Brock got to start scouts after he turned 8 this summer. They didn't have any meetings during August so he had to wait an extra month and he wasn't too thrilled about that. The scouts meet once a week and Brock is loving every minute of it. He is so excited to put his uniform on and see what new things they are going to do at that meeting. He is also loving "scout bucks". They earn "Scout bucks" if they wear their uniform, neckerchief, and bring their books and once a month they get to shop at the "scout store". I'm glad Brock is loving scouts and look forward to the many adventures it will bring into our lives.
Dustin had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to go with the boy scouts who have been working on an aviation merit badge on a little flight over Pocatello. These are pictures out the window of where he works and of the plane they got to ride in. There is also one of the fire that was right above his work this summer. The boys were really surprised when they thought they were just going to see the planes at the airport and their scout leader had arranged for them to take a little ride. Dustin went along to support their leader and got ride as well. It was a fun night for all.
I know this post is only a week old. School started here last Monday but hey at least I took the pictures that day :-)
Ok so it's not really Gracie's first day of school til after labor day but she couldn't miss out on having her picture taken with all the other kids.
Brock began 2nd grade and he was so excited to get back to school especially now that mom doesn't have to go with him to help test in the morning he can ride his bike with his sister.
Meggan was more concerned with who was in her class then who her teacher was. She began 5th grade and is supper excited to spend all her extra time with her friends.
MaKady started the first day of school at cheer practice at 5:30 in the morning. She really didn't want this to be her first day of school picture so we took another one when she came home. MaKady started 8th grade and yep they rule the middle school.
Here's to another fun FILLED(filled with preschool, scouts, piano lessons, Young Women's, activity days, dance lessons, cheer, soccer, PTO, baseball, wrestling, and lots lots more...)year and with lots of great memories to.
Last week we had the opportunity to celebrate one AMAZING BOY!!! It was Brock's birthday and he got to have a huge water fight with his friends, a party with cousins, baptism, and family luncheon. It was a great weekend. We are so proud of the decision he made to be baptized and join the church. We love you Brock!
It seems when I take too much time between posts I'm not even sure where to begin.
MaKady, Dustin, and I had the opportunity to go to Youth Conference. We had an amazing time and it was wonderful to spend time with the incredible young men and women in our ward. Our theme for the year is "We Believe..." We used that and the 13th article of faith in each of the things we did with the youth. We went to the City of Rocks and to American Falls Reservoir. We did rock climbing, geo-caching, team building, had a testimony meeting and had a lot of fun playing at the reservoir. We had some spiritual moments and some really fun moments and sometimes they were the same moment.
May is always a great month. How could it not be? It's my birthday, mother's day, and our wedding anniversary. My birthday I got a new swing in the back yard, shoes, and a purse. It was a great day. Dustin was supposed to pick up a "small" package of shrimp from costco to go with dinner. He thought we should get the party pack. I don't think our kids have ever eaten so much shrimp in one setting. It was a great night. Dustin also made my favorite pound cake. It is so yummy. The kids made domino signs all over the living room floor for me. I also got books, plants, and a necklace for mom's day. For our anniversary we went to dinner and it was really nice to just go for a drive after and reminisce about the past 17 years, where we've been, where we are, and where we are going! I'm so grateful to be married to my best friend.
I thought I would post this for those of you who don't get the local paper. She was an amazing woman! Myrna T. Larson DOWNEY - Myrna Taggart Larson, 87, wife of the late Roy Larson, was happily reunited with her husband and son on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. She passed away of natural causes at "Our House" assisted living in Sandy, Utah, where she had resided since November of 2010. Myrna was born October 25, 1923, a daughter of Fredrick and Eulalie Ardella Leavitt Taggart. She was the eighth of nine children. She attended school in Lewiston and graduated from North Cache High School in Richmond. She married Roy D. Larson from Downey, Idaho, in the Logan LDS Temple on April 22, 1943. She lived most of her life in Downey, where she was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in every organization. She also served as a temple ordinance worker for several years along with her husband. She was a member of the local Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, the Downey Study Club, and sang with the Madrigal Choir. She was known for her beautifully decorated wedding and birthday cakes. Myrna is survived by six children, Marjorie (Ron) Batson of Nampa, Idaho, Fred (Sue) Larson of Sandy, Utah, Louise (Eugene) Webb of Downey, Idaho, Betty Ann (Mike) Wasuita of Mountain Green, Utah, Eddy (Theresa) Larson of Magna, Utah, Sandra Dee (Scott) Averett, of North Pole, Alaska; 41 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren; a sister; LaRee Scott, and a sister-in-law, Juanita Taggart, both of North Ogden, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, her husband, Roy D. Larson and a son, Rex T. Larson, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 23, 2011, at noon in the Downey First Ward Chapel, with Bishop Rex Nielsen officiating. Friends may visit with the Larson family on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Downey Church, and on Monday at the church prior to services from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Burial will follow in the Downey City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to share condolences by visiting www.horsleyfuneralhome.com. Services are under the care and direction of Horsley's Marsh Valley Funeral Home. The family wished to thank "Our House" and their staff for taking care of Mom. She was a wonderful mother. We appreciate the lessons she taught us of love, forgiveness, service and endurance. We will miss her. Published in Idaho State Journal on May 21, 2011 I'd like to add she was also proceeded in death by her son-in-law Roscoe Stuart. We love you and miss you grandma.
