Thursday, May 13, 2010


Can I still blog about Easter? Or have I waited too long? That is how I feel these days. I have so much going on that it is hard to keep up. Sometimes I think it would just be easier to forget about it and not take the time to blog, but I definitely feel that it is important to "journal" all of these memories so that my family and I can someday have some sort of recollection of them. So even though Easter was a month ago it seems like yesterday.....

Easter 2010
I love Easter but am not fond of the whole Easter bunny tradition
However, since I am such an outstanding, fun, and loving mom who never yells at her kids I must follow tradition
Also it really is great to see the excitement on the kids faces as they tackle over each other to find the next egg.
This year I was smart and color coordinated their eggs with their baskets so they searched for the eggs that matched their baskets.
Yes, I know.....I am a genius!
No fighting
No saying "he got more than me"
No nothing
Just pure excitement
They went about searching for their own eggs and then hurried to the trampoline to open as many as possible and eat as much candy as could fit in their mouths at once.
I hate candy
I am so sick of candy
But that is beside the point
This year the Easter bunny honored my request of "Please do not bring very much candy, only a little will do."
Thank you Easter bunny for actually listening to the mother who really does know best.....or who is just really, really sick of candy around the house
After they discovered the Easter baskets full of fun loot and finished the egg hunt it was time to sit and relax or fall asleep in front of conference.
Conference was really good
Very uplifting
Justin can not tell you the same thing because I think he fell asleep in the first half hour
I on the other hand am proud to announce that I stayed awake for the whole thing
I can proudly announce it because I think it might have been the first time:)
I made about 100 homemade crescent rolls for the family dinner
Didn't mean to make so much but just got a little carried away
But nobody complained
Everyone in my family came to my house for Easter dinner and man was dinner good
I love Easter
I love my kids and how much they love the Easter bunny even though I don't
I love that I live near my family so we could celebrate Easter sunday together
I love that Easter fell on Conference weekend
But most importantly I love and celebrate the TRUE meaning of Easter and the tremendous effects it has on my life.
Happy Easter!


Rebecca and Co. said...

Aw, such cute pictures, Rachel! I am with you on the candy thing. You are a genius re: the colored baskets and eggs. Good job. And good job on Conference! ;)

Brittany said...

You are a smart mom! Giving them each one colored egg to search for is a brilliant idea! Why didn't I think of that? I've got to do that next year. Thanks for the update and who cares that Easter was forever ago, I'm glad you still posted about it. That's how I roll too... I post things MONTHS and MONTHS late. Oh well, at least I do it, right?! :)

HawgWildinWashington said...

Good job Rachie... and I agree with the others, nice job on the colored eggs. I on the other hand (or should I say the Easter Bunny) totally was so lazy at my house and there were no eggs to find, just candy strewn about the house... I am jealous that you live near everyone, and that they live near you. I miss you all and love you..