Friday, December 10, 2010

Where has the time gone!

Quick picture update from our house. The holidays can be so busy and as we're trying to keep up, we might not post as much but we're still taking pictures so hopefully we'll get caught up eventually! The first picture is from Halloween...the boys in their matching monster shirts! They're both such hams! And yes I pretty sure that is Colton's shoe flying towards my camera in his excitement!

Sadly this is the first picture ever taken of my baby and myself! Yup he is already 7 months old in this picture!He sure is cute if I do say so myself!
This is Carson at 8 months. Already sitting and playing, and crawling all over the place!
And I took this picture just this week (and its blurry because I took it with my new camera that I am really not sure how to use as of yet!), proof that my little man is already pulling himself up to a standing position. He even attempted to walk around the furniture that night as well. I hear myself saying A LOT, "He's too young for that!" Did I mention he already has 6 teeth! Four on the top and two on the bottom with two more coming in on the bottom.
We're looking forward to some exciting Christmas activities in the near future including a visit from Santa tomorrow!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Review: Cast of Characters, Max Lucado

"Cast of Characters", by Max Lucado. Lucado writes in this book about the people of the bible, and he delves deeper then maybe you have every heard or thought about what these people were doing and what they were feeling. He weaves stories from today's world that mimic the themes and stories of each chapters characters, and begins each chapter with the verses he will be discussing taken directly from the Bible. As he tells each character's story he shares some insights on the character and relates the happenings of this biblical character to life in today's world. Each chapter ends with some discussion questions.
I have loved reading this book for many different reasons. First off the chapters are short, to the point and yet I feel like I should be highlighting almost everything he has written. The stories and examples that he gives from today's world our poignant and moving, and yet really relate to the biblical stories he is talking about. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has some biblical knowledge and yet I feel it would be good for someone who is a new Christian or contemplating becoming a Christian, because I feel each chapter has something for everyone.> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Friday, September 24, 2010


Here are Grandma Boysen's boys. All four grandchildren...there is just no hope of getting a good picture of all of is the best.
Colton at the zoo and you can see Dad in the background if you look close!

Carson after eating one night after I had given up on keeping him clean and just let him play.

I took this picture this week....I think it's adorable but you can tell he is getting sick! Yesterday found out he has ear infection in both ears! But we're on the mend!


Friday, July 2, 2010

All About Colton

Lately I haven't had to many pictures of the fun things that Colton has been up to, but as it was insanely hot last week we broke out the pool for him to have some fun in!

Mind you these were taken after supper and you can see in the pictures how hot it was!
The next night while Dad was busy working on the porch I took Colton out for a little photo shoot! I got some cute ones!

Happy 4th!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Hole in our Gospel, Richard Stearns

The Hole in our Gospel, by Richard Stearns takes a hard look at the problems facing our world today, and what the Bible says is our duty as Christians. Stearns tells his life stories and as he shares with you those stories he relates that Jesus called us to action not inaction, and that is the hole in our gospel today.

I found this book to be fairly entertaining thanks to all of the stories both of Stearns and of others it really brought the book to life. My major problem with the book was that the entire point of this book seems to be to get us American Christians to DO something to help with the world's problem, but as the CEO of World Vision it almost at times feels like he wrote this book just get donations for his company. I must admit at times it was a powerful message and it tugged on your heart strings and you consider donating to his organization. I don't believe this was his purpose in writing this book though, I want to believe that he truly cares about the poor and sick of this world and that it does not matter to him which organization you support as long as you find a way to take action and try and do your part to help the people of this world.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Friday, June 25, 2010


Lots has been going on our house! With me back at work and picking up preaching duties at a local church there isn't a lot of time to be had to be updating my blog! Here are some pictures from the last month or so! The first one I took last weekend and it needs a little red eye reduction but other than's Carson sitting in his bumbo seat for the first time! This nosy little guy loved it!

This picture is a little dark but as you can see someone was taking the pictures for me and so too dark is just fine with me! This is from Carson's baptism! You'll see our little family and Carson's Godparents Aunt Kayla and Uncle Kyle.

This little guy is getting ready to roll over! And he is constantly trying to master this new skill, we're getting very close to success!

Carson's first bit of cereal from a bowl! He wasn't real thrilled and we have since switched back to just putting it in the bottle...easier for us! I am thinking by next week though we'll be back to eating with a spoon because we're starting to get hungrier at night time again!

And what a beautiful smile he has! As long as we're clean and not hungry whenever someone pays us just a little bit of attention this is the face you get! FYI this outfit is now to small for us, so you can see how much we have grown in the last month.

That's all for now!

Friday, May 14, 2010

We're 6 Weeks Old

Carson was six weeks old this past week and well I never got around to taking Colton's 3 year old pictures. Mostly because I figured I would want some pictures of the brothers together so I thought I would wait. I'm glad I did! I think they turned out really cute! We had them taken at Wal-Mart this morning and I purchased the CD with the copyright privileges to be able to post them on my blog to share with all my family! Enjoy!

Monday, May 3, 2010

1 Month Old!

We have had some visitors lately with Carson's birth! We love having visitors and Colton has enjoyed having his cousins over to play! One day he even gave them a ride in his pick-up! If you don't know this is Colton's very favorite toy and in fact we have to charge the battery just about every night, so his cousins don't know how lucky they are that he offered to give them a ride!

