Grandma Lauritzen reciting

“ "The Living Christ”

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Dear Family,
I have just recited The Living Christ. I want you all to know how much this means to me. I know it is true. I recite it every night when I go to bed. I love it. It brings me so much peace and comfort. I will always be grateful to Mark for challenging me to learn this.
Love, Grandma


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blog address

I just noticed our blog address isn't on here, so here it is! www.lauritzenfive.blogspot.com

We love Grandma!

Our little family feels so blessed that we were able to spend so much time with Grandma over the summer.  Since we have lived out of state for so long, our kiddos have always been so shy around her.  We were able to be in Utah for almost 2 months before we moved to Colorado this summer, and my kids finally opened up to her!  They absolutely love their Great Grandma Lauritzen. We would have to limit the # of times they could go down and see her throughout the day, because they would have been down there all day!  

Grandma, we love you and feel so blessed to have you so close!  Thanks for loving us and our kiddos unconditionally!  We are so blessed to have you in our lives, and we love you so much!!!





Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Lauritzens!



Visit www.thelauritzens.blogspot.com to see what we've been up to! We love you all and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Thinking of you all!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!






Hi grandma! Here's some pictures of the boys in their Halloween costumes. We love you!


















































Friday, September 3, 2010

Jeff and Heather's Wedding

Jeff and Heather were married on Thursday, August 26th, 2010. It was a beautiful sealing in the Draper Temple and the bride and groom looked gorgeous! Here are some pictures for those of you who couldn't be there:








As the family lined up for the group photo, Tyler projected vomit right into his sister Kaylee's hair. It was pretty funny









What Jeff and Heather have to look forward to....





Matt, Heather and James put on a little skit at the luncheon


Matt and Heather played Jeff and Heather 50 years from now as grandparents, and James played the grandson learning about what they were like back in their prime









Congratulations Jeff and Heather!! We love you guys!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hello Everyone, I just have to tell you what a wonderful Mother's Day I had. I received so many phone calls, emails, lovely cards. flower, gifts, and hugs. But to top it all off, a new shower was
installed for me. I broke it in on Saturday, and I can't describe how wonderful it was. It was so pleasant to enjoy it without so much pain and struggle. Before when I showered it would be such
a struggle and so painful. I am so thankful for this gift. I want to thank all who made it possible.
I am so thankful for my loving and thoughtful family. The Lord has blessed me abundantly and in so many ways. I am so thankful for the good health I have had , that I can enjoy my posterity
and the good things in life. And it is wonderful to have so many wonderful memories to relive.
I appreciate all of your visits and other contacts, keeps me going. Hope I can be around to enjoy
another Mother's Day. Thank you all for your love and thoughtfulness. I love you all very much.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hi Grandma!

Sorry I haven't posted anything yet. Life as you know is busy. In a nutshell, here is what we have been up to as of late. We had a wonderful Easter dinner the week before Easter since Donna and Verne were up in Utah with you. Donna is always good about making sure we do an easter egg hunt with all the kids. This picture is at our ward activity. As you can see, our kids aren't really thrilled with people dressed up in costumes.

This next picture is of all of your great-grandkids through Donna and Verne. We do this every year. The kids were so good and patient. We are so excited to add two new little girls next year. The family is growing and we're loving every minute of it.

For school this year, Whitney is in Kindergarten, Brayden in 3rd grade and Kira in 5th. They all are doing very well and made it on the Honor Roll. We are amazed at their continuing progress. Blake and Hailey are getting so big and love to do everything the older ones do. They all love to be outside playing with snails, in the dirt and riding their bikes and scooters.

Whitney

Brayden

Kira

Blake

Hailey
During Spring Break, we went with Donna, Emily, Kristena, Renee, Heather and all the kids to the beach. It turned out to be a nice, sunny day and the kids all had fun playing in the sand and water. We plan on making many more trips this summer. The kids are all ready for school to be out.

Last week, we were able to get really cheap tickets to Sea World and enjoyed a great day there. Heather, Kerri, Emily, and Donna and Verne were all able to go also. We had fun seeing the animal shows and even went on a ride. The kids really liked it and were sad to go home.


Through the last week, Ivan and I had the opportunity to go to New York City. We did as much as we could possibly do in 6 days. We went to the Rockafeller Center, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Times Square, Central Park, a Yankees baseball game, a broadway show and ate at some yummy restaurants. Our hotel was close enough to everything that we either walked or took the subway. At the end, we attended a session at the Temple there in the city. It is a beautiful temple. On the outside, the city is so loud, but inside the temple, all of that is gone and it is very quiet. We had to remind ourselves that we were in the middle of a busy city. Some day, we want to return with the kids and do a church history trip. It was an amazing experience.


We love you so much Grandma and are so thankful for your example to us all. We miss you and will see you as soon as we can!

Love, Ivan, Anne Marie, Kira, Brayden, Whitney, Blake and Hailey