Sunday, April 15, 2007

Easter 2007

Here are some pictures from our beautiful Easter Sunday......

Like the holidays that came before this one, it has been such a hard time to celebrate a moment in time that always gave my Mother such joy. Being with her family and celebrating the sacred moments.

Mom is always with us in spirit......and there is not a moment that I don't puase and think "Mom would have loved this"..."Mom would have made this"...."Mom would have been so happy with all of us gather together".

Anyway.....I have been so crazily busy, so I please enjoy Emma Sage's holiday in pictures.

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My bunny girl.....

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Emma Sage, Greta and Gabriel....I just love the lighting in the movie theatre-room at Ed and Svitlana's house....it is quite magical.

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Sir Gabriel

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A portrait of Mamie....isn't she just beautiful. This is Emma Sage's great-grandmother, my father's mother. She got to spend the week with my sister [as she has an extra room and bathroom right next to it, so it makes having guests quite delightful [we have a very small home and only one bathroom]...but we got to spend lots of time together. My cousin just had his second little girl, so my Aunt was visiting her new grand-child...so Mamie came to visit with us! Emma Sage loves being with her Mamie [as do I]

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Cousins......identical cousins! Well, they all have those magical blue eyes!!! Rori, Fiona, Emma Sage and Kelsy. I know Nana was smiling down from heaven at the sweetness of these four.

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and it is off for the egg hunt...over 200 eggs,,,,but burr, was it cold outside. I just love this capture of Emma Sage jumping up in anticipation...plus look how cute Ronan's wink is!!!! lol!!
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Silly bunny even hid them in the trees

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Finished with eggs, now on to the real business of playing....

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and sliding....
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and swinging....

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and flying.......wheeeeeeeeeee
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and realizing it is just too darn cold outside for playing on swings....

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so it is on to check the haul of eggs......what a lucky little girl.

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I just love this picture....so sweet.

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Miss Kelsy and her basket....

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Sir Connor.....isn't he just adorable! He actually came home with us and had a sleepover, as he and Otto are busy collecting and trading baseball cards these days.
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Sir Ronan....I just love his spiked hair-do!

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Princess Fiona......she is such a beauty.

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There were so many of us, that not everyone could eat at the diningroom table....one view....DSC05342
and the other....

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"Donna Reid"...I mean Victoria in her apron. She is expecting baby number three in the beginning of July!!!! I'm so excited!

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Emma Sage and Arthur and Lola going for a walk.....

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Emma Sage and Arthur....she truly has a heart of gold [even though she sometimes forgets that you can't push someone down the stairs]

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OK, this just cracked me up. Sir Ronan didn't want to be part of the group pictures that follow. I isolated this one out as I couldn't stop laughing at his expression. I know Mom was laughing so hard in heaven!!!

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We had 10 of Mamies Great-grandchildren gathered, so we tried to do a group shot....next to impossible to get everyone looking at one time [especially Ronan....lol! watch the next picture and you'll see,,,,,children moving and looking all over!]

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Rick and Katrina...I can't believe she is graduating and off to college in the fall.

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Emma Sage and Daddy [her most favorite guy in the whole wide world]

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Little Miss shuffleboard player.....who sadly....

Hurt her finger
ouch
and what does this Momma do? Take a picture of coarse!!!!

But big sister Greta is quick to offer some loving [they were playing on the same side]
A sisters love....
and if you notice,,,she has her disc already in hand to keep on playing. "I"m really not a bad Momma!"
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3 generations...I so wish I had gotten my Dad in the picture so I could have done four generations shots.
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Sleepy boy.....

So the eggs are gathered and what else is there to do?

The temperature reads....
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So the kids put on their winter jackets.....

Well, Miss Rori puts on hers...
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and the rest put on bathing-suits and jump in the hot-tub!!!!! Burrrrrrr

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Look at the ruffley-butt.....Emma Sage's new suit for the upcoming season...and Rori is eyeing that tub...not sure if she dares take the coat off and jump in.

The temptation was too great....and in her birthday suit, Miss Rori joins in the fun!
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and Emma Sage says "She hopes you all had a magical day filled with family and friends"

8 comments:

L. Noelle said...

what Beautiful Photos, As Usual! I love seeing all the pictures, they are so fantastic, you have such a beautiful family! And....What a beautiful House! My Gosh, it looks Gorgeous there! And yes, I'm positive your mom is smiling down, watching everything.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful, lovely, marvelous...beautiful photos~as always.

Kris said...

I so enjoyed seeing your wonderful day! Thank you for sharing all it's beauty with us!

Bennetts said...

Beautiful Photos, what wonderful memories you are making for your family.

mom2rhett said...

Oh I just love those pictures! Thank you for sharing your beautiful easter with us!

Michelle - Momma to 2 Muffins - Soon to be 3! said...

Incredible photographs! Wow - what a splendid day. Thanks so much for sharing! Just priceless.

Shannon said...

Beautiful Pics and I especially love the silhoette (sp?) one.

francine said...

Tara Marie, what gorgeous photos! And I'm so in awe of those loopy braids!

Francine