Here is the newest Boysen having some tummy time on his 1 month birthday! He is now eating between 5 and 6 oz every 4 hours, often just before bedtime we kick it up a notch and eat closer together and because of this our schedule varies from day to day. We were lucky enough Friday night to have the little sleep until 3:45 in the morning!!! WHOOHOO! He loves to look around and is very good with holding his head up! I am enjoying my time off, but it is going so fast! Already half over! We both have our check-ups at the end of the month and then its back to work for me and time for daycare for the little man!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"The Map, The Way of All Great Men," David Murrow ~ book review

Below you will find my very first book review for the book sneeze program!

"The Map, The Way of All Great Men", by David Murrow is some what of a continuation to Murrow's book "Why Men Hate Going to Church". If you have read the Da Vinci Code or like mystery movies the beginning of this book is right up your alley! The begins as a mystery over a map unfolds and the author of the book takes up the greatest adventure of his life! Both fascinating and enlightening the first half of the book begs for you to keep reading to unlock more of the secrets of this great map.
As you read into the second half of the book you will discover all of the secrets Murrow has discovered with regards to this map. What is the purpose of this map? The map is the Christian's guide for life. Murrow shows the readers how this map is applicable in real life, and how it is effecting our church's of today.
I enjoyed reading this book and found much of the information useful as a lay minister and applicable in my preaching and serving the church. However, as a female I did not get as much out of this book as I think a man would, basically because this book was written for men and not for woman. The first half of the book was wonderful and engaging and the second half while a bit more dry held my attention and at times I was taking notes to remember tidbits that Murrow shared with his audience.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Introducing Carson Lee!

So I always forget that I have to upload my pictures in reverse order, so first here is a picture of Colton as he hunts Easter Eggs at Grandma's house on Sunday. He really was excited about it, but who could resist a classic Colton face like that one. Thanks to Aunt Kayla for hiding the eggs and for taking this picture while I rested inside!

Next I would like to introduce you to the newest addition to our family....Carson Lee! He was born a week ago today March 30th at 6:42 pm. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz and was 19" long! As seems to be my normal he was a long time in coming, but we think he is pretty darn precious now that he is here.
Here is Dad and Colton with little Carson about an hour or so after he was born. Colton wasn't really sure what to think, but he warmed up before we took him home!

And one of my favorite pictures even though you can tell that the babe hadn't been given a bath yet, but a picture with his great-grandma (aka Old Lala)!

So far things are going pretty good around here, everyone is tired but that too will pass! Carson seems to be eating pretty good at times 4 oz. He goes about 4 hours between feedings sometimes more sometimes less (we haven't really established a routine yet). Colton is starting to lose his bad attitude and my energy is slowly returning. We're hoping that by next week we will have a routine for all three of us and I will be up to doing it all on my own as right now my mom has been helping me out (THANKS MOM!) Well now it's off to put my feet up and hold the baby while Colton finishes his nap!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Countdown begins

I haven't really been in the mood to take pictures lately, so I only have one new one to show you, but this biased momma thinks its pretty darn cute! This is Colton helping Grandpa Jeff cook chili! What a little ham!

In other news....the countdown is on 4 1/2 weeks until this baby is due! This week we (maybe more I) hope to get the nursery completely done. Nathan has the room completely painted and so all I have left is to get the curtains hung and the alphabet decoration I have been planning on hanging on the wall, and with any luck then I will take a picture of the lovely room awaiting baby Boysen 2. I am already going for doctor's appointments every week now (we apparently skipped those every two week things)! Everyone around here (except for family who know better!) have been telling me how huge I am, and their eyes get very big when I tell them I still have over a month left! Maybe I should take a picture of my self so you can all draw your own conclusions! HA!

Other than anxiously awaiting the baby I am also awaiting next weekends scrapbooking retreat, and looking forward to a night and two days away from work and home! A last hurrah if you must before I look forward to getting just an hour or two of sleep at a time.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Christmas and Snow

Well Christmas has come and gone, Colton's birthday has come and gone, and New Year's has come and gone and I have yet to post anything. It has been kind of crazy around here! We have been snowed in two or three times I am starting to lose track and right now are experiencing an ice storm like no other. But without futher ado here are some pictures from the recent events! First up Christmas Morning (snowed in). Colton opening up his presents from Mom and Dad as well as Santa!

Colton's Birthday! He is now three years old! We had a Disney Cars themed party, with family over to help celebrate. This was the big moment, blowing out his candles on the birthday cake he picked out!
This is the last snow storm we had. On the tractor to the left is my husband and on the tractor to the right my husband's boss (he works nights at Red Power Magazine, working on tractors). I believe they were out there for over two hours trying to get us a path wide enough for a pick-up to go through so that I could get to work for a little while. Oh this is the view from my kitchen window.

Last but certainly not least this is my son. My son as I found him sitting on my kitchen table watching his dad and "town ca" as he is loving referred to by Colton pushing snow. And don't you all know that you have to have your (in Colton's language) "goggle goggles" on to watch them push snow? A face only a mother could love! By the way we did get out that day about noon and I was able to get to work for a few hours.

On the baby front we STILL have not fully decided on a name. The husband was set on Nicholas, I was not in favor at all. Then he decided Shawn, which eh was okay I could live with. Then he decided he really didn't like Shawn. So last weekend when I finally made it to the city to do a little shopping I picked the husband up a baby names book. He looked it over that night and came up with Carson (which we won't mention that I have suggested like 1500 times!). Any whoo I am hoping this name sticks, cause I actually like this one! I have an ob check this Friday, so we'll see what that brings, so far everything seems to be right on track. OH and mom and I with a little help from the husband have almost got the nursery finished, so as soon as I get that done I will post some pictures!