Friday, April 23, 2010

We believe...

This year our primary challenged all the kids to learn the 13 Articles of Faith by the end of the year. They've done this challenge before but this is the first year Alex took any interest in it. He was very determined to learn them all and studied them diligently, in the car and often after I put him to bed. He even came up with 2 more Articles of Faith but I told him he didn't have to recite those to the Primary Presidency. : ) Well, Alex's hard work paid off as he reached his goal this past Sunday! Way to go Alex! I am very proud of you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Easter arrived and brought with it candy, General Conference, and more candy. We started the day off with Easter baskets filled with goodies. Then, Shane and I were able to watch the Sunday morning session of conference before we headed up to Illinois for Easter dinner with his dad. We had a yummy dinner...ham, steak, potatoes, and two of my favorites, deviled eggs and shrimp cocktail. Alex and Ava ate just enough that would allow them to get dessert. This was followed by more Easter baskets and of course, more candy. We had a lovely holiday spent listening to our Church leaders and being with our family.

Easter morning.

The Easter Bunny makes an appearance at dinner.

Family pictures.

Egg Hunt

A few days before Easter, Ava's preschool had an egg hunt for the kids. She decorated her own egg carton and we filled a dozen plastic eggs with candy and brought it to school. She was very excited for the egg hunt but got a bit upset when she saw that the eggs she brought were no longer in her carton. She was fine after the egg hunt started and she realized that she would be filling up her egg carton again. Needless to say, Ava couldn't wait to go home and see what goodies were inside the eggs she found.

Waiting for the hunt to begin.

How many eggs to do I have now?

Hooray! A carton full of eggs.