Happy Spring!!

OK, we know it’s not “officially” Spring but, to most of us, Easter Sunday does mark Spring’s unofficial start.  So, we thought we’d share some “moments” that are helping us to put that llllooooonnnggg, dreadful winter far back in the rearview mirror.

Let’s start with Johnnie’s Easter Tree.

Johnnie's 2014 Easter Tree

Johnnie’s 2014 Easter Tree

And then there was our attempt at coloring eggs….

Her survivors.

Johnnie's 2014 Easter Eggs

Johnnie’s 2014 Easter Eggs

And Steve’s surviving contribution(?)

Some eggs were good, this egg was BAT!!

Some eggs were good, this egg was BAT!!

And, instead of flowers for a friend, a Sunflower cake … Gluten-Free, of course.

Johnnie's Gluten-Free Sunflower Cake

Johnnie’s Gluten-Free Sunflower Cake

Start with 2 boxes of Betty Crocker’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake mix or use 1 box for 2 thinner layers.  Prepare as directed except use strong coffee instead of water (This enhances the chocolate flavor). Frost with a Gluten-Free canned frosting or, Johnnie recommends, the Hershey’s Cocoa frosting (The recipe is right on the can).  Decorate with 2 packs of Peeps, a dozen black jelly beans or a handful of chocolate chips for the center of the flower.  And, hopefully it comes out like this.

Yes, it's a sugar coma on a plate!

Yes, it’s a sugar coma on a plate!

Along with a sugar overload, Spring finds us feeling very happy to shed our winter coats.

Johnnie all bright & shiny (vest circa 1996).

Johnnie all bright & shiny (vest circa 1996).

And SPRING forward.

Hey, it’s a jacket not a coat and,surprise, it ain’t all black.

Hey, it’s a jacket not a coat and,surprise, it ain’t all black.

So, as we wrap up this missive, here’s hoping Winter of 2013/14 is just a fading memory for you too and the promise of Spring is a warm reality.

Thanks for hanging out with us.

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15 Responses to Happy Spring!!

  1. Barb says:

    Happy Easter Steve and Johnnie, Love your pictures,It was a beautiful Day.

  2. Barry Lynn Hostetler says:

    Happy Easter to u both hope it was a great one & have a nice Spring & Summer

  3. Linda Sue says:

    Thanks! I needed that! The best part about Spring is the smile that it brings! And you two made me smile! TYSM!

  4. Sara says:

    I still miss you nights on WGN!!!!! You were so much fun.

  5. Gloria Lehman says:

    I started eating gluten free about a year ago for my low back & hip pain! And within a month the pain was gone!! And also lost 10 lbs..It helped my blood sugars, too.! Now I don’t stick to it strictly, but most of the time!
    Gloria Lehman

  6. Wendy Koziol says:

    Happy Easter to both of you! Thank you for still posting for all your “old friends”.
    I Love your tree. Your cake looks wonderful. Still hope you are thinking about coming back to WGN in the very near future.

  7. Valarie says:

    Sure do miss the two of you overnight!
    Stay healthy and happy.

  8. Marianne says:

    Love seeing the pics and reading your posts, thanks!

  9. Camille Blinstrub says:

    Nice blog… thanks for the inspiration and great to see you two looking so well!

  10. Betty says:

    LOVE SEEING YOUR PICTURES AND READING YOUR POSTS. MISS YOU ON THE RADIO.

  11. Karen says:

    I miss hearing you each night. You were my relaxation pill to help get me ready for sleep.

  12. Barbara Dybala says:

    You two look awesome. Steve love the touch of color. Enjoy hearing from you and still miss you on the radio. I retired in FL but still miss Chicago. Take care you two. Barb dybalab@comcast.net

    Sent from my iPhone Barbara Dybala

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  13. Judy says:

    Thanks for sharing your Easter smiles and tree, etc. Brought additional joy to my heart.

  14. dekerivers says:

    I love Johnnie’s vest! I have long thought vests are underrated and underused–so I always applaud a unique one when I see it. You both look great–and more importantly–happy. All the best this spring!

  15. Renee Hughart says:

    Thank you both for the nice Easter Greeting. Pictures, eggs and the special tree.

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