The Maiden Voyage

We finally got the exer-saucer out of storage for Olive to use.

She was mesmerized.

It was a hit.


Our Easter Sunday

The Easter Bunny was kind to us.

But more than that, we were blessed with messages to help build our faith and bring peace to our souls. I loved the fact that Easter fell on the same weekend as General Conference.

And I especially loved the following talks (and quotes from those talks).

Sister Beck
“There has never been a greater need for increased faith and personal righteousness. There has never been a greater need for strong families and homes. There has never been more that could be done to help others who are in need.”
“Life is not calm for most women, and each day seems to require the accomplishment of a million things, most of which are important. A good woman must constantly resist alluring and deceptive messages from many sources telling her that she is entitled to more time away from her responsibilities and that she deserves a life of greater ease and independence. But with personal revelation, she can prioritize correctly and navigate this life confidently. The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life.”

Elder Donald Hallstrom
“No matter the size of the issue, how we respond can reset the course of our life.”
“Never let an earthly circumstance disable you spiritually.”

The whole conference was so wonderful (as always). But these two talks. Well, it was as if they were written just for me. I’m sure in a few months, as I read or re-listen to the talks, I’ll feel as if some of the other talks were written just for me. Isn’t it interesting how you hear things differently as you experience challenges or trials in life?

I really, really, REALLY love General Conference.

Ooooh! Ahhhh!

Coloring Easter eggs with kids always sounds like a fun idea. And for the most part, it is fun. I just think it might be something that I would enjoy doing by myself too.

Inez tried the rubber band technique. She took the rubber bands off right after she took the egg out of the dye, but it still turned out okay.

Getting dye on your hands is just inevitable. Especially if you are a three-year-old.

A Kewish family tradition, formally named, “Ooh, Ahh.” We stand around the sink (preferably a white one) and simultaneously pour the dye down the drain while saying, “Oooooh! Ahhhhh!” It’s pretty much everyone’s favorite part.

And it only takes a day or two for the dye to come off everyone’s hands.


It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Easter