Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bonnets, Baskets, & Bunnies Link-Up: Easter 2018

I thought I'd join writer and blogger Carolyn Astfalk for her 2018 Easter link-up, which she's running from Easter through Divine Mercy Sunday.  Carolyn said that anything goes--"spiritual reflections, flower photos, chocolate bunnies, favorite hymns, books, etc."--and I thought that sounded like something I could definitely do, even though I'm not exactly a prolific blogger these days.
I love, love, LOVE Easter; sometimes I think it actually might be my favorite holiday.  (But then Christmas comes, and I show myself to be quite fickle indeed.)

I love to put together baskets for my family.  I love to decorate the house with flowers, eggs, and bunnies.  (And banners, too.)  It's such a happy time of year, and I think my house reflects this.  But I'll let the pictures do most of the talking for me, if you don't mind.

I love my peeps--and I don't mean the marshmallow kind!  (Peeps are some of son #4's favorite Easter treats, but not so much mine.  Give me chocolate, always.)  I'm talking about my PEEPS, you see--that is, my people.  The little ones, especially.

Here are some sweet photos of some of the Pearls on our family string, all dressed up in their Easter Sunday best.

My oldest son and his wife have requested that their girls don't appear in photos on the blog, and I strive to honor their wishes regarding the privacy of their family (even though it kills me not to share my granddaughters' sweet faces with you!).  But here they are, in a recent photo taken on their front porch.
These four girls just found out that theirs will no longer be "an all of a kind family," like their daddy's was; in July, they will welcome a new baby brother!

God bless you this Easter and always.  And Happy Divine Mercy Sunday to you, too!
Now head on over to Carolyn's My Scribbler's Heart blog for more Bonnets, Baskets, & Bunnies!


  1. Thanks for linking up, Laura! I love this post! Your home looks lovely - and the bunny with glasses pillow is only outdone by your beautiful grandchildren. Happy Easter!

    1. I enjoyed this link-up--Easter is such a beautiful and happy time of year.

      Isn't that pillow the best? I couldn't resist. But yes, the grandkids are definitely cuter. ;)

  2. Congratulations on the newest Pearl!!

    1. Thanks so much, Beth! By the end of the year, we will have 14 grandchildren. Hard to believe!

  3. Love the photos of the grandbabies :-) and the grown 'children' too :-)
    Thrilling news to hear of another grandbaby and first son for your first son!!