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Easter and General Conference

I want to wish you a Happy Easter weekend!

And, I want to invite you to listen to prophets, apostles, and disciples of Christ as they teach and uplift our souls this weekend during General Conference.

You can stream it live on this website or watch on the BYUTV channel. Sessions are today 10 AM and 2 PM and tomorrow at the same time.

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Now, for your weekend reading enjoyment:

** I talk about why blogging makes me brave
** Justin talks about lemonade and steak
** See what my motivation is to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight and shape

**Whitney shares some awesome tips on getting your own stock photos while on vacation!
** While watching Conference this weekend, take a break and make these delicious Easter Rice Krispy Treats by Tiffany!
**If you are graduating college, Madison has some great truths you need to hear!

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Because of Him

He is Risen! He is Risen!
Via
I absolutely love Easter season because of Him. Christ, our Savior, bled and died for us and was resurrected so that we, too, can live again. Because of Him, so many good things can happen in our lives.
Because of Him, we can be resurrected and reunited with our loved ones in the eternities. We can be sealed together for all time and eternity and always be a family. This poignant part of the great plan has been at the forefront of my mind this Easter weekend because my sister-in-law, the baby of my husband’s family, got married.
We went to Idaho with Justin’s family to witness this joyous occasion. We were able to attend the temple with Jenny, her fiance, Kendell Marquiss, and the rest of the Morrell and Marquiss clan the night before the wedding. It was such a special experience to see the last of the Morrell’s go through the temple for the first time. (My siblings are all still too young to attend the temple.)
The next morning was their wedding, to again, take place within the temple. As Mormons, we believe that if you get married within the temple, you can be sealed to your spouse for all time and eternity, so it was a special occasion. Sadly, that means little kids and relative/friends not members of the Church can’t witness the ceremony. But, what was very special for my Mother and Father-in-law, and very neat for me to witness, was that all the Morrell children and their spouses were able to attend and witness the youngest join the ranks of being eternally married to her love.
Again, this could only happen because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection. Because of that resurrection, we will be together as families forever.
Mother and Father-in-law, and all of the Morrell children.
But, it’s not a free ride. We have to work towards being together again in the highest degree of glory after death. My mother-in-law was inspired by President Ezra Taft Benson who was the Prophet of the LDS church in the 80s: “As parents and grandparents in Zion, it has been the shared hope of my wife and me that all of us will be together in the eternities—that all will be worthy, without a single empty chair.”
Since that talk, my mother-in-law has had little chairs made to represent each member of the Morrell family to place on her mantel. Each time a child is married or a grandbaby is born, a new chair is put up to represent them in hopes that each new Morrell will keep their covenants so that we can all be together in heaven. 
I absolutely love this idea. When Justin and I got married in August 2012, I was presented with a chair that day. I was able to hold it and know I was accepted into the Morrell family. (Of course, my mother-in-law took it home with her to put on her mantel, but it’s the symbolism that counts). It was really neat to see Kendell, the newest “Morrell” (even though Jenny will take his name) receive his chair as well. And to know that the next one to receive a chair will be Justin and my son, Rhys.
Because of Him, I can have an eternal family, both my Christiansen family with my own parents and siblings, as well as my new Morrell family. I can be with them during life and after death. Time has no meaning, family has no end Because of Him.
So once again, Kendell and Jenny, congratulations!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Easter and Christ’s Ressurection

Today, Justin and I spent Easter with my family. We woke up to Easter baskets full of chocolate! (Due to me asking if we were going to have Easter baskets.) Sometimes, I miss being a kid and want those fun memories to stay alive.

We had creamed eggs on ciabatta bread. My favorite Easter breakfast!

We went to church with my family and had a wonderful Sacrament Meeting and great talks from their bishopric about the Atonement.

When we got home, Justin, Bobby, and I played some volleyball. Grandma came over and we had Easter dinner: apricot-glazed ham, cheesy potatoes, almond green beans, fruit salad, orange-glazed rolls. We then played a rousing game of Apples-to-Apples. It was Grandma’s first time playing and she won!

We then had dessert: Angel food cake with strawberries!

We have also been watching the last episode of the Bible series on History channel. I am so sad that Justin and I don’t have television at home because I would have loved to watch it all. I’m a History channel fanatic! I am really enjoying this last episode–trying to make it more of a continuous scene rather than a documentary. It is very engaging! I love it!

But, what I really love about Easter is the Resurrection of our Savior. I bear my testimony that Christ is our Messiah, our Redeemer, our Savior. He sacrificed His life for us that we may live again like He does. If we follow His Gospel and try to be like He is, we can be resurrected and live with our families, whom we have been sealed to, for eternity. We celebrate Christ’s resurrection rather than His crucifixion because it gives us faith, hope, a believe that has been held onto for the past 2000 years and has been spread throughout the world. His Gospel is true and His Gospel is full of love. I love my Savior and I love the prophet Thomas S. Monson who leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in doing His will. I say these things, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter eating chocolate and celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our Fairy Tale

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.