Friendship Friday 13 – Celebrations

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
Happy Easter & a Blessed Passover to you, dear friends!
What springtime spiritual traditions
Will your family celebrate this weekend?
Please share them with us!

My family celebrates Easter Weekend
By spending time in personal prayer and meditation
As we reflect on the life, death and resurrection
Of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ –

Then we share a special meal with family and friends!

Friend Of The Week
Yona Williams
My Name Is Yona Williams And I Write

Yona Williams

Last week, we celebrated Rainy Days at Friendship Friday!
Who knew that Rainy Days inspire so many of our readers?
One of my favorite posts was Yona’s.
She shared about her recent Rainy Day jaunt to her local dog show!
Curious to see what an Irish Wolfhound looks like
Next to a 6 foot 1 inch man?
Be sure to read Yona’s Friendship Friday post!

Easter Feature
Donna Heber
Donna’s Designs

Donna Heber - Donnas Designs

In honor of the holidays,
I am featuring a second Friend this week!
Donna wrote a beautiful post called Easter Tea
Where she shared some of her lovely Easter decorations with us!
Be sure to visit her post
And to look around her beautiful blog.
She is one very talented cardmaker!

Friendship Friday #13 – Weekend Of April 6, 2012

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49 Responses to “Friendship Friday 13 – Celebrations”

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  1. Jen says:

    thanks for hosting!! 🙂

  2. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Stopping by to say Happy Easter and also I love your cats… Everytime I stop by your page, I say that- seriously. You know we have 2 calico long hairs, ourselves. Will be linking up at some point…I am not sure about what…pondering…Easter traditions, right?

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy Easter Dawn! Thank you so much! I would love to see your cats!

      This week the topic is Easter, Passover and Springtime traditions. Feel free to share in the comments – share in a special Friendship Friday post – and link up any posts you may have already written that are on topic! Also – you can ALWAYS link up your pet posts as we are a VERY PET FRIENDLY BLOG! 🙂

  3. Brenda Youngerman says:

    I love this subject and cannot wait to write my post!
    Will link up soon!
    Have a great weekend whatever you’re going to be doing!

  4. Found you on the Finding New Friends Blog Hop. I don’t see GFC, but I’m following your Pinterest boards now. =)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Welcome Kim! I wish I could still off GFC as an option for following, but Google retired GFC from WordPress and non-Blogger blogs in favor of Google Plus at the beginning of March. I can still follow Blogger blogs through GFC because I have a Blogger account, and fortunately it appears that my current followers can still read my blog from their GFC Blogger accounts, but unfortunately, I cannot gain new followers through GFC because the code no longer works on my blog.

      So – you can follow me through RSS Feeds, e-mail, Linky Followers, Google Plus, Twitter, Stumble Upon, WordPress and Pinterest – but that is why GFC is no longer an option.

      Look forward to connecting with you on Pinterest the next time I log on! 🙂

  5. Theresa
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Happy Easter to you! I have done a bit of Easter crafting this past weekend & then blogged about it this week. I plan on making a late lunch / early Easter dinner with carrot cake, yum! I have the Easter basket ready for the kiddo. Sat. my daughter will want to dye eggs for Easter, which is always messy, fun. Thanks for hosting 😉

  6. Michelle
    Twitter: Divatude

    Happy Friday (almost) Everyone!!! I slacked off last week but I’m back :0) Another great question that brought back some great memories for me! I’m hosting some family for the weekend – definitely looking forward to lots of laughter and fun. Have a great weekend everyone and, as always, thanks for hosting, Ramona!!!

  7. Stopping by again 🙂 I’m now following you through Pinterest, Google +, twitter and on here! 🙂 Thanks for hosting and Happy EASTER!

  8. Donna Heber says:

    Happy Easter to you Ramona! Thank you so much for featuring my Easter Tea on Friendship Friday. You have definitely made my day! I will enjoy the weekend cooking a nice dinner for my husband since both of our parents passed away many years ago. Blessings to everyone!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re welcome Donna – your post was SO perfect for this weekend! I hope you and your husband have a blessed Easter weekend and I can’t wait to see what you make this week to share at Inspire Me Monday! 🙂

  9. Jenelle says:

    Thanks for hosting, already a follower! Have a a Blessed Good Friday.

  10. I love that this blog hop is centered around getting to know one another and becoming friends. Too many other hops are just “follow me and I’ll follow you back” which tends to be impersonal.

    Anyway, I will be celebrating Easter by going to church with my family to honor my Lord Jesus Christ. After that we have a big ham lunch planned. It will be my sons first Easter so he is sure to be spoiled with a huge Easter basket. 😉

    Thank you for hosting this hop! I am your new follower. Have a wonderful Easter!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Rachel, welcome – I’m delighted that you’ve found us! How exciting that you are celebrating your son’s first Easter this year. Hope you’ll take a picture of that basket and share it with us at Wordless (doesn’t have to be) Wednesday this week!

