Happy Easter!!
What amazing doctrine we have concerning the Atonement.
Elder Packer said,
"Truth proclaims there is a Mediator,
through Him mercy can be fully extended
to each of us without offending the eternal
law of justice. This truth is the very root of
of Christian doctrine. You may know much about
the gospel as is branches out from there, but
if you only know the branches and those branches do
not touch that root, if they have been cut free from
that truth, there will be no life nor substance nor
redemption in them."
Mike & I were asked to speak today in Sacrament Meeting.
Our records haven't been read in yet,
but welcome to the ward!;)
How can we not feel inadequate speaking of our Savior?
But we did our best and our testimonies grew
through our study & preparation.

So I tried to take some cute pictures of the
kids this morning before church!
This one turned out, but we're missing someone!

She just wanted to climb up and to look at Luke for a minute!

Apparently she needed a break and decided to
sprawl out on the floor!

Then she just went into this sort of trance!;) Haha!

These kiddos are so darling! Oh how I wish I had some
extra time to take a photography class so I could
capture all their cuteness!

I LOVE this of Lukey! You can't help but laugh when
you hear this little guy's belly laugh! Plus those chubby
little cheeks and dimples?!
A nurse asked me once if I just spent my time
kissing those cheeks!
And we sure do!!

Here are the kiddos enjoying their Easter loot! Growing up we
always did Easter Eggs and such the Saturday
before Easter Sunday. It's nice to have the separation
between the two!

One of the walls of the "new" playroom. I found the letters at Hobby Lobby
for a whopping $.99 each, put on a little paint and used a little sand paper
and voila!! The frames were actually part of another project I did
a while ago, so they're recycled I guess into this new project!

This is my favorite! What would it be like to be waiting for
the Savior to visit, preparing your kids to see Him, and
to have him come and bless each of your children?

Mike & I got this hutch as a wedding present! Can you believe it?! I'm surprised it's still standing! But, I really wasn't loving the honey colored stain & old hardware any more. So...I didn't have enough on my plate so I took this baby on! It actually was a ton of fun.:)

Here's my revamped hutch!!

The pantry door before. Yeah, I don't know...a faux chalkboard maybe? Why not just make it a cute chalkboard door? Again, I don't know...but with a little paint and vinyl, hopefully I improved it a bit!:)

The pantry door after!

So....we moved! We're still in Vegas, just moved into another house.
I don't know...or rather I didn't know.
All I know is I was prompted to move...to save money for
another house. {We have a house in California still}
We've been biding our time hoping the market would
flip us back on top of our loan!
Two houses?! That couldn't be right, but it was.
So we moved...with a lot of fits from our 3 year old...no a lot
of fits from me! I didn't want to move. I still don't want to be
in the new house.
But, I love when Joseph Smith said, "I knew it and I knew God knew it".
On a much smaller scale, that's how I felt and still feel about the move.
The new house {ahem, I am using the term "new" very loosely!!} anyway,
the "new" house is my worst nightmare!
It has not been taken care of and yeah, I found a scorpion...and 2 dead ones.
I seriously threw up, cried and had to take a walk around the block.
But we're making improvements and I see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Plus, and this is a HUGE plus, since we've moved,
the bank renegotiated our loan!!
We're in the crap house, {I'm not supposed to call it that anymore}
I mean, "new" house only until next summer! Then
we can sell our California house and buy one here!
Oh happy freaking day!!
That is what I believe this whole ordeal has been about. My obedience
to the Lord. I may not have obeyed with the most grace, but at least I was
willing. Miracles happen. Miracles are real.
I love the Gospel.

ps We have a TON of projects, improvements that I can't wait to post!!
Mike is a complete stud and really, a saint to put up with my fits
and my list of renovations! After the scorpion episode, I came back to
the house to find him on the phone with the exterminator...as he was
trying to leave the house to go out of town for work!! He is just
simply amazing!!
Aubrey is our fashion designer! Haha!

Aubrey had an awards assembly at school and a multicultural dance too. Lukey is always so cute and making me laugh. Caleb was dancing too, but all I got of him was on the movie camera. They were both so super cute! Love it!!

Caleb playing his dad's Ipad!

Spending time in California and Utah with my sisters and their families! We had a blast!!