Tuesday, April 10, 2007

SPT Easter Frills

This week's challenge: in your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it. what are your fondest memories of Easter as a child? are you chocolate, or jelly beans? did you ever actually have an Easter bonnet?!?
Art & I 1976 Easter. You got to love my Little House on the Prairie dress.


As I thought about what I would do with my Easter post I immediately thought back to my childhood and of dying eggs, egg hunts, getting a new dress(most of which were these long pioneer type dresses). Easter dinner at my grandparents house always included ham, chicken n' dumplings, mashed potatoes,a veggie and rolls. Church on Easter Sunday always was a special one. Sacrament meeting always included our ward choir and primary singing songs about Easter. The talks were about Christ, his sacrifice, and the resurrection. I always left with my simple testimony a little stronger after reflecting on the Christ's Atonement.


The Easter Bunny always came to our house leaving, goodies in our baskets, and have hidden our dyed eggs, out in our yard. Us kids, always made a mad dash out the back door to see who could find the most, and would tease and torment the one that got the least. It is so nice to really know and celebrate the true meaning of Easter.



I had a dress with a matching bonnet for Easter one year, but I think my mom has it still hanging in her house. I found this picture with me in spring outfit with a matching hat and decided I would use it for my post.



Easter 2007




Having three girls I always try and match some of their outfits, especially Easter. I can't decide if I'm taking away from what Easter really means to us, but I think they look cute when they match and love a coordinated picture. Not having our girls really close in age, it is a bit difficult matching them exactly, and as they have gotten older, I have just tried and coordinate colors.




We usually dye eggs on Saturday, and leave out carrots for the Easter Bunny. We attend church and are reminded once again of The Atonement. I am easily touched by the Spirit during Sacrament Meeting especially when their are people sharing their musical talents.



Matching girls

This year we were in San Antonio alone, so we had Easter dinner with just the five of us. We thought about doing a ham, or a brisket, but I mentioned picking up Rudy's. So on Saturday night we picked up brisket and smoked turkey and I got stuff to make cream corn and baked beans. We had a fun dinner with the girls talking about Easter and what they learned in primary. After dinner, we hid the eggs outside for the girls. It seems they could hunt, hunt, and re hunt them all day. My girls love the candy they get for Easter, and admit I love the chocolate and the Easter Bunny can keep the jelly beans for himself.

I love Easter and am so grateful for my Savior and his atoning sacrifice. I am overwhelmed at the love He has for each of us and what He was willing to go through so that we could make mistakes, repent, and be forgiven. I am so grateful that through His resurrection, we can be with our families forever. I am grateful for my parents and grandparents for teaching me the true meaning of Easter and for their examples. I love how my girls are able to learn the same things I learned as a young girl. I love their inquisitive minds, how they want to learn more than I feel I can teach them. I am grateful for a husband that believes the same as I do. I appreciated his sacrifices for our family and how he provides for us.


Hope you all had a wonderful Easter, celebrating Jesus Christ.

26 comments:

Jenny said...

I love that last photo that Greg took of you guys!

And if I haven't said this enough ummm Maci junior in those top pictures. I can't believe you'all are shivering in those pictures. I would have never know it was in the 30's!

Glad the Easter bunny treated you guys well this year. I enjoyed talking to my kids about their primary lessons too around the table. And all this talk of food is making me hungry. Are we going to Chuy's tomorrow???

Jenny said...

Oh, and I forgot to add thanks for letting Taylor be your 4th girl to dye eggs. Us lamos didn't do that :)

Barb said...

I love matching dresses for Easter, but I've rarely done it. It seems like Easter sneaks up on me every year, and the sizes thing does make it hard. My oldest girl is now in ladies sizes!

Price Cream Parlor said...

LOVE the colors of your Easter outfits! So cute! Oh, I miss RUDY'S! What a fun treat!

Andy said...

LOVE the outfits!

andrea said...

Beautiful post and beautiful pictures. I love the last photo of you and your girls.

Amy said...

I love the "matchie" pictures with you and your girls. The colors are beautiful.

And, I do love the Little House Easter memory!

carlo said...

Oh sweet pics. Beautiful girls, beautful mom! Coordinating pics are so cute. My Cass won't go for it anymore.

Glad your Easter was wonderful!

Kari said...

I LOVE your matching outfits. That light turquoise color is one of my favorites!!

I love the tradition that we are teaching our children the same things that we learned as children as well -- the atonement.

donna said...

What a great post.
Everyone looks so cute!

Kelly A. said...

You did very well on the coordinating/matching. Looks adorable. My husband looked around Sacrament meeting and then whispered to me "looks like green and turquiose are the colors to have this year."

The last picture is awesome!

Bridget said...

Where did you get Maryn's dress? I want one for Alex. :)

You are torturing me by mentioning Chuy's and Rudy's in the same post.

Glad you all had a special Easter! Love the pictures!

Amberly said...

The dresses are completely darling! I have very similar easter traditions and love passing them onto my family. Your family is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

You all look amazing in your outfits! It was a very cold day here as well, so sorry you were shivering.

Laurie said...

I love that color! It's one of my favorites to wear. And finally someone who actually had an Easter bonnet. Pretty cute.

Your Saturday night dinner sounds delicious!!

Tina said...

Love the colors! I think coordinating colors is better than exact match!

michelle said...

Great pictures! I love the dresses that your girls are wearing. I love polka dots! It looks like it was a wonferful Easter at your house. I linked to your blog thru Jenny's.

Angela said...

I think I had the same LHP dress, too, as a girl--in red.

You ladies look lovely and Greg is as handsome as ever!

Kelly said...

Cute pictures! I loved the aqua color in your coordinating outfits. It does get hard with the spread of sizes. I felt victorious this year with that, but then didn't end up getting pictures of them. aargh! So, I need to try again!

Elizabeth said...

What delightful family photos. You all look so great. I love the childhood shot. SO cute posed with your hand up.

amy m said...

Cute photo of the four of you. I don't know why I never do the matching thing. I guess because they don't have the same dress in all ages. Bummer.

loving the old photos.

Jill said...

Your photos are darling, I love the color scheme and the polka-dot dresses. I especially love the last shot.

Michelle A. said...

Even in matching clothes-you can tell your girls are all so different! I love the dresses (did you make them?) I read your story abou how much is enough. I've had so many frustrating days like that, and I appreciate your comments that there is never enough serving and giving. Take Care!

Mandy said...

Hi Angie! I have noticed your comments on a lot of the blogs I visit and thought I would stop by and say "hi." I love the Easter photos! They are so cute!

Lucy said...

Your family is beautiful. I'm glad you had a wonderful Easter.

michelle said...

Oh my my my -- I am dying over the polka-dot dresses! Unbelievably cute. I don't think that getting cute new clothes for Easter takes anything away from the true meaning. On the contrary, I think it underscores the importance of the holiday! Beautiful family photos.