Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just a few pictures of the beautiful scenery here in Alaska! However, after taking the picture, I had to quickly call Nicole and tell her an eagle was is the neighborhood so she could protect her chickens! Man I would hate to give up any of my fresh eggs I get from her!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thanks for posting on the blog everyone, it is fun to see the new posts. Rylee's ski crawl is so cute - I have never seen anything like it!! She is original.
Dad's headstone is beautiful. It really is one of the nicest I have ever seen. Mom did a great job picking it out. It really is quite strange to see your name on a headstone, though.
Congratulations to Whitney and Clint on getting baby Tyan blessed. How neat to have four generations present for his blessing.
Just wanted to post some news of our own- Maddy will be going to the state tournament for girl's golf in a couple of weeks. She beat out her senior competitor by one stroke to take fifth place in our district to secure her spot at state. She is the only sophomore going to state. She is so excited. We will let you know how she does.
I am not very good at getting pictures placed in the right spot, but here are a few pictures of Maddy golfing, her volleyball team, and the group of us at Sunriver.
Keep on blogging -- we'll see you soon!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rylee Scoots

Blake and Sara's daughter Rylee has never crawled, she prefers scooting. For those of you who haven't been able to witness Rylee's scoot in person this is classic.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Grandpa's Headstone

They came on Friday and placed Grandpa's Headstone. It is so gorgeous. Grandma did an amazing job picking it out!  Moroni on the top of the temple is even gold, it is really neat.  My family went up to the cemetery with her on Mother's Day to see it. She said she was up there the whole time the guys were placing it to make sure they did it just perfect!!! Can't wait for you all to see it in person, it is so pretty!

Tyan's Blessing

We blessed Tyan this past week and it was so special.  My dad gave Tyan his blessing and he did such a wonderful job.  We got to do a 4 generation picture, and I am so excited about it. I sure wish you all could have been there!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

happy (grand)mothers day!

I just wanted to tell grandma happy mothers day and to tell her thanks.......for all that she has done since I was little. She really helped me to become the person I am today! I didn't have a ton of pictures but these ones just show a little of the things I will always remember. I always thought that all families were just like ours but I realize that they are not.......not everyone knows ALL of their cousins and their wives and their kids and I know that because of grandma and grandpa we have one of the tightest families I know! the cheese balls that grandma brought every year to take down to the beach

I am so glad that I have kids who love to stop and see their grandma great!

even though she had a lot of grandkids she always made me feel special

she always tries to attend EVERY special occasion....blessings, graduations, weddings, birthdays and if she can't be there she sends a card and lets you know that she is thinking of you!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spring Break and Family Pics

Last month we took a nice little stay-cation to Park City for what was suppose to be Spring Break, but it was snowy and cold most of the time. We still had a really great time with grandma and the whole Greg Christensen clan. We stayed at the Marriott that sits right on the mountain by the Alpine Slides. It was a real shame none of us are skiiers. We could have walked right out of the door and hopped on the lift. Anyway, here are some pics from the trip.
Jaidon saying "What the heck, I thought this was suppose to be SPRING?"

Swimming in the snow

Warming up by the fire

Todd anticipating his trip to the pool

Can you believe this is the first time grandma has ever held a pool stick in her whole life!

Anne and Juan

Marc and Allison

On our way home Brandon and I took our kids for family pictures. Here are a few of the results...

How could that kid not put a smile on your face?

Friday, May 1, 2009

I forgot to tell you where these beautiful pictures are from, oops. We spent 8 days in Cancun, Mexico at 2 different all inclusive resorts. Fantastic!! Garrett and Holly left today to go back to Minnisota so it's back to the real world. We love you all Sid and Claire

Hi Christensen Family,
Sid and I had the most incredible vacation Ever! Garrett and Holly invited us to go with them on vaca before they started their family so we found the perfect place for some freezing Minnisotians to enjoy the sunshine, relax and experience some adventure. We just missed the Swine Flu panic and we want to let you know that we are all still healthy and strong, yea!
I'm inviting you all to go with us next time we go, I highly recommend it!!!!! Sid and Claire