Sunday, May 15, 2016

Easter and Spring Break

Even though Easter was at the end of March this year, it was surprisingly warm enough (around 50) to have an outdoor egg hunt.  (I can't wait until to move to our new house and have a bigger backyard than this!):
Erik came up for Easter weekend.  Here he and Mea are dyeing Easter eggs;

Davin gave it a shot:
Here are my 2 attempts at ombre eggs;
For Spring Break, we decided we needed to start conquering our bucket list items of things to do before leaving Chicago.  So we started started with taking a 2 day trip to Nauvoo.  We left early afternoon on Monday.  We got to the hotel in the evening, spent the night, walked around Nauvoo until 5, then drove home.  It was a quick trip, but fun.  (What's Nauvoo??--find out more here:  http://www.historicnauvoo.net/)

Here the kids are in the hotel pull-out sofa:



At the bakery in Nauvoo:
At the school:
A rare family photo at the gunwork shop:
Nauvoo temple:
An attempt at a family selfie with a classic camera.  Looks like we missed Spencer in the shot;


I hadn't been to Nauvoo since 1997, so it was fun to see it again.  And the last time I was there, the new temple hadn't been built yet.  I was worried my kids wouldn't enjoy being there, but they loved it, even Spencer!  In fact, he said something to the effect of, "I want to move to a place like Nauvoo--the neighbors would give me free cookies, rings, bricks, and we can make rope and bread every day."  Ha!

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