I had a wonderful Easter. Such a wonderful time at church and then in the afternoon with friends. I didn't get many pictures of it, but I did get the before-meal picture of how nice Joni made it for us! We had treats on our plates! And, after a yummy meal we then went on an Easter egg hunt. It was AWESOME!
So, Saturday was filled with conference, but in the evening, when all the guys are at the priesthood session, girls go out and play :) Fortunately, this was the same night of the Cherry Blossom Festival and Fireworks on the Potomac! We had a group of about ten awesome sisters with us and luckily found AWESOME parking down on the waterfront.
We got there just in time for these Japanese drummers to perform. I watched in awe of their strength and how much they "felt" the music and its meaning. I think that's a sign of the true performer. The members of this group studied the history and background of their ancestors and the pieces they performed. They wanted to share this knowledge with others and I loved that! It was so crowded, but it was well worth the time spent standing to see it!
It's hard to see their feet in these pictures, but they're wearing slipper/sock flip flops!
This picture also doesn't do their performance justice,
but they're straddling that drum and pounding hard and fast!
I looked around at the view as the sunset over the Potomac.
It was so pretty. But, as I looked to my left I saw the
American Flag blowing in the wind...
I then looked to my right and saw the Japanese Flag blowing
There were some crew boats out on the water... awesome!
Then the highlight - the fireworks!!
I love how they light up the sky!