Saturday, July 12, 2014

Noel's Dental School Graduation, May 5, 2013

Noel graduated from dental school!!!! Yahoo! I know he was so happy to be finished with school. He did such a good job of balancing studying and family while he was in school. I sure love this guy!

A horrible picture, but this is him getting hooded (if that's what you call it:)).


Our family looks a lot different from when he started dental school. I had to include all of these pictures, even though they are so similar, because the boys are doing something cute or funny in each of them.

After almost 9 years of marriage, we are finally not students! Congrats to Dr. Dickens!

Evan's Blessing, May 2013

Evan was blessed on Sunday, May 5 after Stake Conference. Lynne and Gordon were in town for the blessing, for Noel's graduation, and to help us move. It was a wonderful blessing. 

As you can tell from the picture, I was quite emotional.

Snuggling with Grandpa after church.

This was the best picture I could get of him in his blessing outfit that Lynne got him.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Evan as a New Born

Evan was a really sweet, sleepy baby when he was little. I loved cuddling with him after he ate and smelling his fuzzy head. :) He slept for such long stretches in the day, and would stay awake for hours when he woke up at night, even when he was older (3-4 months old). He was always very happy at night, so at least I didn't have a fussy baby at 2 am. And unlike his older brothers, he didn't spit up very much. Nice!

I got pretty swollen when I was pregnant with Evan. After he was born, the swelling in my right foot went away after a day or two, but the left foot took about a week. It was funny to look down at my uneven feet.

What a cute, squishy face!

Greg is such a caring big brother. He always wanted to hold and kiss Evan. 

Brighton is a great big brother too. He just wasn't quite as enthusiastic about holding or touching the baby.

Coloring Easter eggs with Grandma while she visited and helped after Evan was born. We were really lucky to have so much help. It was a crazy, busy time for Noel with finishing school and Boards and getting ready to move and whatnot, so it was such a blessing to have so much help for so long. I didn't have all three by myself all day until Evan exactly one month old.

Getting a bath from Daddy

Bubbles with Grandma Aston

Going on a walk

Making super hero masks with Grandma. The boys love doing projects with their grandmas!

The finished product

 1 month old

Brighton's selfie

My three boys! Such cuties!

Backyard Bubbles April 2013

Easter 2013

The day before Easter was spent with the Bylund clan having an Easter egg hunt at Belleau Woods Park. What a fun afternoon! Evan (8 days old, at the time) spent the outing asleep in his carseat. What a cooperative child. :) We will always love Pam and Bob for always including us in their family celebrations each year!

BFFs, Ashley and Greg...we sure miss her!

BFFs, Jon and Noel...we sure miss Jon, too! 

The whole crew

Bob and Tyler

Oh, how I love them!