Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Weekend!

With Mac's trusty map he drew, we made it safely to Ithaca, New York to visit my brother Ryan and his family. The boys were amazing during the drive, little Gray had a couple of fits but who wouldn't on a 10 hour drive. On the way we stopped a couple of times to shop and ended up staying the night in Cleveland with Drew's cousin. Thank you Chris and Katie, it's always good to see you!
Friday we made it to Ithaca around lunch time. Since our trip was so short we left immediately to see some of the sites and let me tell you, it's a beautiful place.

We went on a hike to one of Ithaca' s many water falls.

Mac showing us how tall the waterfall was.

Saturday we played at the park and hit the farmers market where we tasted amazing food and saw some of the Ithaca's finest.

Sunday morning Ry and I hid the Easter eggs in the woods behind their house.

G's favorite... egg gumballs!
Mac's favorite...gummy bunnies.
After we went on a a nice long walk. We asked Mac what he saw on the walk and he said, "ducks, deer, squirels, snakes and woodpecker noises."

Thank you Ry and Roo! We had a fabulous weekend! It was just what we needed and definitely worth the drive. We love you guys!!!

After the morning session of conference we hit the road. We made it all the way to Kirtland, Ohio before we stopped (half way mark). We let the boys run around the sites. Kirtland is my favorite church site, so many amazing things happened there. When we showed Mac, Joseph Smith's house he said,"No Joseph lives over there in the woods." Mac loves the picture of the first vision and I guess he thought Joseph not only prayed in the woods but lived there too:)

Wasn't conference great? I missed going to church and seeing all the kids dressed up in their cute new Easter dresses, but I loved listening to conference! Since we missed the Sunday afternoon session, I watched it on our DVR yesterday. What a blessing technology is! I sat and cried during President Monson's talk on eternal families and felt an overwhelming love from my Heavenly Father for the knowledge that families are forever! The rest of the talks were fabulous as well. I thought it was interesting that so many were about parents and teaching our kids correct principles. After watching conference I felt inspired to be a better mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and member of the church. It was just what I needed.


Straight Fancy said...

Fun trip. Itheca must be amazing oncw all those tree get their leaves!!

NanaBabs said...

Loved the pictures and commentary! I loved conference too, and it made me so grateful as well. Especially for such a wonderful mother for my grandchildren. Thanks for all you do!