Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter and a Birthday

What a weekend.

Egg coloring.
 



*Cienna's passion for patiently dipping, painting, re-dipping, re-painting, and re-dipping out-lasted the rest of us. All six of her eggs took a swim in each color. They were lucky to have Cienna. So are we.*




Egg finding.






                                     

*Diggy was on the egg-hiding team.  The three eggs that contained three of his $1 bills (because Diggy is a cool and generous kind a guy) were hardest to find...a real crowd pleaser.*

Egg eating. I don't know why I didn't take pictures of that. It was fun, too.

And lots of reflection about how grateful we feel for the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because of Him, we are a happy family.

And my sweet Allison turned 6. This young lady melts my heart every day with her bright eyes and contagious giggle. She truly is a joy. I can't get enough of her. Happy Birthday AL!!
       

Her age is also nostalgic. It represents how long we've lived in IL.

This is how old Allison looked when we packed our bags, said farewell to our AZ relatives, jumped on a plane, and said hello to our IL ones. 

*Allison was such cute luggage back then.*

Bittersweet that was.


And now look at us...in the same state for six years. That's almost longer than all four of the other states (UT, CA, MN, AZ) combined. So now we're trying to decide if six years feels like we're settled, or if it feels like we're itchy to jump up and explore a new part of the country...I guess more time will tell.




*Hard to believe all of my BIG kids looked so young once.*