Easter 2016

We had such an amazing Easter this year. Justin’s parents and sisters flew into town, so we decided to go down to Nephi to spend it with his brother’s family and everyone else.

We went down on Friday evening and Rhys immediately wanted to play with his cousins. He was a little leery of his Uncle Jason and Aunt Rachel, though. We enjoyed a good dinner together, and put Rhys to bed. Justin and I wen to bed pretty quickly after–we were exhausted. Sadly, Rhys is teething and didn’t sleep well at all. It also snowed that night! Grr!

The city of Nephi has a running tradition of Easter egg hunts at their local park every year. Nephi is a small town in Utah and almost the entire city (who Jason seems to know everyone) turns up. But, because it snowed, the Easter egg hunt took place in the local junior high’s gym.

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Rhys mostly got smarties in his eggs, and he loved them! The rest of the day was spent eating cheese quesadillas, playing with toys, and taking naps. Then, Aunt Jenny, Aunt Jana, and Justin’s parents arrived. Even though Rhys spent a long week wit them at Christmas, he didn’t want to be anywhere near them for the longest time.

After dinner, the little kids decorated eggs. It was the first time Rhys decorated eggs, and he had so much fun!

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After the eggs were done, we sent all the kids to bed, then got Easter baskets ready. Everyone was tired from traveling and the day’s activities, and we’d all have an early morning on Sunday, so we went to bed pretty early again, after talking a bit.

Sunday morning, the kids all had to search for their baskets and the eggs and treats hidden throughout the living room and TV room. Rhys had fun finding the eggs, but he was more excited about his musical PAW Patrol book the Easter bunny left for him.

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We hurried and had a breakfast of creamed eggs on toast and bacon, then rushed to get everyone dressed for church…at 9 AM!

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Church was stressful. Rhys had a hard time behaving in Sacrament Meeting, and screamed all throughout Nursery, even though Justin was there with him. But, Jason gave an amazing Sunday School lesson on pride and emnity. After church, the kids changed clothes, and then searched for Grams’ and Poppa’s money eggs in the backyard. After that, we had a bit more candy, then all the kids played outside in the nice weather (all the snow had melted by Saturday afternoon and it was in the mid-60’s on Sunday–crazy Utah weather!).

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Dinner consisted of ham, asparagus (which I got Rhys to eat drenched in Ranch!), rolls, baked potatoes, and frog-eye salad. The entire family then watched Prince of Egypt. Afterward, we had desert of Razzleberry pie and icecream. Then, we packed up, Rhys gave everyone a goodbye kiss and hug, and we headed home to Farmington. My grandma and great-Aunt were there since they had Easter dinner with my family, so we got to visit with them before putting Rhys to bed. Then, after they left, my sister Madison and her boyfriend, Dallin, came and we all played a dominoes game called Mexican train.

It was a wonderful Easter.

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.

  • I’m glad you had such a nice Easter. It’s so nice to be able to spend it with family, isn’t it?

    And seriously, Rhys looks adorable.

    • Thank you. Family is always wonderful to be around during holidays.
      I love my dapper little man.

  • We used to buy a Marie Callender’s Razzleberry Pie to bring to family dinners (because while I do cook…I don’t make pies from scratch. ha!). Glad your holiday had a lot of family in it!

    • Marie Callender’s is the way to go!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    What a great Easter!!
    We had a similar stressful church experience with Julia on Sunday. Between having a cold and teething stellar behavior just wasn’t in our cards.
    I hope Rhys’ teeth pop through soon!