Friday, April 6, 2012


 I know it's all about Jesus being resurrected and all,
 but for me it was always about the new dress, 
the new shoes, and the CHOCOLATE. 

This is our little Chippy. He's had lot's of chocolate.
 I was always wiggling in church waiting for that long sermon to be over. 
We would then all meet at my Grandmother Charlebois's house for a big feast. 
The French was flying, the arms were flapping, and the food... oh, the food.
 Nothing like French cuisine on Easter Sunday.
(Couldn't find a family picture, so you get stuffed bunnies for now).
 And fat cat and Bella.

 I saw this after I put the earrings on... poor bunny.
 But I still couldn't wait to get home and devour my chocolate bunny. 
I never knew if it would hurt him when I bit his ears off, or his leg. Yes to me it was always a HE. I guess it didn't matter once he was gone. I would always ask my sister if she REALLY wanted hers, and of course she did. 

My dad would ALWAYS sneak me some of my mom's Laura Secord chocolates, 
(it's a Canadian thing). I'm sure she counted them, but let it go just this once. 

I've always made Easter special in our home. The bunny would even leave a little poopy trail at times, but most times we had real bunnies and lot's of them, so no raisins necessary, lol. 
Now if I could only learn to make a cake like this one from 
"THE PARTY WAGON" I'd be a happy bunny.
 But for now I'll stick to things I know.

So as I, the PINK one, and Randy, the blue one
 sit here (it's actually sunny)
wishing my PEEPS were here to celebrate
I do hope you and your family are together on 
this very special EASTER weekend.

A new bunny meets the world on Easter!



Loretta said...

Hello Claudette, such a lovely post, love all the bunnies, my favorite! Thanks for the share! Hugs

LuLu Kellogg said...

Happy Easter Lovely One.


Marydon said...

Lots of bunny hugs, sweet Claudie to you & hubby.

Darling share ... we always looked forward to the new dress, shoes, hat & gloves, also. And, that choco-bun-bun after Mass ... yum.

Happy Easter ~

Kathy said...

Nice to be here and catch up Claudie!!!!
Happ Easter darlin...Have fun with the Fam and the French Easter!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sweet memories! I love Easter and it's about the Chocolate for me even now! Enjoy your holiday my friend! Hugs, Linda

Jo Ann said...

Happy Easter to you, Randy and the kids! xoxo

wendy said... know I am always HAPPY to read a new post of yours.
Everytime I see your cute kitchen table, I just want to sit there again and have fun like we did this past summer!!!!!!!
BEST...vacation of my life probably.

Me and my sister always got a new dress for Easter too, and matching patten leather shoes and purse, with little white gloves. My sister was waaaay cuter then me as a child. ha ha...Barry said, how come in lots of your youth pictures you aren't smiling...I SAID HELLLOOOO...look at me. (tee,hee)
late bloomer for sure
all you easter decorations are soooo you. Love the lambs.

anyway, this was fun to see and read. I adore you!!!
happy Easter to your family
and yes I love chocolate, and dresses, and eggs....but
I am soooo grateful for the atonement of the Savior. Because when you loose a loved one as we have
we truly appreciate the meaning of that.
I think.

Shelia said...

HI Claudie! OH, what a sweet post! I always got a new dress, shoes, little hat and gloves when I was a little girl. Isn't it something how times have change! Love all your little Easter lambs and decorations. Is that really your new bunny? so adorable. I wish you and Randy a blessed Easter,
Shelia ;)

Kimberly said...

Cute post! Have a happy weekend. ;) xxoo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great post! You made think of when I was a little girl and my grandpa would feed me so much chocolate on Easter I would get sick...Thanks for the memories LOL! sorry your peeps won't be with you...Have some chocolate you will feel better! Happy Easter


"Create Beauty" said...

You are absolutely delightful!!!

