Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Long Time No See!

Well friends the Gardner family is still alive and well! I am so sorry that we have not posted in ages... over 5 months to be exact. Blogging is officially much harder with 2 kids. How people do it with a whole gaggle of kids is beyond me! Good job to those who do.

So much has happened since I've last blogged that I'm not exactly sure where to start. Here are the Top 10 milestones or events in our lives:
1- James finished his internship at the U of U hospital and loved working in an outpatient setting.
2- I was called serve in YoungWomen's at church and love the girls!
3- I went with my 3 sisters to San Francisco for our first ever Sister's Trip... we had a blast!
4- James & I went to Paris, London, and Italy for 14 days while the girls stayed with family in AZ. It was beautiful and the best part was being with James. It was the best & longest date we have ever been on & being back in Italy was a dream come true.
5- James graduated from grad school & his parents came to be there for the big day! It was so good to have them in town.
6-We successfully planned & organized his "Pinning Ceremony" which is his responsibility as Class President. It was alot of work... almost like planning a wedding reception all over again.
7-James passed his certification exam and is now officially a licsenced occupational therapist. He took a job offer at the U of U hospital as a Assisted Technology Specialist. He loves it.
8- My Grandma Phyllis Larson passed away in May and it was a lovely funeral and best off all a blast to be with my family and extended family to celebrate her life. We had a pool party & BBQ in honor of her. I now wash my dishes immediately after each meal in honor of her. (a big accomplishment for me)
9- Grace took her first steps and is walking more and more each day!10 months ... just like MK was.
10- We are moving into a new house that we found for rent here in SLC just a few blocks from our apt. It has a huge yard, trees, 3 bedrooms, driveways, storage shed, washer & dryer, dishwasher, and best of all no steps or dangerous buisness parking lot below it... but there is one little problem.

The reason why I have time to blog today is because I am sitting in a hospital room watching MaryKate, who is hooked to monitors and oxygen. Why you may ask? Because she is allergic to that new house that we are supposed to move into in 3 days! Yep. Awesome Larson genetics! We seriously don't know what to do. Friends are scheduled to move into our apt this month... so what do we do? I will keep you posted. It will all work out in the end. There has to be a solution.

Before I close I want to show you a little movie I made for James for Fathers Day. He really is the best dad ever and knows just how to calm the drama in a house of 3 girls and love us in just the right way. So this is just a little shout out to him. I love you babe. Thank you for all your love and hard work.


Lindsay said...
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Emma and Dan said...

I didn't know that you and Tina were in the same ward. I'm so jealous! :) Now I just need to convince you and Whitney to move closer and I would be the happiest girl!!!

Carrie said...

Oh how I've missed you. Just checked out your blog after a very long break. You continue to be one of my favorite people on the planet, Kathy. And your darling family...something to aspire to.