Thursday, December 31, 2009


We spent Christmas at home in Washington which was relaxing. Connor woke us up at 6:55 in the morning by kicking his dad... :) he's excited for Christmas already. With lots of family and food it was fun! Nothing too new has been happening yet. Baby is doing well and we have about two months left and are getting excited for him to meet the world. :) New Years is about the same as Christmas, just hanging out and relaxing. So Happy Holidays to everyone!
PS Congrats to Kimi Lou who is engaged! :) We're excited for you!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pictures, pictures everywhere....

My family was in town this weekend for my cousins wedding. I didn't get many pictures of this weekend but here are some ones that we did for the family!

This is one of all the girls
a different girl pose
Here's the jones family... missing only one....
Here's another....
And here's the Hokanson family :)
I like this one even though mike looks super tired...
And here was my favorite belly picture :)
It was super busy to have my family here because saturday was the wedding in seattle. and most of that day was filled with stuff for that. Saturday night we went to my other cousin Audra's house and stayed there with the whole family (which was like 15 people or so) plus an extra because Ashley brought her boyfriend. Sunday was church and back to seattle for a family luncheon with Cami's family. Sunday night we drove back to Portland/Vancouver. Monday we hung out for a little while and then went to Britt's and went bowling. Monday night we went and did pictures which was fun but long. Tuesday everyone got up and left early. Mike has to work so us going with them just didnt work.
So fun, but crazy weekend!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I don't know why these pictures are so huge but they are...
So its been a little while but here is whats been going on....

I got a haircut... :)
For christmas my parents bought us a crib and changing table which are super cute! and we put it up so we could be ready!

And here is the christmas corner... :) the tree and the stockings which my mom made....

Work is going good. its just been crazy hard and busy. Mike is enjoying his job and its keeping us busy to both be working.

Baby Hokanson is doing good. The doctor said everything is looking good. We're at 30 weeks which is about 6 and a half months.... yay!

Gingerbread houses

In the spirit of christmas here are our homemade gingerbread houses... They're kind of crazy but they sure turned out cute!
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Monday, November 30, 2009


Thanksgiving was super fun with lots of people, food and laughter. We stayed in Washington because Mike only got Thanksgiving day off.
The day after was the Hokanson girl traditional black friday shopping day.
We started off the day at JCPenny at 4am with some killer deals on christmas presents...
Next was Target....
McDonalds for breakfast where the girls built a cup tower
Here is Janet looking tired at Fred Meyers
I'm sure we went other places that i just forgot to add like kohls and other places....

We had lunch at a place called Chevy's which was a little spicy for me but was good other than that.

It was way tiring but super fun! Thanks girls!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Weekly Update

I had my doctor's appointment this week which was a nice break from the new job. It wasn't very fun however. I went early because now that I am 26 weeks they wanted to do the glucose testing. That in and of itself wasn't too horrible except getting the blood drawn. What was bad is the rogame shot that I got in addition to getting the swine flu shot. If you don't know what the rogame shot is, its for expectant mothers who are RH -, so people who have O- or A- or AB- blood and their husband is RH + . I have O- blood, so they gave me the shot. The worst thing about it is that they give you the shot in your bum... Talk about soreness. So two shots and 6 vials of blood later... But the doctors visit itself went well. He said the babies heartbeat is a little faster but that is quite possible from the large amounts of sugar they gave me for the glucose test. I measure at 27 inches which is right about where i should be. They say you should have one inch for every week.

Other than that this week has just been interesting.... It hasn't slowed down yet from exciting things happening. We has someone try to steal our extra car the other night, which of course was interesting. The guy was trying to start it when Mike heard him and ran downstairs to make sure he didnt get too far with it. The guy made up some story about trying to take his friend's truck to fix the starting problem. He seemed to be making up alot on the spot but Mike let him go anyway. Mike of course was paranoid the rest of the night and slept on the couch to make sure the guy didn't come back to try again. It was a long night for both of us.

Right now we are just trying to get through one day at a time. This is definitely a learning experience for both of us. But we are just doing the best that we can.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pregnancy Picture

For Ashley!

Here I am at 25 weeks (depending on who you ask...) :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday's Excitment

So saturday morning mike and I had every intention of sleeping late and getting those much needed hours of rest that we had been lacking. Much to our dismay, at 7:15am we had a knock on the door. Mike actually heard the knock and shook me awake so i could go see what the person needed (being the manager and all). I opened, the door bleary eyed and still trying to wake my brain up, to find one of my tenants. He then proceeded to tell me that a car had just hit the side of one the buildings and the police were on the way to come make a report. So I hurried to get dressed while explaining to Mike why I wasn't coming back to my nice warm bed. I went down to the apartment building to see this....

Here is the inside damage...
Their bed was on this side of the room...

and pretty much saved their lives...

