Friday, March 21, 2008
How fun is this little flashback gem? This is a photo of the four eldest kids in my family: my sisters Amy and Amber, my brother Joel, and me! I chose this photo today because this was us on Easter in all our finery.
I'm not entirely sure what I am doing in the photo. Was I eating a ribbon off my dress or just feeling a little shy? Who knows. Even though you can't actually see my darling chubbier-than-Jabba visage I still love this photo. When you look at Joel's suit, how could you not?
This photo was taken in my grandparents' front yard. Ah, the Easters we spent hunting eggs and all sorts of treasures in that landscape. It was always magical how, after dinner, we kids had to stay in the basement and play and when we were finally allowed back up...the Easter Bunny had come! The sheer joy!
Look up the hill from Amber's left shoulder at the giant tree. It's a chestnut tree. It's quite humongous now and just this past winter my dad gave me some yummy nuts from it. I think of that tree and that yard with a heart full of love as I remember the idyllic parts of my childhood that grew there between the hills and bushes.
Happy Easter to you, dear friend and devoted reader.