To family and all others concerned, I thought I would post these pictures of our Little Baby William Nathan Carlson, the newest member of the Carlson Clan. These were in the family email, but if you weren't on that mailing list here he is!I can't wait to meet him, to bad it wont really be untill February when he is basically crawling and has teeth! Na he just wont be the little tiny thing that he is now. I love you Nate and Nicole and good luck these next few weeks with the adjustment. Love you all,
I love being a Kindergarten Teacher I love my Husband!
Don't worry if Andrew decided to be the M&M coustume I used when I was 8!!! Do you think the Red M&M coustume was to distracting from the white spandex??? or vis versa? Oh Honey!!! Did I mention I love my huband!!!! Our last minute Halloween Party!! Thank you Amber for the soup idea it was HITTTT!!! We have some creative friends!!! My Married wife friends!!!
Yes we are still alive...though we dropped off the face of the earth (after our wedding) as a regular blog poster-er I have now returned and vow to post (atleast) more pictures so that the family might be aware of the exciting activities (haha) in our lives.
We love you all and can't wait for Nate and Nicoles baby to be born!!! Soon Hopefully! and also for Thanksgiving so we can see everyone!
So I'm sitting here at work bored out of my ever loving mind! I have been here for ummm... say five hours and still have three more hours to go! AHHHHH I seriously can not sit here in this little booth in the weight room here in the smith field house any longer. Normally I would be off right now however I had to switch shifts with this kid so he would work mine next week while I am in DC. Thus I am stuck, my mind has shut off and it is making it really hard to study for the statistics test that I have to take tommorow! Ugh well just throwing that all out there. Hopefully you all are doin better. Nate and Nicole anxiously awating the arrival of their new baby boy. Tye and amb counting down the hours untill they can leave their blessed chidlren adn take a much needed vacation. Chase awating the marriage to his beautiful bride, tawn waiting for her husband to return from the New Mexico game. Skippy just skipping along in life as a senior in high school and dad well being the support and ancor of this, the carlson clan. And mommy in DC already and hopfully enjoying the relaxation time. i love you all. Queeni
Well fam. once again fall is upon us! Which would not be as bad if there was fall weather however here in the land of hte righteous it could seriously not be any hotter. All I want to do is go out to the lake and wakeboard, however I am stuck in my new apt cleaning/organizing/decorating, buying books and over all getting ready for fall to come. Which it has though it does not feel like it! Well I never could have done it without our amazing mother she played the great assertive and at times ***** roll to get things done. Don't mess with her! Then we got to go to the Josh Groban concert which was amazing! Without knowing it I bought seventh row seats and we had Josh Groban walking right by us and then the security guards had us go to the front of the stage as they were filming his Awake tour video. Anyways a great concert for anyone seriously he is an amazing entertainer and way way funny, and you can't beat the music. Well here is a pic or two and I will try to send tye one of the video's I took so you can see.
Here's our still nameless baby boy from our ultrasound on Monday. He's looking like he has some major Angelina Jolie pillow lips, but I'm guessing he was maybe puckering up a bit for the photo, because neither of us have lips like that!
Everything is looking good, so we're just counting down the days until he's finally here!!
It's Friday. I'm hot, very pregnant, and tired. I'm sitting in my little cubicle at work with some lovely fluorescent lighting overhead. Three people around me are crunching (or maybe chomping would be a better word?) out of control on various food items. From the sound of it I’d bet money that the woman in the cube in front of mine is munching on some crisp celery, the woman in the cube behind me is chomping a seemingly endless cup of ice, and the man in the cube across from me is crunching stale tortilla chips by the handful from last night’s Mexican dinner.
Me? I'm just staring at my computer about ready to jump out of my skin with all of the chomping/chewing/crunching/munching going on in my vicinity. Needless to say, I am in dire need of a distraction to help the day go by.
I check the Carlson family blog just HOPING to see an update from someone, anyone ... but alas, there are no updates since the last time Nate posted. Now I know you're all very busy with work, fun, etc. but please, for your bored and pregnant sister-in-law's sanity on a Friday afternoon at work, POST!!!
Here is a picture of Nate and Tawny from way back when ... while Nate could possibly be reaching out to pat Tawny's back or do something sweet like that, I would guess that he is somehow harassing her in this picture!!
Nicole had another ultrasound on Friday and here are a few shots of what I am now calling "my little mascot." I can't wait to meet this little guy in about 4 months! Enjoy the first pictures of this guy!
Bottoms up! As you can see he was heads-down the entire time making it hard to see his face. He was moving his legs and butt a lot which gave us great views of his "unit" (see last picture below).
The little guy was being very stubborn by not really showing a great view of his face and head (mom, I guess it is revenge on me that my little boy is already being stubborn and difficult with us!). If you look hard, you can see the profile of his face.
Here are the little guy's feet. It looks like he might have my fat "bear" feet.
As you can see, he was by no means being modest during the ultrasound.
