April 17, 2019 in Easter - No Comments

I love that our street has holiday gatherings. We came together for an Easter potluck and egg hunt as the golden light streamed across the street. Blake was delighted to find the golden egg with the coveted $2 prize inside.


April 2, 2018 in Cousins, Easter, Tanner Family - No Comments

Easter coincided with April Fool’s Day, General Conference and Spring Break and Troy’s parents and sister’s family joined us for the occasion. One of these years I need to switch up my Easter tablescape, but fresh flowers added to the pink eggs and napkins I stash away gets the job…

Neighborhood Egg Hunt

March 27, 2018 in Easter, Friends - No Comments

One of the things we were looking forward to in our new neighborhood was the annual Easter egg hunt. We gathered for a full Easter feast and each family contributed candy filled eggs for the kids to find. Our street only has 10 houses and we sure aren’t lacking for…

Easter Rehearsal

March 26, 2018 in Easter - No Comments

Easter aligned with General Conference this year and since I knew we’d be lounging in sweat pants listening to our leaders on TV, I had the boys dress up the Sunday before Easter in their new shirts. They even obliged me with a few shots after church. The key was…


We started Easter Sunday with church and the children’s choir that I lead sang a beautiful version of The Miracle. Of course everyone’s favorite part of the day was the post-church photo op. I kid. But we were feeling the love between the painful posed shots. My family came in…


Before we hit the road to come home after spring break, we squeezed in an Easter egg hunt in my parents’ town. We arrived bright and early so we wouldn’t miss the hunt, only to find out that the schedule included an hour of pre-hunt activities. I wanted to get…


March 31, 2016 in Cousins, Easter, Tanner Family - No Comments

I woke up on Easter morning with laryngitis and absolutely no voice. It’s a good thing I could lip sync while conducting the children’s choir at church because the only sound I could produce was a whisper. The children sang a beautiful song called “Gethsemane” and the boys were so happy…

Spring Festival

March 25, 2016 in Easter, Traditions - 2 Comments

Now that we’ve lived in California a little over a year, some outings that were new to us last spring are being repeated. The second the spring festival advertisements popped up around town, the boys couldn’t stop talking about finding the golden egg at the egg hunt. Finn made his…

A Simple Easter

April 9, 2015 in Beach, Easter, Traditions - No Comments

We kept Easter weekend really simple this year. We headed to the beach on Saturday when the boys got too restless to listen to any more General Conference (our church’s televised broadcast that falls the first weekends of April and October). In typical fashion, the boys made some new friends…