Big day

Girls and boys had a special day.

9th Ave Express makes the best Ethiopian food!! I love that there are no dishes!!

My mom, grandma, aunts and cousins went to get facials, manicures and pedicures.

Kenji surprise

We planned to have Greg surprise the kids for the weekend, but then Kenji flew in from North Carolina to surprise us.

Grace pulled off some amazing almond croissants.

Week happenings

My phone broke last week and that means I couldn’t easily upload pictures to the blog. We had a few Olympic parties at Grandpa and Grandma’s house.

We went skating place.

Jack’s Book

Said with great enthusiasm by Jack, “This is going to be a part of Larsen history!”

“My very first published book!”

Super Bowl party

We took a quick trip to Duluth for a little Super Bowl party. Hans came up to Carl and whispered in his ear, “I have a lot of money. How much would it cost to let Jack stay longer?”


“Man, this was an intense game!”

Me: aren’t you playing yourself?



Dreaming of warmer weather

These three hooligans decided to pretend it was warm out. Jack said, “We’re actually suntanning on a winter day!” They crack me up. Only 1 spilled glass of orange juice.

Grace did a trial run for a recipe for her baking class on Thursday.

Saudi Night at SCSU

We had a great night learning about Saudi Arabia with our friends and eating amazing food. I love making the world a smaller place.

Titus, Jack and Ava went up to answer some questions and earned some prizes.

Soniya joined us for the evening too!

Happy 11th Birthday Adie

Adie is our full of life, always know what’s she’s feeling kind of kid.

It was a fantastic day for her!

Cousins, Nana and Aunt Stacey came for a Fuji lunch.

She found out that she has the role of Chip in Beauty and the Beast.

Friends came for an amazing birthday party complete with Chicken Alfredo and The Birthday Cake.