Good Morning, all!
Well, this post took me a couple of days to put together, but I’m so glad I did.
Because after this post that I wrote on Good Friday, I felt even more compelled to really soak up every moment of this holy weekend with my family.
Here’s the thing.
Life gets busy. Sometimes it gets Crazy busy. And if you are anything like me, you get caught up in it. In the busy-ness of it all. And you forget to pay attention to the beauty of it.
So this weekend, I slowed down. I let the crazy happen without allowing it to consume me. I snapped away and documented it, and I really engaged in the action. And ya’ know what? My documentation of this weekend did Not result in perfect images. But I hope that it resulted in heartfelt, soulful images. Because those are the ones that matter most.
Friday morning, my girls decided to make Easter cards to drop off at the homes of strangers. All their idea. All their hard work. Then my heart exploded from the joy they got in providing a little bit of joy to others.
Friday night brought some excitement for my girls. Their Elementary School Chorus had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Elmira Jackals game. And my girls are serious hockey fans! So it was a pretty great opportunity!
Notice the popcorn bucket helmet. Hockey’s a dangerous sport. Ya’ gotta protect yourself. ;)
Saturday brought the Corning Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, which we look forward to each Spring. My husband is a Lion and my girls always go along in the morning to set up and lay out the candy. And perhaps scope the best spots for grabbing candy. But that remains an unspoken secret.
This year was CHILLY. But sunny. And there have been so many years in the past that were drizzly, that we will take chilly and sunny any day. But I won’t lie. I’m endlessly envious of you folks who enjoy warm Easter weekends, complete with sweet Easter outfits that don’t involve a jacket. It was a fantastic day. Lots of silly. Absolutely no posing. Just the way I like it.
After a warm up (hot chocolate, of course) and a bit of sugar detox (jumping on the trampoline), we got eye dyeing in. Just before we lost that gorgeous golden hour light. And I’m a photographer. It’s all about light for me. ;)
Busy couple of days. But guess what? I enjoyed every crazy, busy, chaotic second of it. Because I was able to remind myself that these days are few. My girls are growing up before my eyes, and in a few years, there will be no one to take to an Easter Egg Hunt, or color eggs with. And I won’t let these short days pass me in a blur of busy-ness. I will embrace them.
And as it should be, Easter Sunday was a day of rest. Church, yummy lunch, and very little of anything else. Lots of lounging, very few pictures taken, a nap snuck in the middle, and a feeling of peace.
Our weekend was perfectly perfect. A little bit of everything. A whole lot of nothing in particular. Just life. Captured with my camera and my whole heart.
How did you spend your Easter weekend? Did you photograph it? I hope so. And I hope that you will share it with me. Did you blog it? Post on fb? I’d love to see how you spent your time and how you captured it. Share your link below if you have one.