Monday, December 31, 2007


So we all have the usual resolutions...DIET, daily scripture reading, more time with family, etc. And those are totally on my list too...but at the top I put A MORE ORGANIZED AND CLEANER HOME. I seriously can't stand how messy and unorganized my house is right now and I intend to get things on the ball. How?? I haven't got that far yet...but I plan to make a "TO DO" list and carry it out to the MAX. I hope you all have a wonderful 2008 with great resolutions and many happy moments. Here is a recap of the wonderful blessings our family experianced in 2007.
March-John and I gained 1 extra bedroom and 1 extra bathroom and a garage when we moved upstairs in our appartment.
April-The arrival of our little angel, COHEN!
May-Jason enters the MTC
November-The Larsen family is sealed for time and eternity.

Friday, December 28, 2007


Jonny and I have been married for 2 wonderful years. I have never enjoyed a happier time in my life. He is my the love of my life, and I truly love and respect him. He is an amazing husband, my best friend, and the cutest daddy. I enjoy every moment with him and look forward to eternity with my man. Here are some pictures from the day we were married.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My Dads nickname: Santa Clause

This year my dad built Cohen the most darling rocking car I've ever seen. All hand made from wood, this car had headlights with glass, rubber matted flooring and padded seats. My dad is looking to create his own business called Santa's Workshop, and I think he could do very well. If you would buy his toys reply to this post so I can prove to him how popular his business could be. I'll post pictures of other things he's built for Cohen at a later date.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


We began Christmas at 5:00 am this morning because Elder Barker was calling at 6:00 am. Notice the football santa brought daddy and Cohen. (daddy was particularly happy about this gift)

Cohen loved his gifts this year...he enjoyed ripping the paper, and each one went right into the mouth for testing. (good thing none of it was made in CHINA)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Survey

1.Wrapping paper or gift bags?

Wrapping Paper
 is more fun to open

2. Real tree or artificial?

I love the smell of real trees but once upon a time I had a terrible experiance and ruined any future desire to have a live tree in the house. Its a long story but lets just say...millions of baby spiders and a broken vacuum.

3. When do you put up the tree?

Black Friday, I stay indoors and keep away from all the crazy wacko's in the shopping centers.

4. When do you take the tree down?

After the new year

5. Do you like eggnog?

If you make it 1/4 eggnog, 3/4 milk

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Definately my popples

7. Do you have a nativity scene?

Yes, I made it myself

8. Hardest person to buy for?

My husband

9. Easiest person to buy for?


10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

Granny sented perfume.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards?

 (if I get around to mailing them)

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?

Oh my goodness I have so many;
Elf, The Santa Clause, Muppets Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Its a Wonderful Life, The Bishops Wife, Christmas with the Kranks, A Christmas Story (the little boy on there looks just like my brother when he was little), the list could seriously go on and on...

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

Oh man...I really don't know, but its never finished until Christmas Eve.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Chocolates and Candy, yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?


16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?


17. Favorite Christmas song?

Silent Night or the Christmas Song

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home?


19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donnor, Blitzen
But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all????

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?

The bitter cold and no snow

23. What I love most about Christmas?

The celebration of Christ's birth

Saturday, November 17, 2007


This day was by far the best day of my life. John and I have truly been blessed and are so grateful to finally be sealed together forever and to also have Cohen sealed to us. I love this gospel and know that Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. And I am, at this moment, the most happy I have ever been in my life. I love my husband with all of my heart, and Cohen is our little angel.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


These pictures are pretty goofy, but I couldn't resist putting them on our blog. Jonny stuck some disney stickers on poor Cohen and he pulled some pretty silly faces. ENJOY!

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Today we got Mandie's sealing cancellation that we have been waiting for. We are so excited to take Cohen to the temple and become an eternal family. We have a true testimony of the love that our Father in Heaven has for each of us. He wants us to be happy and blesses us when we are righteous. We know He hears and answers prayers. We are so grateful for the gospel and for the blessings it brings to our lives. We are ready to be sealed next Saturday, and to be together forever. We love our Heavenly Father, our brother Jesus Christ, and our earthly family and are grateful for the love they give to us.
We will post photos as soon as the day arrives!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Cohen's First Hair Cut

So I've been complaining about strangers who compliment my "baby girl" while HE is dressed in blue clothes *rolling my eyes*. So apparently it was time for a hair cut since it was obviously getting TOO long, as you can see! So today John got out the scissors...and boy did he do a good job! My baby lost all his curls *crying right now* but John assures me that they will grow back. Here are the before and after photos...pray with me that the curls return soon.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


My Sweet Pea LOVES Sweet Peas

Cohen has decided he loves peas, NOT CARROTS!
(Uncle Jason, like my PJ's? They have Dinosaurs on them)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Bath Time Again

Monday, October 22, 2007


Pryn has kind of taken a back seat to Cohen these days, poor girl! So here is a post dedicated just to her...I love my Pryneigh Pooh!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Cohen just loves his bath time. He splashes all by himself now!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Cohen's Play Date

Today, sweet Jennie gave up an afternoon of Randy's HALO 3 party to watch Cohen. She took some cute pictures of him playing with one of the baby's at the party, Cannon. They are only 10 days apart in age...such big boys!!! Look how good they share! Thank you Jennie for capturing this cute moment!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ollerton Family Photo 2007

1st row: Randy, Kaylene, Cohen, Mandie, John
2nd row: JC, Missy, Dagon, Traci, Thomas

Friday, September 28, 2007

Larsen Family Photos 2007

So I wanted to take family pictures in the fall leaves this year...but apparently we did them before the leaves changed colors. Oh well, the pictures still look cute!

Monday, September 10, 2007


Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Boys

Cohen got to play with cousin Gavin for the first time. They had so much fun sucking on each others arms.