Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sunday Funday!

I loved my Sunday.
It was eggs-tra good!
It started with puppy time.
He played in the park, and my girl and I got to hang out and talk.

And walk.
And feel the sunshine on our faces.

She put up with my interruptions for blooms and buds.
A "look at that" {pause for photo} thrown in... right in the middle of her story.

The best "look at that" was the random hawk (falcon?) spotting!
This guy drew quite a crowd along the path...he was hanging out in someone's yard!

I took som time by myself at Robbins Farm Park in Arlington.
{also known as skyline park, for obvious reasons!}
It was wonderful to sit in the sun and enjoy the view of my city.
The Marathon is being run today.
Here in Boston it's been a week filled with remembering last year...
remembering who we lost,
remarking on the courage and determination of the survivors,
and getting ready to take back this day for the runners and for the city.
I spent a nice, long quiet time alone with my thoughts and prayers
and enjoying the innocence and laughter of children playing.

Then it was home for the fun.
All the kids, some food that reminds us of Paris, and steaks on the grill.
There's always lots of laughter.
And good conversation.
But we "dine" in our sweats, so photo-ops are in short supply!
The funniest moment of the night was when my husband said,
"I'm ready for dessert!"
And then proceeded to spill the jelly beans out of my cute table decoration.
And eat them.

This Easter
my cathedral was made of a path, a hill, some sky and some trees
my congregation was my family
my sermon for the day was:
"Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord all the earth."
Psalm 96:1
It was a wonderful day.

Joining Tamar for


  1. Crazy hawk. How random is that. Love your Easter table.

  2. ooohhhhh this sounds perfect!! i was in my "peeps" sweatshirt all day. i got 2, in the peeps store in washington. perfect attire for the day.

    your table always looks so pretty and i always love your soft, sweet centerpieces!!

  3. What a cute post! and your puppy looks like such a happy camper. So glad you had a lovely easter. Quite lucky you just happened to have your camera in the right place for that shot as it would probably not be repeated.

  4. So glad you had a good day... and so close to a hawk! How cool!

  5. What a perfect Easter Adrienne... I love the cityscape and white blossom (is that magnolia? It's gorgeous!). Thank you for your comment on my blog, it's so so wonderful that your family has maintained the love of simple French meals years after your move back to the States :)

  6. Sounds like a wonderful day! We were on the road to see family. Always conflicting emotions between 'home' and a simple day and traveling 'home' with its complexity!

  7. Beautiful!! The world is your chapel - it's just important that you take the time to be and see what is around you.

    This city is ALIVE today - oh my word. Between the game and walking back up Beacon it felt good to see the city hit this milestone!

  8. I am in awe of the bird! Wow! Talk about close encounters! So glad you had a wonderful day yesterday with those you love!

  9. I am in awe of the bird! Wow! Talk about close encounters! So glad you had a wonderful day yesterday with those you love!

  10. When I saw the jelly beans, I thought, now there's a good use for jelly beans. (I don't like to eat them!) Sounds like a wonderful day for you. He is risen!

  11. What a beautiful post. I can't think of a better way to spend a day.

  12. What a lovely way to spend a day. Thanks for taking me along. Stopping by from mama kats kelley at the road goes ever ever on

  13. Jelly beans for dessert! I like that. It sounds like your Easter was lovely!

  14. A hawk just hanging out on someone's fence? Wow! What a sight and what a wonderful way to spend your Sunday!