Family, Home, Time of the Season

Easter Sunday

Easter is a time to rejoice and to be thankful for the people in your life and this year we are grateful to be together again. We made it through another winter and we welcome Spring and especially Easter. He Is Risen.

I was so happy that mostly everyone was able to come. My mom was very happy to get a surprise visit from friends Mary and Johnny. We wanted them to say and join us but they were on their way for a walk in the park as it was a beautiful day. My niece Sandra and Robbie went to his aunts’ house this year and we did miss them so. The kids kept asking for them. Miss Emma was with her dad and grandma today. We missed her too.

But as God works, He sent us Andrews’ (he stayed home with a back ache and was also missed) sweet girlfriend Danielle and her darling 3 year old daughter Angel to join us. All the kids got along and played card tricks entertaining us. They did get loud but I love the sound of children it is a good noise.

Love our children who grew up to be amazing people and we were so happy that everyone of them was able to be here with us this Easter. Danielle and Peter tried the Maltese rabbit stew and they liked it!!! Dana is expecting a baby girl in July, we await her arrival with joy. Love makes a family.

We love Spring and Easter, it reminds us how beautiful change can be. Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter Happy Spring.

Did You Know

Keep Your Radishes Fresh #Radish #Crunchy #Radishesaregreat

Radish, Vegetable, Root, Salad, Cooking

Buying fresh radishes for my salad is a must. I like how radishes give a salad a certain crunchy taste that only a radish can give and not to mention that radishes are a very beneficial vegetable to eat. I like them so much I eat the radish like you would eat a grape. OK, not as sweet as a grape. The problem with buying fresh radishes was how do keep them as fresh as possible. Then my sister-in-law told me the trick to keeping radishes fresh longer. It was simple. Just keep them in a glass container covered with cold water.

Yes, as easy as that. Cut off radishes from the leaves, then rinse with cold water. After, removing from the stems, place the radishes in a glass container, and fill container with fresh cold water, just enough to cover radishes. Cover container and place them in the refrigerator.

Every few days you may want to refresh the water. this will keep them lasting even longer.

You will be surprised how long the radishes will stay fresh. I’ve had the radishes now for 3 weeks and they are still crunchy fresh.

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Forgiving Is The Right Thing To Do by William McDonald #BookWorm

Author William McDonald tackles the subject of childhood bullying in “Forgiving Is the Right Thing to Do.” This book is the second installment of a series of books involving a trio of young birds.

Forgiving Is the Right Thing to Do” tells the story of Joy, who was being bullied by J J, the mockingbird, whose reputation for bullying was known among all the birds. Joy was feeling sad, and embarrassed to tell her friends about J J”s bulling. Then Hopper stepped in to help Joy with J J. He found out why he felt the need to bully other smaller birds. A new side of J J began to emerge. And he was sorry and wanted forgiveness for all the harm he caused.

“Forgiving Is the Right Thing to Do”, explains to the reader that forgiveness is a sign of love and not of weakness. It’s about compassion, kindness, respect and acceptance. Forgiveness is for you and not for the forgiven. Forgiveness will make you “SMILE

How important is it to forgive our offenders? ‘”Forgiving Is the Right Thing to Do.” A very important quality.

About the author: William McDonald is a writer, business owner and United States Air Force veteran. He is a father of a combined family of five children and grandfather of eight grandchildren.

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20 Recipes Kids Should Know by Esme Washburn ~ Photographs by Calista Washburn

20 Recipes Kids Should Know by Esme and Calista Washburn is the perfect book for children, this fun and engaging cookbook is written and photographed by a pair of young sisters for budding chefs.

Whether they’re helping stir cake batter or producing their own YouTube cooking channel, kids of all ages are getting increasingly busy in the kitchen. This cookbook features twenty classic recipes that are fun, healthy, adaptable, and easy to prepare. From banana bread and the perfect grilled cheese to breaded chicken and apple pie, each recipe is written in a clear, accessible style that young cooks of every level will be able to follow.

The author is a young chef whose love of cooking developed from her own family’s food traditions like baking popovers with her grandmother and Sunday-night pizza making. By teaching kids basic recipes that can be adapted in endless ways, this book is the perfect launching pad to finding their way around the kitchen–or launching their own cooking careers.

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Gilly The Grateful Superhero by Ruth King

Gilly the Grateful Superhero Encourages Children to see the Positive in Every Situation.

Author Ruth King’s visually stimulating and inspiring children’s book “Gilly the Grateful Superhero” teaches children the importance of gratitude

With Easter coming up, “Gilly the Grateful Superhero,” is a wonderful gift for children of all ages and proceeds from the book are being donated to King’s ongoing charity projects in Honduras. To learn more, please visit