Tuesday, April 17, 2012

easter weekend

{me, mom & sister}

Over Easter weekend we traveled to Chicago {again} to celebrate my Grandma's life. We had a lovely memorial service followed by a private reception. I'm sure Grandma was jealous she couldn't physically be there. :)

{family photo!}

A bunch of her friends came and had such nice things to say about her - that she was never without her smile and always brought happiness and joy. And a bunch of them knew exactly who all of us grandchildren were, just from her stories.

{me & steven}

I made my skirt for the evening. My Grandma always loved checking out my sewing projects, so I knew she would appreciate that I made the skirt just for that occasion. I'll post a tutorial soon. It was so easy - I can't wait to make another one!

{sara, lauren, steven & i}

That last picture might be my favorite photo from the evening. I love my family. :)

Easter morning we had a bug family brunch and played outside with my cousin's puppy. It was really great. I can't wait to see them all again soon!

xoxo, christa

8 comments:

  1. Glad the memorial service went well! And I love your skirt :)

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  2. That skirt is SO CUTE Christa, I can't believe you made it!

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    1. Thanks, Krysten! It was challenging figuring out how to make it, but I figured it out and it ended up being pretty easy. :)

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    1. It's actually from Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms line, Disco Flower. :) I love the bright colors in the fabric.

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother! I knew she had been sick and was doing a bit better. I love how you guys had a time together to celebrate her life. Also, love your skirt! AND, Steven is really tall! I never realized that from your other pictures.

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    1. She kept fluctuating between good days and bad. She was really tired and just wanted it to be over one way or another. :) The skirt was SO easy to make - if you can sew straight lines, you can make this skirt. And Steven is really tall! He's a foot taller than I am. That's why we usually take pictures sitting down - so our heads are closer together. :)

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