Our big girl is holding her Easter basket all on her own! (Excuse my laziness, I know this picture needs to be cropped!)
This weekend was so great! Gorgeous weather, a happy baby, family and friends.... what more can I ask for?
Eric surprised me Friday by taking the day off and we spent the day relaxing. It was amazing! We got together that night with new friends, hope we didn't scare them off ;) They have a baby girl that is just a couple weeks younger than Mia. My baby is SO lucky to be surrounded with so many babies her age! She's going to have the funnest play dates!
Saturday was a big day for Mia. We went to the arts festival in St. George to watch my dad play. I love to wander around the festival and check out all of the booths, they always have the best jewelery :) But we didn't have time to check it out this year. We headed south to our friend's daughters 1 year birthday party. We spent the whole day outside (it was almost 90 out!) and I got my first sunburn! The party was so cute, yummy food and they even had an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Of course my baby slept through her first ever egg hunt ;) But she loves her basket and held on to it all night! I also saw a horsefly for the first time. Those are disgustingly huge and I swear I'm going to have nightmares over those. Yuck!
On Sunday we went to church and listened to our dear friend give his farewell talk. He is going to be serving an LDS mission for the next 2 years! It's amazing how quickly time flies and how life can change in such a short amount of time. 6 months ago I was babysitting these kids for 2 weeks and now James is leaving on an amazing journey! We are so proud and honored to know and love him! California is lucky to have him!
I love Easter time! Best holiday candy there is :) But more importantly, I love remembering all that I am blessed with. But the greatest blessing of all is knowing that we will return to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice and I am eternally grateful for that. Without the atonement, we would be truly lost. He lives and I love celebrating that!