been growing babies (some of us are working harder than others...)
eating classy meals during General Conference (wasn't President Uchtdorf's talk the best? And Elder Holland's talk? I could read those both over and over- and generally need to)... ramen, hot dogs, and white trash fruit/marshmallow salad.
Climbing all over dad during Conference...
Going to Ellis' first friend birthday party- it was a princess party, but Ellis was a Duke!
Making bowties for Ellis' Easter basket...
Visiting the geese and eating pinecones
Playing at the mall play place when the weather isn't nice...
Eating apples like a real kid
Wearing pants that are too big
Escaping church to wander outside
and seeing the creepiest Easter bunny at DMU's Easter party. I agree Ellis. I agree. They should just start renting an actual cute white rabbit, kids would take much better pictures.
My favorite part of Elder Holland's amazing talk:
My beloved brothers and sisters, what happened in this story at 9:00 or noon or 3:00 is swept up in the grandeur of the universally generous payment at the end of the day. The formula of faith is to hold on, work on, see it through, and let the distress of earlier hours—real or imagined—fall away in the abundance of the final reward. Don’t dwell on old issues or grievances—not toward yourself nor your neighbor nor even, I might add, toward this true and living Church. The majesty of your life, of your neighbor’s life, and of the gospel of Jesus Christ will be made manifest at the last day, even if such majesty is not always recognized by everyone in the early going. So don’t hyperventilate about something that happened at 9:00 in the morning when the grace of God is trying to reward you at 6:00 in the evening—whatever your labor arrangements have been through the day.
And my favorite part of President Uchtdorf's (though reading that entire talk would be doing it a huge injustice)... Actually, I am reading it again to pull what I thought was my favorite part, but I just can't, I am going to past the whole thing here, so you don't even have to click over if you don't want to. If you missed this talk or never had the opportunity to read such a thing, please please please read it. It is incredible and something we all need.
My dear brothers and sisters, not long ago I received a letter from a concerned mother who pleaded for a general conference talk on a topic that would specifically benefit her two children. A rift had grown between them, and they had stopped speaking to each other. The mother was heartbroken. In the letter she assured me that a general conference message on this topic would reconcile her children, and all would be well.