Rabu, 09 Mei 2012

Josh is a Bachelor for a second time!

Well he earned his Bachelor status this time from Southern Utah University last Friday :). We are all so proud of him. It's been a long time coming since he started going to school. Lots of late nights at work and at home trying to get school work done, Lots of traveling and loneliness and tears but it really is all worth it to see this picture of him :)

We love you Joshua and we are all so very glad that you have chosen to go to school and get an education to better yourself and to benefit our family. I hope our kids can look back at these pictures and realize that they were a part of this experience with us and that they will have the same conviction about getting an education regardless of the cost. Congrats baby!

Senin, 30 April 2012

Josh's turn!

Josh thought he would try giving birth. Not sure I'd ever want to birth a 4 year old but Nat didn't seem to mind :)

Sabtu, 27 Agustus 2011

Abigail Florence Larsen

This is Miss Abigail :) She is just so gorgeous.

I never introduced my baby girl. Although she is now 7 weeks tomorrow. Here is what she looks like now.

I couldn't get a much better picture than that. She smiles now but she wouldn't for the camera.

Abigail came into this world August 6th, 2011 weighing 6lbs 15oz and 20.5 inches long. She was 3 days late and I was done being pregnant so we induced her. Once I was ready to push it took 2 pushes and she was out! The Dr. said that she started to spin out of the birth canal one way and then stopped and spun 270 degrees the opposite way and then flew out. That's why her head is so perfectly round. (well was cuz it sure isn't now). When she was born she was severely tongue-tied which led to a whole mess of problems nursing and we have just barely been doing well at it. She lost a bunch of weight from not being able to nurse so as of last Monday she weighed 8lbs 11oz.

Abigail had jaundice bad enough that she spent two nights under the Bili lights. What we found out is that Abigail has A+ blood and I have O+ blood so our blood wasn't working together and Abbie's body couldn't get rid of my blood fast enough so she got jaundice worse than she would have if she was the same blood. Now all of my kids have had high jaundice levels but only Jonah and Abbie had to be under the lights for it. So maybe Jonah is A+ blood too. Josh always thought he was O+ blood type but apparently he isn't because the only way that Abbie can be be A blood is if Josh is A blood also :) it's been a fight between us because Josh jokes that Abbie must not be his LOL. I used to give blood and so I have a donor card with my blood type on it. Next time the Red Cross is in town donating blood I'm going to make him go and hopefully they'll send him the same type of card and we'll know for certain.

Any who back to Abs. She is just so cute and is now learning to smile and does it quite often. She's a pretty good sleeper and still gets up every 2-3 hours to eat but last night she slept 5 hours straight! I don't think my body knew what to do with that. All the kids love Abbie and love to kiss and hold her. I can't wait for her to get a bit bigger so they won't hurt her so much when they try to love on her. She has been such a fun addition to our family and I'm so glad she came to us. She is the perfect ending to our family :) (And no Casie there will not be a whoops baby, we've already had our share of those LOL).

Sabtu, 30 Juli 2011

The Waiting Game

So here we still are waiting and waiting. We are 4 days from our due date :( and still no Baby. I wanted to take a picture to see h0w big I really was and it became a family event. I think Natalie was showing everyone her baby in her tummy and that's why she is flashing you. Who knows though. (Ugh please forgive my appearance. I had just gotten out of the shower and it was 7 at night and I wasn't going to do my hair just for the picture)

I reposted a picture I took when I was in my final days of Jonah's pregnancy. I am trying to see who I was bigger with and hopefully get a better vision of what my babies weight could possibly be. I think I was bigger with Jonah but only on the sides :) Guess only time will tell how big she really is.

Josh and I have been busy. I just finished a spring and summer semester at Dixie and both Josh and I will be going back to school in the fall. I hope I can get it all worked out cuz if I do I will be able to get my associates in May and Josh will be walking with his bachelors then also. Josh also is still doing his band a few times a week and is loving it.

Caleb just finished preschool and in literally like 3 weeks will be starting kindergarten! I can't believe how fast it's all happening.

Natalie just finished her first summer at preschool and will go back in the fall. She talks about it all the time.

Jonah boy is getting so big. He talks sooo much and is quite the bully. I call him my little monster, and he truly is :)

Having this new baby is going to be a serious adventure. Between nursing her, taking care of Jonah, Caleb in afternoon school, Natalie in morning preschool, and me in school it's going to be a very busy busy year. I'm so glad that I have such a support system here in St. George to help me out.

Jumat, 18 Februari 2011

New Years

So today is the start of my flash back Friday! LOL. Thanks Erin I stole the idea from you. On Friday's I will post some older pictures that I forgot to blog and then after a few weeks I'll put them where they are supposed to be chronologically.

Josh's band headlined a concert at the Jazzy Java on New Years. Here's a picture of Josh belting it out :)
Now the funniest part of this whole evening is these two girls in the right corner of this picture. They were sitting behind me the whole evening. Partway through the evening, Josh introduced everyone in the band he forgot himself. They yelled out "What's your name Hottie!" LOL the rest of the night they were giggling and yelling at him and finally ended up up close to the stage cheering him on. They had to have been like 16! I took some pictures for Josh so he could forever have them of his first groupies! hehehehehe

Senin, 14 Februari 2011


My Dad has been taking Caleb fishing every few weekends for the past while and he loves it. Natalie on the other hand cries that she can't go so finally Grandpa took her :) She was sooo excited and out of the 4 or 5 people there she caught this fish all by herself! It was the largest one of the day. As you can see she was very dirty and very thirsty. We cooked up the fish that night and ate it with some rice for dinner. Good times aye?
Jonah wasn't sure he wanted to touch the fist but I think Nikki made him LOL. What a cutie.

Josh will never let the kids really do this but since his little girl wanted to and it was all pretend he let them paint his nails and put on makeup and even straighten his hair :) LOL As you see he was still not wanting to do it good thing he had the sports channel on or his manhood would never have survived.
After that fun Josh decided they needed to play some boys games.
Our family has just been so busy lately with both Josh and I in school, Caleb in preschool, church callings...and all sorts of other things I'm sure I'm forgetting more. We hardly see each other lately so I love that I have these moments on film :)

Rabu, 06 Oktober 2010


So my friend and I were pregnant together with out last kids at the exact same time. My Dr was going out of town and Jonah was already so big so the Dr decided to take him 9 days early. I called a friend who was due 3 days after me and told her I was being induce the next day.... Well I can only say what I think, and don't tell her :)....But I think someone was a little competitive and didn't want to be the last one pregnant. So she induced her labor and our boys were born on the same day! Aren't they cute! I'm not sure why Jonah has no pants on but I'm pretty sure he wasn't feeling up to par that day. I love little babies :)