Monday, April 17, 2017


Easter is quickly becoming my favorite holiday. It seems to be the most simple to celebrate yet the most profound and important. 

At church I tried to teach my class of 7 four-year-olds about the real Easter story... at least by the end of class they knew Easter was about more than just Easter egg hunts :)

It takes a while before the true importance of a holiday like Christmas and Easter becomes more important than the traditions... although the traditions are super fun and we definitely had our fun with the Easter bunny 😉

Breckie is QUEEN of putting lots of little things into bags/purses/containers/jars... so stuffing the Easter eggs may have been the highlight for her! She had cups and bowls and baskets all over the place. 

We dyed eggs on Saturday with Everett and Breckie. It was actually quite enjoyable with only happy moments... after we had to explain we weren't "die"-ing the eggs! 

After church Jake and I took turns cooking our Easter dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes, brussel sprouts, baked beans, deviled eggs, and homemade rolls. Breckie and I made the rolls together and she can roll a pretty good crescent! With a cheesecake for dessert, it was pretty much perfect... like these family pictures :)

We put a "Reese" (reeses egg) on the camera as bribery to turn Breckie's frowns into smiles. It's always a small miracle to get a picture of everyone smiling and looking 🙌

This Easter we celebrate the small miracles of nice family pictures and the big ones of the atonement and eternal life. 

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