Wednesday, April 7, 2010

At Home --with Reluctant Entertainer and my Bunny Hop Swap!!!

  If you are not regularly inspired by Sandy Coughlin, you must not be reading her blog.  What a treasure! She has the gift of hospitality that she freely gives to others.  She is a joy.  I was unable to join in last week, because of all the celebrating going on here......my birthday, Easter, our wedding anniversary.  It was a never ending celebration around here!!! I loved it!!  I got out of my blogging groove and celebrated, but missed you blogging friends and neighbors!  So it is perfect to get back to blogging by joining in Sandy's Home Is series!

So, in order to keep the theme of Sandy's Home Is....let me tell you about our Easter.  We were invited to some friends' home for our Easter lunch after having spent our morning in worship and fellowship......so wonderful!  Our friends are another model of what biblical hospitality is......my friend Barbara, is such a gracious hostess, and her husband is as well.  We enjoyed a huge Easter feast of brisket, ham, potatoes, carrot souffle (my contribution), roasted veggies, deviled eggs, salad, green beans, rolls and a spread of desserts.  I made the coconut cake (the one with cream of coconut poured over it?  oh yummmm).  The  best part was the fellowship, really.  To be able to chat with no rush, no timetable of things to move on to.......just unhurried fellowship!! LOVED it!

And one other thing I wanted to share with you is that I participated in a Easter Swap, called the Bunny Hop Swap, sponsored by Pippy at Life from Pippy's Perspective. She is a doll, and you'll want to check her out.
Through the swap, I got to meet Cassie, from Starting from Nowhere and Learning As I Go, as she was my Swap Partner.  She is adorable.  And even though she is young enough to be my daughter, she thrilled me with such a nice Easter treat.  It was a spring vinyl tote bag brimming full of fun Easter treats.  She knew my love of books and magazines, and delighted me with some mini cookbooks, a inspirational book about Grandmothers (she, along with many others of you, recently learned that I am going to be a grammy, called Peaches, this coming October!!!!) She also sent a copy of one of my favorite magazines, Southern Lady!  She treated me to a black wrought iron wall hanging that says FAITH, as well as a journal with Scripture on the front of it....and some neat bookmarks!  As if that wasn't spoiling me enough, she sent me CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!  I decided it was in my best interest to share with my daughter, who shares my love for chocolate!! Cassie also gave me some adorable little pots to start some seeds in, all ready to go...one is basil, one is sunflower, a pepper and a strawberry plant--Goodness Gracious, Cassie you SPOILED me....and I LOVED it!!!  Take a look for yourself!  Well, I am experiencing some technical difficulties with loading my pics from my camera, so I will be back later to show  you pics.  Suffice it to say the swap was LOADS of fun! Thanks, Pippy for organizing it, and for helping me meet Cassie!  It was lots of fun!  I'll be back with pics as soon as I can figure this little issue out.

14 comments:

Pippy said...

That sounds like an awesome basket! I can't wait to see the pictures.

I'm so glad that you participated and had fun!

Jeanie said...

Sounds like you had a great week of partying!
I'm a big fan of Sandy's blog too, she is inspiring.
Your Bunny Swap sounds like fun. I'll be back to see your goodies!

Tara said...

You have had a great past couple of weeks! Sounds like a whole lot of fun was had by you and your family.
Congrats on your Bunny Swap! Can't wait to see pictures.
Hugs to you Peaches! So excited for you.
Hugs,
Tara

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

It certainly sounds like a wonderful week full of celebrations :)!!! Glad you had such a nice Easter, and what fun Easter treats from your swap, you're a lucky girl!
Blessings,
Stacey

Just a little something from Judy said...

If I understand you correctly, you and I celebrated a birthday and an anniversary the same week. What fun! Happy Birthday to you dear friend and a special anniversary wish to you and your husband. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time celebrating Easter with friends. Thanks for the new blogs that you kindly introduced us to.

Denise Marie said...

sounds like you had a great experience. I am right near you in Clear Lake.

Julie Harward said...

WOW..what a week of fun fun fun! Are you tired? Bunny swap sounds like fun too...I will check out this nice lady too...come say hi friend.. :D

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, anniversary, Easter and you also got a great swap gift. That is great!!! You were certainly loved and celebrated! Love & blessings from NC!

Debra from Bungalow said...

You were a busy gal with birthday, anniversary and Easter. Sounds like you had the best time with tons of fun.

Stop on over for a visit and enter my giveaway.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You sure got blessed with your swap, huh? :) Thanks for visiting the old blog while I was away. :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow - what a busy week! What fun to participate in a swap - sounds like you scored some good loot!

Sandy said...

Wow, girl, you've had a lot of FUN going on! Thanks so much for linking up this week - and can't wait to check back for the pix! Sandy

明偉誠秋 said...

若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

sanjeet said...

I'm so glad that you participated and had fun!
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