Friday, April 6, 2012

SomeBUNNY's Coming This Easter Sunday

I have a few special guests coming over for Easter brunch this year.

Jess, her boyfriend, and his sister will be joining my fiance and I to celebrate this joyous day.

Easter has always been a favorite holiday in our family. When Jess and I were little we couldn't wait to wake up early Sunday morning to see what the Easter Bunny had brought us!

After rummaging through our baskets for the best candy, we'd dress up in our Sunday finest for Church, and celebrate afterwards with a big brunch. And that's exactly what we're planning to do this year.

I'll be cooking eggs benedict, home-fried potatoes, and white chocolate chip banana bread. And of course I have a little surprise up my sleeve...

I'm making Easter baskets for everyone (because we all know you're never too old to enjoy Easter goodies)! I have four baskets just waiting to be filled...

A little something for the girls...

A little something for the guys...

A few sweet treats for everyone...

And what Easter basket would be complete without milk chocolate bunnies?

Jess and I might not be so little anymore,

but I have a feeling she'll appreciate this surprise visit from the Easter Bunny all the same.

Wishing you, your families, and my own a blessed Easter Sunday.

"Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful, and be assured that all is forgiven so life extends beyond the soil of earth"
~ Byron Pulsifer ~

~ Nel ~


JENNIFER said...

Happy Easter to you and your family! :o) You brought some great memories back...Me and my brother were the same way, we couldn't wait to see our baskets and I always got a new dress to wear for church on Easter Sunday. Have a wonderful day! hugs Jennifer

Anne said...

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend:) Gorgeous photos!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sheri~hopping in to wish you a wonderful Easter with your loved ones.
At this holiday I'm always flooded with memories of wearing fluffy dresses and petticoats with fluffy hair to match.

Getting these small glimpses of spring we've been taunted with has me craving a weather change.
I'm more than ready to welcome a fresh season of color.

Sweet wishes,

val's alentejo said...

Dear Nel,

What a delightful Easter saturday post.
You took me back to my youth. After sunday mass, me and my sister would get our easter eggs.
Friends sometimes would come over for lunch or afternoon tea.. It was a wonderous time for me . A time of reflection.
Have a wonderful time with your fiance and family.
A blessed day ..

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Fabulous photos and I love the baskets!. Happy Easter to you. Suzy x

Mary said...

It sounds like you're going to have a great Easter! Enjoy. Happy Easter!

NanaDiana said...

Nel- It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful Easter celebration with your family. Love the baskets you are putting together. Got a question for you- Any chance you want to share your white chocolate banana bread recipe? I am always looking for new ones- it is my son's favorite food in the world. No hurry but someday if you get a chance and want to share it I would love it.

Enjoy your blessed day with your family- xo Diana

karen - Simply Inspired said...

Indeed...never too old for an Easter Basket... wishing you and yours a beautiful, blessed, and baskets-full-of-love Easter.

It's me said...

Happy easter blessings from

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C'est moi Claudette said...

I love the way you think Nel. You are going to make a wonderful wife. And when you have children, they will know how you felt when you were a little girl growing up in such a fine home.
You rocked the Easter baskets and eggs Benny?? Randy's favorite brunch meal.
Have fun.
Happy Easter to you and yours.

Shirley said...

Oh I'm sad that I didnt make baskets for all my guest's. Boo-hoo.. I'm sure you will be thanked over and over for such a lovely thoughtful gift! Sending you all my best for a wondeful Happy Easter,

Susie Swanson said...

What great memories you stirred.. hope you have a Happy EASTER..

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a sweet post. I love Easter goodies! And that bike is fantastic!


Lori said...

So many great pictures! Happy Easter!

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for your comments everyone, and for sharing all of your fond Easter memories. It certainly is a special time of the year.

Diana, I wish I had more of a recipe to share with you, but the banana bread I make is super simple. I just buy the Trader Joe's mix, which calls for 2 eggs, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, and 2/3 cup of water, and mix in 1/2 bag of Nestle's white chocolate chips, a small bag of walnuts, and a whole chopped banana. It's not my own recipe, but it sure is yummy! Hope you enjoy if you try it out!

Claudette, thank you so much for your sweet comment. My fiance wanted me to tell you he agrees with you. ( ; Happy Easter everyone!


Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

The way you are planning to celebrate Easter sounds just perfect to me! I hope you will all have a great time! A very happy Easter to you, Jess and Sheri!!!


forgetmenot said...

It looks like Easter will be a fun filled, joyous time for your family. Happy Easter! Sheri, So glad we found each other's blogs--have a wonderful Easter, my friend. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

It looks like Easter will be a fun filled, joyous time for your family. Happy Easter! Sheri, So glad we found each other's blogs--have a wonderful Easter, my friend. Mickie :)

Anonymous said...

Your memories are so precious!
I wish you happy easter with lots of love!



DELIGHTFUL memories and wonderful photos. HAVE a GLORIOUS day. HAPPY EASTER.

~~Loraine Living~~ said...

Nice ... Happy easter To you all !! Greetings Diana x

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to you, Nel, Jess and Sherri. You're right, your never to old to enjoy an Easter basket.

Brunch sounds great!

Puumuli said...

Happy Easter to you!

Sari from Puumuli

Verena said...

Dear Sheri, Jess and Nel, I´m wishing you also a wonderful Easter!
Hope you have a wonderful day together!
I love Rootbeer! Wish we had it here in Germany. ;)

Sheri, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! You are so nice!


barb said...

thank you for your lovely (my kids always laugh when I say lovely) comments. It looks like you had a nice Easter. I'll be stopping back to visit your fun blog.