So, since Easter is a favorite holiday in our house, we had a great week full of fun activities to celebrate it! We started out the week with a bang and dyed Easter eggs for Family Home Evening last week :) We had a lesson with my absolute favorite talk from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, "None Were with Him." It is a beautiful and powerful talk describing the lonely path of our Savior in His final days on Earth. For a person of any denomination, this talk is a stunning portrayal of what He went through to save us all and redeem us from death. I think it is so important for us at this time of year to remember this moment in time from His life to and ponder on what it means for us. Below is the link for the talk from www.lds.org Please listen to or read and show thanks for all we enjoy.
http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2009/04/none-were-with-him?lang=eng&query=none+with+him Onto the Easter egg dying! Ryan and I are both professional egg dyers and we thoroughly enjoy making our eggs as vibrant and colorful as possible. Here are a few pictures of the process and the finished product! :)
Well Easter was certainly a busy week for us. We had a scouting potluck to throw for the young men in our ward, it was such a great success. We had a lot of people show up and we got to see our scouts be awarded for their hard work.
I also had a Stake Relief Society event to help put together last week as well. It was a beautiful setting and it went off without a hitch.
Friday night I had to finish getting supplies and planning a bridal shower for my wonderful friend Brittney. But the shower went off without a hitch and it was so fun to spend some time with my soon-to-be-married friend. Thankfully after the bridal shower I had the chance to indulge myself and get a much needed manicure and pedicure. And oh was it ever nice to do this... I need to make this more of a habit.
And finally, on to Easter Sunday! Ryan and I slept in late on Easter and had a delicious breakfast of fried eggs and German pancakes. I would have taken more pictures but we were hungry and didn't want to wait to eat.
We went to church and wore our new outfits that we got over conference weekend and took pictures to show them off!
Then we came home after sacrament to finish getting Easter dinner ready! We had a bunch of friends and some family come over for dinner. We had ham and green beans and salad. Brie and raspberries for appetizers and some delicious brownies and strawberry trifle for dessert. I love Easter dinner... It is seriously amazing. And this dinner was no different.
Well all in all, Easter Sunday was a success on all levels of food, family, and fun and ended the night playing 'Last Word' (a fabulous board game) with our friends Sean and Nate and watched part of We Bought a Zoo (one of my new favorite movies).
I love Easter and all the significance that the holy day holds. I am so grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and for the blessings that come from the knowing that I have a Savior who has overcome all things. Nothing means more to me in this world than that fact and the knowledge that I can be life him. I am grateful for my family and my life. I have the most amazing husband in the world and I know how blessed I am. I hope we all can remember and enjoy how special life is and to enjoy every moment of it.