In the spring the whole family went to the states and LaVonne and the kids stayed with her parents in Colorado Springs.  It was a fun time for everyone.  LaVonne did a lot of shopping but there was time for a lot of family outings also. Here are some pictures


We visited Garden of the Gods in Colorado springs where the kids enjoyed climbing the rocks..















.... and sometimes needed rescuing!



Mother and daughter going to church         

Nicolas graduates from kindergarten

While in the states LaVonne had surgery on her eyes to correct nearsightedness.  She is very satisfied with the surgery but will probably need a little enhancement.  In November she returned to the states to see the eye doctor and to celebrate Thanksgiving with family there.  Her Grandmother, Ellen, was also in Colorado for Thanksgiving so they were able to visit.









LaVonne and Grandma




Three generations

In September Lydia Megan Pedersen was born and LaVonne's brother, Jens and his wife, Darla, became parents for the first time.  LaVonne was happy to see this little miracle while she is still little.  Have ours really been this tiny?

Jens, Darla and Lydia

Aunt LaVonne