Saturday, December 6, 2008

Macey Crosland is here!

Ben and Carrie had their baby yesterday, and since there is no internet connection at the hospital, it has been like pulling teeth to get any pictures of their cute baby.
I am posting a few so friends and family can see their cute baby girl.
Macey- 6 lbs. 15 oz.

What a beautiful mom~ even after 3 1/2 hours of labor

Cody at the hospital visiting Macey



Dad and his kids

Monday, November 24, 2008

Go UTES!

Luke, his dad Dave, his brother Zac, and his brother-in-law Mark went to the U of U vs. BYU game on Saturday. Looks like fun!

Dave and Mark


Zac and Luke

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blake's Blessing



Grandma and Grandpa Crosland with a crying Blake. She was actually great the entire day until we started taking pictures... then she was just hungry.

Aunt Carli (my brother Tyler's wife) (who is expecting a little girl in February)



Grandma and Grandpa Larsen


This is the first time Kevin held Blake.. .so we had to document it. He is scared to hold babies when they are this small.







And our beautiful baby girl, Blake Marie Larsen.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween!

Our little pumpkin... She did not like the hat!




Blake's First Ride

Well, I guess that Luke and I are starting her early... soon we will have her on skis! The week before Halloween it was like 70 degrees, so Luke took a day off and the three of us went to the farm. Blake slept in her stroller while Luke and I rode, and then we took some fun pictures of her first day with Kona and Isaac. Thought you would like to see them, especially my brother Ben!

Kona was very interested in Blake, I had to keep moving her back over to the hitching post to unsaddle because she wanted to smell Blake. It made me a little nervous, so I am just standing right outside the picture holding Kona's reins.

All of Luke's Ladies



First time that Kona met Blake... Kona seems much more concerned than Blake was. She just slept right through it.






Blake's very first ride ever with her dad. This is Isaac and will soon be Blake's very own horse. I guess we will have to get Luke another one.




Blake's first time in the saddle, sort of.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blake's New Pictures!



Blake had some new pictures taken by a woman in our ward. They are so cute I thought I would share... and because everyone keeps requesting more pictures. Apparently being a mom is taking all of my time...

Our little hula girl...













She was so alert the entire time... No sleeping baby pictures in our family...
In fact, we have very few times where we have a sleeping baby!












Monday, November 3, 2008

I've been Tagged!

5 things I was doing 10 years ago
I was a sophomore at Davis High School
I was a competitive barrel racer and loving it
I had just bought Isaac, one of my horses
I was working as a lifeguard and swimming instructor
I was on crutches following a knee surgery

5 things on my list to do today
work out
watch Phantom of the Opera with Michelle Garrett
finish sewing a bag for my car quilt
do laundry
work on Young Womens

5 things I would do if I were a Millionaire
Get my Masters degree in either counseling or in recreation therapy and start an equestrian therapy program
Buy an Hanovarian ($100,000) eventing horse and start training for the Olympics
Support Luke so he could train ski racing full-time
Set up a college fund for Blake
Buy a ranch where Luke and I could raise horses and build motorcycle race tracks!

5 Jobs I have had
Physical therapy aide
lifeguard/swim intructor
office manager at a construction company
Program Director at Kostopulos Dream Foundation
concession stand worker at Kaysville Recreation
(not in order-at least I hope I don't have to go back to concessions...)

5 People I Tag
Michelle Garrett
Carrie Crosland
Carli Crosland
Jessi Crosland
Jenni Burbidge

Thanks Trisha! It was good motivation to actually get on the computer and start blogging. It has been forever.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Blake!

Luke, cute father that he is, made a video of Blake's first couple of days. Though I protested about my pictures because my face looks like I ate a sumo wrestler or something, I still wanted to show off my baby and my cute husband. I hope you enjoy!
video

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blake Marie Larsen

We had our baby! She is beautiful and so cute. She was 7 lbs 7 oz. and 18 inches long when born. We are home now and doing great. I will write more later and tell you all about it, but I wanted to show her off. Here are some cute pictures...


Blake's cute little feet!
All her clothes are huge... but she is growing quickly.
Luke and her aunt Carrie gave Blake her first bath at home. She loved when Luke washed her hair, but that was about it... the rest of the time she was not happy.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

GOOD NEWS!

My doctor is heading out of town next week, right before my due date. So given the situation, she wants to start my labor on Tuesday if I haven't had my baby before! That is only like 5 days away! Hurrah! I would prefer my labor to start naturally though, so I am taking suggestions of what has worked for other people. No drinking gallons of oil stuff though, I am not that desperate! Wish us luck! We will keep you posted.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I've been Tagged!

