Sunday, March 28, 2010

Feeling The Love


After a lousy week of ick(thanks for the thoughtful well wishes, btw), I was so happy that I felt good enough to go to the Krishna Holi Festival of Colors with my family on Saturday.

We're not Krishna's but there is a temple about a half hour from our house (see it in the background?) and they open some of their festivals to the public.


the Festival of Colors welcomes spring and signifies how we are all similar. You start clean but throw packets of colored chalk in the air.



The result?
Well, as you can see, it's pretty vibrant.


everyone hugs

and laughs

and eats great curry

For more pictures, go here. Even if you're not one to click links, I promise this one is worth the ten seconds. It's amazing stuff.


Tell me:
How'd you spend your weekend?
What will you do to celebrate spring?
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42 comments:

Stephanie L. McGee said...

I keep meaning to go that. I do love good Indian food. Next year I'll remember to look for it. Sigh. Looks like you all had so much fun. Glad you're all feeling better.

As for how I spent my weekend, well, I wrote. And I worked. And I took photographs. And designed my own book cover. That was a lot of fun.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

My sister did that in India. So fun! (And Indian food is my favorite food in the world. Did you eat samosas? Wait, don't tell me, I'll be jealous if you did.)

My husband rented a chainsaw this weekend and I stayed inside writing. Need I say more? :)

Danyelle said...

That sounds like an awesome tradition! Glad you're doing better. :)

Sarah said...

I wrote, spent time with friends and family, made homemade pizza. And ... I found my desk top. (You'll see a blue moon more often.)

storyqueen said...

Those pictures are beautiful...I feel the need to finger paint or something.....

Shelley

Tess said...

Stephanie: make the time,it's a blast, but not for the real little ones (unless they keep out of the color circle) my youngest was coughing pink all day today (oops!)

AL: seriously? in India? That would be amazing. Indian food is one of my all time favorites, too. And, I'll lie and say I didn't eat samosas .. or masala.

Tess said...

Danyelle: much, much better. thanks.

Sarah: pizza and a clean desk? that's a successful weekend!

Storyqueen: it would make a great picture book .. you should write it!

WindyA said...

We had a traditional blessing ceremony for my grandmother who's recently had some pretty major surgery. It was a great coming together of the family! Kids, grandkids and great-grandkids EVERYWHERE!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

That looks like fun. And lots of hugs would feel nice right now.
~ Wendy

Tess said...

Windy: sounds like a wonderful time..those are the ones to cherish.

Wendy: I am so, so sorry for your loss, friend. Many prayers being sent your way.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Curry, yum.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Sounds fun!
I dyed some Easter eggs with the kiddo and decorated for Easter around the house. :)

Susan R. Mills said...

Looks like a great time. I watched a lot of basketball this weekend.

Paige said...

I thought about going to this, but then we had soccer and a birthday party and planting trees, so the thought went by the wayside, but now I'm seeing everyone's pictures and it makes me sad we didn't go. Maybe next year.

Mary Aalgaard said...

My weekend is on my blog post. Chess tourny for my boys, walk, dinner w/friends, Palm Sun. service where I was the musician, nap, bike ride, read. It was good. You guys look funny!

Heidi Willis said...

That's crazy!! My kids would love it, but I'd worry I'd be scrubbing laundry for weeks. Does it come out or do you view it like tie dye?

Tess said...

Caroline: it was yummy

Jennifer: thats right! Easter is coming, I need to kick it in gear.

Susan: March madness, eh?

Paige: you would have loved it .. come with us next year, we'll make it a party within a party :)

Mary: what a nice, relaxing weekend you seemed to of had. Aren't those the best?

Heidi: your kids would love it ... and, yes, you have to wear clothes that you are willing to have ruined. Hence, the grubby wear of ours. But, it washed easily off the skin and hair (much to my 15 y/o's dismay .. she wanted pink hair for school)

PJ Hoover said...

You guys look awesome! How fun!
We did book stuff and Lego Party stuff and some relaxing, too!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

What a fun picture! Love it! Just found your blog from your comment on Caroline's blog. I'm also hoping to be part of Elevensies.
Great blog, I'll be back.

Davin Malasarn said...

Tess, this festival sounds so cool! Thanks for posting the picture! I had a great weekend. I started an herb garden, I went hiking, and I played tennis. So, I'm welcoming spring too. Oh, I also baked fish-shaped cookies to celebrate Poisson d'Avril. I've decided that will be my new tradition.

