Easter Traditions

Every family has its special holiday rituals and Easter is no exception.

Growing up, my mother always made us a lambie cake for Easter. My brother has her mold and continues the tradition. It HAS to have jelly beans for its eyes and nose and I love seeing that my brother makes the lamb cake to honor and remember her.

GotMyReservations Lambie Cake

Today I encountered another family tradition with another family.

GotMyReservations Black Sheep Cake

The black sheep — instead of the pure white lamb — sang a beautiful pascal song to me. Easter is a time of celebrating all humanity, not just the pure and obedient among us. Jesus’s resurrection brings us a new beginning and a washing clean of our prejudices and bad habits.

Happy Easter, and may you have a blessed and inclusive day.

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Got My Reservations 25 Days of Christmas 2013 Medium Button18 Days til Christmas! What’s going on in your neck of the woods? We’re busy ordering things online for our Christmas celebration, and that includes Christmas crackers.

Did you think I was crazy for ordering crackers online? I know, you can buy just about any gourmet foodstuff online these days, but those aren’t the crackers I’m talking about.

Got My Reservations Concerto Christmas CrackersBecause we are having British Christmas and we are a musical family, I ordered Concerto Christmas Crackers for our Christmas celebration. These crackers come complete with tuned whistles and music so that we can actually play a tune at our Christmas table.

Family togetherness, music, and silly crowns to wear on Christmas Day. What more could you and your family want?

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Got my bags, got my reservations,
Spent each dime I could afford.
Like a child in wild anticipation,
I long to hear that, “All aboard!”

Music and lyrics by Bud Green, Les Brown and Ben Homer (1944)





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