I am dedicating this post to my First Granddaughter who turns 13 today, hence a new milestone for her becoming an official TEENAGER!
Today I will provide links to all the birthday parties for this granddaughter from her First Birthday to her 13th Birthday.
It is a special day for me as well since to honor her birth 13 years ago, and making me a grandmother for the first time, I decided to take my son’s advice and start my own blog: Suburbangrandma.com Thank you ALL for being such good sports following my blog and leaving such heartwarming comments…:-)
Nutritious breakfast provides us with much needed energy to jump start our day.
Cooking breakfast from scratch, in our extremely busy lifestyle, is almost impossible on weekday mornings. However, weekends may be more relaxing, and allow extra time to prepare something special for our family.
Easter is such a beautiful holiday, but here in the US, it does not get even close to the vast recognition that Christmas is showered with.
My family and I feel very lucky to be familiar with, and able to practice the Ukrainian Easter traditions. Besides the 40 days of the Great Lent, and the different church services from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, there is the traditional Easter Basket Blessing, which takes place at our church on Holy Saturday, or right after the Sunrise Easter Sunday Liturgy in other parishes.
The Easter Basket of special foods (described below) is arranged on Holy Saturday and taken to church, where a special blessing ceremony with prayers and sprinkling with Holy Water, is performed by the parish priest. The blessed food is served on Easter Sunday Brunch, once the fast is broken after the morning Easter Liturgy.