Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter and the debut of warm weather

This year, we stayed home to celebrate Easter. We had a fun egg hunt and had some friends over for a yummy ham dinner. Here are a few pictures:
Anna was so excited to participate in the egg hunt. She found more eggs than anyone else, especially since Daniel, Jacob and Katie mostly didn't participate this year and were around to give her extra help.
Beth looking for eggs cleverly hidden by older siblings.

They hid eggs up in the trees and in the basketball standard. Josh and Jeffrey trying to grab some eggs up high.
They also hid them up in the fences.
We did hide three eggs each for the 'big kids', including two that held Cadbury Cream eggs and one with a dollar. Jacob, Katie and Daniel consider themselves too old for egg hunts, but not too old for extra treats.

Jeffrey has had terrible allegies this year, but allergy medicine has made it so he can go outside without his eyes swelling up.
Adam had fun finding lots of treats, too.

Josh likes to be counted among the 'big kids' but he is not to old for an egg hunt!
The rule at our house is no water games outside until it's above 70 degrees. It hit 70 degrees the day after Easter. This is what it looked like at our house.
There is no better fun than jumping on the trampoline with a hose!
We didn't get around to coloring eggs until the Monday night after Easter. Silly, but the kids had a great time.

Women's Conference 2011

Jeanette, and four of her children: Whitney, Janae, Jordan and Julia
Sisters--only Melissa was missing this year.
Rich's sister, Jen and I. We were roommates and had so much fun that we didn't get much sleep!
Whitney--15 weeks pregnant with twins!!
This was the Chico portion of our group, plus Jordan who came to hear Elder Bednar speak. We spent about 20 hours driving with most of these ladies. Bonds are created under those circumstances that my last a lifetime ; )
Jeanette and I--we got a few hours to ourselves on Saturday to have lunch and wander around the BYU bookstore. Heaven.
It snowed on Thursday evening and Friday morning. It was fun to see the snow...then leave it behind and come home to 70s weather!
The Folsom portion of our group--Marie, Jen Marchek, Chrissy Ellison, and I, plus Jen

Fun times!!