Saturday, March 29, 2008

Happy (late) Easter!

Too bad it's a week later and I'm just posting about Easter. Oh well, better late than never, right? I have a good excuse. We went to Utah at the last minute for Easter/Darren's work and the night after we got back into town, my boys started with the stomach flu. Now everyone's finally better (assuming Darren and I missed it--knock on wood) and I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures of our wonderful Easter trip. It was a quick trip, but so well worth it. I was invited to a recruiting event at BYU with Darren for his work. It's so fun to do recruiting with him because it's like a free date night. My parents watched my kids (free babysitting) and Darren and I met up in Park City for dinner (free dinner). Of course there is schmoozing (is that a word?) involved and we mostly talk about his company but the recruits and their spouses are such nice people, I love meeting them. We got to attend the Mangum Family Easter Egg Hunt at my Grandma's house and it was so great to see so much family! Here's a picture of the kids way too busy with their loot to smile for the camera.Then we had a relaxing Easter Sunday at my parent's house for the last weekend they'll spend there before moving to Pleasant Grove. Everyone was there except our Elder Anderson who was celebrating his birthday in the DR. We went to church with my sis and her family, had my mom's delicious roast and mashed potatoes, watched "Enchanted" (if you have not seen this movie, you must rent it, it's adorable) and ate lots of candy. Hooray for Cadbury Creme Eggs!This is the family Easter picture I insisted on even though the kids were starving and tired from church. Joseph is upset about the sun in his eyes. I guess he's too accumstomed to overcast Seattle. :) I know you can't see Alexis in this picture, but I had to put this one in to show Joseph with his tongue out in concentration. He was very good at driving this thing and his cousin was a very good passenger and radio operator. Thanks for sharing your cool toy, Alexis!We had a McDonald's picnic before leaving for the airport. We had such a great time!

11 comments:

Emily said...

What, your parents are moving to pleasant grove? Why?

Cute Easter pics! I hope everyone is feeling better at your house!

Qian Jia Ting said...

Looks like you had lots of fun. Love the family Easter pic and the McDonald's picnic!

Ben & Diane said...

I too have yet to post my easter pics and I don't even have an excuse. Well.....besides I'm just plain lazy right now. Looks like a fun time was had. I too am intrigued by why your parents are moving so soon after moving.

Jill said...

My parents tell me they don't know what to tell people when they get asked that question. I think they just realized they didn't like being so far out there in Salem. Pleasant Grove is 10 minutes from my Dad's work and has a huge yard. I think those are 2 of the major reasons. We're just excited we won't have to drive so far from the airport when we visit! :)

Jon & Michelle said...

Cute pictures! We were so happy that you guys were here with us last weekend, we had so much fun! I'm glad that you guys are finally feeling better, luckily we think Alexis escaped the sickness.

Carol and Bruce said...

Hi Jill,
Adorable photos and I am so glad you had a fun time with your family for Easter even though I hoped we could spend it together:)
Our day turned out wonderful with Tina and Scott and I'll have to tell you all about it. I decided to be brave and drive to CA and just returned from a fun filled week there.

Joseph grows in every photo, he looks taller. I'm happy for your mom and dad to be moving back closer to everyone and everything. I bet they'll be glad when the actual move is over and want to stay put for awhile.
Love you all!

Alicia said...

Very Fun! Do you have any recruiting trips scheduled for Michigan and/or Virginia?

Breanne said...

Looks like you had fun. Michelle's little girl is getting big! :)

Katie said...

I thought of you every time I went to the store...Cadbury eggs are EVERYWHERE! Did I tell you my parents are moving to Lindon?

Jill said...

oh so cute! those little jolley boys are adorable. happy late easter! i found your blog through emily!

Jenni.Jolley said...

ok that looks SO FUN! i'm so glad you got to go to Utah and be with your family!! we have a couple of things in common over easter... i ate tons of cadburry chocolate as well, i watched enchated as well, and I also got a HORRIBLE stomach flu 2 days after easter. Shoot! crazy right! anywayyysss, those pictures are SO CUTE!!! love you guys!