Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas!! 2010

Merry Christmas!!!
We hope you are all having a fabulous Holiday Season filled with lots of laughter and fond memories. It’s amazing that it’s already this time of year again. Here is an update on our little family!

Brayden is 9 1/2 and is enjoying 4th grade. His teacher tells me often that she wishes she had a class full of Brayden’s. He loves playing Football and Basketball and is an amazing Piano player! He really likes to play Star Wars. (He loved dressing up as Star Wars as a family for Halloween!!) He is a good big brother and is very responsible and helpful. He is a good friend to everyone around. We are lucky to have him in our family!

Adelyn is 7 1/2 and loves 2nd grade. She is a great reader and gets her homework done all by herself. Adelyn is a little mommy and loves to help me cook, sew or do anything crafty. She is a good piano player too and loves practicing her Christmas songs!! Adelyn just lost her first 2 teeth. She’s been singing “All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth!” Good timing!! It’s fun to see her growing up so fast!

Sophie is 5 and is in Spanish Immersion Kindergarten this year. It’s fun to see her learning Spanish, she loves to show off her limited vocabulary and count for everyone and say her colors too. It’s fun to see her excited about learning and she’s definitely coming out of her shell. She’s the little leader of the pack and loves having fun with her siblings, cousins and friends!

Kolby is almost 3 (his birthday is on Christmas Day) and he is such a character. He has the funniest personality and makes us laugh every day. He has quite the vocabulary and loves to sing. He loves being a BIG BOY and loves wearing his big boys too!! I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to not have any children in diapers. It’s been since Brayden was born, oh it’s so nice!! Kolby really is a joy!! I can’t imagine life without him in our family.

LeGrand has had a busy year. He is still the Bishop of our Ward, the Principal of the Springville High Seminary , a coach (he is currently coaching Brayden’s Basketball team and has coached Sophie’s soccer team too) He’s my best friend and an incredible husband and father. These past few months have been challenging. LeGrand suffered a severe life threatening allergic reaction. He was covered in hives from head to toe for weeks. He couldn’t get out of bed, had to miss work (which he never does) was at the Dr. Office every day for 2 weeks, was taken to the hospital by ambulance once, and then later admitted to the hospital because he had hives in his stomach and bowels. He was diagnosed with “Steven Johnson’s Syndrome” (don’t look it up on the internet unless you have the stomach for it.) He has an appointment to see an Allergy Specialist next week and hopefully we will get some answers. Their best guess right now is that he is severely allergic to Amoxicillin which he was given because he also had strep throat. Talk about getting hit hard. He’s been battling hives for 7 weeks now. He’s been hive free for 5 days and is almost off his medicine. Yay!!!

This year I have enjoyed being a wife and mother, helping my aging Grandparents, being involved in the PTA and the kid’s classes, reading and running. I never thought I would love running, but I do! A Half Marathon is in the works in a few months!! I’m even taking a Spanish class so that I can help Sophie with her Spanish. Life is amazing, busy, fun and very fulfilling!
We feel blessed beyond measure! We feel God’s love for us every day in our lives. We are grateful that we can be together forever as a family! We are blessed with the knowledge of the Truth, each other, amazing Friends and Family. What more could you ask for???

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and an Amazing New Year!!
LeGrand, Becca, Brayden, Adelyn, Sophie and Kolby Laing!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Our Annual Turkey Bowl is one of our favorite things about Thanksgiving do. I was having fun with my new camera and took tons of pictures... I know I normally do...but I couldn't resist today. It's so fun watching LeGrand and Brayden play together!

Watch this... play by play... LeGrands quarterback....

He's looking....

He's waiting for it....

He's throwing it...

Brayden's catching it....

and he's gone!!!! What teamwork!!

This is one of my personal favorites!! LeGrand and our Stake President, President Norman! Great man, Great Family!! Great Picture!!!

Love these girls!!! Whit and I just ran from my house up to Grandma and Grandpa Ras's house!! 5 miles up hill....that might explain our sweaty look...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fun Weekend with Bryan, Helga and Makyla

We Love it when Bryan, Helga and MaKyla come and visit!! We tried to pack all the fun we could in a few days... Here's our adventures!!
Trafalga- Miniature Golfing

The Airplanes
Bumper Boats

Us girls decided to stay dry and take pictures.....While we were staying dry..this is what the boys were doing!!


Pony Rides
Hiking Timp Caves
If you haven't been to the caves it's something that you seriously need to do!! It was amazing!!!!
You can't see Adelyn in most of the hiking pictures because she was in front the entire time! What a little hiker!! Brayden, Addy and Sophie made the whole hike all by themselves!!!
I love this picture of the brothers!! They are such good guys, husbands and daddy's!!!
Brayden LOVED the caves!!!
What a fun family picture! I love this. The hike was beautiful, the company was awesome, the memories were unforgettable and it was so fun to be together!
Bryan, Helga and MaKyla are such a beautiful family too!! We are excited to find out what MaKyla's baby is going to be around Christmas time!! How fun!
Brayden and Sophie on the way down entertained all of us and all the hikers we passed with their...hup two three fours.......They were marching like soldiers including the chants, the Halts, the At was pretty funny... Sophie was very obedient to her Captain Brayden!
Pumpkin Patch/Hay Ride
We had fun ending the day with Helga's family! We feel like they are family too!! Thanks Derrelene and Natalie! We had a blast!!