Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter--April 2010

Grandma's Easter egg hunt. We had to have it inside because it wa a blizzard outside!

Coloring Easter eggs with the Fam.
Gracie & Andrew

Emily, Curtis & Fisher
Hayden, Sage & Sammy

Day trip to Jackson Hole--March 2010

The famous antler arches are a family favorite. We have to get a photo here every year.
A museum that we visited.

The Jackson pool. We like to come here at least once a year to escape the cold.
The little goof balls enjoying the pool long after Mom and Dad want to go home.

Gracie Lou Who had more fun playing in the puddles surrounding the pool than the pools themselves.

The whole family....almost!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Summer fun @ String Lake - Grand Teton National Park

Our family had a fun day with Ern, Mel, & Roman at String Lake, between Jenny and Leigh Lakes. The water was cold, the sun was hot, and the scenery was gorgeous.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Remembering our Dad...

Steven Ray Sorensen was born Oct. 18, 1949, in Mesa, AZ, to Bert and Raeola Sorensen. His early years were spent at the P.Z. Ranch near Winkelman, AZ. By age five, his family had located to Phoenix, AZ; and at age 14 to Winslow, AZ, where Steve graduated from Winslow High School in 1967.
Steve began college at Northern Arizona University on a music scholarship. He interrupted his education to serve as an LDS missionary in the Kentucky/ Tennessee mission. After his mission, he continued his education at Ricks College in Rexburg, ID, and later at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where he earned a B.S. in history and a M.S. in library science.
Steve's greatest loves were his family, LDS church history and fishing a dry fly. In 1974, Steve married Mareen Peterson in the LDS temple in Provo. In 1980, he began a distinguished career as an archivist for the church, serving many years as the Director of Church Archives, a stimulating job that took him to many areas of the world. Steve's significant contributions to the preservation of the church's history were acknowledged by many, including the Mormon History Association, which awarded him its highest distinction in 2006. At the time of his death, he was an editor of the Joseph Smith Papers.
Steve's earthly life ended May 29, 2009, at the Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, where he had been a lung-transplant recipient following a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He slipped quietly away surrounded by his wife and seven children.
Steve is survived by his wife Mareen; seven children, Dane (Cassandra), Kirsten (Jason) Carson, Andrew (Merilee), Ernest (Melanie), Jon, Annikka (Jason) Fluckiger, Curtis (Emily); 11 grandchildren; five siblings Douglas, Susan Bryson, Andrea Rhoton, Gwen Higginson, Jean Zufelt; and his parents.
Steve's family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at the Stanford University Medical Center, including the Heart and Lung Transplant team, as well as Dr. Tracy Hill in Provo, UT, who worked tirelessly to allow Steve to spend more precious time with his family and loved ones.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at the Sharon East Stake Center at 1060 E. 2400 N., Provo, UT. Public viewings will be held on Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, at 495 S. State, Orem, UT; and preceding the funeral service at 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Pineview Cemetery, on Highway 47 in Ashton, ID, on Saturday, June 6, at noon. Condolences at
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis,

We will all miss dad's personality, listening ear, and tenderness with the grandkids. We feel fortunate that we were able to spend some quality time with dad this past year (especially Hayden). Visiting the Cabin at Warm River and staring out at the Teton mountains will never quite be the same. Dad, you will be sorely missed. We love you.

Grandpa with baby Gracie

Monday, March 16, 2009

Gracie March '09 Sunday Dress

Lil blue eyes...
Gracie all smiles...

Gracie stylin in her sunday best...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Swimming in Jackson

We decided to take a trip to Jackson, WY to escape the Rexburg winter. We had a blast swimming! After over two hours in the pool, Dad and Mom were ready to go but the little tikes could have stayed there all day. Thank goodness Dad and Mom are in charge or we all would have been more pruney than we already were.

Hayden was pretty excited that he didn't have to be caught at the bottom of the slide.
Grace was making her debut as a swimsuit model. Isn't she cute!

Sage is getting ready to be dunked. She spent the rest of her time practicing all her water ballet moves. She is getting pretty good!