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Happy 13th Birthday – A New Milestone

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…:-)

Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanka) – Tradition And Design

Our family celebrates spring with preparations for Easter Sunday Holiday and decorating of Easter Eggs. There are many ways to decorate eggs, such us coloring them with edible dyes in all different pastel colors, placing colorful stickers, beads, ribbons, etc. on eggs, drawing designs with markers, etc. There is also a very intricate egg decorating style, which I will introduce you to, and that is the Ukrainian Easter Egg, Pysanka, design.

My parents were my first mentors, and story tellers, about this old tradition, which was very popular in their native countries, Ukraine and Poland, and continues to thrive in the Diaspora

Fun Crocheting Projects

My first crocheting experience began when I was about 13 years old while watching my sister (who is only 3 years older than me) crocheting a pair of gloves for herself.  I was so amazed by her crocheting skills after seeing how nicely the gloves turned out, that from then on crocheting became one of my hobbies as well.

Hanukkah Celebration

During my working years, I have built beautiful friendships with many of my Jewish colleagues.  Now that we are retired, and our lifestyles have changed, it is so wonderful to still keep in touch.  

Today at sundown they will begin their Hanukkah celebration with friends and family.