I've been tagged!
4 things you may not know about me:
-I am an avid reader
-I apparently snore when I am pregnant
-I love to ski (though I hate the snow)
-I want to join the Peace Corps with Luke

4 places I go over and over:
-my mom and dad's house
-my farm
-Paradise Bakery for their summer berry salad
-my aunt Sheryl's (she is teaching me how to sew)

4 people that e-mail me:
-3rd Ward Young Womens President
-our Executive Secretary
-Facebook
-Wells Fargo
(obviously I am not a big emailer- I could only think of church or junk mail)

4 of my favorite foods:
-Refer to Paradise Bakery
-cheeseburgers from Neilsen's Frozen Custard (pregnany thing)
-P.F. Chang's General Tsao's Chicken
-Olive Garden Breadsticks

4 places I'd love to be:
-The hospital delivering my baby
-Costa Rica
-Italy
-St. George

4 movies I watch over and over:
-Pride and Predjudice
-How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
-Sabrina
-A Walk To Remember

Joys:
-my sexy husband Luke
-my belly and the baby growing inside of it
-Kona, my horse
-Shade, my dog

Goals:
-Be a great mother
-Be a loving wife
-Serve a mission with my husband
-write a book
-Receive my Masters Degree
-Travel through Africa

Current Obsessions:
-Luke :)
-Quilting
-Washing my baby clothes
-Cleaning my house
-I want to learn to play the guitar
-Young Womens
-my baby

Suprising facts about me:
-I want to name my baby hippy names (but Luke won't let me)
-I want to live for at least a year in a foregin country
-I am scared of giving my baby a bath
-I hate hate hate to cook!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

MOAB BOYS TRIP 2008

Luke and his friends went to Moab this summer and mountain biked. Luke just made a video presentation of the trip and (with some helpful editting of his wife so no one was offended or scared :) I wanted to share it. It is very funny. I hope you enjoy it!

video

Apologies for the spelling= I didn't spell check it... and sorry Nick for the spelling of the last name!

It is the thought that counts!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

FlowRider

Ben and Luke decided to attempt the impossible and surf a wave in Utah where there is no ocean. We went to the Solomon Center on Friday morning so Luke and Ben could bang themselves up falling and surfing and falling some more. But doesn't it look like fun? I think this is on my list of things to try when I am no longer carrying our little baby girl. You could also boogie board which looked like a lot of fun as well.

video

Ben kept falling everytime I videoed him, so I snuck this one when he was unaware, which is why is it filmed kind of far away.

video

Boating at Pine View




Ben and Carrie were in town this week, so the family went to Pineview and spent an evening on the lake. Since the photographer stayed on the beach most of the time, there are few wakeboarding pictures, and lots pictures of my nephew Cody.





Luke and his very pregnant wife Amy!


Carrie and Amy showing off our pregnant bellies. Carly isn't showing yet, so she would just make us look fat!



Can you tell which one of us is further along?


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Anniversary Luke!



Luke and I just celebrated our 3 year anniversary on August 5th, and what a wonderful 3 years it has been. We have had some great times and learned so much from each other. Here are a few pictures of what Luke and I were doing 3 years ago...

Monday, July 14, 2008

It's Finally Done!


My husband, talented artist that he is, just finished painting the nursery mural. It is beautiful and I love it! I wanted to share it with you! I hope you enjoy.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Boating at Utah Lake




Luke has been trying to land a back-flip on the air chair all summer, and since we have a camera, I thought I would share a few pictures with you. He does a complete rotation, but for some reason, keeps flipping. I always tell him that he lands the first one perfectly, it is just the second one that is giving him trouble. It is pretty amazing to see!

4th of July




For the 4th of July we went swimming at Luke's parent's house and attended the Annual 4th of July breakfast. We spent the morning swimming with our niece Anna and playing with the dogs.
After that we went to Luke's favorite part of the day, Stadium of Fire with Hannah Montana. Sadly there are no pictures of this event, probably because Luke was too excited and busy screaming with all the little girls to take any pictures. :)

The Camera Has Returned!

For those of you who have been waiting for many years for another post, I have great news. Our camera was found in Hawaii and was eventually returned to us. Here are a few pictures from Luke and Matt's trip to Maui.



















My sexy husband Luke flexing his... stomach?





Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WE ARE HAVING A GIRL!

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are expecting a little girl. We are so excited and thrilled. I am going to have to learn how to buy pink things but I have my little sister Jessi who is very concerned about my child's gender identity if I don't, so I am sure I can work it out! :) We will keep you all posted and hopefully soon we will get another camera and I will take some pictures of my growing belly! He HE!

Monday, April 28, 2008

TOMORROW!

