Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter in Georgia

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

We enjoyed a busy Easter weekend that culminated in visits with family yesterday. Although we drove to Joe's parents' home in heavy rain, the precipitation eased enough for me to snap a few photos of the children and the Lesters' beautiful lawn.

The azaleas on their lakeside property are spectacular!

After the children indulged me in a few photos, I lingered outside to capture a few more vignettes. This adorable bunny -- nestled among blossoms and foliage -- caught my eye.

Speaking of bunnies, here are my four: Carson, 16; Christian, 14; Mary Ashley, 12; and Emma, 10. They are my heart!

The ground was too wet for an Easter egg hunt this year, but I have promised Emma that we will do a hunt this week. With the children growing up so fast, I must confess that it makes me smile that she wants to continue this tradition.

On the way back to Birmingham, we stopped in to see my grandparents and were also able to visit with my father and his wife. That was the cherry on top of a lovely day!

Back home last night, the children found Easter baskets full of surprises.

Knowing that we only have one more year with Carson before he graduates from high school, I am treasuring each holiday even more. Here is one final glimpse of these precious four who make every day worthwhile.

Happy Easter from the Lester family!

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


Missy Hilyer Jones said...

Beautiful! Love your family and miss you much.

Connie said...

Wonderful photos, these will be treasured more and more as the years fly by . . . and they do, so quickly.
Have a lovely week.
Connie :)

Pat said...

Miss Melissa,
I somehow stumbled onto your blog a couple of years ago and have enjoyed the parties inspiration and the overall "Loveliness" No wonder you are associated with one of my favorite magazines "Victoria."

Your adorable family is growing up.

Wishing you many "new Easter beginnings" as we all enjoy this amazingly beautiful Springtime.

I too have a blog (not nearly as "Lovely" as yours) ... If you would like to visit just click on:

Pat in Tallahassee

Sarita Boyette said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the azaleas and your children posed in front of them.

Farrah said...

Besides the pollen, I love my state this time of year.

Michele said...

What a gorgeous yard - and those azaleas - WOW! I tried growing them here but they didn't do well and I gave up.

You have a beautiful family, Melissa. And yes, they do, indeed, grow entirely too fast!

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