walks.  Little tiny volunteers on the wood's edge that just reflect happiness.

As a child, I loved Christmas for the presents, and Easter for the candy.  I remember sitting outside in a spring jacket with my sister eating chocolate bunnies and plotting various ways to sneak an extra piece out of my basket without my mother knowing.  I never did execute that plan successfully, but the childlike thinking and scheming was such fun.  I remember scratchy dresses, crocheted ponchos to wear to Easter Mass and the smell of spring flowers in massive bloom outside in gardens and inside the church.

Easter was and is:  ham, hard boiled eggs, jelly beans, chocolate, family gathering, itchy clothes, long Masses, jello, potato salad, wicker Easter baskets, loose Easter grass Everywhere!, perfumed ladies at church and new white tights.

Since my two children are older, my Easter planning is a simple easy affair.  I'm looking forward to seeing them both and having a busy quick weekend!

Have a blessed Easter weekend and I do hope you each have a chocolate Easter bunny :)


  1. My memories of Easter are very similar. Have a blessed Easter!

  2. lovely Easter memories! Happy Easter weekend to you, too!!!

  3. Very happy memories! Have a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoy the time with your family.

  4. Enjoy your Easter weekend with your family!

  5. Happy Easter Karen.
    My husband would agree with you, he has been hitting the jelly beans all week.

  6. Happy Easter to you too! I enjoyed reading your Easter memories. I always loved my new Easter dress and hat, but often had to cover it up with a snowsuit or winter coat...I grew up in upstate NY!

  7. Have a lovely Easter! I have really fond memories of Easter as a kid. I was always excited because it meant a new dress, tights that I would have caked in mud as soon as I got out of church and patent leather shoes and saltwater sandals for the season, YESS! It also meant asparagus. This year we are having a small gathering at my Dad and Stepmother's with my sister and her people. It will be sweet and nice and there will be ham and frosted cookies!!

  8. Happy Easter, have a lovely weekend Karen.

  9. Have a great weekend with your kiddos, Karen! Much Love!

  10. No chocolate bunnies for us, although I do have a surprise or two up my sleeve! Thank you for your lovely comment about my sewing, I've already got my next project in mind. But then again, I haven't picked up my needles in a while ..
    Will be eating ham here tomorrow too :)
    Happy Easter x

  11. Remember all the egg salad sandwiches after Easter? Hope you day was a happy one, Karen!

  12. Lovely post. It's good to hear your childhood reminiscences. I didn't have chocolate bunny, but I did have lots of other naughty things.
    I must start detox today.


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