Friday, April 16, 2010

Easter Day

What a crazy start to the day! First off I LOVED that Easter was on Conference Sunday this year. It's always such a challenge to try to get Easter stuff in before we head to church at 9 am and our time never changes. So it was really nice to just have kind of a lazy morning at home where we weren't in a hurry to get ready and out the door.
We checked out what the Easter Bunny had left and then I worked hard at trying to get breakfast on. Molly loves having tea parties so I had planned a tea party breakfast. Bran muffins, pancake balls, buttermilk syrup, fruit, sausage, chocolate milk and orange juice. I had made a table cloth (inspired by another project my friend Sara was doing, Thanks Sara!) and then had a cute tea set, and the cutest mini silverware, really cute (why is anything mini so cute, really?) and I had set the table the night before and made the batter for the muffins the night before as well. It still took more time than I thought it would to get it all on, but soooo worth it. Molly was so cute and kept telling me during breakfast "Mom, you're the best mom ever!" with a big hug! Like I said totally worth it! Then I reminded Molly about why we have Easter and why we put the tent up, that just like in the scripture days we when King Benjamin gathered his people together to talk to them about what our Heavenly Father and Savior wanted them to hear, we have a prophet and apostles that talk to us and tell us the things that our Heavenly Father and Savior want us to hear. Honestly... I really wish I would have prepared my family better for conference. Next time I need to start a week ahead at FHE and really prepare them for it. We had a great time listing to conference and then Nan and Pa come over between conference and then we listened to the afternoon session. After Conference was over we headed to family get together where my grandpa finished reading the last chapter of the BOM to all of us. What a great experience to be there with family and hear the words of our patriarch. My Grandpa is an amazing man and I have learned much from them. I'm thankful for his love of the Book Of Mormon and his testimony of it. What a great way to end Easter this year. I hope my girls feel of the true spirit of Easter. I loved having general conference on Easter. To hear of the testimonies of our amazing prophet President Monson and the apostles was truly amazing. There are so many things I need to work on and so many areas that I need to improve. One of my favorite talks was by Pres. Eyring. I loved to hear him talk about personal progress. I am currently serving as our wards personal progress leader and I love and feel very strongly about personal progress. I know it's an inspired program and I truly have a testimony of it. I really hope that it spoke to the parents and our young women about the importance of it. I loved many other talks, they were just for me!















4 comments:

Steph H said...

I love the picture of Kris at the tea party--what a good sport! And I love all your ideas to make holidays and other events so fun! You always seem to do awesome breakfasts which is my favorite meal of the day and they always make my mouth water. Yum!

katheryn said...

Sounds like a great easter and conference. I love the pictures. You are a very good photographer. But I think you need to get some pictures of yourself here and there. I love seeing my beautiful sister. Muah!

Camille said...

too dang cute! you are the best mom ever!! seriously, that was the cutest ever :)

Ashley said...

You always go all out and do the cutest things. I really need to invest in some super cute serving dishes like you have. Sounds way fun!