Monday, December 28, 2009
Maejae was blessed with health and strength to go throughout her life in happiness. She was blessed with the wisdom and strength necessary to withstand the adversary, and to come out as an example to others. She was also blessed with a desire to learn, to seek new knowledge, and to remember what is truly her purpose on Earth while studying. She was also blessed, as Natalie was, to live in the Gospel, and someday marry a worthy Priesthood holder. If they use their Daddy as an example, I'm sure they won't go astray on who they choose to be with.
My Mom was able to be here for the blessing, but we didn't have any other family here to participate in the blessing itself. So, we were grateful to all of our friends from school and our neighborhood that were able to share this special day with us. We love you all!
When Grandma came to visit for Maejae's Blessing, we decided to take a trip to the Phoenix Zoo to see some animals. However, when we got there, most of the animals were inside, and we didn't see anything but the elephants up close. It was kind of disappointment, but who can blame the animals? When it's over 100 degrees out, who wants to bake in the sun while other gawk at you?
Luckily, Natalie enjoyed the carousel so much that she had to ride it twice. She got to ride the Tiger and the Lion with her Grammies and her Daddy. She even got Grandma to ride on the dog. Oh, and look at her face! It is so sun-burnt after walking around the zoo, but she sure had fun!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I still like getting up on Saturday to check out all the neighborhood garage sales - and so does my mom. So, when she came in August for Maejae's baby blessing, we decided to spend our Saturday morning driving around town looking for the best garage sales. Well, we didn't find too many - but we did come across an awesome project!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Can you guess what I got distracted with???
Yes, my friends! I am a sucker for my sewing machine. It somehow seems more fun to me than sitting at the computer. For instance - I made Natalie a "Super Natalie" cape with a big "N" on it today. I gave it to her after her nap-time and she has been running around the house yelling:
"Super Natalie . . . to the rescue."
Now why would I blog when I could spend my time doing things that make my kids happy? Oh yeah . . . someday they won't be little kids anymore. And someday, I'll want to look back on my blogs and journals and remember what life was like with my girls.
So, I guess I am trying to say that I will get around to posting blogs sooner rather than later. For now, hold tight my Oregon friends (and Mom and Sis) . . . blogs will be coming!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
At 9:30am on Wednesday, July 8th, we found ourselves at the hospital about to have our 2nd baby girl. Being that this was a planned c-section, I was quite comfortable and at ease knowing what to expect. (We had an emergency c-section with Natalie). Because Nathan is in Med school, our doctor allowed him to dress in scrubs, watch the entire procedure, take plenty of GROSS pictures of the surgery, and participate a lot more than he was allowed to with Natalie.
I am sorry that I will not be posting any of the pictures from the actual c-section, but take my word for it - there are a lot of organs showing, some muscle exposed, lots of tools, lots of nurses, the doctor, Nathan, and of course . . . a lot of blood!
But, regardless of how gross and somewhat nauseating the pictures are, we were BLESSED with a healthy, strong, active, and adorable little girl.
Here's my little family . . .
Nathan is such a proud father - and a very good one at that! I am constantly amazed at how much he does for our family, always striving to take care of us, make us laugh, and spend extra time with us even though he is so busy with school. Here, you can obviously see that he is admiring his new baby girl, who looks an awful lot like her daddy!
Natalie is such a good Big Sis! She loves her baby Maejae and always tells me when I need to feed the baby, hold her, or change her diaper. She is honestly a little mommy in training! It has been so much fun to see my girls together, and they bring so much joy into my life every day.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Aren't they a cute couple!?!
My two best friends, Nathan and Jason
Then, to allow Jason and Lisa to escape the heat, we went swimming at the little aquatic center they have in Glendale. Natalie was showing off for her Uncle Jason and jumped in the deep end of the pool over an dover. Then she had to show Lisa how she could splash in the water! But, the real fun came from watching Jason and Nathan jumping off the diving board. They did flips, belly flops, dives, etc. Honestly, they were just being boys!
The top pic is Nathan doing a flip with his broken ankle. Probably not a good idea, but he had fun anyways! The middle pic is Jason doing on eof his multiple flips. I think he was trying to do 2 flips before hitting the water in this picture. And the last picture . . . that's my baby girl, Natalie. She's just chillin' with her Aunt Lisa and Uncle Jason! We had so much fun with them.
Can't wait to see you guys again soon - WE MISS YOU!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
"Some day my prince will come
Nathan Larson . . . Isn't he handsome!?!
*I don't think I have ever met someone that I was so instantly attracted to in my entire life. *
And now, I feel like this . . .
One song, Only for you
One heart, Tenderly beating
Ever entreating, Constant and true
One love, That has possessed me
One love, Thrilling me through
One song, My heart keeps singing
Of one love, only for you
I love you, my Prince Nathan
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Natalie thought it was so much fun when Daddy ran while carrying her in the hiking pack. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful daddy!