Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!


"The Resurrection" stained glass in Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel

Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen!

Wishing everyone a very blessed and happy Easter!


Wild bunny in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I have much to be thankful for and celebrate this holiday, as I am spending a long awaited time with my grandsons and enjoying every precious moment. The new baby is so good and we can see him growing right before our eyes! It has been so wonderful to cuddle him in our arms, give him a thousand kisses upon his brow and whisper all our hopes and dreams for him in his ears.  Our two and a half year old grandson has us laughing, singing, reading, playing, cuddling and loving him. His energy and innocence is a wonderful rejuvenation for our spirits.  It is so endearing to hear him call us Nonna and Nonno and tell us he loves us!

"Joy" -stained glass window Saint Ann's Cathedral, Belfast, Ireland.

We have also received some very joyful news when we were in Ireland last week, news that made us very happy and also brought tears to our eyes, but I'll be saving that for a future post......to be announced very soon!
Spring lambs, County Antrim, Ireland

In this season of Joy and Rebirth I am hoping that all who celebrate will all have a blessed Easter with your families and a Spring that brings more beauty to cherish every day.

Adding this post (a little late, sorry!) to Beverly's "Pink Saturday" events on her blog "How Sweet The Sound"  Happy Easter, Beverly and to all the Pink Saturday participants..

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49 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

Happy Easter to you too Pat. Can't wait to hear what your news is :)

Elettra said...

Happy Easter to you and your family

Riet said...

Happy Easter Pat.I love your Easter post and those beautiful photo's.
Have a wonderful Easter and happy pink Saturday

pam said...

Rejoicing with you....our Christ is risen! YAY, for grandbaby time! And even more rejoicing for the news you'll share SOON :o) with us. My thoughts are running on possibilities. :o) Praying time slows down for a few days while you're with family!!!!!

Ola said...

Happy Easter!!!
Very beautiful pictures!

Tracy said...

Easter Blessings to you & yours, Pat! LOVE the stained glass from Belfast. And what's this great news?! Can't wait to hear. ;o) Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Catherine said...

Happy Easter Pat!

Old Kitty said...

Pat!!!! You are such a tease!!! LOL!!!! What joyous news is this?!?!?! Oooh I can't wait to find out - yay for you!!

Have a HAPPY EASTER, Pat and family!!!! May you have lots of chocolate eggs, bunnies and baby lambs too!! :-) Take care
x

From the Kitchen said...

Have a wonderful Easter with your family. Happy to hear you are spending some time with those little boys--kisses and hugs are so rejuvenating!

Best,
Bonnie

Snap said...

Beautiful post, Pat. Sounds like you are having lots of fun with the family. I'll be waiting for your news!

Farmchick said...

Happy Easter to you and your family Pat!

Sheila said...

What a perfect place for you to be this Easter weekend! Being with your dear grandsons and their parents at Easter must be wonderful. You are blessed to find such joy in your lives. The stained glass windows are magnificent!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - May all the blessings of the Lord shine down on you this Easter season. have a wonderful time with your family.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Gorgeous photos! Have a Blessed Easter Sunday.

Vee said...

Pat, you shared that so well that I can see you and Vinny snuggled in with your grandbabies and loving every second. Whispering dreams into grandchildren's ears...precious beyond words.

You certainly know how to pique curiosity, you little Scamper, you!

Blessings to you and yours this Easter.

(Thank you for the little lambs and rabbit pictures...so darling.)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a beautiful stained glass window. Happy Easter.

Sciarada said...

Ciao Pat, I wish you and your family a peaceful and happy Easter!

Carol said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter, Pat!

La Petite Gallery said...

Wishing you and Family a very beautiful and happy Easter. I got to Palm Sunday Mass at St. Pats. Home at midnight and sick. Sorry we
didn't connect.
yvonne

Barbara F. said...

Pat, I am so excited to hear your news! These photos are so great, I love the bunny and those lambs, what more could we ask for? Enjoy your Easter with your family, I am so glad you are spending it with those two adorable little babies. You are one awesome nonna, that's for sure! We want lots of photos! :-) xo,

Sarah said...

