|general view of the easter table|
(FYI, Hannah, who my mom refers to as "church girl of the year" for who-knows-what reason, wasn't skipping out; she had to work.)
|bunny napkins, folded by mia.|
In addition to being fairly short, the Easter vigil service we attended was quite interesting, starting off the right way when they kindled the traditional Easter fire in a mini Target charcoal grill ("It smells like steak!" whispered Mia). The homily, though, had to be my favorite part of the experience, by far, as the priest kept repeating that we should all be "like the women" who believed and announced the resurrection of Jesus, quite the interesting sentiment coming from a Catholic homily, right? I had to throw a couple of smiles in Steph's direction, as I knew that she, the most feminist of all us girls, would certainly appreciate his love for "the women."
As the priest wrapped up his homily, he circled back around to telling us to be "like the women," and my mother whispered over to Steph, "Wait, what's he talking about the women for?"
|shot of most of the table.|
|another general view of the table.|
|the place cards were also made by mia. mine was labeled with "evil queen regina" a la abc's once upon a time character.|
Mia, the almost-eleven-year-old origami queen, folded a lot of the bunny napkins you see in the pictures. She was also responsible for the darling place cards, which feature two mini origami bunnies glued onto them. As is expected with Mia, she labeled my place as belonging to "Evil Queen Regina." She must love me so much.
|part of the dinner buffet. recipes & photos are coming later this week.|
|fruit salad + dessert.|
Even though everyone except Mia is an adult, my mother still does Easter baskets every year for us all in addition to putting on a beautiful brunch. This year, Hannah and Mia put the Easter baskets together in a series of fancy take-out boxes, as you can see below. Mia kept telling me that the "Buddha" bunny had delivered them, thinking herself rather clever for coming up with that; just look at that smile on her face and you can see just how clever she thinks she is.
|mia with the easter "baskets" that she said were delivered by the "buddha bunny."|
While it was a short day (Steph was driving back to Nashville at 2 and Hannah had to leave for work at 1:30), it was absolutely lovely. I only wish we had had a little more time for some Easter egg dyeing, as I know Hannah and Mia would have had some creative and artistic (read: probably inappropriate) Easter eggs. Oh, well. There's always next year. : )