Back Row (standing): Sue Allen (My amazing Mom), my Great Aunt Kay Allen, my Cousin Amy Allen, my Great Aunt Judy Spencer, my cousin Gwen Allen, and my Gram Mary Searles
Front Row (sitting): my Great Aunt Ellen Raby (on couch), my cousin Carol Raby, my cousin Terri Downing, myself, and my cousin Shawnacy Searles.
Today is Palm Sunday. For most, this is the start of Holy Week with Bible readings detailing Jesus' Triumphal Entry. I thought about giving you a Biblical history lesson but decided to let the "Skit Guys" do it instead via a Youtube video. I hope you enjoy it. They share the truth of the Bible and the significance of today, the Sunday before Easter ~ with a respectful humor.
Please understand it isn't my intent to ignore the importance of today in relation to Easter. My hope is to let a couple goofy guys, with a humor similar to mine share with you about Palm Sunday while I share a little about my fabtabulous family. Of course the picture above is on Easter Sunday because we are sporting our homemade bonnets.
Palm Sunday kicked off the annual "Easter Bonnet Decorating Contest" in our family. I don't know how it started but I'm sure it had something to do with my Gram and her sisters. They probably wanted to make sure we were focused on Easter all week, and so we did. There were prizes for the prettiest, most creative, and the silliest. If I missed one, I'm sure Mom or Auntie M will fill in the missing pieces.
One thing we liked about this competition is the kids had to make their own bonnet, without help from an adult, to keep it fair. I cried many a time because I wanted my bonnet to be as cool as my Mom's but it always seemed to crash, rip, or be destroyed before the judging. But then I forgot to take it and played all day wearing my bonnet. Hmmm...go figure.
Did you notice in both of these Easter photos on today's blog, people are in shorts? Praying for a warm Easter next week, I have a mystery book signing outside in nine days. Oops, did I just slip another clue? lol