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Friday, April 22, 2011



Delights in our back yard:
rose closeup
lilac closeup photoscpd
Delights in our kitchen:
After my four grands had dyed 3 dozen eggs, they were all asking if there were more eggs to dye!
dyed eggs

If I can remember to go link up, I’m joining Seasonal Sundays.



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, your mantel is beautiful as always and best of all I loved seeing the grands dying the eggs. Such fun and what special memories. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Laurie! I so enjoyed seeing your grands dye their eggs. Of course they wanted to dye more because they were having such fun. I love that Easter egg ferris wheel too. Happy Easter to you and your wonderful family!

Susan and Bentley

Lynn said...

3 dozen eggs... so, whatcha eating? Lovin' that cute egg holder too! Happy Easter Weekend Laurie-enjoy:@)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your backyard blooms are beautiful!!! Kids have so much fun coloring the eggs. My kids are big and they still love to "play". It's a good thing the cousins and aunts and uncles who come to the annual lunch and egg hunt love deviled eggs!

Diann said...

Oh Laurie, I am so envious of all your gorgeous flowers in bloom. We just had snow flurries again! Arghh! And the lilacs are my all time favorite flower! It looks like your grands had a wonderful time dying eggs! That is what we will be doing tonight. I hope you and your family have a blessed and wonderful Easter!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi laurie, I love the birdhouse and your garden is beautiful! How lucky you are to have the grandkids close enough to enjoy coloring eggs with them. Thank you for hosting and I hope you and your family have a blessed and happy Easter.

Gloria said...

Wonderful photos of your grandkids coloring eggs! And that is the most adorable "ferris wheel" egg holder. And your flowers outside? Gorgeous. Love your lilacs, they were my Mom's favorite flower... brings back happy memories of her when I see a lilac, so thanks for sharing your beautiful ones. Have a wonderful Easter, Laurie!

lvroftiques said...

You have such beautiful flowers you lucky ducky! I have lots of soggy moss!....Wanna trade? LOL!
I bet those grands had themselves a blast! I spy a familiar bunny mold and demijohn *winks* That bunny carrousel is too adorable!
Have a wonderful Easter my friend! Vanna

Anonymous said...

Laurie, how sweet to see your grandies working on their eggs. It is such a memory filled time, isn't it?

I just love the photo of the white birdhouses nestled among the lilac blooms. Gorgeous!

Have a Happy Easter,

Sarah said...

What a fun time at grandmother's house! I wish I had been there. I haven't dyed eggs in way too many years! That little ferris wheel egg holder is cute! Love the flowers, Laurie.
Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...


You have so many blessings - inside and out.

Have a blessed Easter.

- The Tablescaper

bj said...

Thanks so much for hosting...and have a wonderful Easter.

Kathy said...

Love the flowers - looks like Lady Banks and Lilacs! The children look like their having fun -miss those days,
Hope you have a blessed Easter,

The Charm of Home said...

Have a blessed Easter! your little grands are so cute.

Savannah Granny said...

I love seeing your mantle on the header. It is adorable.
You yellow rose is so beautiful, could you tell me the name. We just installed a fence last year and I am trying to get my garden started. I love your lilac. My daughter has beautiful lilacs. They don't do well this far south.
Have a Joyous Easter. Ginger:)

Anonymous said...

Laurie you are so making me miss my Yellow Lady Banks Rose that I had to leave behind in NM along with my lilacs. Yours are so beautiful- wish you could put some of their delicious fragrance somehow on your post!!

Looks like fun with the family!

Have a beautiful Resurrection Day!

bee blessed

stefanie said...

your photos are gorgeous!!! love the easter egg dying!!!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Precious Moments! Your Grands are so helpful...LOVE your flowers. Those yellow roses are gorgeous!
Happy Easter to you and yours,
Thank you for hosting all the fun

Blondie's Journal said...

I loved seeing the picture of your grands coloring the reminds me of when mine were little and it was such a BIG thing to do!! And we did about 3 dozen, too! Lot's of egg salad and deviled eggs for days to come!!

Wishing you a wonderful Easter, Laurie!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Laurie! I bet all of you had such a blast! Your home must be like a wonderland for all the kids!! Shoot, even I wanna come dye eggs with you!! :0)

Hope you and your sweet family have a blessed Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Easter Laurie!
OMG, your flowers just took my breath away!
They are so gorgeous! I want some so bad. We are having a crappy, cold spring after a crappy, cold winter. I am in major flower withdrawal.
And you would be the Grandma with the egg ferris wheel!
Cute kiddies!
Big Hugs,

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh my - wait til I show my senior mom your gorgeous gardening delights! They are all so lovely but my favorites are always lilacs and roses and yours are so lovely! Thank you for sharing them! And what a lovely Lent and Easter cross with such an encouraging Scripture. These are definitely favorites for me as well. Easter blessings! :)

DogsMom said...

I had trouble with my post for this week and now it has disappeared totally. So I will spend my time visiting others.

I remember the days when we wished there were more eggs to dye.

What a beautiful yard. We are still "enjoying" April showers.

The French Hutch said...

All of your flowers are breathtaking. My MIL has the same little yellow rose and the wind and rain made a mess of it this year......I know fun was had by all at the table dyeing Easter Eggs, such fun.
Thanks for hosting.
Easter Blessings

The French Hutch

Curtains in My Tree said...

I just love the ferris wheel with the eggs on it.

Beeutiful by Design said...

Sigh - I miss egg dying - Happy Easter Laurie!

Anonymous said...

What fun dyeing Easter eggs! I thought about doing some this year by myself, because I do enjoy it so much....
The lilacs and roses are glorious! You are way ahead of us!
Have a blessed Easter!

vignette design said...

Happy Easter Laurie! Looks like lots of fun with the grands dying eggs. I'm doing that today and am using onion skins to dye the eggs red. We'll see how that turns out! It's an Armenian tradition, symbolizing the blood of Christ. I'll throw in a few pastel eggs too. I actually read that if you use red cabbage, the eggs will turn blue! We'll see! xo Delores

Kathleen said...

What are those gorgeous yellow flowers?
The gkids look like they are having fun!
Have a beautiful Easter, God bless!

The Tablescaper said...

What are those yellow cascading flowers? Are they roses?

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper


Beautiful mantel and died eggs! I love it!
Hope you had a nice Easter!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

How sweet are your grandchildren!!!

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
3 dozen eggs for decorating!! whew. That was a lot eggs and how pretty and special they must be.
I have an egg that my youngest son boiled and painted about 22 years ago. There originally were 2 of them and through all our moves this one remaining egg has survived. Now you know how special it is to me.
Did you keep some of the eggs for you?
Your grandchildren are lovely...
have a lovely evening

Debbie said...

I just LOVE the shot of the lilacs with the white bird house. That is downright gorgeous to me. It was almost as good as the delights in the kitchen dying the eggs.

That, of course, was the best shot.

I sure hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family.

Picket said...

Morning that beautiful header pic! The yard is gorgeous..I need to find more spaces for more My grands always want more eggs to dye...I know your beautiful grands will always have the love and memories you give them all thru out their lives...soooo loved that little 'ferris wheel' thingy you had the eggs on...hope you had a glorious Easter weekend sweetie...Picket

Entertaining Women said...

Laurie, thanks for stopping by my post. The chandelier is from the 20's. It used to hang in Nana's dining room many years ago. It's always had the tall candlesticks. It's a pretty tall piece...she had very tall ceilings. I would think that a really good lighting store could adapt the length of the candlesticks on a chandelier...they probably have to rewire each light to accommodate the longer length. Cherry Kay