EASTER SUNDAY - Church was at 9:00a.m. and we had a house full of 15 people to get ready, plus the kids needed to check out what the Easter Bunny brought them. The morning went well and the kids enjoyed their baskets. It was so fun to have all 29 of us at church together. Ron Wilson a good friend of the family and member of the ward pulled the out-of-towners out of class to snap family pictures for us. He then met us at my parents house and did a large extended family shot. Since we did not even go in the house before we took the picture it actually went very smoothly. Thank you Arnold (neighbor) for letting us use your front yard for the picture. After the picture we had, to use Aunt Heather's words, the sickest egg hunt. The Easter Bunny came back to hide the eggs while we were all at church. The kids loved it. We had Lasagna, garlic bread and salad for dinner. We realize that this is not the traditional Easter Sunday meal. However with all of the out of town guests, the funeral and Brook and James moving in the next day it was the perfect fit. Besides that I do not think that there is one of us that does not like Lasagna. As always there was plenty of dessert to choose from. Having church that early was very relaxing, it allowed us time to sit and visit and not feel rushed for getting out the door to drive home to Arizona. It is always hard to leave and my mom, dad and I cried like we always do when we leave. The drive home was uneventful - a good thing! The next day - Monday I thought I was going to clean and do laundry, that did not happen I ended up sitting a lot, I felt like I had been run over by a mac truck. I think it was all the time spent in the car on Saturday and Sunday that did it to me - it was so painful to even walk on Monday. Tuesday it was back to preschool, Bitty and Ryan both got sick this week - and the result is that one week later there is still stuff in the car and still clothes in the suit cases. A small price to pay for all of the time we got to spend with family!
The "Arizona" cousins waiting to go check out their Easter baskets. Carson, Lauren, Cambryn, Morgan, Kobe and Chloe.
The Whole Gang - Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Dad, the Seven Siblings, Six Spouses and Twelve Children/Grandchildren, oh yeah, and three more on the way!