28 April 2011

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter everyone.

Chase and I had lots of dorky-fun dying Easter Eggs together Saturday night!! I'm glad we did because we hadn't dyed eggs since we were dating. I should have bought more eggs though. 18 was NOT enough this year-- we wanted to keep going!!
{We didn't even dye eggs our first married Easter}
Brittany & Chase
Easter 2008
Sunday morning, I taught my darling little Sunbeams about the REAL meaning of Easter - Jesus and his atonement, crucifixion and resurrection.  I am so grateful for all He did for us so that we can live again.

That evening we had a yummy dinner with Chase's family.
Chase got his Easter basket on Monday afternoon. (this way i could buy the candy for 75% off monday morning, because the stores thought easter was over! silly stores.)

Don't think I left Annabelle out- she got a little yellow easter bag with a little toy and mini bunny in it from my mom.  I ate the bunny for her... which I'm sure passed through my milk into her little tummy.

And now for the pictures of this year's Easter:

20 April 2011

Blessing Annabelle.

I have something special to share with you...

On December 26, Chase gave Annabelle a name and a blessing. It was a beautiful winter morning and Annabelle was more than pleasant all day long. She couldn't have looked any more gorgeous than she did that day. My mother, thankfully, saved the dress and bonnet that I was blessed in, so sweet little Annabelle was able to wear them to be blessed in as well. I bought her little booties, a pearl bracelet, a silver rattle and cream knit blanket from Four and Twenty Sailors to complete her outfit.

The morning of, my brother-in-law, Jimmy Jeong, came over to document the special day in Annabelle's life. He and my sister Tiffany, live in New York City. Jimmy is an award winning photojournalist and he took the most STUNNING photographs for us of the morning getting ready for Annabelle's special day. Not only that, but he made Annabelle a video of it all AND surprised us by sending us a link to this video. {password: olsenjeong} I seriously watched it over and over!

Tears came to my eyes while watching, just thinking about how precious my baby is to me as well as how lucky we are to have such talented and sincerely thoughtful family members surrounding us. I cannot stop watching it. It was a very spiritual day. Chase and I could not be prouder parents. We know Annabelle will grow up to be a beautiful girl and we are honored to be the ones chosen to help her grow.

You are welcome to watch the video... in fact, you must watch it... if not to oooh and awww over Annabelle, then to oooh and awww over Jimmy's talent. {You will also get a sneak peak inside our house.}
  Click Here for the Vimeo link... password is: olsenjeong.

Thank you Jimmy!!

11 April 2011

conference weekend

it was a wonderful conference weekend this year.
saturday morning, annabelle and i watched on my laptop as we snuggled in bed - she watched the whole session.
saturday afternoon, we {daddy, mommy, baby} went to my moms to watch - she fell asleep in her swing.

saturday evening {while the gentlemen went to priesthood} the ladies went to park city. we swam and had dinner and hung out with the kiddies.

sunday morning we were able to watch as we had a delicious breakfast at nielsen's. orange rolls... yum.
sunday afternoon we went to my moms. we had a big dinner afterwards and we facetimed with chase's sister which was fun.

i love family-time.
i love conference weekend... it feels like it should be a holiday.

xoxo, brittany

ps pictures:

aunt carol and happy annabelle.

snuggling in bed saturday morning.

swimming in pc.


the ladies.
the gentlemen.
pps: my favourite talks were...
Richard G Scott's, The Eternal Blessings of Marriage
M. Russell Ballard's, Finding Joy in Loving Service
and Dallin H Oaks's, Desire.