Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter Weekend

My sexy husband with his easter basket.

Up at conference

My mom requested some new pictures on the blog today. I guess I've been slacking. Here's a little bit of what went on Easter weekend for us. It was a busy and super fun weekend! Friday night was Gideon's mission reunion. It was really fun to meet all of the people he always talks about, and to see some old friends. Ben spent the night Friday, and we headed up all three of us for the afternoon session of conference. It was so fun to be up there! Even though it was freezing, and we barely made it in on time, we loved it! It's always so fun when so many members of the church are all concentrated into one place. (Wait, that's how it is everywhere here. . . ) We were so sad my mom couldn't come up, but since we had an extra ticket, we had our cousin Bryndon come with us. It was so good to see him! Then we spent Saturday evening at the Smylie's. It was so fun to have almost every sibling there. Naomi and Colin came from Idaho, Hannah and Sean came from Bountiful, and Bethany and Tammy even came from Eureka! The girls ate chocolate cake while the boys went to priesthood session, and the rest of the evening was spent eating chips and salsa over Sarah's baby bump while we felt the new baby moving around. So fun. We had tickets for the Sunday morning session also, so we headed back up bright and early the next morning. Hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing was so amazing. It is always so wonderful to be in the same room as those wonderful inspired men who are the mouthpiece of the Lord in modern days. This conference was extra special to me. There were some very special messages shared through the Spirit, and both Gideon and I felt very lucky to be there this last weekend. I am so grateful for the wonderful blessing that Heavenly Father has given us, to have guidance and direction in a world where there is so much confusion. The gospel of Jesus Christ really is the gospel of peace and joy! We ran into some old childhood friends outside the conference center, then headed home for the afternoon session. Gideon and Ben were hangin on for dear life, and they barely made it through the closing prayer. Then I gave Gideon his Easter basket Sunday evening. So that was our first Easter together! Awesome weekend. We love being around so much family and miss everyone who's not here.

Ben . . . during conference. Ha ha

The boys . . . about 2 minutes after the closing prayer


  1. So classic. It means Gideon is meant to be sitting on the stand at church. Can't keep his eyes open. It's hereditary. Our dad is the same way!

  2. Looks like a relaxing fun time. I haven't been to conference since they built the new conference center. I bet it's a neat experience. We drive by your old neighborhood every week and I tell the kids that's where my cousins used to live. Wish you still did:)