Saturday, December 31, 2011

the last post of 2011 goes to....BYU BASKETBALL!

For Christmas, the kids each got a BYU/San Diego Universtiy basketball ticket in their stocking. Alex had the night off from Maceys and Steve was off at eBay by 2:30. What a fantastic year-end activity! Happy New Year!!!

Bring. It. On.

Such a good big brother...

Taylor just loves those BYU boys...

Me and my best girls...

Love these kids with all of my heart! Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


An absolutely perfect Christmas. We got to spend so much time with both sides of the family and have had an absolute blast together. I love my family so much!!

On our way to Grammy and Gramps' house for brunch

New Christmas pajamas

Our annual "Golden China" Christmas Eve feast!

clothes, clothes, clothes, clothes...

Man's legs or ladie's legs?

Yeah baby! Finally got himself some sticky gloves!

Alex and Steve are heading to Vegas for a road trip!

Our "family present" is the Kinect...with 7 new games!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

David Archuleta (part 2)

Not going to even try and describe the emotions me and the girls felt during the concert. We'll always remember, so just enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 19th...Taylor turns 4!

Happy Birthday dear Taylor Jennings!!!

Taylor is certainly a loved little boy. His brothers and his sisters adore him and he is such a good boy for me and Steve. We love him dearly and feel so blessed to have him in our family!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fun with the Larsen Family

Last night was the Larsen Christmas party. We had a lot of fun visiting and eating and eating and eating. We also....
played the "right-left" game...

went caroling...

decorated cookies...

And nothing says Merry Christmas like, "WO-OOO...LIVING ON A PRAYER!!!"

Saturday, December 17, 2011

welcome to the court.....JIMMER LARSEN!!!

Zachary started Junior Jazz this year and played his first game this afternoon...a win, if you must know. He's the center on the team and gets to do the jump ball thing at the beginning of the game. He's such a sweetheart...very passive, which his coaches realize and are trying to get him to overcome. In a very strange coincidence (I'll go as far as to say a blessing...) the whole entire family was able to watch him play today and we were all so proud of him for taking a couple of shots. He's just gonna get better and better! Way to go ZACHY!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

annual "ladies" lunch

Everyone knows the benefit of exercise, right? Well, I have gotten WAY more out of my exercise group than I bargained for. I've found 6 of my very best friends. We work out together every morning, we go out to lunch for everybody's birthday each year, and have the most fun get together each Christmas to give gifts. Yesterday it was at Sue's amazingly, astonishing, beautiful house. I love these ladies so much and count them among the many blessings that I have.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

David Archuleta (part 1)

Yes, I did say part 1. Steve and I went to Cedar City for the weekend and heard David Archuleta sing at the Heritage Center. AMAZING seats, PHENOMENAL concert and PERFECT company. We ate at Chilis and had such a fun time shopping (Christmas shopping without the kids is so much faster!) and lounging around the hotel watching football. I love Steve so much and am so incredibly thankful that he is mine to keep!!!
Part 2 will happen on December 19th when I take the girls to Salt Lake and see David Archuleta perform again. Life=Good!

Friday, December 2, 2011

caroling, caroling, caroling...

It was so much fun to hear the older kids caroling at the Joseph Smith Building last night. A sweet sister in our ward was part of an art show going on there and asked the kids to help during the V.I.P. night. She provided them with the cute costumes and even gave them a fantastic "thank you" present for helping out. We'll be giving her a "thank you" present back for letting them have such a fun experience together!!!

Zach and Taylor wanted to help sing too...

Siblings and best friends as well. What a blessing!Fa-la-la-la-la...

This is Alex, Megan, Annie and their friend Justin all caroling together.