Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Memories

"Awake, thou wintry earth --
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!"
~ Thomas Blackburn

Easter weekend found us traveling to Searcy, Arkansas, to celebrate the holiday with Carson at Harding University. During Spring Sing, an annual competition of social-club shows, he dazzled us while performing with the hosts and hostesses as part of the ensemble.

Mary Ashley's expression pretty well sums up our feelings to be reunited with our favorite college guy. Having all of us together, I could not stop smiling myself!

Joe's parents joined us for this trip, so we were able to introduce them to Harding. It was so special having three generations together on campus.

We were also able to celebrate with sweet Mallory, who is dating Carson. These two dated in high school and were best friends for a while before getting back together this year. She is a freshman at Harding, and we absolutely adore her!

Campus was in full bloom, and the kids patiently indulged me in taking family photos. They know that I look forward to this all year and cherish every image of my chicks! Here are some more of my favorite images from Easter Sunday.

"For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born."
~ Alice Freeman Palmer


Michele said...

Oh, Melissa - you and your family are just so beautiful. What lovely smiles - and the blossoms backdrop = wow.

So glad you had this special time together. Happy Spring to you and yours!

Alinda said...

Beautiful family, Melissa!! Looks like you had a lovely Easter! It’s always nice to see you post on your blog. ☺️

Anonymous said...

I have loved watching your children grow up.i especially loved the letter you wrote to one of the girls while you were sewing an heirloom dress.
Carol Cottrell

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