Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Happenings

I am a Holiday Junkie. I have to admit, I love em. All of them. So of course, we were all excited for Easter!



On Saturday we went to celebrate at the Kidman's house. The girls had a blast hunting down about a million Easter Eggs and were pretty excited about the scavenger hunt that led them to some money to buy a surprise just for them. Adyson picked out some mermaids and Sienna picked out a Popple. (Do you remember Popples?) They had a great time playing outside with Bubbles and swinging, and playing with their cute cousins.



Today the girls woke up to hidden Easter baskets. Finding the Easter baskets was one of my favorite memories growing up, and I love watching the kids faces light up when they found theirs. They make Holidays so much fun and I felt like a kid again watching them.



They were all excited to go to church and show off their new matching dresses, and I love church on Easter Sunday. The choir sung and it was beautiful, and set the tone for the whole day. I had to speak in relief society today. The lesson was on "Living by Faith, not Fear." I laughed that they asked me to speak about this. I pretty much sobbed my way through it....but, I have to admit that it was nice to be able to bear my testimony. I'm too big of a wuss to force myself to do it, but if someone asks, then I guess I can. To those of you in my ward who had to sit through it, I apologize about the "ugly cry." :)
After church we went to my rent's house for my favorite dinner (thanks mom) and yes, more egg hunting. They got more surprises and loved being outside hunting for eggs. (Adyson got an umbrella and keeps asking why it isn't raining...she can't wait to use it!) We missed you Heather and Jody! They were spoiled by pretty much everyone, they ate too much candy, they are exhausted...I guess that is our Easter in a nutshell. I hope yours was a doozy as well!

My brother in law, who takes amazing pictures, just e-mailed these to Travis, and I had to share. I LOVE the coloring of the first one, and the second was is just priceless Sienna. Thanks Devin!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hayley, your words and testimony were great! And that was the "prettiest" cry I have ever seen! You really brought the spirit. THANK YOU so much. I know you have lots of faith mixed in with all that fear. Looks like your Easer festivities were way too much fun. I enjoy reading your blog. I wish I was a "blogger."
Eileen

Kylene said...

I love all your pic's! The girls dresses are adorable and I love the pic of the three of you. Yeah for holidays!

(They still make popples?!)

Amber Culp said...

I am glad the girls had a great Easter. I love their dresses. They are so adorable.

Jami said...

Sounds like a fun day! Your girls look adorable in their dresses. I love going to church to see the little kids all dressed up in their spring outfits.

Kristen said...

Your girls look adorable in their matching dresses! Ady is getting SO big...doesn't time fly!?! I Love the pic of the three of you. You look beautiful!

Mike and Tana Draper said...

Hayley... Happy Easter! Looks like your cuties has a blast. They are beautiful in their dresses and you look so cute as well!

Shelly and her boys said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend. What darling dresses! Now what holiday do we we have to look forward to.

Hanne and Fam said...

I remember popples! I didn't know they were still around! I'm bummed that I didn't get to hear your testimony. I bet it was awesome. You have every right to cry if you needed to. Oh I have to tell you that Lexi loved Ady's dress. She thought it was so cute that it went up around her neck!

Cody & Ashley Godfrey said...

I wish I knew you were speaking. I would have shown up for that!
POPPLES... I (the bunny) almost purchased one for Payzles. Instead she got a Pound Puppy and she is thrilled.
The only toy I loved as a child, that I haven't seen a remake of is Rainbow Brite. I love Rainbow Brite. Hopefully she'll come back in full force soon.
I love the girls dresses, VERY CUTE!
I'm glad you had a fun weekend. I can't wait for our birthday lunch with Ady. I'll call you and we can plan a time.

Melissa said...

i am a holiday junkee too. popples, what? Tell me the cartoons are back too, because I will buy them! Where did you find your girls cute easter dresses, they are darling! I am kind of sad Easter is all over...now we can look forawrd to....4th of July??

Michelle said...

Hay,Im not that good at scrapbooking. I find pages that are all ready done.
Im glad you had a great easter.

Mommamort said...

What a cute family you have. I think you are an amazing blogger and I love to see what cute things you do. Sounds like you did a fantastic job on your talk.

Matt & Jill said...

Looks like you had a really great Easter. They girls looks so cute in their matching dresses. I love the pictures of Sienna at the bottom. So fun!!

Kristen said...

K-I know that I already commented once but somehow I missed the pics of Sienna at the bottom. Oh my gosh...those are so cute. I especially LOVE the very bottom one. So, I think you should enter it into some kind of "Cute Kiddo" contest! Really...

The Wolfley Family said...

I LoVE seeing your easter pics. We missed you so much and it helps to see your girls' happy faces. You look absolutely beautiful!

The Wolfley Family said...

I forgot to add that I'm totally ticked I missed you speaking in relief society. It's probably the best (two ugly criers might have cleared the room!) but I am sure it was really wonderful!

Jas & Cam Fam said...

THEY ARE SO CUTE!!

Jessica Davis said...

Kids make the holidays so much Fun! I should have some. I loved watching my nieces faces light up with excitement this Easter. Your girls look so cute in their Easter dresses. They look like they had so much fun. Love the picture of the three of you. You all look beautiful.

Jan said...

Oh my gosh - Your girls look so cute in those dresses. What a nice day.

Bre said...

I love the girls dresses! They are so cute! Looks like they had a blast on Easter:) I am with you, I love each and every holiday for their own reasons, I am like a kid when it comes to it as well! I love the pic of Sienna on the bottom, she is SO excited:) Happy Easter! (Im sad I missed your talk as well, Im sure it was beautiful)

TCT said...

Do they really have popples? I need to go get one- I loved those!!!
Taneill

Amy Johnson said...

OK....that second picture that Devin took of Enna is amazing (they are both beautiful), but I am amazed that he was able to capture that very moment with Enna. It looks like she just accomplished something and is like "Yes, I did it!". That picutre could be used in a comercial or something!

Haueter Photography said...

Cute dresses. Where did you get them? All the pics you posted are so cute.

Tracy, Courtney & Peyton said...

Your girls looked so cute! I am sad now, I had to sub for primary! I missed your talk! I'm sure it was wonderful! What a fun easter!!