I usually work a couple of late nights each week. On these nights I don't count on receiving any hello's or hug's because I come home to the silence of everyone fast asleep. One thing I can Count on... A friendly hello at the door from her. (as you can see, we are both pretty beat!)
Lila in her new Easter Dress. I think she was almost as excited as her mommy.
Hip Hip Hooray, We found the lost Blessing shoe and turned them into a great pair of Easter shoes :)
-Bunny Surprises- Dresses and pants and shoes....oh my!
New Racquet's for the boys. The Easter Bunny came while we were at church. He thought we should first Celebrate the true meaning of Easter. Smart Rabbit!
Lila and her Daddy.
We then made the trek out to good ole' Grantsville for Easter Eats and Birthday Treats.
The kids participating in the Mouritsen Easter Egg Hunt. I said kids Kevin. Lila and Mom participate from the sidelines.
We also had a yummy lunch and Celebrated Caleb and Uncle Brent's Birthday. Brent is serving a mission in England so we all wrote him a little birthday note.
We then went to Grandma and Grandpa Jefferies for an excellent Dutch Oven Dinner, Easter Egg Hunt and Birthday Festivities for Caleb, Alivia and Grandpa.
Here is Grandma instructing the grand-kids on how to participate in the Egg hunt. Here are the grand-kids pretending to listen.
The parents getting involved. (they know what's at stake) The kids counting there eggs. Once they found 15 they were finished. The kids checking out their candy and Loot! Yes, I said Loot. I want to know how I can get in on one of these Easter Egg Hunts. Emily found the Jack Pot Egg, which contained $20.00 Correct me if I am wrong but it looks to me like Carol is trying to persuade Emily into giving her the $20.00. I think I overheard her saying she needed some gas money or something. Carol's face after Emily told her no. (only teasing you Carol, if it hadn't been for you and your Camera I would have no memories of the Jefferies Easter festivities.) Little David Enjoying dessert. Livie enjoying the babies. Birthday Wishes and lots of great presents! So to our Families and of course the Easter Bunny we say Thanks for a Great Weekend!
Our Lila Rachel received her name and a blessing on March 29th. Her day turned out perfect (although I did misplace one of her shoes and was a little late to the meeting). Her dad gave her a beautiful blessing and thanks to Rachel's quick thinking and note-taking we are now able to remember some of the words he blessed her with. We are grateful to our family and friends who traveled through the snowy weather and shared this special day with us. We Love All of You. I gave Devin my Camera and asked if he would go around and take some pictures for me due to the fact that I was scurrying around to get food ready etc... This is what he came back with. I am grateful for those he did take but I was thanking my lucky stars I got some of Lila beforehand. (*note to self, next time you take the pictures or get Carol S to do it.)
-Thursday's Hero- April 2 ,2009 Collin was chosen as BYU Football's Thursday's Hero. If you are familiar with Collins story you'll understand why he was the perfect pick. Although I consider myself a Ute fan :) I couldn't help but admire this team for their kindness and enthusiasm. (Collin... Breaking it Down) I was in awe as I got to see all of the neat memorabilia, coaches office, and the many rooms where the different players huddle together to figure out strategies etc... You could tell Collin was in 7th heaven as he was escorted through their facility and locker room. We were also privileged enough to watch a highlight reel to see the team in action and hear about their different accomplishments throughout the years. One thing that was impressive to me was the bulletin board dedicated to past and present missionaries who have played for the team. I had one of those mommy moments were I was thrilled the boys got to see that while it is an honor to play college football , serving an honorable mission is just as important to these players. The Babies were such Troopers! (It was cold outside) (Lila with her New Grandma????) Thank You Collin for letting us share your special day. The boys loved every second of it. We Love You
-Happy Birthday Dad- You never look for praises, you're never one to boast, you quietly go on working, for those you love the most. Your dreams are seldom spoken, your wants are very few, and most of the time your worries will go unspoken too. You're there.....our firm foundation, through all our storms in life, a sturdy hand to hold to in times of stress and strife. A true friend we can turn to when times are good and bad, You are one of life's greatest blessings we are proud to call you our Dad. (wish I could say I wrote this, but I only tweaked it a little) We Love you so Much and are grateful for your example of dedication, love and patience. Happy Birthday Dad and Grandpa! (I guess since you go with the years this makes you 29.)