We had an absolutely fabulous Easter holiday. We got to spend the weekend with family and friends and stole a few moments to truly reflect on the resurrection of Christ.
Mom was able to come into town so we had a little gathering on Friday evening for Easter dinner. It was SO wonderful to spend time with the Mary and Bill, Meacy and Charles, and Mom and Leah! It was my first attempt at cooking (i.e. warming) a ham and it actually turned out all right! Plus, we had tons of help with salads and corn pudding from the guests. It was a blast.
|Jackson had his cheese face going and was distracting everyone :)|
On Saturday, we went to an Easter Egg Hunt at the church (but unfortunately I didn't get a single photo). Jackson had a BLAST, especially once he figured out there was candy inside the eggs. Although, I'm pretty sure his favorite part was playing at the creek at the end of the easter egg hunt.
Later that day we decorated eggs! We had initially planned on dying them, but I was a little too scared, so we just colored them with markers and put stickers on instead. Thanks to Aunt Tammy and the whole Adams crew, we had some fun Easter activities to do (like stickers, bunny masks and a little Easter book to read)!
|Just as a side note: We now have this piece of paper with all the stickers on it hanging on our fridge. Every time Jack sees it he giggles and points and claps his hands. He was and is pretty proud of himself for that project :)|
|Not a big fan of the mask.|
|So Dad put it on and made a "bunny?" impression. So glad I caught this.|
|And Jackson's reaction.|
|Jackson's Easter basket!|
|Jackson's Easter basket from Grandma!|
|A little confused in the morning.|
|Cool new shades!|
|Candy for breakfast.|
Jackson had a blast discovering his easter baskets. Why on earth we even put more than 10 pieces of candy in them is beyond me. Church on a sugar high is quite an interesting experience. Next time we will open Easter baskets on Saturday :)
|Our handsome little man all ready for church :)|
|Aliya enjoying a little whipped cream!|
|Happy Birthday, Matt!|
|"I wanna play on the trampoline, Mom!"|
|"Did you guys hear me? I want to play on the trampoline!"|
These kiddos had a BLAST. This is Jackson's new favorite thing to do at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
|Such a CUTE little smile!|
|Having a ball!!|
|Hahaha, I love this picture.|
All in all, we had a fabulous weekend. I'm so grateful for my knowledge of the Savior. I know that He lived a perfect life, atoned for our sins, was crucified and was resurrected. I know that He did all of that so that we could live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. This gospel truly is good news and makes life so much happier :)