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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Catching up on blogging.....and a visit from Peter Cottontail!

Good morning everyone!

Hope you all had a blessed Easter.  We were very busy all weekend, with a house full of company and lots of peeps (hehe) around the table at Easter dinner.

Saturday morning showed the promise of being a beautiful day, as we headed up with Scott, Steph & Allison, to visit my aunt in the nursing home.  We took her a pretty Easter arrangement to help brighten her day...and she got to meet the newest member of our family, baby Allison!  She was, of course, tickled pink!  As we headed on home after our visit, we took time to stop at the local Amish/Mennonite market to grab some goodies that we can only get there.  We love poking around in the store and are always meet with the cheerful faces of the traditionally dressed women who work there. 
After our visit to Sauders, we continued on down the road and were lucky enough to lunch at 
Mac's drive-in on their opening day for this year.  What a pleasure to have the sun streaming in the car windows, while the Mister and I feasted on juicy cheeseburgers, fresh fries and onion rings, and for me...a root beer float!  Yumm.....my mouth is watering right now just thinking about it.

The sun shone so warm and bright that I told the Mister that we needed to now hurry on home and work in the yard!  Whoopie!  We cleaned and burned up brush and branches and cleaned out the chicken coop too.  It was so nice to be outside working again....but it was short lived, as by Sunday afternoon, cold air, rain and flurries returned to the Finger Lakes.  Hopefully it will only last a few days.

Sunday we had a house full, with much of my family coming to spend the day.  It is always a little bittersweet on holidays for my hubby, since his family is in Idaho.  However, with grandbabies, 2 visiting dogs, and a few joke-sters in the bunch, it was a lively and fun day.   We feasted on ham, cheesy potatoes, corn casserole, salads, deviled eggs (compliments of the girls) and finished off with some yummy desserts made by my beautiful daughter-in-laws.

The highlight of the day was when Peter Cottontail himself arrived at our door!
Here's little Peter Cottontail!  His Mommy, Maria, made him an outfit, complete with hat with ears, a fuzzy chest and of course, a big fluffy tail.

The family of rabbits who came to dinner on Easter. Son, Drew, Maria and Peter.

Little baby Allison in her Easter best!  She's getting so big!
Yesterday Mr. Whimzie took an extra day off, and we puttered around the house cleaning up and doing a few odds and ends.  I decided to start ripping the old shower stall out in our master bath. The drain leaked and the shower base didn't drain well, so we haven't been able to use it at all.   I was planning to tile it this week, but once the Mister saw the shoddy plumbing job that was done, he decided he wanted to redo it all, so I'll have to wait a little while longer to complete my part of the project.

Today it's back to my sewing room to complete several unfinished projects and work on a few new things too.
I'll be posting again tomorrow with pictures of a couple of giveaways I won recently...lucky me!

Have a blessed day everyone.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Wendy.
    You have a beautiful family.
    Your little grandchildren sure are growing.
    Love, Peter's little bunny outfit.
    Enjoy your day.

  2. I enjoyed reading about your weekend :D Your grandchildren are adorable!! Love the little Cotton Tail outfit!!

  3. What an exciting time you all had. Sweet photos of family. My DH took advantage of the sunshine too and did some yard work. Twisted his ankle a bit, but still enoyed the fresh air.
    It's good to hear of your visit with your Aunt. Precious memories you'll have forever.


  4. Sounds like a fun time. I would love to browse the Amish store. You can always find the neatest goodies at those stores. The drive in sounds so fun. Something you hardly ever see anymore. Sounds like you had a great family time. The little ones are absolutely adorable. Have a good day! HUGS

  5. Hi Wendy, wonderful weekend, would be so much fun to go to the Amish store.....How adorable the bunny is, so cute, Blessings Francine.

  6. Hi Wendy, sounds like you had a lovely weekend. The market sounds like so much fun and I know your aunt was thrilled to see baby Allison. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter day with two precious babies in the house. Hugs, Lecia

  7. What an adorable bunny family...too cute! Janice

  8. Hi Wendy so nice to hear you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Isn't it awesome when we can spend our holidays with our Loved Ones.....it's what makes the holidays so special! Your new grand babies are so precious and absolutely adorable! I can't believe how much they have grown already! Love going to the Amish stores....went to a few in Shipsie over last summer and had so much fun shopping in them.
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Hugs Mary

  9. Glad your Easter was a fun filled family day. :0) Love Peter and his bunny outfit....so cute!!! Allison is so sweet and growing like a weed too. Little ones always grow to fast. :0)

  10. Hi Wendy! Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter, cute pictures!

    Since I only had three entries in my giveaway--I'm sending something to everyone that wasn't the main winner. Can you send me your address?

  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. :)

  12. Wendy,

    Looks like you had a wonderful Easter! Such cute little ones you have in the family!

    Have a great rest of the week! Maybe spring will truly arrive soon! :)


  13. Looks like you had a lovely Easter weekend.Oh my those grandbabies are just adorable..smile..Love the peter cottontail special outfit.Warm Blessings!~Amy


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