Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hello again, old friend.

Wow, hello blogging world. Yes, I'm aware that it has been nearly 3 months since I blogged. That's 1/4 of a year. Luckily, Noah has kept you at least somewhat in the loop with his quick posts. Well, I apologize, but I certainly hope you'll welcome me back with open arms. This post will be a huge catch up post, so I understand if you want to just browse the pictures. But…

If you are taking the time to look at our blog, PLEASE comment! I want to know you're out there - especially if you have a blog yourself. I love keeping up on old acquaintances and finding new ones through blogs. Even a quick shout out will do. :)

A few of the major occurrences since my last post:
My Grandpa Bisel’s funeral

Promotion at work

Rajko Updates

Trip to Pinetop with Nate and Celeste

My sweet Grandpa Bisel passed away on November 6, 2009. He went peacefully in the hospital with his children all surrounding him. He has been waiting a long time to be reunited with my sweet Grandma, and I’m so happy that they are finally together again. My grandparents were the most idyllic “sweethearts.” They were always together, and always holding hands and sitting side by side. At their house, my grandma would always be at the kitchen sink and my grandpa used to come into the house and pinch her bum. I’m sure he was happy to finally able to pinch that bum again!

We flew up for the funeral, and it was beautiful. Here are a few pictures from it. My grandpa was taken in a horse-drawn carriage to the cemetery, followed by a horse with no rider. It was a sad but wonderful day, and we were so happy to be able to visit. All but one or two of my cousins were there, and it was great to see not only my immediate family, but my extended family as well.

My Dad and Evan (Allen and Patrice's little boy)
Ellie Jo, Rajko, and Noah (also referred to as Lion Noah or other similar names so as to not confuse him with "big" Noah)

The boys...I foresee mischief. Elijah, Rajko, Jack and Evan
Rajko driving to the cemetery...






I made this hooded towel. It was really easy, but still, I can be proud of myself. He might just be getting a couple more for Christmas :)

Rajko is such a happy little guy. He is always smiling and laughing. Even when he's sick, he hardly fusses. We are so lucky to have such an easy going baby. Now...if he would just sleep :)

These are kind of old (about 6 1/2 months) but I just love them. This is/was such a fun stage. So social, so happy and fun, but not yet mobile. Rajko doesn't crawl yet, and I think he might skip it altogether, but I know his mobility is just around the corner. Goodbye sweet baby that stays where I put you. Hello crazy baby!


PROMOTIONRemember this? My first paycheck at University of Phoenix. Well, one year and many paychecks later, I have been promoted to be an Academic Counseling Manager. I got hired to manage a brand new expansion team, so all my employees are brand new. I was technically promoted on 12/1, but I will be creating the groups of students for my counselors, and they will be out of training and ready to work on 12/18. Wish me luck!

In the current economy, it's great to have a job. But to have one with a company that is growing and hiring, who has amazing benefits, and who continuously promotes from within is such a blessing. The pay raise is nice, too.


In October, we were invited again to Pinetop, AZ by our friends, Nate an Celeste. Last year we did nothing. We happily hung out in our pajamas and watched movies and played games. This year, although we both have new babies,we chose to have a little more adventure. We all have bikes and we got bike trailers for the little ones (had to put the whole carseat in, but it worked). We had so much fun. Thank you Nate and Celeste!


Billie Sue said...

First of all, what on earth are you doing posting at 3:00 am???? Sounds too much like something I would do, BUT so glad to see you back in the blogging world! I love all the pictures and love to see that baby! It was wonderful to have everyone here. The music was all so very good. I must say that the night I walked in my house to find all my children and their mates so willingly practicing "Walk A Mile In My Shoes," was about more than my poor heart could take. It was touching and I thank you all for singing. Rajko is a doll baby and we love him so. I only wish he was closer so I could kiss his little cheeks more often. Maybe some day..... It's great to have friends like Nate and Celeste. Both babies are getting so big! We love you so much and are proud of all you do. Take care of your little family and know you are always in our thoughts.

rachel and wes said...

