We managed to dye eggs and make up baskets, but my pie making plans and time for photos were lost. We did manage to get to Good Friday service (I was alone with the 3 kids) and to Easter Mass early!
I decided to take Easter photos this past weekend. There was an abandoned barn right off the highway that I pass every day going to work. I thought what a neat place to take a few photos! Wrong. We pulled up and I got out with Christopher took 2-3 shots, returned to the car where Chris was waiting and went to do the same thing with Andrew.
We were there about 10 minutes total when a van comes flying down the dusty road. I knew immediately it was trouble, and grab Andrew's hand and begin to walk/run as fast as possible to the car. Right as I'm loading him into a car a crazed middle age man starts running toward us shouting, "I want to ask you a question!" I stare as I load up and he continues "Do people come into YOUR backyard?" I should have said yes because they do all the time as ours backs to common ground, but I was dumbfounded. We didn't touch anything. He says, "This is private property!!" I replied, "Really? I thought it was completely abandoned." The barn had no roof and trees growing through it. It was full of garbage: empty gas cans, broken chairs, rusty metal.
I wish I could laugh about the story after the fact, but he was such an angry man. One of those people you can just tell looks for confutation so they can take out their anger on someone else. It's right off such a major highway, why wouldn't you put up something that says private property. Not to mention all the trouble he took to drive from his house to the barn. Oh well...we went to the "lake" (aka dumpy water way right off a road).
This girl wouldn't let us put her down for a single minute.
Well for a second with tears...Evie's dress was consignment for $10! It even came with the headband.