Love Thursday: Somebunny Loves Me!

I have a huge sweet tooth, so it’s not surprising that one of my favorite parts of Easter is the candy. More specifically, the candy my mom makes–especially the peanut butter eggs. Yum!

If you’re starting to feel sorry for me because I’m not in the same country code as my mom and therefore can’t enjoy her Easter candy, think again.

My mom continually sends me care packages, but around Easter, one always contains a special treat:

Mom's Easter candy on Flickr

And I swear when I staged this photo, I wasn’t trying to make it look like one bunny was offering his/her love to the other. But it does sort of look that way doesn’t it?

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

When is the last time you received or sent a care package?

P.S. Happiest of birthdays to my mom (yesterday) and my sister-in-law (today)!

13 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Somebunny Loves Me!”
  1. Gil

    Nice looking candy. The bunnies are too cute! I can’t remember the last time I was in a Post Office or UPS office to send a package no matter a care package. Happy Love Thursday back to you! I’m off to snag a chocolate covered pretzel from my wife’s stash.

    Enjoy! I *love* chocolate covered pretzels 🙂

  2. awedree

    What a lovely post, Michelle 🙂 I’m fortunate enough to receive care packages on a weekly basis consisting of my Mom’s yummy home-made dishes.

    And what a coincidence that my sis-in-law’s birthday was yesterday too! Happy love Thursday

    And also to you 🙂 You are very lucky to receive so many tasty care packages…what a great mom!

  3. 04.30.2009

    I haven’t sent or received a care package in a long time because of the high shipping costs between here and the US. That and the fact that every so often packages get “lost.” One year my parents box of Christmas gifts to my family got “lost” and I don’t think my mom ever got over that! But, she continues to send “care envelopes” full of magazines for the kids and newspaper clippings for me. Love those bunnies!

    saretta’s last blog post..Apulia. A Film Tourism Guide

    Care envelopes are just as fun, IMHO 🙂

  4. When Shelley came back to visit she hand delivered a care package. I was overjoyed. ha.

    I have a sweet tooth as well so I feel you on the Easter candy!

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Mrs. Berlusconi is not happy.

    Ooh hand-delivered care packages are the best–two treats in one!

  5. 04.30.2009

    That’s such a cute photo. For some reason I have never been able to convince my mom, while I’m living overseas, to send me anything food-related. When I lived in Hungary in my early 20s, I used to be in desperate need of chocolate chip cookies. But nada!

    She is, in general, however, a GREAT care package sender — and again with the little articles and hometown newspaper, etc.

    Kim B.’s last blog post..Time for Marco’s Surgery!

    Ooh reading material is always fun!

  6. 04.30.2009

    Those candies look so yummy! My best friend moved to Georgia the first of the year. I miss her like crazy, but we have journals that we write in and then send to each other once a month. She always puts little Georgia things in the boxes for me like seashells and once she sent me cotton. Care packages are more personal than just a simple email!

    Happy Love Thursday!

    Christine’s last blog post..{Love Thursday}

    So fun! What a great way to keep in touch 🙂

  7. 04.30.2009

    My last care package was suppose to be hand delivered by the former boss – and good friend – and his girlfriend when their cruise ship made a stop at Cittavecchia. Unfortunately he came down with some sort of tummy problem and they were quarantined for two days until the ship reached Bari. Then they spent a good hour or two of their tour schedule braving the joys of PostItalia – you have to admire anyone who does that – to send me my package via parcel post. It arrived safely: two large jars of Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter!!!!!

    Sadly those jars have been long since depleted and I’m back to the occasional Euro5.00 jar at of another brand from the supermarket.

    Willym’s last blog post..The Last of the Follies Girls

    I love smooth peanut butter too…hope yours goes on sale soon 🙂

  8. 04.30.2009

    and it looks like she fainted when he did!!!

    margie’s last blog post..Spread the Love Thursday

    Hee hee hee….

  9. 04.30.2009

    I am the best friend that Christine mentioned above. It’s like Christmas morning every time I see the mail carrier pull into the drive!!

    Mom’s candy is always the best. I believe it!!

    Happy Love Thursday!

    Cam’s last blog post..{love thursday}

    Aw how fun to have best friends reading BE! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  10. 05.01.2009

    That chocolate looks yummy. Happy Love Thursday.

    Now, you’ve got me baking cookies to send a care package to my sister in college. 😉

    Se’Lah’s last blog post..Is it true…

    Yay! I’m sure she’ll appreciate it 🙂

  11. 05.01.2009

    Oh those nice, caring moms! Happy birthday. And those bears do look like they care for each other.

    Irene’s last blog post..Gardening in Greece…via Munich

    I’m so lucky to have my mom, I know 🙂

  12. 05.02.2009

    Very cool blog, Michelle!
    The Easter rabbits really do look like they are communicating…one giviing a gift to the other.
    Care packages…I send them to my children and grandchildren on birthdays, Christmas, and sometimes for no particular reason at all. It’s almost as much fun to shop for them, pack them and mail them than it is to receive them. Almost, but not quite!
    Thanks for an enjoyable read!

    Brenda’s last blog post..American Idol…Ryan Earns A Reprimand…

    Thank *you* for coming by, Brenda 🙂

  13. 05.12.2009

    Your mum has a very pretty hand with the candies! Complimenti to her.

    I don’t think I pay five bucks for Calve’ peanut butter… it’s all natural, too. Which is why these American kids want Jif!

    Judith in Umbria’s last blog post..Americaland

    Thanks Judith; they’re quite tasty too 🙂 I’ve never had Calve….

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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