Monday, May 9, 2011

Easter 2011

This year for Easter we decided we were ready for some warm weather and headed down to Arizona. Justin's mom's family has a big Easter egg hunt and the kids were dying to go visit Ann and her kids so we took off. We drove down with Mike & Steph and so of course our first stop was the Chinese restaurant in Fillmore! We stopped at the Glen Canyon Dam on the way then spent the night in Page(where Justin claims there were bed bugs....YUCK) The next morning we were off to Mesa. It is a way long drive but pretty scenic so that was a good thing. After watching Tangled and Yo Gabba Gabba about 200 times we were there!

Stephani and I decided we have a lot of kids between the two of us
We showed up for the Easter Egg hunt. Most of Justin's cousins I hadn't even met and he hadn't seen in years. I was really glad when Danny got out of the car wearing this. What a way to make a first impression.
As soon as I saw this egg, I knew we'd have some tears!
Somehow my pictures got out of is my kids and Ann's kids out on the tramp. I just love how these kids can just pick up and have so much fun together even though they don't see each other often.
Back to the Easter egg hunt....Liv, Steph, me & Hailey
The cute girls
Somehow Danny managed to get lots of eggs and no stickers from the cactus.

Jonah was pretty impressed with these big cactus.
Hailey, Ragen & Bethany having breakfast
This is where Danny spent 99% of his time.
Hailey & Ragen making an easter cake, fondant and all. I was sad I forgot to get a picture of the finished product. But it was cute.
Coloring eggs in Ann's backyard
We took a little trip to see the Temple. It was so pretty, I loved it! Justin's parents were married in this temple so that made it a little extra special!
The kids and their sunburns at the temple grounds.
On our way back home the boys really wanted to go back to the Dam and take the tour. It was pretty neat and I loved being so close to Lake Powell......makes me want to go back!
Even though it was a long drive, it was worth it. I love making memories with my family!

1 comment:

The Tophams said...

Looks like fun! Leave it to Danny to do something funny, that picture is so hilarious. I can just see him jumping out of the car with that on!