We had a wonderful Easter, did you?
The Easter Bunny did indeed come and the boys were delighted with their baskets, but I forgot to snap a single picture. Oops. I did however require my boys to pose for pictures after church. You can tell that they are really happy about it, especially my 9 year old Coleman:) He was complaining that the sun was in his eyes and so he just could not smile, but I think he was just annoyed at being kept from reuniting with his basket of candy after church! Such a mean old Mom to want to take pictures when chocolate is waiting:)
I miss the days when I could orchestrate all their outfits for special occasions. I tried to get the older boys to where spring colored ties--but TJ is the only one who did it. At least I still got my two little guys into Spring-ish sweater vests! I actually had one for Coleman too--but he refused! Augh--he is growing up too fast:)
Along with all the treats, easter eggs and fun I tried really hard to teach my sons what Easter is really a celebration of...
I wanted to share this Easter video. I love Elder Holland and his words so much.
I want to add my humble testimony to his--I know that Jesus Christ lives and loves us perfectly. I am grateful, beyond words for His infinte and eternal gift of the atonement and ressurection. For me Easter is a time to not only reflect on this incredible offering, but to renew my committment to Him.
I wish with all my heart to live my life as a disciple of Christ.
When Connor and TJ were small and I was struggling with how to help them understand what Easter is really about, I came across this sweet story, Mending Easter. It was just perfect and we have read it every year since. On Sunday, I even shared it in my lesson at church for the teenage girls and they loved it too:)
You can find it here.
I finally updated my weekly menu here.