Sunday, December 20, 2009

a nice old man, and a cute sleeping boy

So on Friday I was walking into work and I tripped on an area of raised cement. I tried to catch myself, but to no avail I fell all the way to the ground landing mostly on my left hand/arm, and my side. I was in pain, and immediately started thinking about the baby. I've heard of women who loose their babies from a hard fall during pregnancy. Tears started streaming down my face. I nice old man came over and stopped his car. He said that he had seem me fall and asked if I was okay. I felt that the Lord was watching out for me by sending this kind man to help. I ended up going to the doctor because my hand was hurting pretty badly. They think it is just a bruised bone but, their are going to check it again tomorrow for a possible fracture because it was pretty swollen. Luckily everything is fine with the baby, which is what I was most worried about. I am behind now on my Christmas cards, because with my left hand in a splint everything takes a little bit longer. So if you get our Christmas card late this year forgive me : )

Friday night we went to temple square with my family to see the lights. By about 9:30 Jacob was exhausted so my dad was carrying him on his shoulders. He ended up falling asleep on my dad's head. None of us had our cameras with us, but another family (whom we didn't know at all) had camera and they thought that Jacob was so cute and wanted to take his picture. They got my e-mail and sent it to me, so here it is for your viewing enjoyment.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

my cute little boy

So Jacob as been doing some things that are extra cute lately. He likes to take me by the hand and say “Ven” (come here in Spanish) and pull me down the hall to his room, and then he says toys, or cars, and he sit down and play for a while.
This morning I was curing my hair, and he wanted me to come with him. As soon as I finished he took me by the hand and led my into mine and Ivan’s room and pointed at the bed I asked him in Spanish if he wanted to cuddle with me and he got a big smile on his face and nodded his head. (I am amazed at how he understands both languages so well.0 So we cuddled up on the bed for a little while. This happened after we ate breakfast too. He is such a sweet heart.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bryce Canyon and Zion's

In October we went to Bryce Canyon and Zion's with my mom and dad, Cami, Issac, and Ben. We had a great time. Here are some of the pictures.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

to sum it all up.....announcing

Well it seems like most people who don't have time to blog in the day time, blog after their kids go to bed at night. My little one is pretty good about going to bed at a decent hour (usually between 8-9) but after he goes to bed, I am the chemistry tutor. Ivan is taking a chemistry class, which he wasn't really trilled about but it was needed for his nursing major. He doesn't like chemistry, I happen to love chemistry. I counted that I took 10 different chemistry classes throughout my college experience.... so as a result we end up studying chemistry usally until 11 or 1am. By that time I am just too tired to pull out the computer and up date everyone on what's going on in our lives.

SO THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (for those of you who haven't already heard) WE'RE EXPECTING AND IT'S ANOTHER BOY! YEAH! I'm due March 22nd.

I didn't care if we had a boy or a girl, Ivan really wanted a girl. But I started pounting out all of the good things about it and it think he's pretty excited too. For example: no new wardrobe for the baby (I have about 5 keepers of Jacob's clothes saved), another male to carry on the family name, another person to add to the family soccer team (not that girls don't play soccer, but they won't have to go easy on her) and many more reasons. My brother and his wife are expecting twin boys in Dec. or Jan. so there will be 4 boys on the Carlson side, and no girls yet.

As for other things that have been happening, Jacob was a lion for Halloween, his little roar was so cute. He doesn't know how to say "trick or treat" so he just held out his hand and said "pwease". Sorry no pics. I was at my mom's and I forgot to bring my camera.

Jacob, Ivan and I have all taken our turns being sick over the last couple of weeks. Between aweful colds and the flu we've had about everything. Ivan's been great and taking care of me and helping me get enough rest.

Here are some pics from Labor Day weekend (sorry we've been kind of busy...) we went to Houston to see Ivan's sister and her family.

Ivan with Jacob and his niece Maylin (she is almost a year younger than Jacob, but weighs almost as much : ) ).

Ivan playing volleyball (his favorite sport after soccer)

Jacob swimming in an awesome backyard pool on Labor Day.

coming soon: pics from our trip with my family to Bryce Canyon, and Zion's in October

Saturday, September 19, 2009

some of our adventures

Jacob - petting a little goat at the petting zoo at the fair. He loves animals.
In August we went to the Salt Lake county fair and Jacob rode a pony which he throughly enjoyed.

Here is a picture of our hike to the Timpanogas Caves. Jacob loved the caves.

In the beginning of August at Cascasde Springs in American Fork canyon.

