Friday, November 27, 2009

Bringing it back....for reals this time!

Hey everyone! We are bringing out family blog back! We want to use this as a way to update and inform you of all our family stuff (mainly Ayden)! I am first going to update you by posting pictures from the past 11 months that I haven't blogged. Starting from last Christmas (it has been that long) till now! So check back in the next 2 days for the 2009 picture update and then we will start posting pictures on a regular basis from now on!

I hope you guys enjoy it and have fun with it!
-The Larkins

Here is a picture from our Thanksgiving holiday at the coast. More to come!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Back in the game!

Hello family and friends.....

We are joining the blogging world again.  Life has really been quite a ride lately.  After our big move back to the Portland area, we have been so busy with work, wedding planning, school, and just trying to spend as much time as we can together.  I miss blogging and know that we need to keep updating for some far away family and friends.  So in order for my self to get back in the game.....I want to get you up to date on all of our activities.  SO I need to start where I left off.  In December!  WHOA!  Are you guys!!!  Keep checking back for updates from the past 5 months!

I am going to start with our friends The Swans.....the left Bend in December to go back to their hometown of ABQ, New Mexico.  I just wanted to share some pictures of us before they left.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Swans

Just a few days before Christmas our good friends, The Swans, left Bend. They went back to their hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. We were really sad to see them go but are so glad that we got to know them and made tons of great memories with them. We know that our paths will cross again and we still talk to them about once every 2 weeks or so. We sure miss them though. Their son, Elias, is almost 2 years old and was Ayden's best buddy. We have several pictures of Elias on our fridge and Ayden always wants us to pick him up and show him the pictures. He points, smiles, laughs, and talks to the pictures of Elias. It is so stinkin' cute!!! We can't wait to see them at our wedding and meet their new baby girl, Lucia.

Here are some pictures of their last fews days in Bend with us. The mamas and their baby boys

The Swans

Molly, myself, and Jess

Crazy hair!!!!

The boys playing together

Pictures of the Metolius through Drew's camera

As we all know, Drew is an amazing photographer and I love to share his work whenever I can. Here is our trip to the Metolius with my parents in December through Drew's camera. I hope you all enjoy.

Where did we go?? really has been awhile since I have blogged. Sorry everyone. It has been a roller coaster ride lately trying to keep up with everything. Well I am back in the game. My goal is to catch you all up on our life and Ayden and then to keep blogging at least twice a week. He has grown so much since December. So I am going to start with where I left off......the Metolius Trip. I hope everyone is well and we miss you all.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Metolius in the Winter

My parents started staying in a cabin on the Metolius River every December to celebrate their anniverary, which is on the 14th of December. That also happens to be me and Andrew's dating annivesary (it has been 4 years now)!!! We met them out there last year when I was pregnant and again this year with Ayden. It was a lot of fun to have Ayden there. It started snowing while we were there, which was so beautiful and peaceful. What more could you, snow, warm fire, Metolius River, and AYDEN!!! It was really fun! I have a lot of pictures from this trip. These pictures are from my camera. My next post will be the nice photos from Andrew's camera. Playing with Grandma Sandy on the couch. Getting ready to go on a walk with Grandma Sandy. All bundled up and warm!!!Watching the snow fall! Drew being the awesome photographer that he is!!!
Grandpa Al and Ayden relaxing on the couch.
Cute boy and his moose!
Kisses for Dada!!

Cute nose!!!

The Camp Sherman store in the snow.
My family!!!

The soon to be husband and wife!

Peaceful moment with Dada!

Relaxing with mama by the fire!

I will post more from Drew's camera and some video clips from the cabin.

Love, Alyson

Ayden's 1st snowfall!!!

We are back and ready to go!!!! Sorry that it has been awhile since we have updated our blog. Between the holidays, winter storms, broken computers, work and school starting back up it's been hard finding time to sit down and do it. So I have a lot to update. We are going to start where we left off.

This is pictures from Ayden's first snowfall. Well....actually he saw snow when he was about a month old but he didn't really realize what it was. Now he is able to look at it, smell it, feel it, and play in it!!! He didn't actually do much playing in the snow. I didn't want him to get too cold.

This was the first snowfall in Bend this winter, Dec 13th. We got about 2 inches or so. Ayden was so curious about all the white stuff. These last two are pictures from the big storm that started Dec. 18th. These are pictures from the first day that is snowed, so there wasn't that much yet. We got a lot more snow. It lasted till the New Year! Ayden loved it. I think he has some snowboarding in his future!!!!

This video is from the first snowfall on Dec. 13th.
We hope we get a little bit more snow. It has actually been spring like weather lately. I actually had the doors open the other day while I was cleaning to let the warm air and sun in. Maybe just one more snowfall and then I think I am ready for the warm sunshine!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sorry for the lack of posts

Hey everyone....
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. We have a broken computer and it just so happens that it is the one with all the pictures. We are trying to get all the pictures on the external hard drive and then on to our other computer. Bare with me....we are almost done. We have some great Christmas pics that we want to share with everyone. Check back in a day or two.

We miss and love everyone

Alyson, Drew, and Ayden