Merry Christmas!

Hey Everyone! Just thought I'd post a copy of our family newsletter.

Larsen Family Newsletter December 2007
Well, it’s time to send out Christmas cards, so I thought I’d send out a little update as well for all of you who may not have heard from us in a while.
Let’s see... Well, of course, like every year since we’ve been married this has been an eventful one. (Sorry... may not be in chronological order.)
In my opinion the most exciting (and tiring) news is that we decided to have a second child, so little Nixon Duke is on his way and he will be here really soon. Next month to be exact! So we’ve been prepping Livi for the arrival of her baby brother.
I worked again this summer for the University of Lethbridge doing advertising sales and designs, but ended up leaving early because it was too hard for me to be away from Livi. This summer I also was lucky enough to get to help coach the Raymond high school girls’ rugby team. Olivia was my little assistant coach. It was a blast. We had so much fun. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to provincials, we lost by 1 point in zone finals, which if you know anything about rugby know it’s really hard to lose by only 1 point. We lost to our rivals Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI), but we did have a great season only ever losing to them and we even sent 2 of our girls to play on team Alberta!
Nick got a job in Calgary with a junior oil & gas company called Renelco, where he is now a ‘Land Manager’ so in July we made the move to the big city. We love it here, but we do miss Raymond quite a bit. And I miss my rugby girls. Our ward at church is HUGE, And growing. There are over 20 pregnant women! And lots and lots of kids! It’s a lot of fun... kinda hard to concentrate but still fun.
Olivia turned one in August and we had a little birthday party at Nick’s parents’, which was fun. (She even kissed a boy on her birthday... twice!) Olivia is a very active little girl. She has been walking since she was 9 months and now talks really well. I know, you probably don’t believe me, but she talks up a storm with real words too. She’s been talking since she was 10ish months. She can even say her baby brother’s name. And is now trying sentences. We taught her sign language at first (when she was 7 months) and she really caught on quickly and now does both signing and talking.
Nick’s sister Meg moved in with us so she could save some money and has been living with us since September I think. She’s been a real help around the house and with Livi... we call her our live in nanny.
So far this pregnancy has been going really well, much more tiring than I remember since I am also spending my days chasing after a very active toddler! But he’s growing really well and everything’s great. We have been doing lots of ultrasounds though to monitor his size to see if we’ll need another c-section... Right now it’s a toss up. But that’s OK so long as everyone’s healthy. Maureen and my mom will be here helping out after he’s born and Meg’s around, so we’re not too worried. Olivia is very very excited for her baby, she likes to rub my stomach and say “baby or “Nixon”... or lately, “Duke”.
I’ve also started my own business doing design work as I have been doing a little on the side and thought it would be fun to do a little more, so my website is at the bottom and do check it out and let me know what you think. I’ve just recently started it so we’ll see how it goes... so far a lot of start-up work!
Well, I think that’s all for the news this year. We’re just looking forward to an exciting new year with 2 kids and all of the adventures that will bring.
We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Nick, Keshia, Olivia & Nixon
Also, here is our address and family websites:

Nick & Keshia Larsen
1072 Cranston Drive, S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T3M 1A4
Ph: 403-668-4363

Blog: http://memoirsofakeshia.blogspot.com/
Photo Site: http://gallery.mac.com/nblarsen
Keshia’s Work: http://www.keshialarsendesigns.com


The Green-Eyed Monster shows it's face!

So I am officially an Auntie for the 8th time! Little Finley Nina Larsen was born on Tuesday morning weighing in at 6lbs 2 oz. (And she's still bigger than Livi was!). She is stinkin' cute and I am sooo jealous of Steph! I know I know.. only 6 more weeks but come on! I want this baby OUTTA HERE! Don't get me wrong, I love being pregnant and I do really well as a preggo but I'm done! I guess I should just enjoy it since it will be a little while before the next one, but she's soo cute, I just wanna see Nixon. Anywho, enough of my jealousy. Steph did really well, they were worried she'd have a section and I felt bad for her (apparently all she could think of was how bad she felt for me lol!) But at the last minute BOOM! there was a baby! I am soo happy that everything went well and that they're both healthy. Well, we are on our way over there to see them again and I will take and post pics when I can. Also.. we'll work on keeping that green-eyed monster hidden! haha. (Next time, I get to have the baby first! she's done it twice!)