This was a picture Ivan took of Jacob on the trail at Cascade Springs.
Then in August Ivan and I took a quick trip to California to the sealing of one the the families I taught on my mission. That was an experience of a life time. I love this family so much and to be able to see them get sealed in the temple was a real blessing.
It was also neat to see some of the people that I served among in that ward on my mission for 9 months. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to be there. I couldn't believe how much the "primary kids" had changed. One of them was the bishop's son when I was there, and the bishop had wanted us to share the missionary discussions with his son before he got baptized. Well, after the sealing later that night we were at the wedding party and that same "little boy" (now a deacon) came up to me and said that he just wanted to thank me for teaching him the missionary discussions before he was baptized. He is a really sincere kid. While in California we were also able to go to several beaches, and swim in the ocean.
This picture was at Huntington Beach, CA a.k.a."Surf City USA"
This is one of my favorite spots, it's called Inspiration Point, and it's in Corna del Mar (can you believe this was part of my area on my mission!)
and we went to our favorite Peruvian restuarant. All that in less than 48 hours. My mom and dad watched Jacob while we were there. Unfortunately the batteries to our camera died (both sets), so we don't have many pictures of the beautiful ocean and the beach at Corna del Mar, CA. We used our camera to take a lot of pictures of the happy eternal family after they came out of the temple because their batteries died too. My parents watched Jacob while we went to California. It was Jacob's first night away from mom and dad, but he really enjoyed his time ith grandma and grandpa especially their trip to the county fair. We also recently took a trip to Houston, Texas to see Ivan's family, but that will have to be in another blog because it's getting late .....

Monday, August 17, 2009

July 24 weekend

Here are the pictures:

In front of Multonamah Falls after we finished our hike

Eating ice cream at the Tillamock cheese factory
My cousin Kristen with her husband and three children at Cannon Beach

Jacob and I playing on the beach in Seaside, Oregon

Ivan playing in the ocean with Jacob at Cannon Beach

The three of us in front of the Portland temple.

Jacob climbing a tree about a block from Cannon Beach
Jacob playing with his cousins

So for the July 24th weekend we went up to Portland Oregon. We flew up on Thursday night and came back Sunday. My aunt Sarah met us at the airport and brought us an extra car seat for Jacob so that we didn't have to pay to bring one on the plane. She also brought us a stroller both of which were very helpful. We stayed in Beaverton the first two nights of our trip. We went to Multonomah Falls on Friday. We actually hiked up to the top (carrying Jacob most of the way). It was absolutely gorgeous! Ihave been to this waterfall many times but I had never hiked to the top - it was worth it. Friday evening we went to Sarah and John's house for dinner. Jacob enjoyed playing with their three little boys. After we left there home we went and walked around the Portland temple grounds - I love the Portland temple. Saturday we went to the Tillamock cheese factory the ice cream there is divine. Then we went out to Cannon Beach and met my cousin Kristin with her family. Saturday night we stayed in a hotel in Seaside Beach with an ocean view room - it was so beautiful. We walked along the beach, played in the sand, went running on the beach (my favorite place to run), and visited the little shops. The next day we visited 2 or 3 beaches before we headed back to the airport. Sarah was such a help, I don't know what we would have done without her : ). I'll have to add the pics tomorrow because it is 12:30, I'm tired and the add pic button isn't working : ) good night.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

catching up

Well as we all know life can get quite busy, as a result I am a little behind on our blog. So I guess I'll just have to add a few pics at a time of all of our July adventure, because there were many....So this summer has been a lot of fun. Ivan got a really nice bike for Father's Day and then we were given an awesome bike trailer so we love to go on little bike trips with Jacob to Liberty Park. If you haven't been you've got to visit Liberty Park when you are in Salt's got something for everyone. They have the Tracy Aviary, and a small lake with paddle boats, carnival type rides for the kids, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a running trail, bike/roller bladding side walk, a splash pad for the's a lot of fun. So fourth of July weekend we rode over there on the bikes and Jacob played in the water, and we rented a paddle boat. Then we went home and went swimming in our pool. It was great.

the bike ride

the airplane ride

the paddle boat ride
the fireworks!
That night we went to my sister Jenny's and we had a b-b-q and did fireworks. The faces Jacob pulled when he saw the fireworks were unforgettable. On the fourth we went hiking up Mill Creek canyon. Then we went to Grandma and Grandpa Anderson's for a fourth of July party, and we watched the fireworks at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake....Jacob loved those fireworks too.

p.s. Jacob loves snap pops, he especially loves stopping on them and hearing them pop.

