Sunday, December 27, 2015

Neighborhood Lights

Monday Night for Family Home Evening we drove around some neighborhoods to see some of the crazy light displays that people put up, one house was even synched to a radio station.

Christmas Lights at the Los Angeles Temple 2015

Tuesday night we visited the Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center for a musical performance and to see the lights.

Christmas Eve 2015

Our annual reading of Twas The Night Before Christmas

Christmas Morning

Ben was up around 6:35am and allowed us to sleep in until a little after 7am.
We came down to stockings

Disney Infinity Figures Kylo Ren, Chewbacca and Han Solo for the 3 boys and Fancy Dark Chocolate for Charlotte

Waiting to open Santa Gifts

Disney Infinity: Star Wars Starter Set and Original Trilogy and Force Awakens Play Sets for the Family, A Lego Star Wars Force Awakens set for Ben and a Ninjago Lego set for Nathan. Charlotte got boots, a hair dryer a watch and Cinderella on DVD and I received a Rerelease of the Transformer Trypticon from my childhood and the Wii U game Xenoblade Chronicles X gift set with artbook included.

The boys got a Star Wars Force Awakens Pinball game and the recent SpongeBob Square Pants DVD from us. Ben gave Nathan and Chewbacca stuft animal that talks and Nathan got Ben a Ninjago flying top.

My Brother Dave and Tina got us Huckleberry Pancake syrup and mix a Star Wars Force Awakens blanket and Matching game. My Sister got us a Cheesecake Factory Gift Card. Plus GameStop Gift Cards for the boys from Grandma Sally and a nice Illustrated Hymn book from Grandma Larsen! We were very blessed this Christmas like always!

While its nice seeing family it was even more nice to enjoy a nice and quiet Christmas at home with our own family.

Charlotte the Pyro

Charlotte kept playing with candles on Christmas evening and ended up getting a pretty big fire which made a scorch mark on the coffee table and set the fire alarm off!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Star Wars!

Nathan received his prizes Friday for selling $1750 in Scout popcorn. A Lego Star Wars set of the Final Battle in Return of the Jedi. Since I drove him around We built it b together while watching as a family Return of the Jedi. Nathan also got a $50 Wal-Mart gift card, a multi tool thing that comes later because of unexpected requests and gets to go to a sky high trampoline party in January.  FYI The Force Awakens was awesome!

Court of Honor

I like to take Ben and Nathan to Courts of Honor so they can feel the excitement of getting their own Eagle award. I hope that it inspires them.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ben's Winter Band Concert

Ben had his Winter Band Concert last Thursday night.

Ben Conducting Music

Ben's was asked to conduct music in Priesthood opening exercises at church today.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nathans Arrow of Light and Popcorn Corronation

Nathan received his Arrow of Light during last Thursday's Cub Scout Pack Meeting

And was Bridged to Boy Scouts

I was in charge of Cub Scout Popcorn sales, so we had a coronation for the top three sellers, I Kinged them. Nathan was the top seller of $1750.00

Then they got to throw pies at a choosen Scout Leader

Ben's Birthday Morning

Ben woke up to presents in our room, King Nathan even graced Ben with his presence.

Ben received a card from Grandma Sally and Amiibo figure from Nathan

And the Transformer Ultramagnus from us.

Ben's 13th Birthday Party

For Ben's 13th Birthday he had 5 friends over for a party which was video games, pizza and ice cream cake