Thursday, April 12, 2012

Remembering the Olympics

So I know this is about from forever ago...  But better late than never right?! :)

Remember how I had the opportunity to listen to Derek Parra and actually hold his Gold Medal at an assembly? Well, later that same week, there were a lot of celebrations going on to remember the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics.  Casey and I went down town and enjoyed the sun (though still cold temperatures) and the festivities set up.

We make a great bobsled team! :)  {Truthfully being pregnant, I doubt I would have been a great partner--but basically I just love any time that we are a team!}

We are keepers of the flame!

Casey competed in the weight lifting competition.

And even being 22 weeks pregnant (at the time), I was able to compete in the competition as well.  {Yes the thing is fake. But surprisingly a lot heavier than I would have thought a fake bar to weigh.}

We both rocked the event so much that we tied for first place!!  The lovely (sarcasm...) banner across the bottom cuts off Baby Bunny.  Sad!  But we will just call it a three way tie. :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!! {Love, Baby Bunny}

I wish Daddy could have been in the picture with us.  Mommy happened to be shopping at Walmart one time and the Easter Bunny was there.  By the time she would have gone home and picked Daddy up, my photo opportunity would have been lost because apparently the Easter Bunny was on a tight schedule.

I was so excited to for the chance to have my picture taken with the Easter Bunny that I was jumping and kicking all over the place.  Mommy told me to tell you that if I look a little lumpy in the picture it is because of all my movement.  Oops.  I told you I was excited though--maybe because we both share the name of Bunny right now. :)

Happy Easter my dear friends.  I'm excited to meet each of you in not too long of time!!

I hope we can each remember the real reason for Easter.  Mommy was telling me that this is her favorite holiday because of the wonderful gift of the Atonement and the Resurrection.  I have enjoyed listening to the stories of Jesus and His sacrifice for each of us.  He lives!  He loves me and I know He loves each of you too!!
Love, Baby Bunny

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Touched by GC

I look forward to two weekends every year. It is consistent and I can always plan on which weekends will bring this excitement. Maybe I look forward to eating treats out of our 72 hour kit. Or maybe I look forward to eating monkey bread (it should be ready soon!). Or maybe one of the biggest things I look forward to is staying up late on Saturday night eating Casey's favorite treat as he reports all of his notes. {This year he picked pecan pie. I made pecan pie bars and they were SO yummy! :) And I loved hearing his Priesthood Session report too--can't wait until I can read/ listen to Pres. Uchtdorf's talk!} Or maybe I just look forward being able to spend the whole weekend together as a family.

Although I love all of these things, they are definitely not the reason I look forward to General Conference so much! I love being able to hear messages that are intended for people of this time. I love knowing that these people speaking are really called of God and truly are inspired. I love finding tiny insights from listening to the talks of something I could use in my life. I love hearing answers to prayers. I love feeling the spirit testify that what is spoken is true.

I look forward to listening to conference over and over again as I drive. I am excited to be able to download the talks sooner now, instead of just having to wait to for the Ensign next month. I can't wait to make these words spoken become part of my life and part of who I am.

Yesterday as we were watching from our home, Casey had to go retrieve the box of Kleenexes. We will just blame that on pregnancy hormones because I don't ever remember crying during conference before. But I was so touched. It was exactly what I needed to hear. I can't wait for even more spiritual nourishment today! :)