Happy Holiday!

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I wish my readers who celebrate Easter or Passover a joyful time with family and friends.

My California granddaughter, CC, is in town for the festivities. She’s now fifteen months old and a smiley little thing. I gave her this little outfit and when we saw how perfectly she matched one of our dogs, Keeper, John had to whisk both of them downstairs to the studio to take their picture.  

Easter will be at our house tomorrow with lots of extended family, tons of food, and plastic eggs hidden all over the living room, some of which I’m sure I’ll be finding well into the fall.  I plan to forget about writing for 24 hours (we’ll see how that goes. . . ) and enjoy the day.

Have fun, everyone!


  1. brenda on April 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Have a great holiday. She is a cutie. My daughter plans to arrive on Monday with the girls…will be fun. I have spring break next week-we will hide eggs…our family is quite small but fun…my son lives in the south…
    Diane-enjoy your family and your break!!!!

  2. Ann on April 11, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    What a wonderful picture! To get a good picture of both a little child and a dog at once takes real talent – John has it!

  3. Gina on April 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Happy Easter Diane to you and your family and to all you beautiful people on this site.

  4. Lindsay on April 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Happy Easter everyone! I didn’t get to go home at all this holiday as I’ve been working every day! I’m spending this holiday alone (apart from when I’m working with my client) because my roommate moved out yesterday (good riddence though) so I’m cleaning and painting!

  5. Denise on April 12, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Happy Easter!
    CC is adorable and what a darling photo!

  6. Diane Chamberlain on April 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for the good wishes, and I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. The crowd (13 grown-ups and 4 little kids) have departed, the kitchen’s clean, and I’m about to put my feet up.
    Lindsay, sounds like you were ready for some quality alone time (though I hope your ex-roommate is not a reader of this blog! lol).
    I’ll have some contest news early this coming week!

  7. brenda on April 12, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Lindsey-as my children live away from me-I sometimes have to spend holidays alone-not too bad…today I joined friends for dinner-but that is unusual…
    I agree-hope your roommate does not read this BLOG
    Happy Easter to all of you…
    My daughter and the little ones arrive tomorrow for a few days-I am on spring break…everytime I go by the kitchen counter/bar, I feel guilty-that’s where the research papers are.

  8. Margo on April 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    ADORABLE!!…oh how I love this picture…John, you are 1 talented guy!! Diane, your grandbaby AND Keeper are beautiful…(-O:
    Brenda, enjoy your Spring Break with the girls…knowing you I’m sure there are lots of great plans for all of you.
    Happy Easter and happy Spring Break to everyone. (-O:

  9. Lindsay on April 13, 2009 at 9:29 am

    lol Diane and Brenda. No worries, my ex room mate and I have VERY different interests and i have no doubt we both feel the same way about our now ex room mate status.

  10. Emilie Richards on April 13, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I love it. Two cuties and a gorgeous photo. Happy Spring!

  11. brenda on April 13, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Lindsey, I totally relate…my children had various roommates in college…they finally lived alone at their schools in Texas and Indy…and law school too. When I returned to college in my 40’s to become a teacher-I had two roommates for l semester…I was fortunate…they were fine…the house we shared was not…holes in the roof–no curtains at the windows…little heat…holes in the floor-we could smell the smoke from the students beneath us-the lock did not work on the door-homeless liked our porch…it was an experience…oh yes…the kitchen floor tilted…and the sink leaked-the water ran sideways…this was what a woman who had a beautiful home, 4 vehicles, owned HALLMARK store…etc…lived in to make it on HER OWN…it was something else…will never forget it…

  12. Margo on April 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Write a book Brenda…you definitely have a story to tell…and knowing how beautifully you write (I’ve read the columns you’ve e-mailed me) I think you could do a wonderful job on a novel. (-O:

  13. Kathy Holmes on April 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    She is simply adorable. Haven’t been around here lately. Looks like things are going well for you – “Secrets She Left Behind” looks quite intriguing!

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