Sunday, April 18, 2010

Opening Night Success

Friday night was opening night for “The Music Man” . . . and since I'm busy and very tired and getting ready to have a baby any day here is an excellent review--writing my own would take hours. :) Besides, such wonderful compliments (and advertising) for our kids are likely more credible coming from their pretend aunt . . . as opposed to their gushing mother.:)




Monday, April 12, 2010

Have I Mentioned . . .

Three of our children are involved in the Glacier Peak High School production of “The Music Man” It’s tech week this week—which means even later practices and lots more hard work. Opening night is this Friday, 16 April 2010 at 7:30 p.m. with additional shows on April 17, 23, and 24 . . . I’m hoping this baby lets me see at least one of the shows!!!


The Jorgensen Cast . . .

David Jorgensen David as ‘Professor Harold Hill’


Hans JorgensenHans as a member of the Quartet (The High Tenor)


Freja JorgensenFreja as Amaryllis (Friday night showings) and Gracie (Saturday night  showings)

Here’s a sneak peek!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Getting Ready


10-12 cotton receiving blankets: Check.

Approximately 502 more things still left to do . . .

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Happenings

Britta had been asking to “Color Eggs!!!” for a couple of weeks. She was SO EXCITED.


Admiring our work . . .


Moments later . . .


Since Easter was the same weekend as General Conference we got to enjoy our traditional, homemade ‘Conference Cinnamon Rolls.’ It’s a group effort—I make the dough and Eric and Freja roll them out. That Freja has skills!



My four most favorite Priesthood holders—currently we have a Deacon, a Teacher, and a Priest!


This was Leif’s first General Priesthood meeting—he was thrilled to finally get to go with the big boys (rather than having to stay at home with us girls!)


Britta snoozed on Grandma’s lap throughout the entire afternoon session both Saturday and Sunday. Grandma’s lap—what a treat!


The indoor hunt at Grandma and Grandpa’s—because the outdoors was wet and the kids wanted to actually be able to EAT their candy.

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Notice Leif wielding one of the MANY swords he and his dad have constructed in Grandpa’s woodshop over the years.



On one of her many walks exploring Grandpa’s trails Freja made this flower crown for Britta . . . I remember making them for her when she was a little girl.


It was a wonderful weekend—filled with family and the Spirit. Thanks for having us Ilsa and Newel!

Bebop with Aesop

A couple of weeks ago Leif and Freja had some fun be-bopping with their friends and classmates in a school musical called “Bebop with Aesop.” The fifth and sixth grade students performed  vignettes and then songs relating to the lessons found within the fables. Aesop, of course,  had words of wisdom for the audience between each scene. It was a darling production and our family thoroughly enjoyed it!

While we waited for the show to begin . . .


Aesop related his words of wisdom . . .


The milkmaid skillfully taught us about not counting our chickens before they hatch . . .


Leif reminded me of my dad—with all that facial hair and his baby blues—I could not stop giggling to myself as I watched him dance around in a toga. What a hoot!


When everyone left Mom made a couple of her favorite Thespians  pose for her camera . . .




Having kids is AWESOME!!!