  11. The kids will be hunting Easter eggs Sunday morning, then they’ll be hyped up on the candy from the Easter baskets bouncing off the walls all day, and I’ll be making a yummy Ham for dinner. For the most part (aside from the wall-bouncing) we’ll be spending the day relaxing as a family. And I’ll be making multiple phone calls to my family out West, too. 😉

    Have a great weekend – and Happy Easter! 🙂

    Easter Eggs-citement

  12. We will celebrate Jesus’s Resurrection this week/weekend. We also do the Easter egg hunt and etc, but I’m trying to get my children to focus on the fact that Easter is not about eggs. and candy.

    So I made a basket of goodies for them and before we hand it out, I’ll read to them about Jesus and the Resurrection and then we’ll pray and then they’ll get the candy.

    I wish I was more in charge of it. But the church and school already did the egg hunt thing. I don’t want to do another, so I”l do it differently.

    Happy Easter

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great ideas! Perhaps if you have concerns about the messages your children are learning you could do a little research and find some ways to bring it back to the things you want to teach them – like eggs symbolize new life and new birth and what that means in terms of Jesus and the Resurrection. Or, if you have an Easter Egg hunt – if they hunt eggs – include a verse that they can share and discuss with your family. That way, they have fun, but it also becomes a teaching and learning moment! 🙂

      Have a blessed Easter! 🙂

  13. Shopgirl says:

    Thank you for hosting! Finally got a chance to join in. You may not recognize the name because I just deleted my previous blog and opened a new one. I’m looking forward to visiting. Off to visit your guests.
    Much love,
    Shopgirl, aka Marcia 😉

  14. Shari says:

    It’s Friday. But Sunday’s a-comin’!!

  15. Yona says:

    Awe – thanks for selecting me for Friend of the Week!

    I wish you, your family and friends a joyous weekend. I wish we had some sort of ongoing tradition that centered on the meaning of the holiday.

    Do you have any meal traditions that you tend to serve?

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re welcome Yona! I appreciate you taking the time to write such great posts – and I loved that Irish Wolfhound photo!

      Easter Sunday is also known as Honey Baked Ham Sunday in our house because that is an essential part of any Easter celebration for me! I traditionally serve it with King’s Hawaaian rolls (unless we’re on a bread-baking kick that year) – cheesy potatoes (I need to post the recipe for these – I have a special holiday recipe that is out of this world!) – and some type of green beans (I have several recipes that I alternate between). Sometimes we add or subtract dishes but these usually remain the same.

      How about you and the rest of the comment readers? What will you be serving this Sunday?

  16. Paula J says:

    In my family we’re looking forward to the Easter bunny coming, chocolate easter egg hunt, and getting together with family.

    Have a great weekend everyone :))

  17. Steph says:

    New follower hopping through! Great post! I followed you through Linky Tools – you can return the favour over at 🙂 Happy Friday!

  18. Melanie says:

    Happy Easter to you. He is risen! I love the link you have to that song. We have two Christian stations here that I listen to a lot. KLOVe and Air 1. Great worship music on both. As for us, we are going ti church to celebrate the life of Christ, then back to my mom’s for lunch. Hope yours is well!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Melanie! I love listening to my favorite worship songs via You Tube and watching the creative ways people incorporate video to them! I hope to share one this weekend if I can find the time to post! 🙂

      Enjoy the celebrations!

  19. Hazel says:

    During Easter we usually stay at home, sing hymns and do relevant readings. When I was a little girl and if it happened that I was at Grandma and Grandpa’s, I’d get to watch the festivities on the street. The meals were always special, very yummy 🙂

    Here for Friendship Friday. Thanks again for hosting.

  20. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Hi Ramona, this weekend we have a BD party and an easter egg hunt at a local church. We started celebrating this afternoon already with a happy hour. Tomorrow is the BD party and the easter egg hunt.

  21. kailani says:

    The usual . . . dying eggs and egg hunts.

  22. I’m a new follower; I’m just working my way through all the Feature & Follow book blogs, but then I’ll come back and go through this list 😀

  23. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Well I linked my Easter Eve Creation and just enjoyed a wonderful Sunrise Service at the Towers overlooking the ocean that our church does every Easter! This is our second year participating and a wonderful new tradition! Hope you had a wonderful day!

  24. Evelyn says:

    Thanks so much for hosting. I always enjoy visiting with these ladies to see what they are up too. Still enjoy following you.


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