Monday, April 25, 2011

8/ 52 weeks of happiness: Easter

Easter Sunday we got up early and drove 30 minutes south to my hometown and went to church where I grew up and where my family still all attend, St. Anthony's Catholic Church.  I was able to take a few pictures of the inside of the church between the time church let out and the kids ran out to find eggs.
(Sidenote:  I was four years old when my mom and dad met, and Mom and I first went to church with him.  I remember clearly being completely freaked out by the cross with Jesus on it, thinking it was a real man hanging there.)

I always really loved the stained glass windows and seeing the morning light stream through them.
I'm not sure who the A.T Risbon family is.  The church is very old.

I took nearly 100 pictures Easter morning.  I don't think the girls were looking in the same direction of at the camera even once.  They looked very pretty though in their outfits that Mom and I bought a couple weeks ago.  You like the necklace Maggie added to her outfit?  Yeah, before we could leave the house Sunday morning she dug through the jewelry armoire til she found that and put it on. (Linked to Happy Monday at Allie Photography)

Dad helped the girls hunt eggs.

And we got (part of) a family picture with my sister and dad.  I think there is a picture of us standing in front of the statue nearly every year since I was 5.

After church we went out to my grandparents then later went to my mom's.  I have many (MANY) more pictures to share, but we have severe weather headed our way again and I'd like to get this done before our electricity gets knocked out.


15 comments:

  1. Nice photos! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  2. Lovely photos! The stained glass windows are beautiful. I've always been fascinated by those things as a child. I was always looking at them in church. Must be the way the light hits all the vibrant colors. =)

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  3. Happy Easter! The cross with Jesus on it always freaked me out along with the nuns.

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  4. These are such nice Easter photos. I remember how hard it was when my boys were little to get a good one of both of them looking at the same time!

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  5. That first picture is so pretty.

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  6. Beautiful photos, love the stained glass!

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  7. Wonderful photos. :-)

    Just dropping by from Hiccups In Time. Leigh over at Leigh vs. Laundry "sent" me.

    Hope your week has started out right!

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  8. Beautiful stained glass.
    Beautiful girls!

    =)

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  9. Such a beautiful church! How wonderful that you have family photos taken at the same spot each year like that! I love that. I'm sure it is neat to look back through them. Your girls are beautiful in their Easter dresses! :) Stopping by from communal global today!

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  10. such beautiful photos! looks like you guys had a wonderful easter! such a beautiful family!!

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  11. Love your Beautiful Family portrait :) Happy Tuesday!

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  12. Those stained glass windows are stunning!! Looks like you had a marvelous Easter, too!

    Tamar - linking up with CG!

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  13. Beautiful family! I adore stained glass windows - they're gorgeous!

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