Thursday, April 9, 2009

Utah or Bust


We will be heading up north today to our Southern Utah home. We will be joined there by our sister, Gladys, and her husband, Dean. We hope to accomplish several things during our visit: yard work, painting, and cleaning as well as sewing, crocheting, and relaxing. We will be without internet access until Monday, April 20, so we will not post to this blog again until then.

Sandy's grandson, Jonas, trying on bunny ears at Target.

As we prepare to celebrate Easter, we recognize the fun aspect of the holiday for the children. Dying hard boiled eggs, Easter egg hunts, and eating chocolate and jelly beans are enjoyable activities for young and old alike. More importantly, however, we are mindful of our Savior who, in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, suffered and died for our sins. Without the atonement of Jesus Christ, we would be a lost and fallen people without any hope of eternal salvation. How grateful we are for our Savior and Redeemer. He is the reason we celebrate Easter, and it is only through his mercy that we have the opportunity to return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven. It is important to remember Him always, but even more so this weekend as we commemorate His selfless act for us.