Weekend Update

New haircut

I got my hair cut on Saturday! It's been a while. Since October, to be exact. So yeah, I had it coming. The girl I went to was really sweet and knew just what I wanted. It's so nice to get some time to myself to just sit and not have to worry about anything while someone makes me beautiful. :) So thanks for watching the kids for me, honey! I am glad I went.

Easter was so nice. We had Nathan's dad over for the morning to come to church with us, since Lori (Nathan's mom) was out of town. He brought Eli a big Easter basket, which to Eli's dismay, we said he couldn't open until after church. What a mean mom, right? :) I mean, why can't I let him get into all that chocolate and ruin his khaki pants, white shirt, and vest right before church? Ah well, we survived the sadness. ;)

Church was so great, I just love Easter Sundays. Our sacrament meeting actually went until almost 35 after! The bishop was so funny, he just kept asking people to bear their testimony of the Youth Conference that had happened a couple of weeks before, and then continued with all the musical numbers and speakers. Needless to say, Eli was ready to be done and go to Nursery. I couldn't blame him either. It was a long sacrament meeting. But luckily for Sunday school we just watched the "To This End Was I Born" video, the shortened version. I cannot watch that video without shedding tears, it's just impossible. And couple that with Elder Holland's talk during General Conference that I just keep visiting in my mind, and it was a lot of tears. But all for good reasons.

I am so thankful that Jesus Christ died for me so that I can return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again someday. I know that I would be lost without that knowledge -- for what would be the point? We all sin, we all do things that we know are wrong sometimes, and we all need a way to repent of those things and be able to return to the presence of God. And Jesus Christ is the one who made that all possible. He put it all on the line. For me. What am I doing to make that sacrifice worthy of something? Am I making it worse by sinning more? How am I showing gratitude to my Savior for this immeasurable act? These things and a lot more have been rolling around in my head lately, and while I don't have perfect answers to these questions, I do have a renewed sense of purpose and hope to do things better in my life. And for that, I'm grateful.

The boys

And this is the reason for it all -- my family. I'm so grateful to have these boys in my life. What would I do without my men? :) They sure keep me on my toes, but they also know how to show such love. I am so blessed and grateful.


Janae said...

Your haircut is cute. I am glad you got time for yourself. you deserve it. Your boys are adorable. Happy Easter! Though it is a day late.

llaxton said...

That is an awesome picture of you!!!

JAG said...

Cute hair!! What a fun weekend you guys had! :)

Erin said...

Aren't haircuts the best (especially ones sans children)! Glad you had a good Easter!