Sunday, April 08, 2007

We spent the evening with the Jensen grandparents yesterday as is our Easter family tradition. Our families attend church at different times (we live in different wards - different stakes, actually) and it's less stress to get together on Saturday than on Sunday. As tradition has it, Grandma bought some plastic eggs and put candy in them for the kids to hunt. Grandpa usually hides the eggs on their back patio but it is a somewhat large area and Jessica was so worried that she would get too tired and short of breath "like I did last year" so the grandparents hid the eggs in the family room. Jessica, Brandon and Austin had fun hunting for the eggs and grandma had made one bag of candy for Justen since he is too old for easter egg hunting. Grandma and Grandpa cooked a wonderful turkey dinner with all the fixin's. It was delicious. As Grandpa said the prayer he thanked the Lord for the blessing of being together as a family and sharing the love that we have for each other. I teared up as I too am truly thankful for my family (Karl's family too of course) and the times we get together.

Here are some pictures of our time together yesterday. Enjoy:

Grandpa Jensen and Jessica

Jess finding an easter egg.

Austin found one! I think the angle on this picture was kind of cool

No, Brandon, Maracas are NOT easter eggs. hehe..

Jessica holding one of the easter eggs she found - which happens to match her cute blouse.
(her finger-tips are kinda "blue" from lack of oxygen due to her heart defects)

Brandon sporting his new hat. Previously known as the basket grandma gave him to put his easter eggs in.

"Don't take a picture of me de-boning the turkey!" hehe... Sorry, but I love ya, honey. You are too cute in your farmer john overalls so I had to take the picture. Besides, I now have proof that you do help in the kitchen.... sometimes, anyway.

Brandon and Jessica saying good-bye to grandma after a wonderful evening together.


yerdoingitwrong said...

Beautiful family. Looks like lots of fun!!!

Ruth said...

Great pictures! Always love to see 'em!