Monday, April 17, 2017

We are an Easter People

Happy Easter everyone!  This year's outfits were assembled by Little Miss Chief herself, who is having quite the Belle moment, hence the yellow.  We had to snap this photo after we got home from Mass because we had to rush out the door to get to the 9am on time.  (We got there with 5 minutes to spare, but had to sit in the cry room.)

Yesterday was also the 10th anniversary of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007.  I felt so blessed to be able to spend the afternoon with my dear friend I met that year, our freshman year in engineering school.  It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since that awful day, and there's something profound about spending the Triduum reflecting on how death touched all of us that day, and how we as a university community came together to heal in the aftermath.  We will certainly neVer forgeT, and I'm so proud to say that this day has become not one of sorrow or despair, but a day to celebrate the lives of the 32, and to enjoy, with our fellow Hokies, the beautiful spring day that was stolen from us all those years ago.  This year, that spring day involved my friend and I watching our daughters play in the sunshine, hunting for Easter eggs; we celebrate Christ's victory over death and the blessings in our own lives over the past 10 years.

So how was your Easter?  Who dictates the family color palette in your house?  And for my fellow Hokies- how did you observe April 16th?

Much love,
The Geeks


  1. You're damily looks adorable!! Your Little Miss Chief did a splendid job... my 4 year old son is all about "Beauty and the Beast" right now, too - the classic version, not the updated one!

    And, what a beautiful way you found comfort in such a tragedy. Being able to remember, and celebrate, the lives list is a wonderful tribute - and being able to draw some comparison with the death we face during the Triduum? Beautiful!

    You should consider linking up with Rosie at "A Blog for My Mom" for her "My Sunday Best" series - it's a fun link-up, and you get to showcase the pretty outfits!

    1. Your family... not damily! Autocorrect... ๐Ÿ™„