Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chasing the dream

I was born into the middle of my family and I loved the perspective it gave me.  I had siblings I could tease and  siblings to give me advice.  Getting married to Sara has given me the perspective of the oldest.  You see all the family changes with amazing clarity. Life is filled with many struggles and I think her siblings handle them in good stride. It is an amazing wonder to watch her family and it has been fun watching them chase the dream. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It's a boy

My little sister had her baby today.  She wanted the sex to be a surprise but during one of her recent doctor visits, her doctor commented, "So... your having another baby girl???" She responded that she didn't know but she was certain the doctor had slipped.  Today's biggest surprise... it's a boy.  She said, Tod's face lit up and they were both shocked.  Ethan Peirce Egelund 8lbs 13 ounces, 20.5" long.

Great Grandma T

Before Sara and I got married, Sara lived with her Grandparents, Bonnie and Chuck.  Whenever I was visiting, I stayed in one of their guest rooms.  I really enjoyed those moments chatting with Chuck and Bonnie in background correcting his stories or filling in little details.  They were both generous and kind to me.  But what I love most about Great Grandma Torgerson is that she has always remembered Taya's birthday and anytime we talked she asks me how she is doing.  It is impossible for me express what that act of consideration means to me.  Needless to say I adore her for that generous and simple act of kindness.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012


There is something dangerous when the oldest and youngest siblings get together.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Chasing down childhood

Maggie and Henry had so much fun running around with their cousins.  It was the quintessential moment of childhood endless play.

Friday, May 25, 2012

First baptism

Tanner's baptism was last weekend.  It was a great trip to California.  It is hard to explain the importance of baptism and the feelings that follow.  I remember my baptism very well.  It don't recall all the details but I remember the powerful feelings.  Feelings that have faded over time but have returned with amazing clarity as I have turned my life more and more towards the Lord.  I don't think everyone experiences the same thing but for me it was a feeling of extreme cleanliness and peace. I remember being completely overwhelmed at the time because being only eight it didn't seem like that big of deal until afterwards.  It is something has given me the desire to utilize the fullness of the atonement in my life.  And even though I have felt similar feelings like that since, it has never been with that same force.  Congratulations Tanner, I hope you can always keep the memory alive.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pictures of the new house

Entry / Stairs
Living room

Living room


Master bedroom

Henry's Room

Maggie's Room