Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saying Goodbye

A week ago a dear friend of mine passed away. She was an amazing person and I am so blessed to have had her as my friend.
Colleen and I became good friends when we were single and in the Student Branch (church) in Lewiston, ID. She was one of a group of us girls who all got married within the same year and then we all had our first babies together. We were a tight knit group and had so much fun! Staying up late chatting while our husbands were playing Halo. Watching our little ones take their first steps and giving each other advice on parenting/marriage. I always valued her wisdom. She always had the right answers. It won't be the same going back to Idaho knowing Colleen won't be there.
She was taken too soon but I know I will see her again... You are loved and missed Colleen!!

Colleen Marie (Hansen) Weigand passed away Jan. 5, 2012.
Colleen was born Jan. 30, 1974, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Mulloy and Jeanne (Thurgood) Hansen.
Colleen lived in Edmonton until the age of 2, when the family moved to Lethbridge, Alberta. At the age of 4, she moved with her parents and siblings to Bellevue, Wash., where she attended Bennett Elementary School, Highland Middle School and graduated from Interlake High School in 1992. From there she moved to Provo, Utah, and attended Brigham Young University for two years. She was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Knoxville, Tenn., mission in 1997 and returned to BYU in 1999. In 2001 she moved to Lewiston, where she met her best friend and future husband, Mark Weigand.
Colleen and Mark were married on July 13, 2002. She was proud to be the first child in her family to graduate college when she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as an Acting major from BYU on Aug. 17, 2006. Her proudest achievements, however, came in 2003, 2005 and 2006 when her children, Trinity, Hunter and Logan, were born. They continue to be her greatest joy.
Colleen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While at BYU, pursuing her Acting degree, she starred in and produced "The Great Divorce" (an adaptation of the book by C.S. Lewis) and starred in "An Ideal Husband."
She is survived by her husband, Mark Weigand; her children, Trinity Marie (8), Hunter Gerald (6) and Logan Mulloy (5); her parents, Mulloy Grigor and Jeanne (Thurgood) Hansen; her siblings, Philip (Cherri) Hansen, Jacobi (Doug) Bird, David (Meriann) Hansen, Amy (Michael) Larson, Julia (Jed) Reynolds, James Hansen, and Kimberly (Rich) Weldon; her grandmother, Evalyne Rose (Grigor) Hansen; 20 nieces and nephews; one great-nephew; and countless cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Verdon O. and Ada L. (Scott) Thurgood, and Aaron W. Hansen.
A public viewing will be at 11 a.m. today at the LDS Chapel on 16th and Ripon in Lewiston, followed by funeral services at noon.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lauren is in 2nd grade!

I dropped Lauren off this morning at her new school!
We have a fabulous friend Kay who is teaching at this great charter school this year and she pulled some strings and got Lauren in!
We are excited because the school is an "A" school, she will get recess and PE daily, she has 2 awesome teachers Mrs. Piloto and Mrs. Torres. Plus, I know 3 people who are working there so she will be watched out for. What a huge comfort that is.
I'm so excited to see what this new year will bring for our smart little girl!