Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

This year we colored our eggs outside. It was such a beautiful day (we have had so few of those so far this year!) We just didn't want to waste one minute of it in the house. Ruth was napping, which I have to admit made this activity easier and lets face it, more enjoyable. She is so grabby we would have had all broken eggs, spilled dye, and painted baby! The kids had a lot of fun being creative as usual. Larry and I colored a few too. Usually we divide them up and they all get a certain number to color to make things "fair". This year the kids didn't even count them or ask how many they could do one time. They just got to work and had fun. SO NICE!

Hayden and Amelia finding eggs! They were so excited. The girls made cards for the Easter Bunny, left out a carrot and a drink just in case he got thirsty. All on their own they came up with these ideas. It was pretty cute!

I love this picture of Ruth. She loved her ball so much she wouldn't put it down, but got excited about finding eggs with the big kids too so she would carry her ball and the eggs. She did figure out that we were putting them in the carton. It was so cute watching her! She still won't put her ball down. She napped with it today (the day after Easter)

I wish I had taken a picture of them all dressed up in their cute matching things. The girls all let me do their hair alike with cute ribbons and every thing! But we had had a "traumatic" ending to our morning due to some major disobedience issues with an older child. SOOOOO. We were lucky to get to church with out mom being in tears, let alone traumatize everyone more by trying to get everyone in a picture... It did end up being a nice day (even though the weather turned and we were rained on all day). But there was a beautiful spirit at church, and we had a lot of fun with our friends we had over for dinner after church.
We truly are blessed to be able to celebrate Easter and the true meaning of it. I feel so blessed to have a Savior who would come to Earth, live as the perfect example of how to live, suffer and die for me so that I am able to repent and return to live with him, then on the 3rd day rise from the grave, so that I to will be able to live again. This is truly what live is all about, what he made possible. I am so thankful for my beautiful family and the opportunity that I have to be married to a wonderful man for time and all eternity, so that we can be with our family forever. It is not till death do us part. We can be and will be a family forever, all because we have a Savior who made all things possible!

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