Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Coolness

Actually, the weather during Easter wasn't cool at all. We had temps almost into the 80's. It was lovely, but borderline air conditioner weather. Personally, I love it when the weather is around 70-72 degrees. I open up all the windows and let the Kansas wind blow though my house - hopefully without slamming any doors closed or loose papers flying through the house. That Kansas wind can be dang strong, but I totally love the air flow it creates.

It was also General Conference this past weekend. I was impressed that all of our kids sat through three whole sessions! Sometimes they munched on snacks, other times they colored. They even asked some really good questions about some of the talks that were given. My favorite moments of conference -

*Each time President Uchtdorf was at the podium, my five-year-old, Rob, kept asking me if he was Brother Lyons from our Bishopric. Then he would ask me when Brother Lyons was getting up to talk. So cute!

*Listening to my kids sing Follow the Prophet all weekend.

*Singing with my family during all the music breaks.

*Actually getting to watch conference on TV for the first time in . . . I don't know two or three conferences. It was wonderful! I loved the talks by Sister Beck, President Uchtdorf, and Elder Holland.

Now, back to Easter. We did have one minor Uh Oh at our house. The kids woke us up Sunday morning and reported that EB had not arrived as promised. My first through was, "I am such a crappy mom!"  My husband reports that his first thought was the theme song from Mission Impossible. Definitely the difference between a woman and a man. A woman feels guilty, a man gets pumped up for the challenge.

We gathered the munchkins together to color eggs while I went to go do some laundry. And low & behold, the kids discovered that EB did come - he just delivered all of their goodies to the basement. He's such a sneaky bunny! Last year, he left notes for the kids on the refrigerator with clues for a treasurer hunt to find their baskets, so this wasn't totally unusual for Mr. EB. Our family had fun playing with the new bubble machine & balls. We even had a big egg hunt, in which I discovered our three-year-old has quite the little temper brewing. Whew! I thought she was going to pummel her ten-year-old brother when he found the last egg.

The rest of the day went smoothly. The kids liked the ham, fresh fruit salad & cheesy potatoes much more than the green bean casserole. Oh well. At least every left the table with a full tummy, right?

Later that night, I received my very own Easter surprise. I discovered my book, (dis)Abilities and the Gospel, is now listed on Good Reads! Wohoo! It's the first time I've seen my book listed somewhere other than my website & my publisher's website. I was so, so, so excited! Go here to see it - and be sure to add it to your reading list. If you were a test reader, please leave feedback about the book. Thanks!

It was about 10 pm when I found the book online - and I just had to make some phone calls. Thank goodness my co-author didn't get too annoyed with me waking her up. Of course, she was much happier after she booted up her computer to check it out as well. Such fun! Then my hubby started snooping around - and guess what he found? Barnes & Noble has it listed on their website, too!  You can check it out here. If you're interested in pre-ordering, BN has the best price I've seen so far.


So, all-in-all, it was a great weekend. My family got to play together, learn more about the gospel and our Savior, and had a few surprises to keep us on our toes. How was your Easter weekend?

6 comments:

Braden said...

I am laughing at your EB story. There are a few times, where the tooth fairy or even Santa Claus has had to leave notes that say, "The elves wanted your present to be extra special and instead of rushing, they are taking a little extra time" or "I had so many teeth to pick up that I ran out of money--I've told your parents to give you money after the bank opens today" etc.

CL Beck, author: MormonMishaps said...

That's so exciting that your book is online! Congrats!

G. Parker said...

Fun times! I'm a little tired of the cold easter egg huht...sigh. This year was the coldest ever, but at least it hadn't started snowing yet. We have never had an easter egg thing in our house, and we don't do it on Sunday, so that's never been an issue. I think our favorite hunt as been in San Diego at the beach...that was fun hiding stuff and making sure a passerby didn't make off with it...grin.
Exciting stuff about your book!!!

Nisa said...

Wasn't conference wonderful? I'm so glad you had such a great weekend! And way to make an uh oh into a new and fun experience. :)

Kimberly said...

Great weekend! We really enjoyed conference, too, such a relaxing time for us.

prashant said...

That's so exciting
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