Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our kids

Jane loves her brother

He's such a funny guy. . .

She likes to share her toys with him

It makes him smile wide!!!

Grandma Larsen

My dear, sweet Grandmother passed away on August 4th from an unexpected major stroke. We were able to go out to California for her funeral and then bring her back to Salt Lake City to rest with my grandpa.

I will miss her dearly. While it still hasn't sunk in that she's gone, there seems to be something missing. She taught me a lot. She taught me how to be "frugal" with money. She taught me how to be brave. She taught me how to play cards and bowl. She taught me a thing or two about physical fitness--yes, at 88 years old, she could still out walk me any day of the week! She taught me how to love. But most of all, my grandma taught me how to live, not just be alive. The woman lived up until the day she had a stroke. She traveled, she played games, she made friends, she was always going. She never sat home and watched the world go by, that would have driven her nuts! I hope that I can be like her someday.

Monday, August 3, 2009

We had quite a month here in our little family. It seemed like in July it was one thing after another and before we knew it, August had come. Here's a quick overview of the events of this past month:

July 3: Move into our new home!

July 6: Welcome to the world Grant (aka Chompy)!

July 14: Trent's 27th birthday

July 16: Chompy forgets how to breastfeed

July 21: fed Chompy a bottle, he threw it up, choked, and we ended up in the ER. Chompy then remembers how to breastfeed.

July 24: My dear Grandma suffered a "major brain bleed". There's nothing the doctors can do. My dad and Aunt took her home with Hospice care. She remains in a coma.
July 29: Happy Anniversary to us! Here's to 4 years, and a million more to come. I love you, Trent!

July31: My little brother got married to his high school sweetheart, Katrina.

It's been a very busy month. We are hoping that August is a bit more calm. . .