JUST IN CASE EVERYONE WAS DONE STARING AT MY STICK OF URINE (hE he) I AM GOING TO GET MY ULTRASOUND TOMORROW! JUST THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW! I'LL POST MORE TOMORROW... I AM JUST TOO EXCITED TO WAIT!

Friday, March 21, 2008

We are PREGNANT!


Hurrah! We are pregnant and so excited. Luke hasn't been loving my weird cravings (like eating two hamburgers in one day!) and morning (all-day) sickness but he is amazing and patient. Our due date is September 27th! I'll keep you all posted and let you know how it is going. I am starting to feel better already so hopefully the 2nd trimester is going to be wonderful.

Monday, March 3, 2008

BAD NEWS!


My cute Husband Luke just spent 5 days in Hawaii with his friend Matt... and our camera. Luckily, both Matt and Luke had a wonderful time in Maui surfing, carve boarding, and wrestling with an old ultimate fighter :)
I was a little jealous but glad he is getting to play! Unfortunately, our new camera didn't have as great a time as he did, and is probably being used right now by some little Hawaiian kid! So our blog will be kind of lonely now with no pictures. I just used this picture of Luke from the last time he went to Hawaii to surf just so we could all feel bad for me that I wasn't invited. Just kididng- it was a boy's trip and he loved it.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I'VE BEEN TAGGED!

Luckily, judging from my blog page, everyone will understand I just barely started this whole blog thing and I don't spend a lot of time at it. To put it mildly, I am terrible. According to my friend Debby, I have been tagged. The rules of this game are that each player answers the following questions about themselves. At the end of this post, I will tag 5 people and post their names, then goes to their blogs and leave them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. 10 years ago: I was attending Davis High School and already praying for graduation so I could go to college. I was taking about a million AP classes and working much too hard. I didn't learn until later about the beauties of slacking off and ditching class. :) I was also doing a lot of barrel racing and had just bought Isaac, my favorite barrel horse (and now Luke's horse).

2. 5 things on my to-do-list today:I am going to go to a quilt store with my Aunt Sheryl. I am learning how to be domestic. Then Luke and I are going sledding! I should also probably do some laundry, but that we'll just have to see.

3. Snacks I enjoy: Vanilla Coka, Cheetohs, Chocolate, (Secret love of Wasabi Funjuns), Edemame, and peanut butter (not together and not necessarily in that order... except the Coke-that will always be 1st)

4. Things I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire: Buy me an Olympic bred horse and start training in jumping and dressage. (They are like $100's of thousands) I would also buy Luke and I a small home somewhere warm, probably Costa Rica, and pay off our mortgage. With left over money, I would definetly send Luke heliskiing in Alaska, which is his Dream!

5. Three of my bad habits: 1.Some days I love to sleep in! 2. I am a compulsive skin picker and it drives Luke crazy 3. If I am home all day, I snack all day! It's a problem!

6. Places I have lived: Las Vegas, NV, Logan, Kaysville, Laie, Hawaii, Olathe, Kansas, Independence Missouri, Cottonwood Heights, North Salt Lake

7. Jobs I have had: Physical therapy aide, swimming instructor and lifeguard, pool manager, horseback riding instructor, Program Coordinator for Camp K, Sales Associate at Memories Scrapbooking (like a week), Front Desk Attendant at BYU-H, Office Manager for a Construction Company in Logan, Sales Manager for Basic Grey, Sales for Marker LTD.

8. Things people don't know about me: I love watching Matlock, with Andy Griffith in it and I think I have seen everyone. I try to watch it during lunch everyday. I hate the cold weather (but I love my husband more) and I want to learn to play the guitar. I also love to write.

I think that answered all the questions!
Kate, Carrie, Lisa, Michelle, and Maverick, you have been tagged!
Have Fun!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

COSTA RICA 2007




BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!


THIS LAST SUMMER LUKE AND I WENT TO COSTA RICA AGAIN FOR A FEW WEEKS. WE WENT WITH OUR GOOD FRIENDS MATT AND MICHELLE AND LOVED IT.


WE SPENT A FEW DAYS IN PLAYA HERMOSA, A BLACK SAND BEACH WHICH WAS AMAZING.


WHILE THERE, WE DROVE TO THESE AWESOME WATER FALLS THAT ONCE WE HIKED TO, WE WERE ABLE TO JUMP OFF THE TOP INTO THE POOLS.


THE LAST WEEK WE SPENT THE TIME SURFING AND LIVING IT UP ON PLAYA SAMARA, MY FAVORITE PLACE IN A WORLD! WE STAYED IN THE TREEHOUSE INN, RIGHT ON THE BEACH, AND SURFED ALL DAY. IT WAS THE BEST TRIP THAT I HOPE TO REPEAT SOON!