Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easter at Temple Square

Easter has been more memorable this year than most!  Not only did we get to celebrate the actual day with our oldest two daughters and their families, but our third daughter inspired us to be more dedicated about reading about life of Jesus Christ in a book called Jesus the Christ by James E Talmage ( after whom our third son Talmadge was named). Every morning Richard and I read together during the last couple of weeks before Easter and beyond. Wow was there ever a lot to ponder there! We loved what we learned about our beloved Savior!

In addition we had the splendid privilege of spending the weekend with our two oldest daughters and their stellar families. 


It was also the General Conference of our Church in Salt Lake City which always falls on the first Sunday of April, which just happened to be Easter this year, so we got a double dose of JOY!

We ate together, laughed together, worshipped together and enjoyed every minute of being together….food, fun and great conversations!

On Saturday night the girls and I even squeezed in a fun party with my sister Lenna (third from the left and some of the girls in her family who live in the area. It was so terrific to be together for 90 minutes of catching up and enjoying being together!


I’m not sure who had the most fun…. these cousins above who hadn’t seen each other for a long time or their kids below….some of whom ran outside and made a quick lip-sync video together! 


These guys, leaving for the semi-annual Priesthood meeting were ready to join their other three “bros” (Jared, Ashton and Isaac) in the Conference Center on Saturday night



Sunday was a perfect Easter morning with glorious flowers on Temple Square and an even more glorious morning of listing to our prophet and apostles giving us impeccable words of wisdom to inspire us and motivate us to be better! Sitting in that hall with 21,000 other people made for quite a day to remember!






The Easter Bunny managed to fin his way to our little condo downtown and the kids were not disappointed!





The Temple Grounds were positively spectacular! The gorgeous blossoms from the week before gave way to the lush flower gardens while those thousands of people milled around the grounds!








How lucky are we to be the parents of these two beautiful women who are making a delightful difference in the world at and!


It couldn’t have been a more perfect weekend to commemorate and celebrate the life and sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ!

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