Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter Blessing

We had a wonderful Easter filled with loving family and tender moments! At the ripe ol' age of 3 1/2 months, Madison was finally blessed on Easter Sunday! We were waiting for my dad to be in town so that we could have all of our family present (except for the missionary uncles of course). It was a pretty busy, but wonderful day. We started the morning in Carlsbad with Skye's blessing, then raced back to Murrieta to get ready for Madison's blessing. Bryce offered a beautiful and tender blessing, while Maddy stayed quiet and content. We enjoyed all our family back at our house with some delicious food and an Easter egg hunt. We feel so fortunate to be able to have all of our family close by, and always enjoy the times that we can spend together.

Now for a million pictures...

The two blessed girls and their mommys!Grandpa Freeman and Grammy with the kidsToo bad they are cousins! They make a pretty cute couple!

I found the goods!My favorite Easter present! "Baooll"

Easter is exhausting! Good thing Grandpa was there to rest on!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!!!

We just got back from an annual Bishop trip to Mammoth. This was actually the first time I have been able to go, and it was a blast! We had such a great time and there was tons of snow! It snowed on and off every day we were there except Monday, the day we left. I loved being in a nice warm cabin with a fire going and watching the snow dance through the air. Of course we did go outside and play in the snow! I attempted snowboarding for the first time and lets just say it didn't go as smoothly as I expected. I'm looking forward to the next time so that maybe I could stay out for more than an hour and a half! I retreated back to the cabin to ice my fanny, well tail bone to be exact, meanwhile, Bryce, his brothers and sister, sister-in-law, and cousin enjoyed the slopes. Kaden absolutely LOVED the snow. We could not tear him away!! Every time the door opened he would try to escape into the winter wonderland! I didn't know how he would react, but even though his cheeks were bright red and freezing, he still would run as fast as he could, in his snow suit, through the soft snow that covered the ground. Maddy enjoyed herself with her grandparents, great-grandparents, and aunts in the warm cabin. We were sad to leave, but fortunately we had our 75 degree weather to retreat to!
This is the best picture I could capture while snow bunny was on the run!

We finally got some family pictures!
Andrea and I

Cabin Fun...

Madison and Great GrandmaMommy and Maddy