I Love Easter!

I used to pull these little guys out of my mom’s easter decorations when I was little. She’d tell me that she would search the house and find them in my little doll house or windowsill. I think I felt like I was 3 again cause I found myself, once again, playing with these little chicks.

April is my favorite time of year. There’s so many wonderful things about it. My birthday is just one of them. It’s the hope that better and warmer weather is on its way, buds on branches, color bursting forth from the ground, and the air is just sweeter.

Easter has always been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember.

Easter egg hunts in full snow gear, and trudging through knee-deep snow banks is just one of the wonderful childhood memories. The joys of growing up in Alaska!

Another was bringing down the Easter decorations from the attic. I don’t think there was anything more exciting in the world as my 5 year old self, with trembling hands, revealed my… sock bunny family. They were my little friends I had the privilege of entertaining for about a few weeks till the boxes returned back to the attic

But of course Easter is so much more than the annual hype of Resse’s Peanut butter eggs. We should all know better than that!

Richard G. Scott said it perfectly:“Easter is a time of healing – Oh, how we need His [Christ’s] healing.”

Happy Easter, world!

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“Great Bouncing Icebergs!”

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a movie when you realize “This is far too scary to watch…..look away!” But you absolutely  for the life of you CANNOT tear your eyes from the screen?

I know this feeling all too well. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was my first movie to experience this. I was 2. The narrator, Sam the Snowman, was usually good at warning me when the abominable snow monster was approaching (which involved him shuddering and shielding himself with his umbrella). I had it down to a science when to grab my pillow, stuffed animal camel, and get us to the safety of the kitchen. There I would peek around the corner and continue to watch in terror – but just from a cautious distance.

You want to see for yourself? I’ve got a video. (Enjoy laughing at my bowl cut and pop-belly because I sure do.)

Its a tradition I’m not about to stop. I just watched it yesterday.  Deep down there’s a part of me that wants to hide under my blanket when I hear the bumble’s vicious roar.

I never realized until just the other day how much of a tool Santa is in that movie! He shuns Rudolph when he finds out his little disguise nose is in fact, false – AND in front of all his reindeer peers. Thus causing endless torment until he runs away and nearly dies several times. What seems like an eternity later, Rudolph finally returns home. Christmas is going to be cancelled – Oh NO! :

Santa: “Meh – oh hey Rudolph, long time no see….I’m too busy worrying about how to save Christmas ……*Rudolph’s nose keeps flashing in Santa’s face*……..”Rudolph please, would you stop – I mean, its just THAT nose of yours”….*Light blub goes off* – (I mean) That beautiful, wonderful nose!!!!!”

And the rest is history. And the moral of the story, children: Santa is a user.

(Okay- at least in this version he is…)

Happy Christmasing!

Blogging Hiatus

My camera is on the shelf for another whole month. I’m far too busy trying to figure out the difference between a transluminal angioplasty and an endarterectomy. October 15th  – Is the certification exam and I am ready to FINALLY pass this bloody thing!  Anyhow, Here are some very ancient pictures of guess who? I have never seen them before till today. So my day is pretty much made.

My Favorite Pessimist

If there ever were a debate over who is the greatest cartoon character ever born – I vote Donald Duck. He’s a ruthless, sassy, smart aleck, prankster, rebel of a duck with an infectious laugh that sometimes sounds evil! My favorite is when he gets angry – he puts his fists up, jumps up and down and rambles off a stream of mutterings which must be duck cuss.

This was Carissa and my favorite episode growing up and just watched it the other day. I think I laughed just as hard as I did when I was 5!