May 18, 2012

All good Things must Come to An end

For the past three years Ben has been tirelessly working on his Master's Degree.  The classes have been long and the work load tedious and difficult at times, but he's finally finished and it it such a celebration for our whole family!  I'm so proud of him for his hard work and effort!  We decided to attend the graduation ceremony at USU because both Ben and his brother Brett were graduating with the Master's.  

That guy (directly in the middle) looking right at the camera is Ben.

Ben with Mom and Dad Ericksen.

My Boys ... Love them all!

Ben with his dad.

Love, love this man!  I couldn't be prouder.

We had to wake Bek's up for pictures, so she looks a little drowsy.

Ben's brother Brett with his adorable family.

 Ben, Dad Cox, and Brett.

Mom and Dad Aagard with Ben.

Aren't they just adorable?!

 The day after Ben's graduation, Josh, Jake, and I had our C-Minor performance.  C-Minor is a children's choir for the kids in our community.  They sing and do a little choreography with the songs.  I've played the piano for the group for the last 6 years!  This is the first year the boys have been able to participate in the group and it has been so much fun listening to and watching them.

Josh and Jake are front row and center.

With a little bribing (ice cream afterwards), we were able to get them to actually do the actions.  They did a great job and the accompanist didn't mess up too badly either.  Always such a relief to have the performance done!  Stay tuned for a song from the concert...

April 19, 2012

SpRinG BrEaK!

I kinda fell off the face of the planet there for awhile. Truth be known, I just don't feel like I have the time to dedicate to blogging. Sorry! I know I have sooooo many followers. Haha! Anyhow, I've committed to at least blog twice a year. So enjoy! ;)

The Aagard family went out on the West Desert for our annual Spring camping trip. This was the first year we took the little ones. I've got to be honest I was really nervous about the whole thing, but it turned out great! They even slept pretty well (considering we were in a tent). We had a grand time!

Ben with Bekah and Kaden.

Lunch break with the whole crew.
My dad showed us this awesome horse trap from the 1920's (I think). It's amazing that the thing is still standing! I had no idea it was even there!
Josh and Jake were big into hiking this year. With the help of Amanda and Jessica, Josh, Jake, and I made it all the way to the top!
The little kiddos found this perfectly sized climbing rock for their delight.
We had so much fun catching long freakish lizards, 4-wheeling, looking at Indian writings, a horse trap and fossils! Love the annual desert trip!