Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Bliss 2011

Every year, for more years than I can count, our family has celebrated Easter Sunday at the home of our dear friends Judi and Ed.
This is the Dana-Powers house ~ Judi's grandparents built this beautiful home and it has been a vintage wedding venue on the central Coast of California in Nipomo for many years.

But on Easter, Judi and Ed host a buffet and Easter egg hunt that has been a family tradition for generations of family and friends - our family included!

And every year I plan on taking pictures and sharing with you, but as soon as I get there I am overwhelmed with friends and family and FUN, and I forget!

But this year, between Dennis, me, Aleah and some of Judi's own photos, I am able to show you why we make the trek down from Idaho every year....

First, the setting....

C'mon this cute or what?

Free range chickens!

Everywhere you look, around every corner, there is a feast for the eyes.

two of my wee grand-munchkins

Brand new outdoor fireplace in the Secret Garden.

As you've probably guess so far, Judi is a gifted gardener and display artist.

And only she can combine her two passions so beautifully....

roses from a garden her grandfather planted years and years ago....under glass.

Second, the Hunt!

All of the children are sent on a walk down the lane while the adults hide the eggs.

Little ones go first...
my adorable grandson Corban's first hunt.

It is as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids!

My beautiful Karise...

...and her brother, Dresden. I could just eat him up.

Corban finding a treasure. SO cute!

Next, the FOOD!
Judi and Ed provide the turkey and ham and rolls and appetizers and wine and beer and lemonade and...and....and, but everyone brings a dish to share.

Desserts galore!
The buffet.

our hosts Judi and Ed
From the bottom of my heart I say THANK YOU to the most gracious hosts, and hardest working couple I have ever known...

Last, I wanted to share Judi's latest bathroom re-do with you....just because I love it so much!
Who would have thought of painting a bathroom black?


She's amAZing.

OK, I took Karise to powder her nose, and she looked so darn cute in the room, I had to snap a picture.

Indulge me.

And while we're at it....

Who has the most wonderful family in the entire world????

I do.

Come on everybody....look at the camera!
This will be the last family shot for a long, long time. This Easter was especially meaningful for our family because son Dusty and his wife Aleah and the wee Karise and Dresden are moving to London where they will be stationed for the next four years.


By the way, Remnants of the Past is held in the Barn on Judi and Ed's property.

That's this Saturday, in case you hadn't heard.

These photos should compell you to come.

How could you not?

Til next time....



  1. Oh Pammy
    You are the sweetest. Thank you for being part of our extended family

  2. Beautiful home. Beautiful family. Beautiful post. Hope you have a wonderful spring. Summer will be here before we know it! Dont forget to visit The Cranky Queen & enter the Mother's Day Giveaway! Tiff

  3. Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful family :)

  4. Pam- That comment was from wendy :)