Easter light

  • Apr 9, 2012
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Two days before Easter, Gabriel and I strolled to my friend Catherine’s house, where she not only gave us the idea for Easter lanterns but gifted us the candles and wire.

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Cultures all over the world welcome the anniversary of Christ’s resurrection with candlelight vigils; hanging lanterns felt perfect for the occasion.

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With jelly jars, macaroni, wire, votives and ribbons, lanterns are the perfect simple activity– my big kids enjoyed creating them just as much as Catherine’s tiny ones.

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the boys got a little creative with the ribbons

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so did Mary.

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As the sun began to set, we hung the lanterns from Ben’s tree (because we miss him and the whole lantern thing seems kind of Italian) (and yes, we have a tree for each child because we are sentimental that way–five bloom white, one pink).

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each candle seemed to burn brighter as darkness filled the yard.

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We didn’t sit for long, but it was just enough– a pause, a stillness to celebrate the Light of the world.

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April 12, 2012

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7 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tracy

    April 10, 2012

    Beautiful. xo

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    Cath

    April 10, 2012

    Oh Michelle, they turned out so well! I love the ribbon antics, and the soft glowing light amid white blossoms. Your phrasing, a “pause” for the “Light of the World” summed it up perfectly. Love you dear friend. xo

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    Tasha

    April 10, 2012

    Beautiful! I’ll have to do this next year!

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    Anne Marie

    April 10, 2012

    Such a sweet idea. You give your kids such beautiful experiences.

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    Rachelle

    April 12, 2012

    Beautiful! A tree for each kid?… what a lovely idea.

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    Claudia

    April 16, 2012

    I am so doing this next year! That last picture pulled at my heart strings. Mary’s posture, her hair, her darling dress. All admiring the light. It’s precious. Thanks for sharing dear friend.

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    Claudia

    April 16, 2012

    I am so doing this next year! That last picture pulled at my heart strings. Mary’s posture, her hair, her darling dress. All admiring the light. It’s precious. Thanks for sharing dear friend.

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