Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Happy belated Easter Everyone!

We enjoyed visiting with the Bunkers for Easter. We made great travel time too. We left at 4:05 am (5 minutes late). I am not good at waking up early...but if there is a trip involved, I am all over getting up early and getting out the door. What is even more funny, Clark loves getting up "in the middle of the night" and going on trips too. I woke him up at 3:45 am and told him it was time to go to Paul's. With a slight smile on his face and sleepy speech, he said: "Yeah!" Then when we got in the van he exclaimed: "This is SO exciting!" We told the Bunkers to expect us about noon. We got there at 11:47 am. Not bad!

The first day and a half we relaxed, went to the park, hit story time, and Deb and I went on a big, fun shopping trip! Friday night we had a fun double date with Matt and Deb. We drove around looking at houses, and yep you guessed it, went to Walmart!!! Hey, where else are you going to get ice cream close to 11pm?

Saturday we enjoyed General Conference. During General Conference our Prophet and Apostles speak to us, as well as other church leaders. We watched via the internet. You can watch or read the English addresses here: www.lds.org. If I counted right, conference is available in 101 languages! What a blessing it is to listen to the Prophet of God, Thomas S. Monson and receive pertinent messages and counsel for us in our day. God has not left us to grapple alone in this life!

During the first of four sessions the kids colored eggs. I happily found out that pink egg dye comes out of fabric!
April 3 2010 Shanna again
April 3 2010 Haley
April 3 2010 Cal
April 3 2010 Makenzie
April 3 2010 Shanna (2)
Clark caught some sort of something. Saturday afternoon he didn't feel well.
April 3 2010 Clark sick
April 3 2010 Elden Ruth
But Clark perked up in time for Easter baskets and an egg hunt!
April 3 2010 Bunker cousins
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The Bunkers hide their kids' baskets throughout the house and they have to find them. Deb hid Paul's in the best place ever! I think we'll pick up the tradition.
April 3 2010 Clark Cal
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April 3 2010 Shanna (3)
April 3 2010 Haley (3)
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Time for the egg hunt!
April 3 2010 cousins
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April 3 2010 Cal (2)
April 3 2010 Haley (7)
April 3 2010 Elden
April 3 2010 Cal Clark
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April 3 2010 Shanna (5)
April 3 2010 Cal (4)
Hyrum and Elden enjoyed playing with the eggs. Hyrum was a term baby, born just a couple days before Elden's actual due date.
April 3 2010 Elden (2)
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April 3 2010 Haley (10)
April 3 2010 Haley Ruth

After the Priesthood Session Matt treated all of us to ice cream from the Four Queens. Thanks Matt! I enjoyed the chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough mix. We also watched a fun episode from Mission Impossible, Season 1.

Easter Sunday brought wonderful talks from our church leaders about our Savior and his resurrection, among other great topics. Later we had a scrumptious ham dinner from the none other Chef dEb. Thanks for a great time Bunkers!

On our travels home we stopped and saw one of Lee's BYU roommates, Alex. We did a couple things with him and his wife Sarah back at BYU too after we were married. They even came and helped us clean our apartment when we moved out of Wymount and gave us some goodies for the road trip to Nevada. We enjoyed visiting with them and meeting their daughters. What a great family! Seeing Lee and Alex visiting together reminded me of joyous reunion that Alma and the sons of Mosiah had in The Book of Mormon.
April 4 2010 Alex & Lee

We arrived home at 3am...just in time for Lee to get 2 hours of sleep before work!

Easter is a holiday I definitely want some spiritual family traditions. We haven't set any yet. We have one year to get on it though!

1 comment:

Lois said...

Sounds like you had a great time!! Paul looks like a teenager and Hyrum looks so different! I think Deb needs to send out more pictures... And you Ruth - YOU look SMOKIN'!!