Sunday, April 8, 2012


This weekend has been a whirlwind of Easter fun starting with the Good Friday Services we attended.
It was wonderful and inspiring, and a little sad for me because I did not get to perform with my choir that evening.  I had been very sick in March and lost my voice causing me to miss several practices, by the time I arrived back from Florida, I did not feel confident enough to sing with the choir, so I sat this one out. I did manage to run "back stage" and give them a pep talk before the performance, or harass them, whatever you would like to call it.
Here is Leigh and my Mom...Mom is telling me to get the camera outta I ever listen to that.
 Peggy and Susy ready to sing their hearts out!
It was kind of fun though, seeing it from the other side.... and they were awesome!

It was such a moving performance.  Here is my friend Allen singing "The Hammer".  He gave me chills with his performance.
I can't wait to sing with all my friends again at Christmas!! Great job guys!

On the way home that night I snapped a shot of the beautiful full moon, somehow it felt so meaningful.

Soon Easter morning arrived ..and chaos ensued..
If a day starts off with jellybeans and chocolate, it's gonna be a wild ride.
Here is Ben taking stock.
Here is Chris, just trying to keep up.
(He takes a while to wake up.)
And the race is on!  These pictures are horrible...The boys were moving so fast and furious, this was the best I could do.

Enjoying the spoils of victory.

Every Easter when I was a kid, I'd wake up and do the Easter basket thing, eat breakfast, get ready and head off to Church. Lucky for me, we lived right next door, so it was just a short walk across the yard. But no matter what, I never failed to notice that the Church seemed different that morning.  The sun shone a little brighter and I always thought it hit the Church doors at just the right angle that it appeared to be inviting everyone inside.  It always struck me as so beautiful, and even if it was just a sugar induced haze causing me to hallucinate, I like to think it was the light of new hope that was shining extra bright on Easter morning.
 Now, many years later, when I pull up in my car with my husband and two little boys in tow, I still see that special light. So this morning I snapped a couple picture to share with you the beauty of the oldest Church in Vermilion County on one of the most special days of the year. 
Seeing these doors always leaves me with a warm feeling.

I'll leave you with one more picture.  This is what I made for dessert for Easter may drool, go ahead, no one will see...
Strawberry Pie with Shortbread Crust...and yes, you may have the recipe.  I am posting it to the recipes page, so enjoy!  p.s.  Thanks for the pie plate Kelly F.! Happy Easter Everyone!


  1. I look forward to your posts so, so, so much. They are beautiful, interesting, insightful and meaningful! What a way to end this gorgeous Easter Day! (reading your newest blog before turning in) Thanks so much and keep them coming!

  2. Thanks for reading! It's a lot of fun, but knowing that you and others enjoy them makes it even more meaningful!