Skip to main content

Easter Sunday 2016

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! 

Our family enjoyed a wonderful Easter Sunday with my parents and siblings this year. We dyed eggs on Holy Saturday then ate a scrumptious brunch with polish sausages and homemade bread. On Sunday, after Mass mom made a delicious ham with cheesy potatoes. Here are a few photos that capture our weekend. 


Easter Sunday 2016 | by CustodiansofBeauty.blogspot.com


Easter Sunday 2016 | by CustodiansofBeauty.blogspot.com
She was so proud of her bunny egg.

Easter Sunday 2016 | by CustodiansofBeauty.blogspot.com
Colorful eggs all ready to eat.

Easter Sunday 2016 | Bunny Cupcakes | by CustodiansofBeauty.blogspot.com
My Pinterest easter bunny cupcakes. 


Easter Sunday 2016 | by CustodiansofBeauty.blogspot.com
Helping Oma with the dishes.



Easter basket goodies! Are these Shining Light Dolls cute, or what? Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Czestochowa. These neck tie easter eggs were made a few years back. The patterns from the ties transferred surprisingly well. Stay tuned next year for a "how to" on the blog.

Easter Sunday 2016 | Neck Tie dyed Eggs | by CustodiansofBeauty.blogspot.com

Easter Sunday 2016 | Neck Tie dyed Eggs | by CustodiansofBeauty.blogspot.com





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

If You Give a Moose a Muffin Party

These dull, gray and cold days of winter seem long and unending. Fortunately, our family was able to escape the dreariness and celebrate a birthday this month. For our daughter's second birthday we hosted a moose party themed after the cherished book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, by Laura Numeroff. My siblings and I grew up reading this funny story and listening to the book on tape. The silly tale is about a hungry moose who follows the smell of fresh muffins. He enters the house and asks the boy for a muffin, but this is just the beginning of many comical requests. The amusing complications that ensue will entertain youngsters (and adults). 
Since I had such a hoot planning last year's caterpillar party, I was eager to start collecting/creating the decor for the moose party. The book was acquired (for free!) when I posted an "ISO" in the local Facebook sale page.  I'm hoping to do another post featuring this book with photos of the illustrations. 


The decorations…

Feast of St. Maria Goretti

Today, on the feast of St. Maria Goretti (my confirmation saint), our lilies are in full bloom! The orange, deep red, white and yellow lilies are bursting with color this week.

It's always been a desire of mine to own a home with a yard that is sprinkled with flowers that grow all summer long. Growing up, my mom would cut a fresh bouquet from what we had growing around the house and place it either on the dining room table or at the family altar next to a statue of Mary. I hope to carry on this tradition for my girls.


This framed image titled, "Aspiration" 1897, was given to me from my Aunt Mercy the year of my 16th birthday. It's a print of the watercolor painted by British artist, Henry Ryland. It now hangs in the girls room of our new house. Interestingly, the year this was painted, the young Maria Goretti was only 7 years old. It is a beautiful and stunning image. My hope is that it will inspire my girls to live a life of holy purity and encourage them to ask S…

Hosanna, to the Son of David!

On Palm Sunday, we hear the Gospel reading of Jesus entering the city of Jerusalem, riding on a donkey. How fitting that this lowly creature was chosen to carry Christ (and Our Lady) to the place of His birth in Bethlehem and now bears Our King through the streets where He will suffer His Passion and Death on the Cross. From the womb to the tomb. What a beautiful prefigurement to reflect on during Holy Week.



I wanted the girls to be familiar with this bible story so that when they heard it on Sunday, they would be able to follow along. So we cuddled on the couch and read from the book of Matthew. After explaining to my 3 year old why it was ok for the donkey to step on the clothes, we pulled out the markers and crayons for some coloring. This coloring sheet and cut-out Jesus  (my personal favorite) were great visuals. We reenacted the scene of Jesus entering Jerusalem. I drew a few palm branches for the girls to use as props and place on the road.



"When Jesus and the disciples dr…