No pictures of this, but Emma and I got to participate in a huge Easter choir concert and it was a phenomenal experience. The director is unparalleled and spending hours practicing and performing with friends was a blessing. I feel grateful, during activities like these, that I get to experience holidays through music and get to raise my praises to heaven through song.
The egg dying:
so chill and fun. I think the first 60 degree day and the sunlight streaming through the window made everyone extra happy.
A sunny Egg-Salad-Sandwich Picnic:
Can I repeat: NICEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR?
The family candy/egg hunt:
The church egg hunt, also not documented with pictures, was way more fun this year (Egg hunts seem to be more enjoyable WITHOUT snow). We loved the part where they sent the million kids out hunting in the forest and then told the adults to line up for the food. Everyone was happy!
Alas, no Easter Sunday clothes pictures. It’s way too hard to
a)get everyone dressed, happily, in time for church AND pictures
b)get everyone dressed, happily, in time for church AND pictures, when the 2 year old is taking her nap until the last possible second
c) get everyone dressed, happily, in time for church AND pictures, when the 2 year old is taking her nap until the last possible second, AND your husband left for meetings 40 minutes earlier.
Everyone did look very cute and I was very pleased with the matching. We’ll do a repeat next Sunday, when we visit Utah, and have Aunt Bekah take pictures.
But I did capture some of the always fabulous Easter dinner with the Daines:
and Uncle Doug and Aunt Marcy (who couldn’t be more positive, loving, thoughtful and fun to talk to):
Hey look! I was there:
Last night Jane said the family prayer at the end of the day and was thanking Heavenly Father for each family member. When she got to me, she said, “Thanks for mom and um….the food she makes.” I took that opportunity (my counselor told me I could) to, kindly, remind those children about who organized all activities, purchased all eggs and dye kits, initiated Easter dinner planning with Heather, bought all new Easter clothes, provided all baskets, made all the food, etc. etc.
I wanted some credit. So, shoot me.