Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Past 18 Months (Roughly) That Zoomed By

Okay, so here goes my attempt to do better in this aspect of my life...I'm not sure where to begin and I'm sure to leave out some memorable moments, however, here is a glimpse into our lives over the last 17-19 months, that I have failed to document, until now.

2010 -- We grew from a family of 6 to a family of 7, welcoming Alyssa in June. Alyssa was blessed in August and we enjoyed having family come for the occasion. In the fall, we proudly watched as Olivia chose to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

2011 -- We grew from a family of 7 to a family of 8, welcoming Savanna in May. Savanna was blessed on Father's Day in June and we enjoyed having family in town for that beautiful event. July found us traveling to Branson, Missouri to enjoy the Torgesen Family Reunion (which was awesome...well planned, Denise, Kara & Scott!) Along the trip we were able to spend time with some of the Johnson family in Colorado and introduce Savanna. School began in the fall with Whitney entering 7th grade, Bryce in 4th grade, Olivia in 3rd grade, and the daily adventures that go on for me, Carter, Alyssa, & Savanna at home or wherever our errands take us. Whitney also reached a significant age as she turned 12 and was able to have her dad take her to the Idaho Falls Temple for the first time. At the end of October we were given the opportunity to create more memories and adventures as changes were made in our Stake and 2 wards (congregations) were taken and boundaries shifted to create a third ward. Marc was called to serve as Bishop of our existing ward (what was left of it) and continues to learn and grow and be a great example for all of us. Now it is 2012 and I'm not sure about the rest of you, but time seems to go faster and faster each year. Here are a few activities that our kids enjoy/are involved in/attempted etc to give you an idea of a few things that take up our time.

volleyball, basketball, coaching, cello, piano, violin, writing poetry, drawing, running, playing "night games" in the neighborhood, loudness, laughing, the temple

Now for a few pics to highlight the above mentioned activities and some not mentioned activities...and hopefully I will post again before another 18 months go by.. Bryce (Dec. 2011) waiting for the concert to begin

Savanna's 1st b-day (May 2012)
Alyssa on her 2nd b-day (June 2012)
Olivia is in the brown polka dot dress playing the violin (Dec. 2011)


A and C said...

What awesome things you have had going on!
Awesome for Marc's calling and the experiences it will bring for your family. Good to hear an update...though we have t done much better. That sixth kid...takes all my time :)

Kara M. said...

Hooray!!! Glad to see you post again! Love you!