Monday, August 13, 2007

Utah - Here Lance and Mommy come!

Lance and I arrived in Utah on Thursday, August 9, 2007. I was super nervous to fly with him, and just had no clue what to expect. Well, I should have suspected it would go great, I mean Lance is the super champ! I was super worried about his ears hurting during take off and landing, but he didn't even bat an eyelid! He slept through the whole flight - even the last 20 minutes when we had horrendous turbulence. Thanks for being so awesome my little buddy! Here are some pictures of people Lance has seen since we have been in Utah.

My friend Rebekah Steenblik Beck and I have been great friends since our elementrary school days. How exciting that we both had little boys this summer. Her baby, Kameron Chase Beck was born on May 12th, so him and Lance are just 2 months apart. When I saw him the end of May, he was just two weeks old, can you imagine my surprise seeing him yesterday! It is amazing how much they grow in just a couple of months!

Here is Kameron (3 months) and Lance (1 month) - they are going to be great buddies!

Here is Lance with Grandma Driggs. I don't know anyone (well it is a tie between Bella and Helen) who loves babies as much as Helen. Isn't this picture just precious! Lance loves his Grandma Helen!

Ok - Bella is just the cutest thing alive! She is Spencer's 7 year old cousin, and she LOVES babies. I took her over to show the fam little Lance yesterday and I couldn't get over how cute and excited she was about Lance. She held him and loved him and even wanted to go with him when we left. When Spence and I move back to Utah, we get dibbs on Bella as Lance's permanent babysitter!

Lance with Devin and Naomi- thanks for coming to visit guys! Devin and Naomi were our good friends down in Fresno. They just moved to Provo cause Devin is going to BYU Law School. We were so sad that they were going to move before Lance was born, but to everyone's surprise Lance came so early, they were able to meet him in Fresno, and then see him again this past weekend!

Lance and I went straight from the airport to see "Great Nana!" My Nana has been such a light in my life growing up. I love her so much. She is 87, and recently broke her neck and has not been doing too well. She has been so excited to see little Lance - isn't this picture just so precious. I love you Nana - thanks for being such a shining example to me.

Here is Lance with Jo-Jo and uncle Jonathan! My brother is in Law school back in Vermont. He has been living in Midway this summer and has been working up in Heber. He leaves to go back tomorrow. We were so happy that he got to see little Lance before he went back to school.

Lance with Grandma and Grandpa Driggs. We love you guys!

Lance with Grandma Thorne! Love you Grandma!

Lance with mommy's friends - Amy, Natalie, and Linsay! Lindsay's baby Finley is 8 months older than Lance - look, she is already coming on to him! I think they would be such a cute couple! :)

Thanks to everyone for coming and seeing our cute Lance. He loves you all!!!


Abi said...

Oh my goodness you guys have been so busy these past months! I cannot believe that you had a baby and packed up an entire house and moved!! You are lucky to get out of the unloading . . . but you did just have a baby!! WOO HOO! Good luck with the whole AZ thing! How long are you here in UT?

Vic and Lindsay said...

I can't get over how stinkin' cute Lance is... He is such a cutie. You seem like a natural mom, I never thought I would say that to you. HAHA!! :) Loved seeing you lets try and go to lunch before you leave. love you guys!

Erica said...

Oh Katie he is so cute! I'm sorry to see Nana isn't doing to good. Miss you!

The Fox Family said...

It was so fun to hear from you! Okay, Lance is such a cutie! How fun... That is so great about Thunderbird! What an adventure for you guys! It's fun to stay in touch! Your family is so darling!

The Mauss Family said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could find you! It's so fun to reconnect with old friends. You look great and Lance is so dang cute!

-Becca (Romney) Mauss

Natalie said...

Hey Katie! I'm so glad you posted on my blog - we have to keep in touch now! Okay were the CUTEST pregnant lady EVER! And Lance is such a doll baby! What a cutie. It sounds like things are going well for you guys! We should be blog buddies!

youngfam said...

How fun for everyone to meet your little guy.... I love the one with your mom and nana. Your life is so busy right now it really was a good thing he came early!!
About swimming i took stockton as soon as my parents pool was open. He was like 5 months old. He loves water and always has so i would have taken him earlier if it was warmer!

Chris said...

Looking good hot stuff....and your brother is going to law school in South Roylaton I wonder. There was a law school where I grew up in VT and all the students came to my ward in Sharon. Cute kid lady.

Ames Family said...

I wish I could have seen you and Lance!! Too bad that Tate has been sick. We will catch you next time for sure. Lance is a little stud!

Tenley, Robbie and Brooks said...

Katie and Spence, I can't believe how cute little Lance is, well actually I can! Katie, I am so sad I didn't see you when you were in Salt Lake. Spence good luck in school! That will be such an adventure! Can't wait to see you guys next time you head North!

emily said...

Katie! I am so glad you found my blog! Sounds like so much has been going on with you! Congrats on your darling baby! And Spencer starting at Thunderbird! What an adventure! Of course I remember Thornacek and Emily Stockton! That was the best! Good times!

Natalie said...

It's me again!!! You're so answer your questions -

*My mother-in-law took the pictures of our fam at Wheeler Farm. She's a professional photographer and she does alot of weddings but her favorite is taking pics of kids. She's FABULOUS! If you're ever in town and and want pics, LMK and I'll give you her #!
*We built a house in Holladay, actually only a couple streets away from where we lived before.
*I would LOVE to meet someone like me LOL! How fun that she has 2 girls - if she's a shopoholic like me I'm sure we can be great friends. ha ha

Jason, Sara, & London said...

Lance is so tiny. You forget how little they are when they are so new. Being a mom is the best. Tell Spence hello and wish him luck in school.

Jason, Sara, & London said...

Lance is so tiny. You forget how little they are when they are so new. Being a mom is the best. Tell Spence hello and wish him luck in school.

Jason, Sara, & London said...

Lance is so tiny. You forget how little they are when they are so new. Being a mom is the best. Tell Spence hello and wish him luck in school.

Anonymous said...

How funny is that? Finley grabbing Lance! It was so good to see you!