Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Saturday was Bracken's BIG Day! ( June 18th, 2011) He was Baptized by his Dad. He was so excited! It was wonderful to have family come and support us and be together. After, we came to our house and had nachos and otterpops. Thanks to Bracken for making it easy on me.

2 peas in a pod
Grandma and Grandpa Larson
Aunt Becky and Uncle Sean
Mom and Dad
Aunt Mary
Uncle Bruce
Grandma Peterson
Aunt Christy, cousin Marion, cousin Emery, and Uncle MG


Never got around to showing you my finished quilt Flip side.
Too cute. I have come to some conclusions: I heart
making quilts. If I am going to make them, we should
use them. So, I have taken them, and rolled them up
right under the tv for using in this cool weather we are
having right now. (NOT) However, sometimes when
you come home from the pool, and sit under the fan,
there is a slight chill that is felt, which these cuties help
with! And I am OK with it. :) Now, lets make some more!

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pioneer Trek and Havasupi

So, June 2-4, Steven and I were the Ma and Pa to 7 boys and 1 girl. We all loaded our sleeping gear, and buckets with personal stuff into handcarts and had an amazing 3 day experience. We walked up and down dusty rocky trails for a total of 27 miles. Wow! We had a woman's pull, (me and the 1 girl, plus a borrowed one) up a pretty rocky hill, that will be in my memory forever. What an experience. We finish tonight with a fireside. We memorized a poem, and then earned a button that says, "I can do hard things" Salt River Stake Trek 2011
I love this poem
Here it is:

Stick to Your task till it sticks to you,
Beginners are many and enders are few,
Honor, power, place, and praise,
will come at last to the one who stays.
Stick to your task till it sticks to you,
Bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it too,
For out of the bend and the sweat and the smiles,
Will come life's victories after a while.

So, we returned home Sat. night, then Wed. night Steven was off for Varsity Super activity. They were hiking down to Havasupi Falls, 10 miles. (Do you think Steven has had enough hiking in a week and a half's time?) They returned home Sat. afternoon. Steven is resting nicely. Hunter has energy like no other. He did take a nap Sat. afternoon, but just continues on with his normal routine. (He also went to trek)

Bracken's 8th Birthday

Steven went to Fossil Springs with the Varsity scouts 2 weeks before Bracken's Birthday. He decided he wanted to take Bracken there for his birthday. So Friday night, at 6 pm, Steven got a crazy idea (OK a wild hair is what I call it) he says, "lets go to Payson and get a hotel, then we will be close to Fossil Springs for morning". I say, OK. We left at 7:15 pm, Friday night. We only had the 3 youngers with us. Wow! It is really easy to pack up and move 3 children. Then Sat. morning we headed up to Fossil Springs. When we got there Steven showed Bracken where the scouts had jumped off the 25 foot cliff. Bracken looks over and says where should I jump at, Steven shows him and off he goes with no hesitation. Amazing. The water was beautiful and FREEZING!!! We had a fun time. After a while we opened presents and headed out. We met up with a caving friend of Steven's and he took us to the beginning of a trail to find a new cave. Bracken was the first one to find it, which was fitting for his Birthday. Pretty small cave, and perfect for me (ginger)