Just for all those who were not lucky enough to be present when chase and dad got measured for their tux's I thought I would share the experience. We go to Men's Warehouse and chase is measured first. Typical measurements neck, arm length, chest ect. However with dad there it becomes this huge compettion for "who has the better measurements" if there is such a thing. Mom said the only thing missing would have been Nate to finnish off the group. Sorry skipper and tye you two have to make up your own league, (the extremely tall and skinny.) Anyways mom and I wished we had brought our camera, for the 53 year old battling the 22 year old for better "tux measurements." AHHHH don't we have a wonderful dad, event he most mundane becomes a competition or adventure!
Thank you for your commitment to making the family website both entertaining and informative. Just a quick note that if you would like any photos added permanently to the website in the right column, please email them to me and I can make it happen. Also, if you want any page links, video clips, etc. added permanently, let me know. :)
For those of you who don't already know... Antawn is not a combined ghetto name for Andrew and I. It is however the name of our beloved betta fish, who came into our home two months ago. We would appreciate all those people who offended Antawn to offer up apologies (we will accept fish food and water purifier tablets...he is also in need of a betta palace or other trees for his tank.)
So there were a few pics that I wanted to show you but was limited by the number of pictures that you can attach to a blog post so here are a few more cool one's. 87-Starting with a funny random sign that was in this chinese temple in Cebu..... I thought that it would be a great poster for a dorm room:) 35-The infamous basketball courts in every little community 36-random guy climbing a coconut tree, (harder than it looks trust me) 44-Ok a total carlson picture at first glance, the guy is using a new type of fuel, (coca-cola) 49-beign nerds atop the jeetnee 51-our oh so clean, high quality hotel room with two girls passed out on the beds. Oh yeah the oldest and tallest girl, aka me... got to sleep on that tiny, hard low to the ground pull out. THe sacrifices you make to keep peace:) 52-My bohemian cousins with the dorag and sunglasses 54-our jeetnee, and our spot atop the jeetnee:) felt like we were in a parade most the time. 65-Amazing view that is basically where ever you go over there. 69-Painter pete 76-Leaving our mark, don't worry its the back of a book shelf 79-Magaso Falls we jumped from the base of the tree at the very top, or atleast jord and I did and all the phillipeano's watched disbelieving. 86-The resteraunt Joe's that we had to eat at twice because they actually had a small AC room, a rare ocurance 88-Diet Coke whats that????? 94-THe massive game of duck duck goose that went on for about two hours at the health clinic 10- These are called trikes, basically a cross between a scooter and a motorcycle with a semi open, semi safe side car attached. 12-31- paradise?? NO its the Bohol Beach Club, or BBC for us regulars. Taz flipped when he realized this is where daddy and I stayed last year. 19- Why do you ask did these three bathing beauties not put on any sunscreen even though I was there to try to warn them?? They liked the can't move blistered, lobster look. 43-Our hotel in Hong Kong, a swimming pool atop a 45 story building with a single three foot high railing, wouldn't fly in the states but was amazing over there. 47- The sky line from our hotle out acoss the bay, (that was boat is so big it makes the city look tiny.) Well hope I didn't bore you too much, I was excited to share these with you all. Can't wait to see everyone at Jo's wedding. Hope you all are staying healthy and happy. Till the 30th:) Queenie
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Well family I have finally returned to provo after about a month and a half spout of traveling literally all over the world!! First home to colorado to babysit scott and lisa's kids for a week. Then off to Cali to babysit BC and Boss, next off to the Phillipeans with Taz, Kendel, Jordan and friend in tow. After a week of doing hard manual labor service we spent a day on the beach and then a short 17 hours in Hong Kong, doing as much shopping damage possible:) I wish I could recount the trip with as much humor as tye and taz are capable of but it was a successful trip and I completely enjoyed myself: worked hard, ate as little phillipeano food as possible (staying Solly sustained by mom's protein bars, THANKS MOM), swam in rivers and oceans alike ( my hair was never dry the whole trip, between swimming and sweat from the heat), went to family home evening at a members house that had 12 kids in a house no bigger than the newly converted crib closet in the basement of our house ( talk about a humbling experience, but they were the happiest people with some of the strongest testimonies I had seen over there), went to church, built permanent out houses, as for some reason the communities have basketball courts over there before they have a bathroom, repainted a hospital, went to a medical clinic with 1,000 patients waiting for us 50 volunteers ( overwhelming but an amazing experience, I helped run the pharmacy filling the prescriptions after deciphering the philipeano dr's handwriting, all while they were pulling teeth to my left, performing circumcisions behind me, and playing duck duck goose with all the little kids where ever they could find room in the gym amid all the lines of waiting sick phillipeano's) oh did I mention that in the Phillipeans they do circumcisions when the boys are 8-12 years old?!?!?!?!? yeah that was fun to watch:~That about sums it up. I will try to attach some of the coolest self explanatory pics. And tye sorry this is my first time posting the blog I just hooked up my comp at my new apt. (figured it was about time, only had the rest of my stuff here two months):) love you all.
Anya got quite the tube ride with Nate behind her telling the boat to speed up every time she said to slow down and with Clarke driving. Even worse though was when Clarke turned the steering wheel over to Tate entirely with very minimal (if any) supervision :)!