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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Our Crazy Easter Weekend.

My goodness we had a super busy weekend. I honestly felt like I was going nonstop until Sunday evening. It was so worth it though. 

Saturday I woke up bright and early so I could run my SEVEN miles and I sure did!  It's starting to feel so good and peaceful and it might sound crazy but fun to run. It still hurts sometimes, I still run super slow , and it's still hard but I'm loving how I'm able to push myself. Even 2 weeks ago I wouldn't have believed you if you told me that I would run 7 miles. 
After my run I showered and got dressed and we headed to an Easter egg hunt. It was short and sweet just how I like it. Especially since Godzilla (charlie) was screaming at me until it was finally time to let her get eggs. It's so cute how she puts eggs in her basket. She's so smart! 

Bella picked Doug to take her to hunt eggs so I didn't get to watch her but she came back with a few eggs and was happy so I'm sure she did great! 

We came back home just in time for conference and I'm so glad we did. We sat together and listened to our prophets and church leaders. Bella is starting to enjoy it too which I love. She kept asking when President Monson was going to talk. 

I loved how much they spoke on families this session. I think my favorite part that spoke to me was when one of the speakers (sorry don't remember which one) said "we have to be willing to offend." 
It sounds weird and maybe rude but what I took from it was that we shouldn't be afraid to stand firm in our faith. We shouldn't try to be rude or offensive but if our faith is questioned we shouldn't be afraid to speak up. 

Unfortunately we missed the second saturday session because Bella had her first soccer game. (Don't worry we are going to catch up tomorrow!) she was so stinkin cute! Her team did so much better than I anticipated. They made so many goals that at the end of the game the other team had 5 players to our 3. All the girls did really well! 

And Bella even made 3 goals. She was so generous that one of those goals was for the other team! 

Charlie clapping and cheering for her sister. 

Bella turning the ball around. Her coach has really done a great job with the girls. She has made each practice fun for the girls and had been able to teach them a lot too. It really showed in the game. I loved how after each goal the girls would look at their parents with the biggest smiles! 

After bellas game we went to the inlaws for dinner and an egg hunt. Dinner was fun and delicious and the kids loved the egg hunt! Especially with the bunny ears grandma got them:) 

After the hunt we had a new dessert that I made 

A Lemon Berry Trifle. My first Trifle actually. It took a lot of time and love to make it and it was very rich and delicious. 

We ended the night with a game of monopoly which I have never played before. Doug thought it was super weird but hello I'm mexican. We played loteria, accitron, dominoes, and uno growing up. It was too much fun since we played until 10:30 then I quit and snuggled charlie 
Which she never lets me so I truly felt like the real winner. I think christmas was the last time this sweet girl let me rock her to sleep and I just soaked her in until midnight when she woke up and started crying for her crib. I told doug it was time to call it quits in monopoly and go home. 

It was such a fun night though! We came home and I filled a bucket just full of goodies and candy and I thought maybe I should tell my family to not spoil our kids with so much but honestly who am I to tell their grandparents not to spoil their grandchildren? I'm sure I'll be the same way :) 

Sunday we woke up exhausted! I really didn't want to get out of bed but I had rolls to make for my family. So I made rolls and a fruit salad and then we watched conference.

 I almost cried a few times. But the talk by Elder Brent Nielsen had me in tears. He taught me to never loose faith in my loved ones. We love, we watch, we pray and we wait. I just listened with tears in my eyes. It was such a comfort to me. I thought of my mom. She has always had faith in our family. She said she knew if she was faithful our family would be together forever. She is such an amazing example to me. I now have to be like her and not loose faith. And like Elder Nielsen I will love, watch, pray and wait. 

Right after conference we took off to my sisters house for a late Easter lunch. I just love getting together with my family. The kids just love each other! We had a delicious lunch and another Easter egg hunt for the kids. 

Even got a good picture with all of them! They are so cute! We all played farkle together after and before we knew it was 6pm! The day flew by. It was crazy. 

By the time we got home it was almost bedtime and we were all exhausted. Even though our weekend was jam packed I'm so grateful for it. We had such a fun weekend with our families. We loved being able to just talk and play games together. I LOVE that my girls get to grow up with cousins. I'm glad I get to spend time with my beautiful nieces and nephews too!

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