Happy Easter!

Today was a great day. Everytime we have a holiday and I'm away from home I worry that it'll be kind of a bummer. But today was wonderful.

I woke up to a lovely Easter basket from Caroline :) She made it out of a tissue box! So creative.

I made her Easter basket out of Nutty Bars, and Megan and Greta's out of Reese's! They all loved their baskets.

Candy is fun, but I liked our Easter service at church more than any chocolate I've ever tasted. We had three fabulous musical numbers in Sacrament meeting. People at BYU are so talented. Violin, piano, flute, singing...SO many talents! They really brought the spirit to the meeting and helped me focus on the atonement. All of the talks were super good, but Eve's talk especially stood out to me. She told us about this special needs girl named Ellie who she knew in high school. There is actually an article about her in the Ensign. It's an amazing article and I highly suggest reading it.

Another thing I recommend checking out is the short video He is Risen. It is a great video about the atonement. It shows the Easter story in a moving way. I found it difficult to watch, but it made an impact.

After church Megan, Caroline, Carine, and I had a photo shoot. The pictures turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. We had a blast taking them too. We were being a little silly. At the end we decided to jump in this little pool/fountain thing. I'm pretty sure that's not technically allowed...but it was fun. You can see a ton of pictures from our adventure on facebook, but here's a little sample:

These are three of my favorite girls. I love them soooooo much. They have changed my life. It's going to be hard to say goodbye see ya later in a couple weeks when we part for the summer.

Even though our skirts were a bit wet from sitting in the water, we headed to dinner. We figured it would be a good story if anyone asked. The Cannon was so empty today! I guess a lot of people went home or had family dinners to go to. We sat with people from our ward and had a good time. Plus there was graham canyon ice cream! Win.

The weather today was absolutely perfect, so Megan and I spent the afternoon outside sitting on blankets. We like to do that on Sunday afternoons. Normally we sit/lay next to each other but there is very little talking. We just read or do our own things. But today we didn't even get our scriptures open. We ended up talking. For hours. It was time well spent though. I needed that conversation. We were able to talk about a lot of things that I think we needed to talk about. Megan said some things I needed to hear. She helped me recognize things about myself that I didn't realize. College would not be the same without a best friend like Megan. I am so thankful Heavenly Father put her in my life.

I spent this evening with another one of my best friends, Greta. We dyed Easter eggs. We decided to join the pinterest craze and try cooking the eggs in the oven instead of boiling them. This girl who thought she was an egg expert kept dissing it, but it worked. Our dye was a little...pastel. We used water instead of vinegar and even though we let the eggs soak for an hour they just weren't very bright. Except for the pink. Anyway, we decided we'll perfect the art before we have kids. For now it was just important to keep the tradition alive.

I love Easter, and I love my Savior. I know that it is only because Christ lived a perfect life, suffered in Gethsemane, was crucified and rose again that I too can be resurrected. I am so thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life.

HAPPY EASTER! And happy birthday to my big brother, Josh!


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