Getting Ready…

…for my favorite day of the year! Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus tops my list.

The house is getting ready with a little bit of Easter decor.

The yard is coming back to life after being dead all winter.

Churches all over the world are getting ready for Easter services.

Pansies that are yellow and purple are such a sign of Easter to me and they are ready for Easter.

Looking way back at Easter’s past in Southern California. Part of getting ready for Easter were new outfits every year.

One of our favorite little bunnies doing her favorite thing way back in 1987 or 1988…

This year 2 of our 3 kids will be celebrating in different parts of the country. Katie colored eggs in her own home this year.

Lana, Laura and I finished our Paska/Kulich on Good Friday to enjoy on Easter.

Easter tables from previous years. I’ll be getting our Easter table 2012 ready tomorrow for our celebration on Sunday.

My sweet cheese spread (Seernaya Paska) is in it’s cheese mold getting ready to spread on our Kulich/Paska on Easter.

Are you ready?

…”So people get ready, there’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  ~ John 14:6

Busy In The Kitchen Today…

…preparing for our Resurrection Sunday Celebration. Here’s what we’ll be making ~


Our Russian Easter bread that we call Kulich and my friends call Paska.


And then we’ll make this yummy sweet cheese spread called Seerney Paska to spread on the bread.

Dear will be marinating the lamb that he’ll grill tomorrow. It’s another Russian tradition of ours. The way we’ll be preparing it for tomorrow is in Shish Kebab form which we call Shashlik. My sister Lana will be bringing rice with raisins and almonds and vinagrette, a Russian salad with beets, sauerkraut, pickles, onions, and potatoes. We’ll also have a green salad. Our DIL’s mother will be bringing the strawberries! There will be 9 of us for dinner this year. My mouth is watering already.

We’re going to go to Qwest Field for a big Easter celebration service in the morning that Mars Hill is hosting. It will be cool to be in a stadium with lots of folk praising our Savior together. Oh Happy Day!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with these blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

Busy in the Kitchen


I’m busy in the kitchen today. Tomorrow 6 ladies from my Bible Study Table are coming for tea at 11:00. If you don’t see me around you’ll know why. I’ll be putting little tea sandwiches together, making scones, brewing tea, and setting the table. I’ve made the chicken salad for sandwiches, the cream cheese and chives for the cucumber sandwiches, little heart red velvet cake, and dream cookies. The Mock devonshire cream looks ok and I bought the lemon curd. Now I’m off to mail my Valentine Cards so they get to Washington and to buy some flowers for the table. Hope your day is going well. If I don’t get the “last minute panics” I’ll even take some pictures to show. See you soon.

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage unless I pay them a lot of money. I’m slowly cleaning up many posts from this time period and deleting their ugly grey and black boxes with a ransom request. Such a time consuming bother.