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Easter this year was a lot of fun. Griffin and I didn't plan to do much with Von because she's 14 months old and doesn't really get what's happening when you put out eggs (or give presents). I'm sure the next few years will be even more fun, but this year we kept it really simple on our end.
My mother in law did want to do an Easter egg hunt with her, and when we went up on Saturday for brunch we also did an egg hunt. Von really just wanted to hold the eggs and got upset when we took them and put them in the basket until she noticed another egg on the ground. It was fun though. And then she carried the eggs around for hours.
Easter Sunday was really simple too. My sister and her husband were in town visiting, so after church, we just hung out with them and enjoyed the rainy spring weather from inside. I didn't do a fancy dinner, just made a recipe that we love. Griffin also made peanut butter cookies.
As we were going to bed though, I couldn't help but stop and think about the reason for this special holiday. I thought about my love for the Savior, and for all the hope I have Because of Him. He really did die for you and me. He suffered for each one of us, and then he rose again on the third day. Easter always gives me so much hope.
There is new life. There is change. There is hope. All because of Him.
My heart is full this week, and even though we didn't celebrate so much with the candy and the presents, we talked about Christ, and how He loves each of us. And that's really the thing that I want Von to know. She's still so little, but I'm trying to be better at talking about Him and His love for her every day so that it's something that she'll also know as she gets older. That's really the only thing I want for her, to know that Christ and God love her and that because of them, life can be full of joy and happiness, even in the hard times.