Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter . . .






Saturday we colored our eggs, we do the non-conventional way, they are swirled. It's easy and I like it more. That night Timo had a lacrosse game near my mom's and she had Easter goody bags for all the kids. She spoils them! So we went over to her house to get them and visit a little. The weather was cold, wet and windy so we were glad our annual family Easter Egg hunt was not held then!

Sunday we prepared to have a lot of family from around here over for dinner after church. Tim and the choir were singing today so we needed to be ready for church early. I substitute taught in Primary for a friend whose dad was going to have surgery today, bless her! So I had to prepare it since I hadn't known ahead. I also had to combine 2 lessons but it turned out pretty good thanks to some divine intervention the whole day was fabulous.



I am so grateful for the Gospel. Jesus Christ is my Savior. He is my rock and salvation. He is my comfort and my guide I hate to think where I might be without Him and his church in my life. I am so grateful to Him for loving me, faults and all. For helping me when I don't deserve it and for forgiving me over and over. I wish people wouldn't say Mormons aren't christian because if they only knew the truth they would understand that He is the center of our religion. Some day everyone will know that He is the Son of God and all that he has done for each of us. His great love for us. How He has carried and comforted each of us in our darkest days. He is the light and peace that this world needs, it's too bad people are trying to get rid of any trace of Him. He who created the world they worship more than life itself, a sad irony.

Taran was ordained a priest today. If you are reading this and you are not LDS or Mormon, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we don't have a paid clergy and all worthy men young and old hold positions in the priesthood. Taran will have the opportunity to bless the Sacrament next Sunday with Tim. I suspect this to be a very special experience for our family. Thanks to all the family members who were able to make it today, we appreciate all the love and support!

It was a great day with great food and then a fun Easter Egg hunt and birthday celebrations for the Pew side for March and April. So much to be grateful for!!!






4 comments:

4boyzmdmom said...

Loved all the pictures! (Wish we could have been there...) Your kids are such a fun mixture...some redheads, some blondes; some freckles, some without; some curly hair, some straight hair! All of them very good looking, though!

RAQ said...

Thanks! We wish you could have been here too!

The family said...

what an awesome family you have - thanks for sharing!

Erinlizabeth said...

Holy cow you have the most beautiful family. ;-) I especially like Isaac's GQ pose. And all the matching colors. What a great idea! Sad we weren't there. ;-)