It was grandparents day and Middle School Talent Show day. These are Meggan's and MaKady's performances. Meg did the Cha-Cha Slide with a group of friends and MaKady sang "Waiting outside the Lines" I'm so proud of both of them. Brock performed as well but I wasn't there because I had to get to MaKady's performance. He's going to do his again in a couple of weeks so I will add it then. okay for some reason I've waited all morning for these video's to post and it won't do it. So check out my facebook page or the youtube videos on the right of the screen to watch these cute kids.
With the convenience of texting we sent a message to the Easter bunny and had him deliver the kids baskets and hide some eggs while the kids were helping mom make dinner. I love technology. I also love how the Easter bunny knew just how different our kids tastes are in clothes. I have one who refuses to wear pink. (Bet you can't guess who?) Dad has early morning meetings on Sunday and we didn't want him to miss seeing the kids find their baskets and eggs, so Saturday evening it was. Today was a beautiful day. We went to church, bbq'd with some great friends, and now the kids are on such a chocolate and sugar rush they are outside still playing. I'm grateful we get to celebrate the wonderful gift our Savior has given us and that we have family to celebrate it with. Happy Easter to you all!
Dustin and I met at ISU almost 18 years ago in a class his dad told him not to bother taking! In May we will celebrate our 17th anniversary of being married in the Idaho Falls temple. Dustin is the most incredible man I know. I am inspired by how deeply he cares about being an awesome husband and amazing dad. He loves to work in the yard and make our home a great place to be. I can truly say time definetly flies by when your having fun.
Our First! Our Angel!
These are pictures of our first child, Braxton. He was born June 14, 1996 and passed away September 23, 1996. He was born with breathing problems and eventually passed away from complications of pneumonia. I can't believe he would be 14. We miss our little angel and we are sure he is busy being a missionary in Heaven.
MaKady, what can I say... She loves to cheer, read, write, shop and has just discovered the fun of blogging. Click on her picture and it will take you to her blog. She is loyal, kind and a great friend. She wears her heart on her sleeve, laughs when others laugh, cries when others cry. She has discovered the joy of making her own money. What a JOY she is in our family.
Meggan is so much fun to describe. She always brings a smile to your face. She loves to dance, play soccer, read, and tease her brother and sisters. She thinks of others before herself. She loves a good joke. She has many hidden talents. Ask her to share them with you. Meggan is also a huge help around the house. Meggan would eat ice cream 3 times a day plus snacks and dessert. It is her favorite food, especially if there is a cherry on top. Meggan is great at making friends she wants everyone to feel included. Were glad she's part of our family.
Brock is all BOY! He only has two speeds fast and faster. He is so much fun to visit with, he always asks great questions. Brock loves to climb poles, walls, mountains, anything. Brock makes friends with everyone, people standing in line, cashiers, the girl who cuts his hair pretty much anyone who looks interesting. They are just friends he hasn't met yet. Brock loves to work with his dad. Brock also loves school. Brock loves tools and weapons so he defintely holds his own in this house of girls. He is so full of love. We are grateful for the addition he is to our family!
Gracie is growing up so fast! What happened to my baby? Yes she gets away with more then the other kids because no matter what she will always be my baby. She is so determined "stubborn" to get what she wants, do what she wants and we hope that she is always determined for the right things. Gracie loves to play "makeover" and if none of her sisters want to play you can find her giving all of the dolls in our house new looks. Gracie is a sweetheart!
I am lucky enough to get to be a SAHM of 4 amazing kids as you can see by the pictures on this page. I am married to my best friend and I look forward to any time we get to spend together. I have a great family. My 2 sisters are my best friends and my brothers are pretty awesome as well. My dad passed away 7 years ago and my mom is now married to a wonderful guy. I'm glad she isn't alone but we sure miss having her close by. I love to read a good book, organize a drawer or closet in fact I like to organize other peoples drawers and closets just ask my sisters. I still like to color and love opening a new box of crayons. I love shoes my favorite saying when I was pregnant was "no matter how big I am I can always find a cute pair of shoes" I don't know what my excuse is now I just like them. I am grateful for so many blessings I don't think there is room enough to list them.