Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hanging out with the Woods!!

Chris and MaryAnn Wood are amazing people. We have been friends since we went thru the Seminary PreService program at BYU together in 2001-2003. They have always been great examples and amazing friends! They have a beautiful family and are very grateful for their friendship!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time Out for Women

Last Weekend I had an unforgettable experience. A group of friends and I went to Time Out for Women in Salt Lake City. It was the 1st time that they had brought Time Out for Women here and I'm so glad they did. Those of you who have gone understand what I'm talking about when I say it was AWESOME. If you haven't had a chance to go, try to go sometime. It's defiantly worth your while. I'm so glad I was able to go. We listened to amazing speakers like Sheri Dew, Wendy Watson Nelson, Mary Ellen Edmunds, S. Michael Wilcox, Emily Watts Kris Belcher. We listened to inspiring music from Jenny Oaks Baker and Hilary Weeks. We laughed, cried, were uplifted spiritually and had a wonderful time with friends. Oh it was so fun!
We all stayed in a few joining hotel rooms and laughed and played games till the Manager came and told us to keep it down. Oops! :) Here are my roommates, Tara Wetzle, Kathryn Stitt and her sister Corinne.
I'm so glad Tara came with us. If had to sleep in the same bed with someone other that LeGrand I'm glad it was with Tara!!
We took these while we were waiting for lunch at Olive Garden. Yummy!
Me and Kathryn
Me and Candace Me and Cari
Me and Jen
Me and MonicaWe had a wonderful time, but I was ready to get home to my cute family and implement the things that I had learned and felt. I left feeling very strongly that my Father in Heaven loves me and understands me. I know that he wants to help be the best mom, wife and daughter of God that I can be. I know he will help me. How amazing is it that we have a Father in Heaven who loves us, and wants to help us. We are all truly Blessed!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Go Springville Red Devils!!!

Springville High School just played in the State Semi Finals for Football. LeGrand and some of his Seminary Teacher Buddies went up to Salt Lake to watch the game. Springville won, so next Friday they are playing for the State Championship!! These crazy Seminary teachers ended up cheering in the front row of the student section. I think they had a little too much fun! :) I'm glad LeGrand has such good friends.
Not the smartest thing LeGrand's ever done, but for taking this picture while driving it actually turned out pretty good. AAHHH, hopefully he won't ever try that one again!
Good job for taking over the camera Rock!
LeGrand, Chris, Dave and Rock! How fun!! Hopefully next Friday will have a victorious ending too!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kolby's Eye

Sad story!!! If you can see in the picture, there is a cut on Kolby's left eye. (the eye on the right side of the picture.) I noticed it one day, but thought it might be just something on his eye. It wasn't red and it wasn't bothering him at all. Then about a week and a half later I noticed that it was still there. You can only see it when the light hits it just right. Anyways I called my Optometrist and took Kolby in to get checked out. They found out after they dyed his eye that he has a huge cut right across his line of vision. They told us that if it scars there isn't anything that we can do and that it will affect his vision. They gave us eye drops to put in it and we went back a week later. It did scar, I was disappointed, but we have to take him back in a year to get it checked out again. The eye Dr. said that children's eyes grow till they are 8 and so that scar might just shift down since it's at the bottom of his line of vision. We are praying that this will happen. Even though I was sad for Kolby we did experience a HUGE MIRACLE. Kolby was never in pain. The Dr. said that he has never seen someone that cut their cornea especially as big as Kolby did and not have it hurt a ton. He said that he has grown men in there all the time in tears because they are in so much pain. I wish Kolby's eye didn't get cut. We don't even know how it happened. But I'm truly grateful that he wasn't in any pain. That is a Miracle.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

hAPpY hAlLoWeEn!!!! HaRrY PoTtEr StYLe!!!!

It's not Halloween without carving Pumpkins.....
We always have so much fun carving pumpkins. This year, Brayden and Adelyn did theirs all by themselves. They did such a good job.
LeGrand did a cute job on Our pumpkin, Kolby loved his to much that after LeGrand carved it for him he broke it into pieces...hence the little tiny broken pumpkin. Kolby still loved it. Every time we would come home, he would say "HI PUMPKIN" as he walked inside. Sometime he would even bend down and give it a kiss. It was cute. Below are the pumpkins that Brayden and Adelyn did. Good job kiddos.

Witches Fingers, Mummies and Ghosts and Grilled Cheese Jack o Lanterns....Yum Yum!!!
This is what our tummies feasted on through the day.... Yummy! The witches fingers is french toast that I shaped like fingers before dipping and cooking them. The Red Witches finger nails is just almond slices dyed with red food coloring. These were a huge hit. Even Sophie loved them.

Dressing up to go to School.
Brayden, Adelyn and Sophie had so much fun dressing up for school. What a hit. If you couldn't tell we decided to go Harry Potter Style this year. Brayden was Harry Potter, Adelyn was Hermione, Sophie was Ginny, Kolby was Ron, LeGrand was Professor Dumbledore and I was Professor McGonagall . I know you can't wait to see the pictures!

Going Trick or Treating Down Town....

Here is our Red headed Ron, What a cutie!!

I never realized that Dumbledore was so attractive till I saw this one.

Our cute little witches.

Going to the Ward Halloween Party....
At our Ward Halloween Party we had fun, the kids were super excited when our family won the "Best Family Costume" Award. They thought it was awesome that they got to run up and get a big bag of candy...ummm just what we need....more candy....

Visiting Grandparents...
We love visiting Grandparents on Halloween. Grandma Larsen was sick and didn't want us to come over and get sick, so she brought us some Halloween Treats, I'm sad we don't have a picture with her this year...Next year we will for sure!!! Grandma and Grandpa Ras thought the kids looked amazing. Thanks for the candy and for the fun time. We love spending time with you guys!!

Here is the whole gang together...just what you were waiting for....

I always thougth that Dumbledore and McGonagall had a thing for each other....I guess I was right!!

Going Trick or Treating with Dorthy, the Lion and the Tin man...I mean Bryan, Helga and Makyla.
Bryan, Helga and Makyla came and went Trick or Treating with us!! It was so fun!!! They made these outfits and we thought they looked AWESOME!!!! I love it!!! My favorite costume was probably Makylas because, this is the Lion costume that Brayden, Adelyn and Ethan all wore on their first Halloween's. She looked sooooo cute!!!

Bryan and Helga, Thanks for coming down and spending the weekend with us!!!! We loved it and just wish it could have lasted longer!! We love you guys!!

There you have it...our Halloween Festivities...