BC: Missouri trips '08 holidays Bellingham trips Ella's 1st birthday Justus' 3rd birthday New house Allsion's birth Petersen family visit '09 Holidays
1: Justus in all his silliness! | Early 2008
2: Jamelle and Vern Hart Nauvoo, Illanois LDS Temple May 2, 2008 | Branson Condo time with Grandma Crisp and Diane.. April 2008
3: Missouri | Jaren and Alicia Petersen | Springfield, Missouri October 17, 2008 | Mom and Ella | Petersen siblings, Dad, Grandma Joann and Grandpa David Petersen
4: first smile! | Justus loves his new sister
5: This year, Jessica sewed deer costumes for Halloween. Jim made his helmet out of a pair of real antlers. Justus was a cow and Ella was a chicken.
6: This winter broke the record for snowfall | Everyday we woke up to more snow!
7: Merry Christmas! | A happy ending to 2008!
8: Look who's sitting up! | 5 months old | Welcome to 2009 | Jim's brother, Scott Autry, came to visit.
9: 7 months old | Now she's crawling | We hit a deer | still works
10: Hovander Park | Seattle Science Center | Birch Bay
11: We went to Bellingham three times this year; February, May and July. We had fun exploring and visiting Grandma, Aunt Diane, Uncle Chet and Aunt Cindy. Jim also came to help Grandma Crisp. | Jim found a rattlesnake at a scenic overlook on the way there.
12: first steps! | Mr. Jealous | For Ella's birthday we had a simple little family gathering. She loved walking back and forth between family members and getting all the attention for a day!
13: Rrrrr! | searching for hidden treasure | We threw Justus a big Pirate Party- complete with telescopes, a treasure hunt and pirate ship cake. He even got a pirate costume and toy pirate ship for his birthday.
14: New House | Our friends, the Schramms, let us live in their house while they were on a temporary move. We stayed here for one year. | Handsome Man
15: September 2010 | Getting ready for the new baby! | Trying out the baby's bed | Playtime!
16: October 22, 2009 | 3:04 p.m. | 21 inches | 7 lbs, 5 oz | Allison Kay
17: Beautiful Angel | At 38 weeks, Jessica decided to be induced. We signed into St. Joseph's hospital in Chewelah at 9am. By noon, just an hour after starting on pitocin, she was in official labor. Everything went smooth and fast. After 3 hours and one little push, we had a beautiful little angel. We chose the name Allison because it is close to Jim's mom's middle name, Alice. Kay is after Jess' mom's middle name.
18: Jolie and her kids came for a couple days to help out and to see baby Allison. | Ruth | Emma | Justus | Kenneth | Ella
19: Of course, we took the kids trick-or-treating and then to the ward Halloween party. Justus loved dressing up, but Ella didn't like it so much. Allison stayed home with Dad. | Pirate | Frog | Peter Pan | Wendi | Tinkerbell | giraffe | Mommy's lil' Pumpkin
20: Jessica's grandparents, David and Joann Petersen, came to visit for a week in December. The kids got to meet their great grandparents. | Jess' Dad, Chris Petersen, flew up from Missouri with his parents. After a week, he left to visit Jolie's family and some friends then came back for Christmas.
21: Jessica's brother, Joe, came up from California for Christmas. He is in the Army learning Arabic right now and had a break for Christmas. Jolie and Christopher's family also came and spent Christmas with us. It was great having so much family here for the holidays! Of course, Jordan and Jeff came to hang out, too. The kid's loved playing with cousins, grandparents and aunts and uncles. | Cousins Playing Duck Hunt | Joseph Petersen | New hat from Uncle Joe