Thursday, July 17, 2014

Biggest Catch Up Ever

It is time to write again. To record what I've missed and save up memories that I don't want to forget. I feel sad when I open up my blog and cant see the 700+ past post.  So even though I started water-marking my photos, I think I will still go back to the private setting. Let me know if you'd like an invite.

Since my last post a lot has happened.

Scott and I traveled to Hawaii. Our first trip alone in more than 5 years. That precious time together was golden. We took like 400 pictures.


This was a crazy hike through super slippery mud

Lots of beautiful empty beaches



































My favorite hike! Felt so good!

























































My beloved Grandma Magnusson passed away. Technically she is Scott's Grandma but really mine too. If there ever was an angel that lived and breathed and walked this earth it was Grandma. I miss her so. These pictures were from the last day we saw her, just a week before she died. They are priceless to me, she looks happy, peaceful and beautiful. I love her so much.

































Her house has been packed up and put on the market. This house was built by Grandpa and they lived there for 59 years. They lived a humble, simple and faithful life. A Beautiful life. I made this print to hang in my house as a reminder of what is really important and what truly makes a house a home.

























Kaden got a cell phone.

Ella lost another tooth.

My little baby twins turned 12. TWELVE. Wait what? Because approximately 6 minutes ago they were 2.



























Twelve marks for us a shift. 3 of our 5 children will now be in the mutual program. 2 out of 2 of my boys hold the Priesthood. Only 2 of my 5 are still in primary.

Time is quickly turning my once pack of small children into full blown house-o-teenagers. But can I just say...teenagers are so awesome! I do love me a good dose of new born but MAN these kids are a hoot. I love them and I love their friends and I love that all they need is FOOD to be happy with life.

School let out. Hello messes and swimming and friends all-the-day-long. Not to mention hair that only gets brushed on Sunday's.

Scott parents officially moved out of their home of more than 25 years. Resuming bi-monthly family dinners has been a treat.

Kaden went to EFY and LOVED it.




























The boys went to scout camp only to be evacuated 2 days in due to a huge forest fire.





























The girls and I spent that same week at the beach.






































The fourth of July came and went. We had a great evening over at Branson's scout masters house. He has an unbelievable pool and the kids just went hog wild. I have 3 brothers in the military and I love this country with all my heart. I am so thankful to raise my family how I please in the one and only USA.








































Perhaps the biggest thing that has kept me from writing is that 4 days after Scott and I returned from Hawaii our ward split and we were aligned into a newly created ward. On the very same day I was called to be the Primary President. So summer has not been the lazy-do-what-ever-we-want kind. It has been a build a Primary from scratch kind. And Holy Moly!

But this gig is awesome! And I truly already love seeing all those beautiful angel faces singing and learning about Jesus Christ. Such a gift to get to serve them! I love to do nothing more than I love serving in this glorious, true church.

I have more stories to write but for now I am as caught up as I am going to get.

Whew!




5 comments:

Melanie said...

YAY! you're back :) we love reading your posts!

Anderson Adventures said...

Thanks for the update! I wish we had hours to talk and catch up. Miss you! Glad I got to see you for a brief moment the other day!

mama bear said...

I want an invite if/when you go private. Love your blog! Alyce

Hailey Cox said...

I want an invite. I was wondering where you went!

Katie said...

I loved your update! Beautiful pictures of your trip and your family with your Grandma. So sweet! I would love an invite when you go private. Enjoy the new calling! You will be amazing!!

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