April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

I loved that General Conference fell on Easter Sunday this year. It was so neat to really reflect on the Atonement and Resurrection of our Savior in addition to listening to so many amazing talks. I loved conference this year- it was definitely one of the best years I can remember. There were so many talks that I felt directly applied to my life. Maybe that's because there were a lot of talks about parenting and raising children and I feel that I have a lot of room for improvement in that area. Seriously, though, I loved it and have made some goals to be more patient, humble, and selfless, especially with my family. I'm so grateful for the gospel and the direction it gives me in my life. So, without further delay, here's a recap of our weekend:
We had yummy buttermilk pancakes for breakfast and then Oliver and Christian looked for their hidden Easter baskets. It actually took Christian longer than it took Oliver to find his basket. What can I say? I learned my hiding skills from the best: my dad. He used to hide our baskets each Easter and it would literally take us hours sometimes to find them. Someone would inevitably be in tears each year because they couldn't find theirs and my Dad was somewhat merciless- he wouldn't give in easily and tell us where ours was hidden and sometimes he couldn't remember (there was 11 of us after all).
Anyway, in between sessions we had an egg hunt in the back yard. Amelia was all over that and figured out how to open the eggs and the candy inside them before Oliver even figured out that there was something inside the eggs. That girl means business when it comes to chocolate.

Exploring the loot.

Oliver found the golden egg!

On a side note, Amelia is officially army crawling. She is in to EVERYTHING.

After the final session, we went over to the Alders for an Easter dinner. It was such a nice, beautiful day. Here's to warm weather!!!


Braden said...

Cute pics. Looks like a great day. Did you get a new blog background? It looks nice.

Jo said...

LOL!--"... and sometimes he couldn't remember"

I'll bet that DID bring a few tears! Looks like a wonderful day. Ours was freezing.

I loved Conference too. It seems to get better every year.

BTW-- Tell Amelia congrats for conquering crawling!

Eliza said...

I'm so jealous you had such a beautiful easter, it was freezing here. lol about your dad's hiding spots, wow that sounds intense. and yea Amelia for crawling!

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

army crawling? I thought she was real crawling???? Or walking???? I remember whenever I had something sweet even it was covered Amelia could sense it. That girl is keen.

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

that was claire

Greg said...

Spring is here. We're looking forward to having you here, Rebecca.

Jill Bagley said...

YOur so lucky to live by family. sounds like you had a rich and wonderful easter!! I agree!! conference was amazing. about time they addressed being good parents!! why is this finally the focus??i guess its harder than ever to be a parent. amen brothers!

Rachel said...

Cute pictures...amelia is getting so dang big. Hope you guys had fun in Utah...

I watched a really good movie tonight- You'll have to rent it. Its a soccer movie...call me when you get a minute.