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Easter Recap

One of Mama Kat’s Writing Prompts this week is “Easter Recap”.

We spent Easter afternoon at the home of one of Motor Man’s sisters. There was ample food, including this creative “Peep” cake made by one of our nieces. It wasn’t actually made of Peeps, but rather, was a delicious lemon cake.

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The weather was beautiful, which enabled the little ones to play outside.  While waiting for time to hunt eggs, other uses for the Easter “buckets” were found.

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Finally, it was time for the hunt! Photographers had to be quick to get a picture before the action began.

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Afterward, there were hugs among cousins:

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And a little “Happy” time in the bounce house.

No egg-hunting or bounce house for Motor Man and me; we were just spectators, enjoying family and the sunshine.

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Mama’s Losin’ It

~These Days Of Mine~

Random Five Friday

Here are my thoughts on this Good Friday:

1.) The mini-hurricane we had Tuesday night must have kept Sundae awake. This is how she spent most of Wednesday morning.


2.) Yesterday, Motor Man and I had lunch with friends: two couples we hadn’t seen in quite awhile.  It was nice to catch up, but I’m sorry I didn’t ask someone to take a picture of the six of us. The restaurant was busy, and there just didn’t seem to be the opportune moment for a photo.

3.) When we arrived home yesterday afternoon, Motor Man noticed a (recently built)  osprey nest on the breakwater at the marina.  With binoculars, from our kitchen window, we have a good view of it. I’m looking forward to watching the family and sharing photos. This picture was taken from our yard, using a long lens. If you enlarge, you can see Mama (I’m guessing?) on the nest.

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4.) I posted this picture on Facebook yesterday for Throwback Thursday, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. (Sorry, FB friends, for the “rerun”.)  My first car was a (used) pale yellow Mustang that I wish I still owned. I came across this picture, taken by my mom, recently. The date: 9/11/71.

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5.) Sunday morning, we’re planning breakfast with Marshall, then, later, lunch with Motor Man’s family.  We have a new great-nephew, just a few weeks old. We’re looking forward to meeting him and spending time with everyone.

Happy Easter, everyone.

(Update: I’ve just learned that Nancy is ending her blog, A Rural Journal. So there is no link-up at this time for Random Five Friday. I will, however, continue to have my own R5F here on These Days.)

~These Days Of Mine~

An Easter (Basket) Memory

It’s been awhile since I participated in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop, but this week, I’m back, and I chose this prompt:

1.) An Easter memory

While looking through some old photos recently, I came across this one of Marshall. (And I hesitate to use the phrase “old photo” when it’s a picture of my child.)  This was taken Easter morning when he was almost five.


I love the tousled hair of a little boy not long out of bed. (In fact, he’s sitting on his bed with the Peanuts gang sheets.)

When he was five, Marshall was really “into” Superhero action figures. I see Wonder Woman there by his foot. He’ll have to leave a comment here to tell us which one he’s holding in his hand.

At age five, you still aren’t too old for a stuffed bunny in your Easter basket, and who doesn’t love Skittles?

I don’t recall getting Easter baskets when I was growing up, but it was always fun to put together ones for Marshall when he was a little boy.

One little picture – so many memories.

Linking up to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

Mama’s Losin’ It

A Family Sunday

Last Sunday, Motor Man’s family had a double celebration. Not only was it Easter Sunday, but we were also celebrating his dad’s 90th birthday.

Family gatherings have changed quite a bit since Motor Man and I have been married. All three of his nephews have since married and become fathers. There are four little ones under the age of three in the family now, and that makes for busy get-togethers.

 Our great niece, Livy, was there in her Easter bonnet.

Livy has a new baby sister, Lily.  I love this picture: our oldest family member is holding the youngest.

Our great nephews, Josey and Christian enjoyed a wagon ride.

Christian and his family live about an hour away, so Nanny and Gee-Gee don’t get to see him quite as often as their other great-grands.

There was some under-age driving,

Resulting in some minor “incidents”.

It was an afternoon of children playing, and relatives visiting and sharing a meal. And, as you might guess, more than a few pictures were taken.