My auntie Pat posted these picture of our family's Easter celebration yesterday:
(Jennifer--on the left--is my cousin, but we grew up like sisters. Lil sis Kate on the right)
sweet Nana on the left and my mama on the right
this year Nana will be 80, Mama will be 50, and I will be 30!
Uncle Mike & pretty cousins with spread of food
Uncle Ted on left, brother-in-law Andy on right
love the twin crossed legs, boys
Jennifer's son, Ethan, and our Auntie Pat
Ethan hunting for eggs in Mama's back yard
I would have loved to be there with them. I miss everyone exponentially on holidays. But although it was sad that I couldn't be with my family on Easter, I did the next best thing and headed up to the Freitags to watch Milo and Jude hunt for eggs:
the Freitags on Easter + the view from their backyard
Milo furiously hunting eggs
me and my little love
JJ and Judebug, both sporting seersucker
Thank goodness for the Freitags aka my home away from home! It was a gorgeous day outside, and those boys always put me in a better mood. Plus, after the uncles and aunts and cousins went home, Cari and I did something very Easterly: we watched a very intense, violent movie about post-Apartheid South Africa. ;)
Notice anything about the cast? Particularly the guy standing in the middle? Yes, ladies & gentlemen, it's Tim Riggins. And despite the fact that he had to lose 30 pounds to portray strung out combat photographer, Kevin Carter, he was just as fine as ever in this movie.
All hotness aside, it was a great movie, although devastating. The story centers around four photographers who are trying to take the best pictures of the violence going on around them. Kevin Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch--it's a true story) eventually took the following photo of a starving child in Sudan being stalked by a vulture:
Although Carter won the Pulitzer Prize for this photo (taken in southern Sudan in 1993), it was obviously surrounded by controversy. The public questioned him: did you just leave that girl to die? What did you do after you took the picture? Unable to face these questions and the ethics of his job in general, Carter kills himself. And while it was tough to watch Tim Riggins go through all that . . . it was worth it.
Sorry for the downer. Probably should have ended with Jude toddling around in his seersucker suit clutching plastic eggs. What did y'all do for Easter?