Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy Easter

We had back-to-back celebrations with Ali's Birthday and Easter. It was fun! Here the girls are, with their "baskets." I loved it, Andie was the first one down and said, "MOM! The Easter Bunny came.....oh, and thanks for the new church shirt!"
These masks came in a 3 pack for $1 and I had to get funny!  Ali wore her's all day, except at church.  It was great!
Adalyn wasn't too sure of them.
Andie was so excited to find eggs.
I was skyping with my mom the Friday before Easter and she asked if the girls had new Easter dresses.  I said, "No."  Then I felt bad.  So I quickly came up with this idea.  The skirts are from their Christmas outfits and I had all the other material and iron on stuff.  Let's just say, I think I'll use Iron on for everything now!  It was SO simple and easy. 
The girls loved their shirts.  (Don't worry, they didn't wear the flip flops to church!)

Super Al!
This is such a cute picture.  We had our some friends over with the 4 elders in our ward for dinner.  Everything was so yummy.  My friend serves in Primary and told me how they were asking all the kids if the Easter Bunny came.  I guess Andie said, "Yes - he came and we got fun things in our basket.  My mom also makes us a new outfit for every holiday, this is my new shirt!"  Haha - now I guess it's going to be a tradition!

Little Adalyn did not want to take pictures - or look at the camera.

I love all the "takes!"

"Just give me some candy and put me to bed!!"
We had a great Easter.  I was very proud of my kids because although the Easter Bunny is fun, they would say things throughout the day of, "Mom, do you know why Easter is special?"  I would say, "Why?" and they would say, "Because of Jesus."  I loved it.  With church at 11:30, we had time to watch Finding Faith in Christ before church and then we watched The Testaments after church. 

I am so grateful for our Savior, Jesus Christ.  He is such an example to me and I know is always there for me.  In Relief Society last week, we talked about eternity, and how it's not something that we will one day arrive at, but it's something that we are part of RIGHT NOW!  We are on that path.  As someone said, "Baptism was the gate and since baptism we've entered into our journey."  I grateful for my knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I'm grateful for the temple and the knowledge that families can be together forever.  I'm grateful to know that we will return to live with Heavenly Father again.  Again - meaning, we've already lived with Him before!  It's awesome to know my eternal goals, which is what leads and guides the way I live each and every day!  I love my family.  My little family unit, but my extended family as well!  They are each a strength to me and I'm grateful for the examples set before me!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Season!


lillie said...

You're such a good mom, those shirts are super cute!

sdbroder said...

I love these pictures!