Rajko is such a stud! And i wouldn't worry that he is not crawling. Zurik is not and he is 10 months. More than that, he doesn't even move around or scoot! He sits on his bum, and occasionally tips over when reaching for a toy. Then rolls over to his back and wiggles until he's bored and then cries. My pediatrician is actually a little worried about it. I AM TOO but don't know how i can promote it. Each day i prop him up on all fours and try to move each limb at the right time and bribe with cheerios. But to no avail cause he is still not interested. :0

Rasheta Family said...

glad you are posting again. Now get one up of your trip to Vegas too!!

Billie Jo said...

Well hello! Glad to have you back. I might join when things settle down. (HA HA) We loved having all of you here for the many festivities. I can't believe my baby has a baby that is that big. He is such a doll, except when he wants to go to Twilight with his parents and they tell him he isn't old enough! Thank heavens for Baby Einstien. Hope the job is going well. Miss you guys tons!

Michael & Mindy said...

Rajko is so strinkin' cute! All the cute pictures of him make me SO excited for our baby to get here! I always look at your blog when you update, and it sounds like you have had a fun and busy couple of months!

Michael & Mindy said...

Rajko is so strinkin' cute! All the cute pictures of him make me SO excited for our baby to get here! I always look at your blog when you update, and it sounds like you have had a fun and busy couple of months!

The Gunnerson Family said...

I guess I didn't even know that you hadn't blogged for so long. Noah really did a good job of keeping up on things. I did take the time to look at all the pictures, AND I am leaving a comment. See how much I love you guys! It has been really great to have you here so much lately. I tell you, I could really get use to having you around. Hopefully...someday. I love that little Rajko. He is SO BEAUTIFUL. And it is okay for a boy to be beautiful.

Vicki said...

Hi, here's a comment from me. I don't know if you remember me, but we lived in the same building in the Gateway Village condos in Pleasant Grove, UT (we're still living there). I check your blog periodically. Your little boy is so cute!! If you'd like to check out my blog, it's I don't update it as much as I used to, but I still do update it about once a month-ish.

Chelsea Johnson said...

I love the updates! I think Noah had been doing such a good job that I feel like I did know what was going on. And, since we've been lucky enough to see you....I feel caught up. However, I LOVE seeing any and every picture I can of that boy! Congrats on the promotion! I am happy for you that you are doing so well. Mom and Dad taught us all well, and I'm not surprised that you've moved up so quickly. Rajko is getting sooo sooo big and I love him too much! He will start to be on the move soon, then it really is all over! I think we will try to plan a trip there in March, and make it our annual thing!

Nate and Stacia said...

Rajko is SUCH a cute little boy-love the picture of your dad with him and the towel one-oh who am I kidding, they're all adorable! Congrats on the promotion!

Liesel Marsing said...

It was so good to see you for the brief moment a week or so ago! Glad to see that all is going well for you and your cute family! Rajko is so stinkin' cute! And hey, we can be sisters!

Sophia said...

Rajko is one Seriously beautiful baby! I love hearing about you guys!

Carlee Raymond said...

I love the updates. The Rasheta family is too cute!!

Kristin said...

Hey, we're out here too and have been waiting and waiting for more posts! We miss you guys and hope we can all get together again soon! Dang, that boy is cute!

Anonymous said...
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Just wanted to let you know that I have finally gotten around to checking out your blog. Do not feel alone, it has been since August since I lasted posted. I guess I need to get busy and update mine also. I just have to tell you that I love all of your posts. Congrats for doing the 1/2 marathon (you are alot braver than I am). Sorry to hear about your grandfather, love the updates on the little guy (he is adorable) and Congrats on the promotion. The girls and I were excited to see that Celeste and Nate were moving back to Utah, now how soon will you and and Noah be moving back. We would love if you guys came back home also. Come see us sometime when you are in Utah, we would love to see you. Maggie and the girls.