Sunday, August 30, 2009

California Trip June 2009

At the End of June we took a Family Vacation to Magic Mountain. I loved going to Magic Mountain while I was growing up, in fact 10 years ago when LeGrand and I started dating he met me and my family at Magic Mountain...It was at Magic Mountain riding Ninja actually when LeGrand held my had for the first time!! Lucky for me he's been holding my hand ever since. Here's a picture of that trip...I know lots has changed in 10 years!!! So here we were then....
and here we are now!!! Now we've been married for a decade, and have 4 beautiful children!!! Life couldn't get any better!!! We decided to go to Magic Mountain for Brayden and Adelyn's Birthday's this year, and as a fun celebration of our 10th Anniversary that we officially celebrated a few weeks later.

Oh how I love this man!!

There were just so many pictures that we loved from our to save you all from overexposure to too many pictures I put a bunch in collages.... Enjoy!!!
The kids had a blast!! Everyone LOVED all the rides and especially being together with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Whitney!!!
These bumper car pictures (especially the one in the middle of my Mom and Adelyn) are so fun!!!
We had so much fun together as a family. Mom and Dad, Thank you for making this trip such a memorable one!!! You guys are the Best! ***side note, I used to LOVE Roller coasters...but it's been a while since I've gone on them. Toward the end of the day, Whitney and I took off and Grandma and Grandpa and LeGrand played with the kids and we went on the BIG rides...We had so much fun!!! Not many people were there right before the park closed so we were able to go on ride after ride....I didn't even puke...even though I had a major headache at the end...In the last 20 minutes we went on 6 roller coasters...the SCREAM 3 times in a row and then the Colossus 3 times in a roll. It was fun!!! ****
Here's the whole Crew!!! What a happy family!!
We all spent the night at Uncle Doug and Aunt Jen's house, Grandma Larsen was there too!!! After we all got up and going we headed to the beach for the day!!! Oh there's nothing like the beach!!! We all LOVED it, can you tell?

Yeah for Family Trips!!!!!!

Watching Makyla

We were so excited when Bryan and Helga called and asked us if we could watch Makyla for them while they went to Cancun for a few days!! I'm so glad that they had fun and that they trusted us enough to leave their angel with us. The kiddos were thrilled to have their baby cousin here. They were all such big was actually a lot of fun!! We Love you Makyla!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Camping as a Family

The Weekend before school started and before LeGrand was sustained to be our new Bishop we decided to get away from everything and go camping just our family. There is something special about sleeping together in a tent, bundled up, listening to the thunderstorm that came on in the middle of the night, sitting by the camp fire, singing songs, playing at the park, throwing rocks in the river. I'm so glad that we live so close to so many beautiful places. I love our family!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This year, LeGrand and I were able to be Session Directors for EFY (especially for youth) again. We did the Las Vegas 2 session and had a blast!! The kids had the time of their lives playing with Grandma for a week and we didn't even have to worry about them... we knew they were in good hands. Thanks Mom!!! We can never thank you enough! We love you! Without your service to us we would never be able to do this!!
This week was INCREDIBLE!!! One of the reasons it was so awesome was because my little sister Whitney was there as a participant. Whitney is seriously one of my very best friends and LeGrand and I could seriously just take her home! Whitney you are an amazing Young Woman! We love and admire you!! Thanks for putting up with us for a week. Two of my cousins were also there, Shaylin Rasmussen and Stephen Alexander. My dad was also a speaker there with us too, so it was sort of like a family reunion!! It was Awesome! We love you guys so much!!

Here were some highlights from our week. Of Course the first one what being able to be with LeGrand all week long!! I love this man. I'm so lucky to be his eternal companion! I love listening to him speak and watch him be with the youth. He has a true gift and I love him for it.


Pizza Night-including a pudding eating contest with no hands. I swear I could smell chocolate pudding for the next 24 hours....gross!!

Shaylin busting a move in the variety show.
Cousin time!
Hanging out with the youth is so awesome!! Seriously there are so many amazing youth in this world/church!! I'm grateful for the examples they are to us!! They give me hope for the future!!
Sister time!!
Hubby time!!
This was our Coordinators and BC's and Health Councilors....They are the ones that truly made this week unforgettable!!
The Family Reunion
Last but not least are all the councilors and staff!! We love you guys!!

The main reason that I love being involved in EFY is to see so many people develop a stronger relationship with our Father in Heaven. I know that God lives and that he loves each one of us!!! This church is true and I'm grateful to be a part of it!!!