Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter and Spring

If there is a day that is a touchstone for my life, and one that I remember more clearly than any other holiday growing up, it's Easter. Even many of my Christmases have blurred together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the first one spent away from home when I went to college, and the first one after I got married.
But for me, Easter day is different.  I remember so many of them as I was growing up and spending the day with close and extended family and enjoying a big meal.  
~Charlie enjoying a 'meal' of ice on Saturday~
Easter and springtime is really the time of the year that reminds me that hope is eternal and all is possible. I hope today that you also enjoy celebrating Easter and spring for the promise that they both bring.
~Cissy~
We have enjoyed a quiet weekend at home.  We have gotten started on the spring yard-work, and just sitting outside warming up in the sun.  
~Shadow~

32 comments:

  1. Easter and spring also represent hope to me. Enjoy the rest of your day!
    XXX

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  2. Have a nice Easter, Kim! :-)

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  3. looks like a beautiful day in your neighborhood! :)

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  4. Every day with your Goldens and other wee fellows is surely a time to rejoice. Have a wonderful day together. Cheers from Jean.

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  5. Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Easter.

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  6. It sure feels good to have some nice warm weather to get outside. Happy Easter to all of you.

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  7. It's a very cold morning here. I'm sure there's frost on the roof behind us, but that can't be right. It WILL turn into a beautiful day, so we'll head to the river to run around with friends for a couple of hours.

    So happy that snow seems to be gone for you. Enjoy that sunshine.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  8. Love the puppydogs! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  9. Happy easter darling !!!...love from me....xxx !

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  10. Happy Easter to you! What lovely photos of the pups. I hope you've had a wonderful spring day.

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  11. Lovely photos ! It was a good Easter weekend for us here to and the weather was beautiful . Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

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  12. Happy Easter! We had a fairly relaxing day at home and were able to get some yard work done as well. It's so nice to be outside in the sun!! :)

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  13. Hello Kim, and Happy Easter! I wanted to let you know I received your comment, and was so happy to hear about the aconite. I hope it brings you as much joy each spring as it does me. Big hugs from all of us at Mucky Boots. XOXO Miriam

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  14. Happy Easter Kim, Spring finally sprung here. Love all the pictures of the furry kids, hugs Francine.

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  15. Happy Easter! I bet it felt like a glorious day to spend sprucing up your yard and enjoying the sunshine. We're big fans of Easter here, too.
    oxox
    Daisy

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  16. Since I was rescued on 12/22-I remember Christmases more. It's all about personal experiences.

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  17. Glad you all had a good Easter! Love that picture of Cissy.

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  18. Happy Spring and Happy belated Easter!

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  19. I hope all at Golden Pine had a blessed happy Easter. Sounds like you have wonderful memories of Easter growing up. I was reading your earlier post and love love the Washington, DC cherry blossoms. I am a fact puff an I knew most of what you told. But it was interesting to know we sent back a graft to be planted on the womens grave who got the whole idea together.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Sweet William The Scot

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  20. Happy Easter to you and the pack! Easter has always been a fun and relaxing holiday, a time of renewal.

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  21. yes!
    lovely thoughts.
    and pictures that make me long to hug each of them.
    xo

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  22. Glad you had a nice weekend. It was warm and sunny here but today we're paying for it with rain storms.

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  23. Glad to hear you had a Blessed Sunday, Kim.
    Have a wonderful week. ♥

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  24. It was a quiet day here with good company and good food.

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  25. Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. No big gift giving pressures. As kids, we usually got a basket with trinkets and candy from the bunny, followed by church, followed by Easter brunch. I still make the same meal today that my mom made when I was a kid. :) Hope you had a wonderful day. We had an absolutely beautiful Spring day!

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  26. Kim
    Those memories will always find a place to nest in your heart-- those cherished memories will never part from you.
    We hope you had a wonderful Easter
    love
    tweedles

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  27. It's always great to come here and read about your time at home and see the pictures of the dogs. Good you had a nice Easter weekend.

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  28. What beautiful babies you have !
    i recognize all the breeds but one .
    The first photo ~ know a gorgeous terrier of some type but have never seen one so beautifully golden ~ is he a Cairn, Wheaton or another along that line. Magnificent little dog :)))

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