Happy Spring

Posted by Amanda on March 23rd, 2008

  No, I’m not trying to be politically correct.  But we’re not celebrating Easter today, because in Ukraine they celebrate the Orthodox Easter, which happens to be April 27th this year, and we wanted to celebrate with them.  I do feel a little like an Easter Scrooge today, but it just seemed like we should celebrate with the rest of Ukraine.  I know it will be a huge holiday and I want to have the festive atmosphere, Ukrainian Easter eggs, etc. 

Cake Decorating However, we have been celebrating spring.  On Thursday night a friend of mine taught me and another friend about cake decorating.  I was a little hesitant because I haven’t really even frosted cakes successfully in the past.  But it was a lot of fun and my cake turned out way better than I would have expected.  I do feel it necessary to say that I did not do the flowers on the cake.  It was especially nice just to have time to do something like decorate a cake – to be able to concentrate and take my time on something. 

In thinking about the first day of spring I realized there aren’t any flowers or blossoms in Spring Flowers bloom yet that I can see.  So I had the brilliant idea (at least I thought it was) to make some out of my scrapbook paper.  I am so pleased with how they turned out.  Darryl knew right away some were tulips.  I don’t consider myself to be very artistic or crafty, so these flowers and the cake are pretty exciting.

Amelia's cute outfit Spring Flowers3 Spring flowers2

Here is also Amelia in what I thought was a really cute spring outfit.  So Happy Spring and Happy Easter!