Friday, October 31, 2008


For Halloween, we had the Mattison Gang over for dinner--Chili beans and corn bread--- and then all the kids went trick or treating, while most of the adults sat outside handing out candy. We had such a fun time with everyone and look forward to many more...hint hint (new tradition?)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Papa

We are so grateful to have such a wonderful dad and grandpa!! We've had many great memories, and look forward to many more.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

As I was taking care of a patient in the ER, one of the nurses came up to me and told me I was getting a little one that was stung by a scorpion. I really didn't think much about it. I've had 3 of my children stung by scorpions. Lacey was just 3 when she was stung.

I could hear the little one crying in her room. As I started walking to the room, the charge nurse informed me we were going to a trauma room. They were going to put a tube down the childs throat because it was starting to close from the venom of the scorpion. It was a organized, chaotic moment as they were working on the child.

As I was there helping this child something kindof changed in me. You know those times when you feel like you are in a fog. But it just kindof hit me. And I looked over at this beautiful little child, breathing thru a tube and watched as the mother knelt beside whispering to the child while stroking the childs arm and my eyes began to water. What a beautiful image that was for me. For such a awful thing that mother had to have been going through, she was there to let her child know she was there. How inappropriate it would have been to take a picture, I stood staring- making my own mental image of such a sacred little moment.

It reminded me of how blessed I am to be a mother and to have a Heavenly Father that is there to whisper to me... I just always pray that I am not to out ...that I'll be able to hear what he is saying.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lacey's Birthday Party

For Lacey's Birthday she decided that she wanted to go and see the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahau. She invited 8 girls and they all dressed up in whatever cutsy costume they had and we all headed over to the movies. All the girls had a great on the other hand... lets just say there was a lot of giggling and loud talking going on.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Soccer season is here- between practices and games it's keeping us a little busy. Lacey's team is called the Pink Panthers and so far they have won every game. This was last Saturday's game where Lacey scored 3 goals and their team won 7-1.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Trenton's Arrow!

We are so proud of Trenton. He put a lot of work in to get his "Arrow of Light". We also have to thank all of his scout leaders for putting up with him and being a part of his progress in getting his award.

Trenton was sad that his dad wasn't able to make it, because he had to work. But he was glad that his Papa and Nans came to support him. Thanks Papa and Nans- We Love You!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our Special Nammie's Birthday!!

Nammie is always there for all our special moments- like Lacey's baptism... (she remembers everyone birthdays and is usually the first to call to wish us a Happy One)
At Nammie's house- we found some of her Avon samples that we all had to try on.
Nammie up at the YMCA camp near Young, AZ for our Larson Reunion
Nammie and Lacey in the Go-Carts. Yes that is Nammie driving!! What an amazing woman.
Nammie with her #1 granddaughters kids!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

OK I know that I have totally been slacking on my blog. I'm not used to working full time and it has really got me out of whack. But I finally have a few days off so I promise to update...

Lacey is 9 today!!!

It's crazy to think that my "baby" is already nine. That really makes me feel old. We sure love having her in our family.