Chocolatey hugs,

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute post..I loved it all, but your lamb collection won my heart over...couldn't choose a favorite but the French hat ones are la la!!
I always had a new dress, patent leather shoes, a purse, gloves, and hat...and my friends and I would sit all through Mass and "preen" in our finery and compare each others...shame on us, but we did....LOL
The cholocate bunny would be the last piece of my "loot" to go, once
I bit his head off, the rest soon followed!!
I think my grand-girls don't know
what fun it was to be a little girl "back in the olden days"!!!!!
Hope you have a lovely Easter with
your family...and your furry ones, too....loved the tiny new bunny!!
Sending hugs to you, and love...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Claudie,

Moi aussi, je me souviens des robes si jolies, les nouvelles chaussures, les gants, let bonnets et surtout, les fêtes en famille. Ma mère, toujours élegante, habillée en soir et les cousins/cousines partout, en cherchant les oeufs coloriés.

Je t'embrasse tendrement et je te souhaite une fête de Pâque inoubliable!!! BISES! Anita

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Easter dear Claudie!
Of course your post is the sweetest and prettiest Easter post around!
Best pics, great memories...I love it!

dana said...

Happy Easter, Claudie!! I loved this post so very much! Did you know I have a little lamb collection, too? However, I'm loving your lambs better!! So adorable!!

I have to hurry...a huge day of Easter preps to be done....the wee ones are coming over tomorrow for brunch and an egg hunt!! Gotta cook and prepare some Easter surprises for them.

Have a great Easter.....L, Dana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Claudia, I love love your French lambs! too cute. All your lambs and bunnies in pastel just scream Easter!
Have a bless day and oh how I miss a good French meal!

De tout, de rien said...

Lovely post and pictures, Claudie! And another Canadian tradition, those fabulous Laura Secord cream eggs! Sooo good! You cut them and savour them one thin slice at a time to make the pleasure last.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Easter Claudie Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. I was just sitting thinking of the Easter we had as kids as well. They were the best, it was a lovely time then wasn't it? For some reason I too, always called my Easter bunnies he. I bit off his ear, his leg, and then swallowed him. LOL...That is so funny how we think sometimes.

Loved your photos of your critters. They are such a big part of our lives are they not? Our kids when we grow older.

Thanks for sharing the lovely memory of your sweet Daddy letting you snitch one of your Momma's precious Laura Secord chocolates. That is such a wonderful smile.

Have a glorious weekend dear one. You are never far from my thoughts. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Designs By Pinky said...

Happy Easter, Claudie! I used to get the whole new outfit and even after I was married with 2 children, one year my hubby bought me an outfit. It was awful, but I wore it so as not to hurt his feelings. But never again:):) He was so thoughtful though. I hope you have a beautiful day. XO, Pinky

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Happy, happy Easter sweet girl.... oh yes, I do remember being so excited about the new dress ( my sweet Mum usually made it) and shoes.... and the "bunny" always hid the basket for me to find.

Loved hearing the confessions of the darling Canadian girl.


PS.... I've missed you.

jeanne said...

Hello Claudie dear, Your post is the happiest Easter post I've seen. Your little lamb collection is darling just like you. Your bunny table is so you. Love it all especially your mom's candy. HA! Bella and the fat cat make me smile. Your sweet pets are your babies. My CC is my baby too.
Happy Easter to you and your peeps. Randy too.

We have had a wonderful Easter. I took lots of photos to share of the best dinner. It has been a wonderful visit. However, I am ready to get back home tomorrow.

I love you to pieces.
Jeanne xoxoxo

Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Claudie,
What a wonderful Easter blog! I love your little ceramic lambs and your Easter memories that you shared. Isn't is great to have our memories of childhood to reflect upon? Thank you to our dear parents for making these wonderful memories that we will never forget. Thank you for checking on me at my blog, Bluebirds and Butterflies. Sorry to hear about your dear one who passed on the same day as my Aunt Ruth. Yes, indeed, I am sure they will meet in heaven. My Aunt Ruth was the very last of my mom's siblings. I felt happy in my heart, even though I will miss my Aunt, that she was in heaven on Easter with my Mom and all of the siblings and my grandparents. That brought peace to my heart. I have been busy getting things back in line from being gone for two weeks at my home in Poulsbo, WA. I did take time to update my blog and also to spend a wonderful Easter with my hubbie, my Maltese, Sadie, and my college son, Elliott, who came for the weekend. I will be returning to Florida for a week or so on April 16th. My husband is going on business and I am tagging along to walk the beach and relax in Cocoa Beach and spend more time with my sister and my husband's daughter, Ashley, who live near by. I'll be relaxing and taking lots of photos to share with you and all my blog friends. Your blog is like a breath of beautiful spring air! Love your music, too. Happy Easter, dear friend. xoxo Kim

