Monday, March 23, 2015

Big Day

Coleman was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society last week.  I am so impressed with this boy and his friends who work so hard in school!
I sure do love this sweet boy!
   He has had a very busy year so far with football in the fall, basketball this winter and currently running track but has still been very disciplined to keep his grades up!
He is growing up so fast and I couldn't be happier with the young man he is becoming.
I love you Coleman Keith!  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Where in the world Will Connor Go?

Guess what?  We got an email on Tuesday night from our Stake President saying that Connor's mission papers had been submitted!!
This boy is SO excited to serve the Lord for 2 years on an LDS mission!
He is spending extra time everyday studying the scriptures and the Preach My Gospel manual.
It truly warms my heart.  I am so happy for him and this experience that will change his life. 
So we have a couple of weeks to make guesses as to where we thin he is going to be called
Where do you think?
I sure do love this boy so much! What a gift to be his Mother!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

St Patricks Day Celebrations

As always we thoroughly enjoyed St Patricks Day at the Christensen Home. 
 We celebrate because it is a long standing family tradition, we have Irish Heritage and it is FUN! 
(Cannon and Bridger--who was sick with a bad head cold-poor guy!)
 I think we are confusing my little boys though.  They could not believe that they had to go to school on this 'big holiday".  So unfair in their cute little minds!  After they gathered the gold and rainbow candies scattered here and there from that funny Leprechan that likes our family:)  We enjoyed some lovely green pancakes and a VERY green smoothie (to offset the candy)!
 I have to admit that I LOVE celebrating holidays.  It makes me happy and it builds memories with my boys.  One of my favorite parts of any celebration is setting the table.  So fun! 

On the menu:
Irish Stew served over
Green Apple slices,
Chocolate Mint Brownies

We spent some time after dinner learning all about one of our Irish Ancestors my Great Great Grandma
Mary Jane Parks McConnell.
She has a wonderful story of faith!  Her strong spirit, dedication to the Lord and living the gospel are so inspiring!  It was a great experience to gather my family around and introduce them to her.  We really felt her testimony and  love of God as we read about her life.
I am so thankful for her example and sacrifices!
It was a wonderful St Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy Monday

We had a solid week of gray skies and rain last week so you can imagine how a glorious blue sky and sunshine is appreciated today!  It is a great way to start out the week!
We had a nice weekend--Cannon got to try a egg mcmuffin for the first time. We are not big Mcdonalds fans around here--but still I pretty surprised when he told me that  he had NEVER had one before.  Saturday morning everyone was gone except for the two of us and that is what he wanted for breakfast when I told him we could go somewhere for breakfast.  Silly boy!
Verdict:  It was "pretty good" but he likes my pancakes better:)
My boys were thrilled to see our BYU Cougars in the March Madness brackets!
This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago in the wee hours of the morning when BYU made history beating Gonzago at home ending their 4 year winning streak.  Let me tell you it is hard to be a true blue BYU fan when you live on the East Coast.  Most games end up being in the middle of night for us--ugh!!  It never stops these super fans though:)

Connor finished his big Capstone Senior Project last week--phew!  That was hanging over his head all year!  He did a great job so we celebrated with a lunch at Cheddars!  I am going to really miss this boy next year!  He had his interview with the Stake President yesterday and his mission papers should be in by the end of the week!  He is SO excited to get his mission call!

Bridger has found a friend that shares his obsession for Hockey!  These two boys are living in the wrong place to play hockey (there are no leagues here to join) so they created their own! They play at our house ...
and at his house.  Pretty much anytime they get a chance:)  Bridger now has all the Hockey games televised set to record!  Some of his brothers that are trying to record basketball games  complain that hockey is taking over the DVR!

Last weekend we took the boys to see McFarland (the cross country team running movie with Kevin Costner)

It was a good movie!  The boys liked it but I was excited with this preview: 
 The boys all swore that there was NO way they were going to that movie and that I would have to go by myself!  Then my very sweet husband surprised me by coming home early Friday night with tickets!!  What a guy!  It was super fun!
It reminded me of another Cinderella movie Ever After...have you seen it? It came out a long TIME AGO-- but I remember that  I loved it!  Now I may have to find the DVD on Amazon:)  Won't my boys be thrilled with that purchase?!  Haha:)

I hope you have a wonderful week! 

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