We had very unexciting Easter baskets this year at the end of those strings, but the girls were excited all the same and we snuggled in for the second day of conference.
It was really, really good. Find links to all the talks over HERE. Some of my favorites from the weekend are HERE, HERE, and HERE just to name a few.
We had some families over from the neighborhood for a pot-luck brunch in between sessions, and I wish I had taken a picture of all those good people, but here are a couple:
I did take a pic of one of the dishes one family brought because wow:
They were so good!
I got the “Easter kitchen” after they left.
Some good note-taking:
Had to include that last one even thought it’s blurry because I like it.
We took pics. to show what we were doing on our group family text:
Bo was very excited about all that hoopla.
This was a pretty heart-breaking part of Easter….I really, really had to help Lucy see those eggs.
But I’m not going to go into that right now. Let’s just stay on the bright side for today.
Love these sisters.
Right before we left to head to our extended family Easter dinner Lucy decided we must somehow figure out an April Fool’s joke. She came up with this all on her own and was quite serious about it.
Everyone totally bought it and asked her all kinds of questions as to how she broke it: it was on the trampoline, she bounced too high, it happened that morning, etc. etc. I was trying to figure out how I felt with all that “joking” so I was happy she was excited to make her own announcement before the prayer…Dave told everyone she had announcement and she whipped that sling off with all the enthusiasm in the world and said “April Fools!” to which everyone erupted in clapping and laughing.
I didn’t get a pic of everyone around one of the adult tables but here’s Grace and her newest little cousin’s baby (what do you call that? Cousin-once-removed?)
Here’s a better one:
Oh man he is so dang sweet.
…as are these girls:
I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story since I’m out of time. Here you go!
Oh, except one more note: Dave’s parents just returned from serving a mission in Africa…more on that soon, but so fun to have them reunited with all these people:
I love Lucy's April's Fool's trick:)
I love my non-LDS family (and me, also being non-LDS)… but DANG, your family and friend get togethers look SO MUCH FUN. I wish I could be an Eyre/Pothier for a day 🙂
I know you say you don’t like shopping all that much but you always look so dang cute! Where did you get your shirt in your last pic?
Thank you 🙂 That shirt is from Zara.
Grace looks SO much like you in that side profile picture of her during the egg hunt by the outdoor fireplace. I thought it was you at first!
And I think you, Shawni, look so much like Charity these days!
In the family text group picture I could swear that it is Charity.
I'm loving Lucy's joke!
I'm so glad if I look like those two! 🙂
I like the bowl that you had your salad in for Easter dinner. Would you mind telling me where you go it? Anyone?
You know, I think we actually got that for our wedding all those years ago. I'm thinking maybe Crate & Barrel? Sorry that's probably not too helpful since it's so old!
I had a friend who was legally blind growing up and her family did an Easter egg hunt in the dark hours of the morning or evening. Her Mom would put glow sticks next to each egg and the light and dark contrast helped my friend find the eggs. May even be able to spray paint the plastic eggs with glow in the dark paint, 'charge' them ahead of time and try that. That would hopefully allow Lucy to find them.
That's a good idea we should experiment with. I'm not sure the contrast would be high enough, she usually needs quite bright lights in the dark, but it's worth a try! Thank you for the idea!
Do you happen to have the recipe for the little fruit tarts? They look so delicious!!
I'm sorry I don't…it was a potluck brunch and someone brought them. But they sure were tasty…and beautiful too!