Thursday, March 28, 2013

Maundy Thursday and Getting Ready

The pretty flowers are ready.  Our church takes flowers to the meetinghouse on Easter morning to decorate it.
 


I'm so happy I found two boxes of my childhood things, just in time to wash up the Holly Hobbie dress Grandma made me for Genevieve to wear on Easter.  It looks to be chilly for short sleeves and sandals and the dress reeks of mothballs, but Genevieve and I are both excited to link our girlhoods. (And stay tuned for the Fashion Plates!)

 
Today is my birthday, and I am wearing a necklace that Genevieve made me with the guidance of Aunt Mel (thank goodness, because the funny necklace G made for herself is eye-popping in its ingenuity).  At the bus stop this morning, I told Genevieve she may wear my necklace sometimes if she likes because she simply adores doo-dads, and she said quite kindly, "No, Mom, that's okay, I have my own diamond."  She does, indeed, have a Chinese diamond as the centerpiece in her necklace.





The real part of my day:  making my own birthday tart and concealing it from family and guests until late tonight.  You see, our church is having Agape meals in homes tonight.  We are hosting a meal.  We will have a simple soup supper with our brothers and sisters, while reading Scripture through The Last Supper.  There will be foot-washing and communion.  We will end quite soberly and leave quietly.  And then (don't tell!) I will whisk my family back to the dining room for lemon tart and a little birthday fun!  I'm pretty sure Jesus will like that, too.

 
We are getting ready for Easter!
 
(And this post is a collection of moments that are pretty, happy, funny, and real - linking up with Leila and Rosie)

13 comments:

Lisa said...

A very happy birthday to you, Margo. And a happy Easter.

Hazel said...

Yes, happy birthday! It's my brother's birthday today and my birthday next week so we've had our fair share of Eastertide birthdays between us.

Hope your evening went well.

jenny_o said...

Oh, Happy Birthday, Margo! and many more! I hope your day is pleasing in every way.

Your flowers are so very pretty. And how nice that your Holly Hobby dress will be enjoyed once again!

Julian said...

Happy birthday! Yes,I'm sure Jesus would approve;). Pretty new jewelry.
Christina

jenny_o said...

I came back to comment again because I realized I forgot to mention how much I like your necklace, and G's necklace too. And your self portrait is beautiful.

There was just too much in this post to take in, in one reading :)

Leila said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm so glad you got to celebrate! It is a beautiful day, after all!

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Happy Birthday Margo, and Happy Easter to you and your family. What an awesome day...
and Genevie is one special little girl..

Jacinta said...

You look SO pretty with your hair down! Lovely self portrait. happy birthday again twin ;)

Jennifer Jo said...

Love the self portrait, love the post, love you. Happy birthday!

Jane said...

Happy birthday and Happy Easter, too, from a reader in northern Alberta!


BLD in MT said...

Happy, happy birthday!

Polly said...

Happy belated birthday and Easter!!! I love your wavy hair! So pretty!

Tracy said...

I'm sorry I missed your birthday. I love your hair down!

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