swimming in the dark I am very much looking forward to the time when we have our own back yard. We currently own a condo in Salt Lake...but one of the perks is we have a pool right outside our door. Another great thing is hardly anyone uses it besides us. It is rare to see other people in the pool. So it basically feels like our own : ).I love going swimming anytime of the day.....but we especially love going swimming at night. After a long hot summer day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June adventures

Well here are some fun things, and some interesting things that happened over the last month or so..... The week after we came back from Yellowstone, Ivan had an accident at work and cut his cornea. Luckily the cornea is something that heals quickly, and Ivan was feeling better within a few days. Then....just as he started feeling better he and Jacob came down with influenza A. The doctor said it was most likely swine flu because influenza A is not common at this time of year. So...they treated Jacob, Ivan and I (even though I tested negative) and within a week we were pretty much back to normal.
Jacob loves swimming sooo.... we go quite often. Usually several times a week.
One night after going swimming Jacob and I were cold, so we made a "hot tub" in the bath tub. I love his gleeful look in this picture.

We went down to Ephraim to the Manti pagaent and stayed in a beautiful restored home that was over 100 years old.

This is Jacob and grandma playing air hockey as we waited for Jenny to arrive for her suprise birthday party. He loves air hockey!

Jacob has a "date" with Grandma, Ben, and Jenny every week for the summer. They take him to fun places. He has a great time, and he and grandma have bonded very quickly. Today when she went to leave to go home, he put his arms out for grandma to hold him, and then he gave me a kiss and waved good-bye. He thought he was going home with grandma. He sure loves his grandparents.

One week they went to Lagoon. It's crazy to think that I used to fit in one of those little dolphins : )

One week they went to the Wheeler Farm.
Today, I joined in and we went to the Discovery Museum at the Gateway. That place is so fun! Jacob loved playing in the water station, going rock climbing, launching balls through the vaccuum tube, going in the real helicopter.... It was a blast.
I'll have to get a pic. soon of Jacob and Ivan riding the bike together. Ivan got a really nice bike for Father's Day, and we were given a great bike trailer/stroller by one of my mom's friends whose kids had outgrown it. We love going to Liberty Park now by bike or even running there.

Here are a couple cute family pics that Amber did for us.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

So here are some things that in we did in May.

We went to Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks. We were able to see buffalo, elk, fish, and even a bear. We did some hiking, and Ivan carried Jacob in his new hiking backpack. We went with my mom and dad. We were also able to stop and see Grandma and Grandpa Carlson in Idaho Falls on the way up. It was a fun trip.

We went to the Rocky Mountain Speed Way with my parents, and Dave and Ashley.

We went to the Living Legends festival in downtown Salt Lake. Jacob loves dancing and he enjoyed dancing to groups who were performing from Bolivia, and North Africa.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

it's been a long time

Well first of all here is what we have been up to over the last month or two so.....
Ivan went to visit his family in Peru. He hadn't been for about 8 years. I was really sick when I was in Venezuela on my mission so we didn't think it would be a real wise idea to take Jacob to South America at such a young age. So we will probably go as a family in a few years when Jacob is a little older. He loved seeing friends and family, but he also really loved running along the coast. Here are some picture.

Here is Ivan and Tiffany (his niece) riding a 4 wheeler at a park

This is Ivan with Tiffany, his niece whom he had never met in person until this trip. She is almost 4 years old.

Here is a pic from my birthday we went to Macaroni Grill, it was really yummy.

Here is a picture taken on Easter Sunday at my parents home.

Here is a family picture we took with Ivan's mom at Temple Square. You don't want to know how many pictures were taken to get one with Jacob looking at the camera and smiling. It was very cold, and he was more interested in the water fountains and flowers than the camera, but who can blame him.

Lately we have been enjoying the good wheather and taking Jacob to the park to play a lot. He loves going the park and we have a nice new park that is within walking distance. He love going on the big kid slide so I go up and down the slide with him multiple times whenever we go to the park. The two parks that we usually go to has ducks. Jacob loves to chase the ducks and see them run back into the pond. So far he hasn't been able to catch one Jacob also loves giving hugs and kisses. When you say "kiss, kiss" to him he puckers right up.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cami's wedding

The day after the wedding Grandma, and Grandpa, and Uncle Nick took turns pulling Jacob and I in a wagon that was attached to the four wheeler. Jacob had fun making tractor noises.
The cute little boy on Cami's lab is ours

What a studly baby

All eight of us plus Isaac

My baby sister is married. It was a beautiful ceremony, and beautiful day. Way to go Cami you've got a great guy.