Monday, April 17, 2017

Pretty in Pink

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Really I love any holiday that includes warm weather, spending time with my hilarious family and eating soul-food and/or seafood (both of which go hand-in-hand whenever my clan is assembled).  My love for Resurrection Sunday in particular stems from a multitude of additional celebrations.  For one, my birthday, which is in April and usually falls within days or at the most, weeks from Easter.  As a matter of fact, I was born on Maundy Thursday ... the day before Good Friday.  So whenever my parents, grandparents, aunties and other relatives reflect on the day that I graced them with my presence, they talk about the many stuffed bunnies, fancy dresses and big hair bows that were gifted during the dual celebratory occasion of my birth and Jesus rising.  In addition, my younger brother is also an April baby.  So if we're not celebrating my birthday and Easter, we're usually celebrating his.  From the time that my brother and I were about 2 and 4  until we were about 8 and 10, my mother insisted on throwing us a combined Birthday Party/Easter Egg Hunt.  This went on year-after-year until I'd had enough!  When you're 9 1/2 sharing your birthday with your younger brother is just pure dreadful.  However, I would do it today in heart mi Hermano.  :)  In addition to my b-day and my brothers, we also have my grandmothers, great-grandmothers (RIP Grandma Vivian) and my first-cousins.  Yes, I know ... that's a lot of celebrations for one month.  April is total fat season for us! It's equivalent to October for bears....just stocking up for the winter. Well Easter Sunday 2017 was no exception. My grandmother turned 80 on Maundy Thursday of this year and we celebrated all weekend.  My mom and I treated her to a Motown Review Concert on Saturday.  My Aunts, Uncles and Cousins surprised her at Church on Sunday morning.  And on Sunday afternoon we had a surprise birthday brunch that included airfare to visit her brother in Sunny California.  So a celebration of Grandma and Christ was in full swing. As for what I wore: a #FashionToFigure pink summer dress w/ side rouching and high low split, my favorite necklace which I purchased years ago at a #CharmingCharlies in Dallas, TX and gray platform wedges (not feet needed a break) which were a #Goodwill find.

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