This past week we celebrated Easter at my parents a few days early. My sister and her family were able to come for a visit making it the perfect timing for an Easter dinner. With them living two hours north in snow country and with all the snow we had this past winter, we had not had the opportunity to visit since Christmas. I could hardly believe how big my nephews had grown over these past few months. It is always a challenge to get three silly cousins to take a nice photo together but with a little begging and pleading I was able to capture this photo with my parents.
Such fun memories!!!
The sun is shining today, I have opened the windows in my studio and I am going to take the day to create. I have several Easter projects to complete--guess I'd better "hop" to it. I am excited about these projects and can't wait to share photos with you.......
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.