Solvang Sherrie said...

That looks pretty fun!
We are leaving on vacation in just a few days and I'm so excited. We'll be celebrating spring break on the east coast. Yay!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Beautiful and such fun. I love the joyousness. We did spring cleaning around here, which felt great.

Terresa said...

When I was a BYU student, I took a World Religion class. Our professor suggested we attend this. I was hesitant, but went anyways and loved it (although we didn't get the colored powder treatment!).

We celebrate spring by planting flowers, barbequing with family and honoring Christ who is risen.

Angie said...

To be honest, I spent the weekend fighting the Festival of Colors traffic. Glad you guys had fun!

L.T. Elliot said...

That is incredible! What a beautiful tradition. Next year, tell me when you're going and I'll go with you!

Jackee said...

So cool! I can't believe I lived there all those years and never knew they did that festival. I missed out, I guess.

We went to the AZ Museum of Science with the kiddos. We had to go to Phoenix for a Dr. appt for the 3 yo, so we decided to make a trip of it, hotel pool and all.

Have a great week, Tess!

Tess said...

PJ: leggo party? oh, I miss those days...

Terry: Welcome and congrats on your good news!

Davin: I remember poisson d'avril! I had forgotten. Here we celebrate it w/ silly socks.

Sherrie: wow, that's a long trip for you .. here's wishing you great weather and lots of fun.

Tina: oh, will you come help me w/ spring cleaning? my house is a mess and I need to do that .. maybe next week. And, thanks - joyous is a great word to describe it.

Terresa: what a fun class assmt. It has grown over the past few years and, I understand that these festivals are world wide..you should find the one in your neck of the woods for next spring.

Angie: ugh! sorry, it was crazy traffic :/

LT: it's a deal! like I said, they have these all over the world at their temples so I need to remember to put a shout out and we can all find the one close to us and then post our pics..that would be fun.

Jackee: now you know :D And I bet it was SO warm in Arizona..what, like 80's? nice!

Janice said...

LOVE this.

Paul Greci said...

Cool colors!!! This weekend I took what is probably the last crosscountry skiing of the season. It was great but I'm looking forward to mud!

Megalicious said...

Colors are part of the reason I love spring! I love the pretty decorated eggs everywhere, and the new spring clothes with bright vibrant colors.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

How cool is this? Wow! I love it! I'm so glad that you were feeling better and able to get all rainbow chalky. : )

Jill Kemerer said...

So pink! So purple! Love it!

I had a marvelous weekend. Our local RWA chapter had a big book lover's event and we had a blast!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I love colors and I love curry--sounds like my kind of place!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Tess,
What a totally cool way to spend the weekend! Walter bought a bicycle and we went for a bike ride on Satuday. :) We couldn't go on Sunday, he was sore. (LOL) We took another ride tonight...

I'm glad you're feeling better.

Susan Fields said...

That sounds like something Amy should have gone to - good research for Libby Jean. I celebrated spring by painting my toenails - woo hoo, I've missed my flip flops over the long winter!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

That looks so awesome with all the colorful chalk in the air. I'm glad you were well enough to enjoy. I spent my weekend still on vacay in San Clemente. It was heaven.

Tess said...

Janice: you should go sometime, it was fun.

Paul: ah, the last hurrah ... I'm looking forward to mud as well.

Megalicious: hooray for colorful spring :D

Cynthia: thanks, I'm soo glad I was better, too.

Jill: a book event? that's my kind of weekend!

Kristen: I'm not surprised, you international girl, you.

Sharon: hahaha, poor Walter..I know that pain :/

Susan: oooo, flip flops, I almost forgot. fun!

Tricia: San Clemente? you spoiled girl! soak some sun up for me.

Lisa and Laura said...

GORGEOUS, Tess! How cool that you expose your kids to this kind of thing. I love it! And the temple looks beautiful! I want to go!

Tamika: said...

I feel like I'm missing out! I want curry! *Insert whine*

Talli Roland said...

What a great photo! That's so great that you and family went to experience the celebration.

Elana Johnson said...

So very cool! I wish I would've known about it, my kids would've loved that. We found little flowers growing in our front yard today, and I was so excited! I'm so ready for warm weather and the end of school. :)

Tahereh said...

so cool!! we host that same celebration at my alma mater every year and everyone goes nuts. i love the colors!!