Tuesday, April 2, 2013


It's the Tuesday after Easter.  My heart is still stretched out from all the swelling it experienced this past weekend.  I'm one of those fortunate people who truly, truly loves being with her extended family.  It gives us so much joy to be able to host such a special holiday at our house.  Most are spent traveling.  But this one...for this one we make our preparations, settle in, open the door, and celebrate right in our very own home.

To us, every Easter here is special but each year brings it's own joys.

I've never owned a set of real silver and was completely content.  Then, my parents brought me my Grandma's mother's set- all polished and gleaming- and I am thrilled.

Also, in remembrance of my grandmother, we kept her tradition going and made pickled Easter eggs.

Plates waiting to be filled....

And, just to be clear, none of my dishes or glasses were bought- all are family hand-me-downs and a few are wedding gifts.

We're bursting at the seams with children.  Three ate here in the kitchen, three sat in high chairs at the corners of the main table, and another two sat in boosters.  And there were four more that celebrated elsewhere (and we missed dearly)!

Last week, Jamey came home with 17 pullets, already sprouting real feathers.  He fixed a home for them in the corner of the workshop.  They'll live here until they're old enough to move out into the chicken tractor.

The upside down buckets are seating and are pulled out between visits.

My brother made Sam a very special Easter "basket".  The day after, Sam could hardly move his arm for all the throwing.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.... Pin It


  1. I love the eggs hidden in the wood pile...so adorable. And the gift of silver? What a blessing...xoxoxo

  2. Lovely photos Jane! How wonderful to have all those family members in your home for such a special reason! How precious our Saviour is! May HIS love shine from us all year long because of what HE has done!!

    With love,

  3. Your table looks lovely! I used my husband's grandmother's silver and china at Easter. I always enjoy the special feeling, and blessing of remembered loves ones, when I use those family pieces.

  4. Sounds like such a lovely day for everyone!
    Totally jealous of Sam's silver easter basket, no doubt hours of fun will be had with that!

  5. Such a lovely photo journal of your day...thanks for sharing. :)

  6. your tables are so lovely! that silver is just beautiful.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful, special day together - love that xxoox


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