We had a fabulous Easter this year. On Friday morning we headed out early and I got my cast off! Then we hit the road and made the drive up to to Kansas to see my mom. My sister and her family drove down from Chicago to meet us there. My mom was spoiled having her 5 granddaughters together for Easter. On Saturday we were joined by my Aunt Iva, Uncle Cole, their son Bryce, and my Grandma. We went to Kansas City and visited the Independence Visitors Center. We enjoyed a wonderful presentation on families and had four generations present for it. It was really powerful. They also had an exhibit of Liz Lemmon Swindle paintings depicting the life of the Savior. Afterwards, we headed to lunch and then to visit the Liberty Jail.
The highlight of Saturday was attending the open house of the Kansas City Temple. It is truly beautiful, and has beautiful murals throughout painted by local artists. I love that Kirsten is old enough to remember being there. As we were leaving the sealing room, she told me that she could "feel the Holy Ghost stronger than ever in my whole life." She is such a special girl. Katie was even relatively well behaved and went silent when we entered the Celestial Room. It was a wonderful experience to share with my family.
Sunday morning we woke up early and gave the girls their Easter Baskets.