Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Can Hear the Bells

Since 8th grade Rachel Rouse and I have talked about/planned/imagined the day we get to go to the Temle with the man of our dreams. Well, that day was made reality for Rachel this past weekend. On July 17th, 2009 she was sealed for time and all eternity in the Boise Idaho Temple to Mr. Layne Boyle...a perfect match, if I do say so myself. I loved being able to see her so happy and in love with her new husband! It was a beautiful reception and she looked gorgeous as ususal!

Its so crazy that people my age are getting married! Although, I will admit, I am grateful for the excuse to see everybody again at receptions!

Congratulations Rachel and Layne!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Big Little Brother

Today it hit me hard (literally) that Kanon is and forever will be bigger, stronger, quicker and most likely wittier than me. The story goes like this...

Kanon has a Nerf Gun. I'm in the bathroom straightening my hair. He comes in and stands next to me, "sup Norm?" BANG...he shoots the gun at the mirror, it ricocheted off the mirror and nailed me right in the eye. He laughed, but quickly realized I had his bullet and was making my usual threat of putting it in the toilet (gross I know, but its the only way I can get him to stop). Before I could even get the toilet seat open his foot was on it stopping me from throwing it in. I quickly run out yelling "there are other toilets in this house!"...I didn't even make it up the stairs before he was grabbing my ankles, pulling me to the ground. We had a good 10 minute wrestling match before I escaped (for maybe .2 seconds) and threw his bullet in the toilet.

Victory for Lauren?

I think not.

Without hesitating he grabbed it out of the toilet with is bare hands! I then realized he wasn't even phased by my self proclaimed, 'master plan' and started to run. He, once again, out-smarted me and threw his nasty, toilet water soaked bullet at me as I ran down the got caught in my hair for a second, then fell out and touched my hand. I was screaming and almost crying.

Victory for Kanon?


As hard as it is for me to admit that my little brother will probably always beat me now, I love him and wouldn't change it for the world!

Love you BUBBA!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


For a whole week I had the priviledge of watching these little cuties...

What a blessing it was for me to get a taste of life as a mommy. I loved every minute with those kids and I'm so grateful, yes grateful, that the Garner/Searle family went to Hawaii so that I could play with their babies. We had so much fun and I loved watching the kids play with each other and I loved playing with them! Here are some pictures of our week's activities! We had a blast!

If you look closely you can see the giraffe in the backgroud...he's trying to be as tall as the giraffe.

We played on the trampoline, played on the swing, we went to Burger King and played on the toys, we played with Pyper and Kanon, we played with the cats, we went swimming, and we even got to have a picnic and go to the zoo for Chloe's Birthday!
I miss being a kid.
Thanks Savanah, Chloe and Kade for playing with me! I miss you!