Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I loved Easter this year! Someone told me that this year Easter fell on the absolute latest Sunday that it can possibly fall. I think it landed this late just for me. To have it directly follow my Mom's Birthday was beautiful reminder of life and hope and that the Savior conquered death. Death is not the end! That makes me so happy and brought me peace this year.

To kick Easter off we went and decorated eggs on Monday with our good friends the Dana's.

It was fun and there was a big change from years past when our kids were not that into the egg dying!

Saturday Morning brought the....

It was so fun and so funny to watch! Davis and Caleb both got right in there!

But Beckham was clueless for the first little bit and a little shell shocked! I love this picture because its a perfect reminder of what he did for the first few minutes as all the other kids raced around him wildly!

He finally got the hang of it!

We dyed a few more eggs on Saturday night....

And then we left our eggs out for the Easter Bunny to hide as well as a few carrots for him to snack on with big hopes that he would fill our buckets with all sorts of goodies!

And he came! Which was pretty lucky because rumor has it that the Easter Bunny was reallllly tired this year :)

The boys were dying to come out in the morning!

Some more than others - Caleb actually came into our room 5 times during the night asking if it was time yet and just about got his Easter Basket thrown out to the curb! They had a lot of fun looking through their baskets and chowing on candy for breakfast.

They hunted for eggs and were remarkably good at finding them. Next year the Easter Bunny is going to make it more challenging!

I always try to take a picture of the boys before Church on Easter and this year we struck pure photo gold! Could these be any cuter!

And of course one with Dad and Mom!

I got so many compliments on my beautiful beaded sweater. It was my Moms and I think its my new Easter Sunday Sweater. I actually wore that white dress to the Temple the day John and I were married. A few years ago I figured it would make a good Easter dress because it serves as an annual gauge of where I'm at based on how it fits. It was a little more snug than I wanted it this year but it fit! Good motivation for next year :)

Happy Easter!


Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

The boys are adorable... and seriously could Davis be any more smooth in those pictures? What a stud! You have such a beautiful family! Love you guys!

Marci Wittwer Butterfield said...

What a beautiful family--- your boys are all so handsome. Looks like a great Easter!

The Hamlin Family said...

Wow...It was fun catching up on your post. I LOVE how you honored your mom on her birthday. No doubt she is still holding on to your balloon. Also, you have a BEAUTIFUL family. Seriously, can we just set Livvy and Davis up right now...he's a little stud...so adorable!!! :)

Wheeler Bunch said...

i love the pictures of your boys...so cute!

Abbie said...

No, those boys could not get any cuter!

I'm surprised there was anything left for Beckham to pick up after standing there for so long at the city hunt. Brielle figured out quickly to stay on her knees and just pick up the candy.

Your boys are lucky, the Easter Bunny doesn't come to our house. ;)