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hey pumpkin
Finally am getting my act together to stop by and say hi!

What a lovely cheerful post about Easter and spring. I especially loved the peeps of you and Randy in the window... soooo cute!

I will get you all the Important stuff soon. Hope you are enjoying your week.



Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet friend! Your childhood Easters sounded wonderful! I always got a new outfit, and new patent leather shoes. Love to smell them when they were new! lol I loved the chocolate bunnies, and when I got a little older, loved the coconut cream eggs. It was big, and would last quite awhile. We have a little chipmonk outside, and we call him chippy too! Love you and Randy in the window. So many things I wanted to do for Easter but I came down with some type of bug. Still not feeling great. xxoo

~CC Catherine said...

What a sweet precious post My Sweet French Poodle of a Friend Claudette! :) Happy Belated Easter...I'm a bit late making the rounds. I "ATE" way too much on Easter Sunday. Mainly...a HUGE organic Yam that I baked...and it was better than chocolate let me tell ya! lol

We had a lovely weekend...beautiful weather and even more beautiful the time we spent with my sister and Kim/Chip/Catie & Tyler. The Pastor asked my Johnny to preach the Sunday morning Sunrise Service outside at 7am..YUP, and he was EXCITED, to say the least! HE did a great job...a love offering for him...HE loves the Word of God. We then all went into the church social hall and had an old fashioned Southern Family style breakfast together. It was just nearly PERFECT, but you weren't here. :( So, that's the only thing that was missing friend.

I adore your little lambs and bunnies you shared in this post. Especially the French Lambs...ADOREABLE,of course!

Praying that you, THE PINK PEEP, and Randy, THE BLUE PEEP, are all nestled in your lovely Pink Cottage today whispering I LOVE YOU's among all those furry ones. :) xoxo

~CC, your GA Peach

Judi said...

Hi Claudie *hugs*
Your Easter decor really is so pretty. I made a pair of those stuffied little bunnies once sitting upon your table.
You have a lovely lamb collection. I'm wondering whether those are the ones for flowers? Very cute....
I'm happy your Easter was so lovely...I know you entertained.
Enjoy this week dear you!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL .. for me it was the new shoes, frilly socks, underwear with ruffles, new hat, gloves, purse AND a wonderful new dress in pink or purple !!! oh and the Easter basket filled with goodies.
Love you (())

Nezzy said...

Oh how precious this was sweetie!!!

I pray your Easter was bright, beautiful and filled with love.

God bless ya and have yourself a wonderful day!!! :o)

Sandy Michelle said...

Sweet post! I love the french lambs :) Laura Secord chocolates are my fav!

Sandy xox said...

Happy Friday, Claudie! Hope you have a great day. Love the music you have on your blog! xoxo Kim

Kay Ellen said...

Ahhh such a sweet Easter Blessings post!
You will have go back and take a peek of my Easter post...and tell me what you think :))

Happy Pink SAturday Claudie!

Kay Ellen

Tami Kenner said...

First of all Claudie...I call all my chipmunks "chippy" Your post was soooo sweet today. I enjoyed each photo to the fullest. I get sad when I have to put my Easter decorations away.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CLAUDIE!!!!! That was YOU! I was wondering who that was! The year is off a bit however! 1958.....wooo, don't add any more years YET! I still have some goals to accomplish before I turn 56!

THANK YOU MY DEAR for coming to visit me. How are you? Thinking of you always and the rest of the ya! Anita