Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Weekend

Happy Easter!  Did you all have a great time?  We had quite the weekend, filled with family and travels.

Our church's General Women's Meeting was broadcasted Saturday evening, the night before Easter Sunday. I didn't realize that I would be out of town the night of the broadcast and asked Lois if she would bring my girls.  She happily obliged and even sent them invites!  So cute! They were so excited to go on their date with Aunt Lois.
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The Thursday before Easter I drove up to DC, went to the temple and then Steph, Maggie and Andy met me at the airport.  I dropped my van off in long-term parking and went back to Steph's place. (I picked it back up when I flew into DC Saturday night from Indianapolis.) We went to Steph's place to finish cleaning and packing.  I spent a couple of days with them to help them move to Indiana.

Ms. Maggie.
March 24 2016 Maggie

We left DC the next morning and I rode with Steph and Maggie to Indiana in their car.  Andy drove the moving truck.  Steph and I listened to a Beverly Lewis book....#1 in the Abram's Daughters series.  I have since finished the series.  So fun!

Here is their new home!  I loved seeing it.
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Maggie's new room. 
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Maggie loves her swing!
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Andy and I unloaded the moving truck.  Though he did much more work than I did.
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All empty!
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For breakfast the next morning they bought donuts, cereal and half and half.  Yum.  They didn't have a fridge yet and didn't want to buy a big thing of milk, and have it go bad.
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March 26 2016 Carmel IN

Saturday I helped move some boxes around and played with Maggie for awhile.  We had a nice time together. 
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Steph and I went shopping that afternoon too.  After dinner Maggie went on an egg hunt.  It was so cute.  She helped me fill the eggs and hide them.  Then she came out and found the eggs, enjoying the whole hunt.
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Pictures inside Steph's house:
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Her fridge is so nice.  Love the steel handles!
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Friday night Steph had most of the kitchen done and then finished it Saturday.  Steph and Andy are fast at unpacking!  They didn't have a fridge or washer and dryer, but those items were delivered and set up on Saturday.  Isn't her kitchen pretty?!
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They will be making some changes to the family room (or whatever they are calling it...) but isn't it such a great space?  It's not pictured here, but they already have a new large area rug down that is super cute.
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Saturday evening they drove me to the airport and I flew back to DC, arriving around 9pm. I drove on up to Baltimore area to spend then rest of the weekend with my family and Lois and family. When I went through security at the Indianapolis airport, it was so dead there.  There was literally one guy in front of me in line at security.  In the whole security area there were about four passengers. Isn't that crazy?! It was so sweet.  I've never been in a line that short!

Lee and the kids went up to Lois' Friday night.  Saturday he took a few of them to a nearby park. Lee also tried to go to the temple that day, but when he arrived he found out that they were closing early because of the General Women's broadcast.  He did go to the temple....just didn't get in to do anything.
March 26 2016

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We spent Easter Sunday with the Heits at their ward.  We enjoyed seeing Lois sing in the choir.  Lois and I heard Reed's talk in primary too.  Oh, and we sat in on Jeff's lesson in Gospel Doctrine.  He does a nice job teaching. 
March 27 2016 Easter

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After church we had a scrumptious feast.  Oh, and it was Reed's 9th birthday that day too!  What made the day even better was a visit from Darrell, Stacie and crew! I loved that we were all together on Easter.
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Reed had a little party on Saturday, and we celebrated a little more on his actual birthday.
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Lois made an awesome lemon blueberry cake for dessert. We should have taken a before picture as it was really cute.
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We enjoyed Easter Sunday.  I'm thankful for our Savior's atonement and resurrection.  I'm thankful too that I can celebrate Him and what He has done every Sunday as I partake of the sacrament.

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