Friday Frivolity - Favorite Easter Memories

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we shared our favorite cakes.

This week, in preparation for Easter, we're sharing our favorite holiday memories!

1. Thumper Dumper

I recently had a fun little chat with Gigi about our favorite childhood stuffed animals where I shared that I still had mine (or at least version #2, because version #1 was devastatingly lost at a mall in Charlotte during a visit with my grandparents, but luckily my parents found version #2 to replace her just a few years later).

I received Thumper Dumper (named after this movie, of course) for Easter one year and not only do I still have her, but I have been known to bring her along with me as an adult! 

She was especially wonderful to squeeze during this particular moment in time:

Working hard to bring Gv into the world...

2. Easter growing up

Pick a year, any year, and it was probably a great Easter -- well, with the exception of that being one of two times a year that I had to eat eggs before I got to eat whatever special-treat-deliciousness my mom had baked up for the occasion, like cinnamon rolls or a coffee cake.

We kept the egg-searching alive far beyond the typical years because it became such a tradition and inside joke to hide the eggs in the same spots my entire life. (I am secretly hoping they'll hide an egg for Gv in the plant next to the bar cabinet when we go visit them this year!)

3. Traditional family photo

My parents have all of these photos in their albums (remember, these years were before the days of digital -- or even double prints!), but I lucked out and found these two in my stash.

The best ones were where my mom and I -- and my doll -- all had on matching outfits, sewn, of course, by my super-talented mom herself!

4. Every Easter with Gv

Holidays are so much fun when you have a little one around, and we've sure enjoyed each one we've had with Gv!

This was her very first Easter, before we took the egg-searching outside, and I love her outfit, because it was mine when I was little!

5. Traditional family photo

I've continued this tradition and we've taken a photo each year in front of this tree. This particular photo is one of my favorites so far, because it was taken when we were (briefly) a family of 4.

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more!  She's been on a bit of a hiatus, but you have to stop by her blog to see the adorable reason behind it!

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

I love reading Licia's blog because it's written in Italian and I always get excited when I can follow what she's saying, but this little inside pocket sewing post tickled me even more because of the fun rainbow fabric she used in her example! If you've never popped on over to check out her blog, do it now (and don't worry, there's a translate option on the sidebar!)

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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