Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We had the most beautiful weather here in Los Angeles. It was perfect, sunny, and spring is in bloom. There are roses and lilies and gorgeous flowers all over the place. My heart loves everything about springtime.

Friday, we watched Rango and had pizza cause Andy worked late and the babe was asleep by the time he made it home. It was a lot of fun and nice to just relax and Rango is a great movie. Andy continued working early into the morning on Saturday just so we could enjoy Easter as a family. He has been putting in over 80+ at work again. It has been intense, but we love our weekends.

We went to an Easter Egg hunt at church on Saturday. Jake loved being outside, and he even walked up to the fence and found an easter egg, but he mostly sat in the grassy knoll in awe of the spectacle of children and the bright pastel eggs spread across the green. Later, we went to dinner at Otis' house (from church). He always is so sweet to invite our family for the holidays over to his house. He is an amazing chef and he prepared enough food for an army! We ate with our bishop and his kids, and Jake kept giving Bishop Marsh's son hugs. It was purty darn cute! We later helped Otis, Ava, Addie, and Alex Marsh plant strawberries. Jake attempted to eat a lot of dirt as always. Oh, what a boy he is! Later, we hopped on over to the Grove to get Jake's picture with the Easter bunny, but they were on a long break, so we just walked around and enjoyed the great weather.

Sunday, Jake woke up with the dawn and I hid his Easter basket in his box of diapers. He did a pretty good job of finding it and he let out an audible 'Wow' when he found it. Soo adorable! Nothing makes us more excited then to watch him learn and discover and it is getting really fun to start celebrating the holidays.

Jake played with his new toys and off we went to church. We spend most of our time chasing our son around the hallways at church now, but it was nice to be in the Lord's house for Easter. I try and catch even a small sentence or phrase amongst the chaos and I ponder and think about it while Jake squirms about. It helps me at least feel like I retain some kind of spirituality to keep me going. What do you moms do to fill your spiritual cup when a little one is so busy?

Sunday night, we had a yummy dinner with some dear friends. We love our friends in LA. Andy and I are constantly amazed at what incredible, funny, smart, and exemplar people they (you all) are. We feel lucky to have them because they are all rockstar families. We finished our day with some left over carrot cake and watching Jake dance to his favorite song, Barbra Ann by the Beachboys. It was an awesome Easter!

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