Pat, I've enjoyed all the photos from Ireland. Glad you are safely back from your wonderful trip. I'm eager to hear your happy news. ;-)
Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Happy Easter, Pat! You have so much to be excited for...yay!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy Easter to you and your family, Pat! Can't wait to hear what the news is.

Donnie said...

Beautiful post and wishing you and yours a Happy Easter.

Lori E said...

What a wonderful way to spend Easter. Just soaking up all that grandbaby lovin.

Ginny said...

Well, you have found the Easter bunny! And what adorable little lambs!!! I am so glad you will be having such a blessed Easter! I cannot WAIT to hear your news!! Don't keep me waiting too long!

Margaret said...

Hi Pat, Wishing You and Your family a Very Happy Easter! Thank-you for Your Wonderful Very Heartwarming post. I am so happy for You and Your family spending Easter together with Your grandsons:) Wishing You much Joy enjoying every single precious moment! I am guessing to myself about Your joyful news. I can hardly wait to hear! I enjoyed Your Ireland trip! Thank-you Pat. It is always a joy to visit Your blog :) Margaret from B.C.

H said...

Happy Easter! I love the stained glass windows and the lambs! (And now I'm all curious about your good news!!)

podso said...

So happy you are having that special time with your grandsons and getting to cuddle and love on that sweet new baby! Your stain glass photos (and the lambs and bunny) were wonderful...blessed Easter to you as well.

dotsie

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a beautiful post! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Mary

Sara said...

Thank you Pat, and a very happy and blessed Easter to you and your family too, from my little nook here on the opposite coast.

Betsy said...

Happy Easter to you, Pat!

Enjoy the kiddos! :)

Theanne and Baron said...

Happy Easter Pat...the stained glass is so beautiful, especially of Christ! Aren't little ones so much joy! I'm so happy to be living close to my two g'kids! The lambs are darling!

Claudia said...

Happy Easter, Pat to you and your lolved ones. What a joyful post. I cannot imagine a bettert Easter joy than having a wee one tell you he loves you.

steviewren said...

Happy Easter to you Pat. How wonderful to be able to spend it with your family.

Kathy said...

Hope you are enjoying your trip. These pictures are wonderful! Happy Easter!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Happy Easter Pat! So glad you are enjoying those grandsons!

I look forward to hearing your good news!

Sue said...

Happy Easter to you, Pat! Your photos of the stained glass windows are gorgeous. The trip to Ireland sure has netted you some great memories and pictures! Little Leo looked so sweet in the last picture I saw of him. :-)
~ Sue

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Happy Easter Pat! Enjoy your lovely family!~ XO

ARLENE said...

Happy Easter, Pat. A lovely post and update on your family to celebrate this holiday.

Jenny said...

Happy Easter, lovely Miss Pat! I'm glad you are spending it with those sweet Grands! When you get home again, please send me your daugher-in-laws Scentsy link. I hope you saw my thank you post! And I need to place an order when she's back up and around!

Toasting you from Arizona with a red jelly bean!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

May you have the happiest of Easters...as you spend time with your grandsons.

You found such appropriate pictures for your post...as always!

I'm staying tuned...for your good news. I'm guessing....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, You have received SO MUCH good news recently.. Wonder what this one is??????

Happy Easter to you and yours.
Hugs,
Betsy

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What beautiful photographs. Happy Easter to you. I can't wait to read your good news!

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs said...

I hope your Easter was filled with joy. Being with your grandsons, I'm sure it was. I look forward to the news.

Tara said...

Pat

wishing you the most joyous holiday!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Happy Easter! I can't wait to hear about your news. We are counting down the time until our trip to NYC in June. I'm so excited! I'll email you soon. Love & blessings from NC!

GardenofDaisies said...

The stained glass windows are just beautiful! (I love old churches!) Sounds like you had a very wonderful time visiting with family and seeing your grandchildren!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Pat. Thank you for sharing these wonderful images and words. I hope you had a great Easter celebration with your family.