Roxanne Rustand, here, wishing you a Happy Easter!
Our winter was so mild, here in the upper Midwest, that I find myself surprised by how much I welcome the arrival of spring. The redwing blackbirds arrived a few weeks ago, our hostas have pushed up through their winter blankets of wood chip mulch, and the grass is lush green. We don’t have lilacs yet, so this photo is from last year. :)
This weekend we’ve had sunshine and temps in the 70’s–enough to make me want to pack away the winter clothes and bring out the clothes for summer…though I have been fooled before. :) How about you–are you having lovely spring weather, too?
New beginnings. Spring. The wonderful message of Easter, just right around the corner. On Palm Sunday every year I begin looking forward to the trumpets we’ll hear on Easter, the lovely scent of Easter lilies filling the church, and of course, the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection…a story that will never grow old.
And, this time of the year brings back wonderful memories of Easters when my brother and I were young, when my husband and I had children who were little, and now, of all the times we’ve gathered with our grown children and grandchildren. Notice the muddy little knee–after an exciting search for baskets. :)
Time marches on! How I love to make a big dinner for everyone who can be here…and even now, I’m planning on all of the pies I want to make, the salads and other side dishes, too.
What are some of your favorite menu items for Easter dinner? It would be fun to hear about some new ideas!
For those who leave a comment, there will be a drawing for a free e-copy of my upcoming book, Falling for the Rancher, which will be out the beginning of June, and also a second drawing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate.
Best wishes to you all for a wonderful Easter week!