Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thomas' graduation

As most of you know Thomas graduated earlier this month from Bethel Seminary.  I didn't have any pictures downloaded earlier, but now I do.  So enjoy. 

Our church also put together this really great video for him and played it the following Sunday.  If you'd like to watch it click here and it will take you right to it. 

This is at John and Sharon's (Thomas' parents) condo.  It was beautiful.
centerpieces... different pictures of Thomas
my sister, Jackie, and Josiah
people at the party... not pictured in any, but were there was my dad, Shane, Nate, most of the kids, Jennifer
Josiah and Adeline (I love this picture of them.  Adeline looks like she wants to help and Josiah just looks so cute crying.)
Garrison actually did try and bonk their heads together shortly after this picture.
Adeline showing Garrison love.  While Josiah is still unhappy.
Jackie and I trying to take a picture of Garrison and Josiah in their somewhat matching outfits.  They had on the same shorts and shirts only the shirts were a different color.  I did that for Jackie.  She hates when I dress them in the same thing.  She would much rather see them in something similar, but NOT the same.
Congratulations, babe!  We love you!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

every three months

Thomas and I have a TWO AND A HALF year old and a NINE MONTH old.  Whhhaaaatttt?  I feel like Garrison was just born and now I have two little boys cruising around this joint. 

I took Josiah's nine month pictures today and I thought it would be fun to post the pictures of both the boys starting from birth and going every three months. 

I'll start with Josiah's nine month pictures and then do the step-by-step. 


3 months
6 months
9 months
1 year
29 months



3 months
6 months
9 months

* I posted twice today.  So read the next one entitled "cousins" if you haven't been on here lately.


Garrison and Josiah were able to hang out with their cousins from both sides of the family recently.  My brother, Tom, and his wife, Dawn, came up to Duluth over Memorial Day weekend and they brought their beautiful daughter, Adeline.  She is exactly 7 weeks younger than Josiah.  They live in Cold Spring, Minnesota so we don't get to see them that often.  Which makes me sad.  I wish that we lived closer to family.  I know that both sides of our families are only 2 1/2 hours away, but with two small children we can't make it a day trip anymore.  Here are some pictures of the "Williams" cousins.
Garrison and Josiah also got to hang out with the Bush cousins the weekend that Thomas graduated from Bethel.  There are 7 grand kids total on the Bush side and 6 of them are boys.  You can only imagine how fun it is when we all get together.  Garrison loves his cousins, Brody and Andrew.  Every night when Garrison goes to bed I ask him who he would like to pray for and the first two people he says are Brody and Drew.  On our weekend in the cities we were also able to meet the newest little Bush boy, Elliot.  He is not pictured below as he was busy at the moment. 

 From left to right:  Andrew (wearing glasses), Garrison, Reed, Josiah, Great-Grandma Iversen, Iva and Brody

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

He's done!!


Tom graduated, June 6th, from Bethel Seminary with his master's degree.  I'm so proud of him.  He's worked really hard the last three years and made a lot of sacrifices for us.  Now I'm so glad that he's done and we can be a family again.  He will never again say to me, "Sarah, I have homework tonight."  No more staying up until 2 am writing papers!  I'm so happy!!!!  He started going to school before Garrison was born and I'm glad that he can now be around more with the boys.  Way to go, Tom!

So that's where I've been the last month.  Planning for his graduation.  I had a party for him in the cities with both sides of our families.  It was really nice to get together with everyone.  His parents and grandma even came all the way from California.  We also got to meet the newest little Bush cousin, Elliot James Bush.  He's such a little peanut.  My boys were never that small so it was fun to hold a baby so little.  It made me want another little one.  BUT I'm very happy, right now, not being pregnant.  (NOT PREGNANT, just in case you're skimming this and saw the words "happy" and "pregnant" together in the same sentence.)

I wish I had pictures to show you, but I haven't down loaded them to the computer yet.

Hopefully, with the graduation now a side I can keep my blog updated.  I'm such a slacker.