Monday, April 09, 2007

Chocolate, jelly beans, and goodies....in other words...

HAPPY EASTER!!

I hope that you are all enjoying today. (That is, those of you who celebrate this holiday!!) :-)
If you aren't celebrating, then I hope you are just enjoying the day!!
I spoke with my Mom earlier and she and a friend were going to the Easter Service in the city park. My brother and his family and a few "extras" were joining the others from the church in the annual "Two Buttes Mountain Climb and Sunrise Service". Everyone was getting up at 5:00 for the sunrise....and by now, I am assuming most are already back home and taking a rest.....well, the adults, anyway. The kids are probably eating their way to the bottoms of their Easter Baskets....one chocolate bunny bite at a time!!!




I thought these cartoons were just too funny...thought I would share them with you!!







I'm not sure when I started doing this, but it is something that we have done every year......In our entrance way, we have an "Easter Tree". The boys and I searched our yard for the perfect branch to use....this year the one we chose had little white flowers and is quite lovely....I have a small collection of wooden bunny ornaments that I bought on one of my trips home. There are also 2 ornaments I actually brought with me when I first came to Japan 16 years ago. Then, the wooden eggs....there are three of them...not sure where I got them, but after doing some research on the net, I'm thinking they are Russian. I wonder where I got those?!?! They are handpainted and the boys and I love them!!






Here is a closer picture....Issei also thought that the M&M Guys they got a couple of years ago in their Easter Baskets were a great touch!!
(In case you were wondering....the red cloth under the vase is actually an obi...wide silk belt used with kimono....the colors are so bright, I thought it was the perfect accent for the decorations!!)

I wish you all lots of chocolates, jelly beans, sunshine, and the feeling of "spring"...may it last all year long!
Peace...and lots of love!!

1 comments:

Paida said...

Love the Easter tree!

Happy Easter to you and to all your family in the States.

Here is something funny Eduardo and I got in an argument whether or not the Easter bunny is a boy or girl. It is BOY duh! In Mexico it is a girl!