We haven’t left on our mini-gray-cation yet. . . . Goodnight had a fair amount of homework that she had to accomplish. That’s ok. The church I planned to take her to for Easter is only five and a half hours away. There are several services on Easter Sunday, so we have some luxury to the schedule.
Just for the curious, the official name of the church is the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill. We just call it Holy Hill because it has been a part of our family stories for so long. It is located near Hubertus, Wisconsin. The official name changes and designations happened long after my family started going there.
It’s peaceful, beautiful and surrounded by woods. One of the features of Holy Hill is the set of outdoor Stations of the Cross. They begin at the base of the hill and wind their way through the woods up to the top, where the church is. I love the woods. I made the trek to the Stations on snowshoes one in winter. It was stunningly beautiful. I was alone in the woods except for a cardinal in a tree and a deer that stood silently until I passed. GN and I will take a walk in the woods tomorrow before we head back home.
For right now, she is still working on a PowerPoint presentation that she needs to have finished by Tuesday. That’s ok. I have to hem her dress yet, anyway.
So . . . I found the time to work on an Easter project with that teenager. I spotted the project on the Internet yesterday, so the idea is not mine at all. But I like it a lot. Actually, so did Goodnight. Here’s where I spotted it and the photo on that page is better than mine, so have a look. I’d like to express my thanks to Melissa Holt for posting the idea so that it could make its way to me. As GN grows up, the projects have to grow up too. This garden is nice for someone her age and we had a good time in my garage yesterday afternoon as we puttered in dirt and moss.
The original garden called for grass seed. That requires planning ahead, but since I only spotted the project yesterday, Goodnight and I used floral moss. We had everything else we needed at home already.
Here’s Goodnight’s version of the Easter Garden. It was her idea to add the tiny Crown of Thorns around the center cross.
Hope she finishes her PowerPoint project. I didn’t buy an Easter ham.~