April 21, 2014


Our favorite dairy farm in Maine shared this with many fans. I wanted to share it with you.
Prayers of safekeeping in the arms of Heaven little darling.

We are sometimes called upon to rescue farm animals in need of care, as our Barnyard Manager, Hillary, is known for her patience and hands on dedication to each precious life. Although this little preemie was referred to us, he survived for only a few short days. Yet, he held a special place in our hearts, and we wanted to share his picture with you on this blessed Easter Day.


Easter 2014
What a gorgeous day we had here in Texas for Easter Day 2014.
Although rain had been predicted, we were blessed with a lovely, sunny day.
I so wish all of our family had been able to celebrate such a joyous day together, but we were scattered across cities and states this year!
 Nonetheless, the darling and I had a wonderful fun-filled weekend with
 Greg, Jenn and BoBo!  

Lovely and colorful spring flowers from Kroger of all places!
We all talked with Robbie in the morning!
He is loving his new job and seems happy.
His best friend from Texas A&M came down to Austin this weekend and
they spent time together doing fun events that guys enjoy!
I am happy about that!
But....we sure did miss him this Easter Day!

My lavender bunny...a treasured gift from my Daddy!
This tablecloth has special memories for me....
I used it for The Divine Miss M's college graduation party!

Our Easter Dinner Celebration! All delicious!!!
Sent home leftovers with the children!

Abbie and Noah celebrating with Nick and Cat and her family!
Every time I see them, it amazes me how much they change...growing up too fast!
That must mean we are growing older too!

 Early morning phone call....Son #2: "Mom! How do you make deviled eggs?"
We had a quick discussion on the ingredients and then perhaps thirty minutes later, he sent me a picture of his first time Jalapeno Deviled Eggs.....a masterpiece!

Going over to Atlanta....Miss M was entertaining friends and family in style!  
You cannot see it well, however, the centerpiece is this deep blue teal pedestal antique bowl that belonged to Estelle...Miss M's great grandmother! I love it that she uses it every Easter!

What a lovely, lovely table.....she has been preparing all week and I am SO PROUD of her!
Her tablecloth is from Williams Sonoma and the tulips were from Costco!

Everyone loves hanging out in the kitchen. You can understand why!

She did a fabulous job on her Easter Cupcakes....SL Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese!!!!

The children's table! Sippy cups so there will be no chance of spills!
I think I would want to sit here!

Her Easter bunny and adorable little sheep came from Pier 1!  

I bought her that little candy bowl years ago when I was visiting Atlanta.
I think this was one of our successful trip to Home Goods!
This is so darn cute!!

Luke and Cayden on the Easter Egg Hunt...just look at those gorgeous Atlanta Azaleas!

Luke and Aubrey in the garden...looks like their baskets are getting full....success!

Being silly...being happy....loving Easter Day...Luke, Izzy, Olivia, Aubrey and Cayden

Aw.....Luke's Easter Basket. We both agreed, this is probably the last year she can make it sweet!
Unfortunately,  little boys grow up and fall out of love with their babies!

But for now, all is right in the world!
He is risen!
We are so blessed!


  1. It looks like you all had a wonderful Easter day! We did too. I'll be posting about it soon.

    He is Risen, Indeed!


    1. So happy to hear that you had a wonderful Easter Deanna! Can't wait to hear all about it. Thank you so much for visiting today!

  2. I will join you dear friend at the liddy table, I just may need a sippy cup ;o)
    Everything looks just perfect, and those deviled eggs your son made (Yummy) I wanted so bad to have some flowers on my table. but things did not go quite as normal as most years. Everything changes!!
    I want to get a picture of a lovely table setting for a post I have in mind! Sounds like a lot of work for just a picture...
    Do you sew??
    Blessings, Roxy

    1. Hi Roxy! I so look forward to hearing about your Easter Day. Yes, things change....part of life isn't it? Cannot wait to see what you have in mind for your table setting! I used to sew many years ago, but gave that up! Do you enjoy it? If so, what do you like to design? Have a wonderful week Roxy!

  3. Beautiful photos and beautiful tables. I love all the flowers as we are still waiting for gardens to bloom here in Ontario. The pictures of the egg-hunt are really sweet. Ours will be in-doors as the ground is too wet here. I'm just waiting for the family to arrive for our dinner. Lots of fun to come. Hugs, Deb

    1. Have a wonderful dinner Deb! Enjoy your lovely family and the children's egg hunt! Hugs back!!

  4. Those are wonderful family photos Estelle! Precious memories!

    1. Thank you happy you enjoyed sharing our Easter....precious memories for sure! Thank you love!

  5. This one made me cry -- both because of the dear little lamb -- but also because of your simply beautiful Easter Day photos. Thank you for sharing.
    He in risen, indeed!
    Andrea Campbell

    1. Aw, thank you Andrea. Reading about this darling lamb made me cry too.....ever so precious! Thank you so much for commenting and visiting me at Estelle's! I hope your Easter was special and all so wonderful!

  6. The little lamb is a reminder of how fragile all life really is...Beautiful photos of pretties and all the sweet children

    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving sweet comments Sweet Tea!


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