Wednesday, December 15, 2010

AC Bouquet

So, we bought a business. It's really fun. We have a website ( and we sell candy bouquets and then build and ship them out to whoever bought them. So if you're looking for Christmas gift ideas...I know a website you can check out....

It's very exciting and fun, however our apartment is tiny...this is how it looked when we were moving things in. It was a little cramping before we moved in a home based business.

Here are a few of the first bouquets we built:

Funny Boy

Look at this cute little guy.

Danny and I heard Oliver fussing in the other room so I went to get him and this is what I found:

The funny little guy had squirmed out of his blankets and halfway out of his pajamas and just started laughing as soon as I walked in. He's hilarious.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Big Day

Yesterday was a big day. We started off at 5am (well, 3:30am for Oliver and I) and headed to the hospital by 5:30 for me to check into surgery. I had a minor operation done to remove an ovarian cyst and we were home by 12pm, and my sweet hubby got to take care of a loopy wife coming out of anesthesia and a 7 week old baby for the day. He was a champ, and so was Ojo. The baby made it pretty easy on us and Danny mostly let me sleep the whole day, he packed Ojo to school, the pharmacy, and out to his parent's house where he picked
up the second part of our big day - a new computer!

I've never been a fan of Apple computers - more like loathed them. But Danny has been slowly converting me over the past almost two years - and I'm converted. I especially love the big screen - who would have thought working on a 27 inch screen would be so fun?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More pictures

Six Weeks Old!!

It's only been six weeks? We feel like we've had this little guy as a part of our family forever. Hope you enjoy some of my favorite pictures.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Is this not the stinking cutest baby ever?

Oliver is one month old today! This is the sweet little guy yesterday, he just loves to lay on the floor by himself. Sometimes when we pick him up he cries until we lay him back down again, and then he's just content. And sometimes talkative.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Oliver Joseph Olson!
Ollie was born on September 30, 2010 at 10:49am. He weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and was 21 inches long. We are so excited he is finally here! And has been here for almost two weeks, I can't believe it. He's getting bigger and more alert all of the time.
Things we love about our son:
  • He has the funniest high pitched cry/squeal when he's not really upset
  • The funny expressions he gets on his face
  • How he wraps his arm around yours when you hold him up to your chest
  • All that hair!
  • How his eyes get huge and his arms, fingers and legs stick straight out when he startles
  • He sleeps! Since about 5 days old I have had to wake him up to feed him in the middle of the night. What a blessing!

We couldn't be happier.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Nursery

Look! Two blog posts in a row! And this one has pictures. I can't figure out how to get the pictures from our camera onto the computer, but I did figure out how to use the camera and e-mail on my phone...and voila! I'm quite proud of myself. Here is the nursery, just waiting for baby. The rocking chair is a hand me down from my brother and sister in law - Chari and Joe -and the crib we actually bought ourselves - something we don't do very often with so much helpful family around! We are so grateful for all of the help and support we get!

Here is the other side of the nursery (the other side of the room is storage, I'll spare you). The dresser was a great $1 find at a garage sale by Danny's parents and the car seat is another of those great hand me downs from Chari and Joe.

My boss made this fun quilt for baby Oliver with the cowboys on it. And the cute one in the crib with the jungle animals Danny's momma made for him. It's so fun, she stitched messages into the quilting for him, it has his name, our names, and the words to "I am a Child of God."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Still Pregnant

I'm not actually due until the 26th, but I was so counting on getting out little guy out early that it feels like it's taking forever.... However, I know at this point that it will be absolutely no more than 2.5 weeks from now, and that is a relief. We are so excited to have a son! Meanwhile I am getting huger (is that a word?) every day and don't fit into most of my maternity clothes anymore - so I'm stretching out Danny's clothes for him. Why on earth do they make men's clothes fit pregnant women so much better than women's clothes? I don't think I'll ever understand.

My boss at work has been great, she has me scheduled for like 3 hours per day so I get to get out of the house still but I don't wear myself out. Up until last week I was still working 10-12 hour days. Ugh!

Everyone cross your fingers little Oliver comes soon! We love him and can't wait for him to get here! Actually - it would be preferable if he came on Friday afternoon since Danny starts classes tomorrow. We'd love to have the weekend together. Thanks!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I hate coming up with titles for these things...

Here is our semi annual blog update... or at least it seems like that's about how often I write.

Danny and I are doing great! It's felt like we've really had a summer for the last week or so (although a cold one). I told Danny a few weeks ago that a girl at work had asked me to cover a shift for her in August and that she would be able to cover a Monday for me and he asked if she could do it the Monday after his finals so that we could maybe take a trip to Utah and see some friends. I thought it was a long shot but she agreed and I got someone to cover my Friday and we ended up with a long weekend! We left Thursday night at about 7pm and got into Idaho Falls at 4am. We visited with my grandparents for the day and then drove down to Salt Lake and visited friends and family in Utah Valley all weekend long. It made us so happy and we had so much fun, and also so sad because we miss having our good friends so nearby.

Now it's Friday again and I again have the day off work! Danny has had this week off of school because he is between quarters and we are family reunioning with his family all weekend. There has been a huge turnout already and more people just keep coming. Hooray for summertime and friends and family.

In other happenings, Danny has been released from the Elder's Quorum presidency and is now the eleven-year-old scout leader. He has only gone to scouts one time but is very excited about it. And my belly is getting rounder and rounder. I'm having strangers ask me frequently when my baby is due. It's a lot of fun. And he is a mover! Danny was able to feel the baby move for the first time a week ago. We can't wait for him to get here. We're still debating names but the current favorite is Oliver. We're open to ideas for middle names if anyone has any...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Baby blog

So, for those of you who maybe don't check facebook....we're having a baby! We're due September 26 and very very excited. The appointment to find out if it's a girl baby or a boy baby is set for April 29 but at our last appointment the ultrasound tech said she was about 70% sure it's a boy. Hooray! We love baby boys!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Recent Happenings

1. Danny changed majors. He is no longer a pre-nursing major, but pre-med. If all goes as planned he will have two more years of undergrad, the MCAT, and then med school. We're hoping for UW because he could possibly do the first year here in Spokane at a satellite campus, we would get in-state tuition, and it's a great medical school. Then again, we would love to go somewhere else for a few years also. 

2. I reached my six month mark at work! I now have insurance coverage and got a raise. It's still crazy, and some days are harder than others but for the most part I really like it. The hardest part is finding time to do the really cool things that I am assigned to do. Between supervising visits and supervising and scheduling staff I rarely have time to look for grants, develop new programs, or develop new trainings. 

3. Danny got offered a position to do research with his chemistry professor at EWU. We don't know many details yet, but there is a possibility that it will be a paid position and it will look great on applications for med schools.

4. I'm teaching the crazy crazy sunbeams at church on Sundays. I love them, but I come home very ready for a nap on Sundays. The CTR 6 class I had last year made me laugh like crazy and energized me most weeks - these kids just exhaust me. And make me laugh too.

5. My dad has been out of work for the past few months but had an interview on Tuesday and thinks that there may soon be an offer on the table. Cross your fingers!

6. We booked tickets to go to Europe! We're leaving on March 18th to fly to Rome. We'll spend a few days there then take a night train up to Munich where Danny's aunt and uncle will (hopefully) pick us up and we'll spend a week with them at their home on the Army base in Southern Germany. Danny's parents are coming with us and we're going to have an amazing time. I can't wait. Although I can't imagine how exhausting the first day back at work will be after flying in at midnight the night before. Who needs recovery time?