Here are the tire tracks in the mud
Here is where the car took out the concrete
My poor rental office sign that got taken out
This shows how far up the wall the damage went
This is the corner where the car hit

The car of course was no where to be seen. We had a witness who saw the whole thing and he said the car had been doing at least a hundred coming down a very short street, and hit the breaks just before the stop sign across the street from the apartment complex. His breaks did nothing except to skid him across the intersection where he hit the curb and flipped a 180 degree turn and smashed into the building backwards. He then promptly drove off down the street that was going the opposite direction.
And if that wasn't bad enough, i stood out in the cold for 45 minutes waiting for the police to come. Some how the address had gotten mixed up and the police had gone to the wrong apartments.
What a way to spend a saturday morning!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

This one is for Ashley.....

I know its been forever since I posted but I was without internet for a little while and its been kind of crazy!

Summary of what's been happening:
I went to Boise for my mom's birthday which was a lot of fun. We had a party friday and then saturday all of us went to DIII which is the band and colorguard competition where Kaytlen and the rest of the Centennial Marching Band placed Third! YAY for them!

The week after I got a job working as an Apartment Manager in Vancouver, so Mike and I moved out of his parents house (with a loooottt of help). We are pretty much moved in now. Thanks a bunch to Brittany and Matthew and Nancy!

My birthday was in the middle of moving, so we had Panda Express and I got lots of fun gifts. Thanks to all!

For halloween Mike and I went to Calie's house ( a good friend of ours we met though Brittany). It was a super fun party! :) with lots of super cute costumes.

This week has just been insane trying to learn my new job and getting the house put together. I will post pictures as soon as I get a camera!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Here is the baby's profile
Here are the little fingers. They are kind of middle right...

Here is the baby sucking its thumb...

and here is another profile picture!
The ultrasound was so much fun! We had both grandma's there and mike was able to get off work so he was there too! We found out that we are going to have a little baby boy and we are so excited! Things are kind of crazy so I will post again later! :D

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Birthday weekend!

It was Ray's birthday this saturday (Mike's dad) and for his birthday he wanted to go to Dairy Queen which was super yummy. Michael, Danelle, Nancy, Ray, and I had fun because it's one of the few places that has a walk up window. After that we went to Star Trek. Nancy was the only one who hadn't seen it yet, but it was what Ray wanted to do on his birthday so we went. As we walked up to the window Michael noticed a sign that said they were doing a raffle for a Star Trek t-shirt. We thought it was cool but never expected to win anything of course. Lo and behold Nancy had the winning ticket (the one person who hadn't seen it). They also gave away Angel and Demons t-shirts but we just got the Star Trek one. It was fun, and I still love that movie.
In other news Mike has a job for three days. M-W he is working at a clinic of some kind entering in charts. We are hoping this will end up more permanent but we'll have to wait and see. Friday is my ultrasound where i find out what the baby is. My mom Susan is coming over to spend some time with us, and of course be there for the ultrasound which will be fun.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Doctor's appointment

I had my doctor's appointment today. It was two hours long. We heard the baby's heartbeat at 145 bpm and they did blood work since i haven't done any blood work since i have been pregnant. I have an ultrasound in two weeks and my mom will come to see it. It will be fun! Michael is still looking for a job and other than that nothing much has happened. Just working towards finding a job.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fun Stuff!!!

This has been a crazy last month or so. We have moved in with Michael's parents and are waiting to hear on a couple jobs Mike has applied for and hoping for the best. For the last three weeks Mike and I went back to Idaho to work the Western Idaho Fair which was hard but fun. We both worked ourselves out of our minds... but we are back again! We just got a new dresser set with a matching head board.

For happier news Gummi Bear and I offically have Washington State Insurance!!! I am just waiting for the paperwork to call a doctor (who will probably yell at me for not having gone in since my ten week, which I am now 15 weeks).

Other than that just working hard trying to find a job so we can get an apartment. Life is fun!!! :D

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


We had our first ultrasound just before leaving Rexburg. Here's a close-up of our baby (code named Gummi Bear (Gummi for short) based on a comment made by the doctor performing the ultrasound). I'm also posting a video clip of Gummi moving that I pulled from the DVD the doctor gave us of the ultrasound.


I graduated with my associates on thursday. My family came up to help us pack and move and they came to watch me walk the line. I am now offically graduated with an associates in General Studies.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Suprises, and life....

Well it's been crazy this semester. Working and going to school is hard. Mike is still working for the townhomes. We have two weeks left in Rexburg. We also just found out that we are pregnant. The tentative due date is February 22-23. We will find out more in just a few weeks. I have my first ultrasound July 24th, the day after school gets out. That all the time I have right now but I will try to post agian soon.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sewing Class

Here are some projects from my sewing class
Pillow for Kaytlen
Aprons for Jennifer
And Madison



I know it has been forever since I have posted but things are really busy right now.

Quick Update:
I am in school (16 credits) and working part time (20hours a week). Not much time for anything else.
Mike is working for a temp agency holding a sign for some townhomes.
We went to Washington, Memorial weekend and took Lisa and Kaytlen with us. We had a ton of fun and here are some pictures.

These are from Brittany's BBQ

I'll post more picutres later...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Graduation for Mike

Mike got his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology last Friday (April 10th) and his family came up to watch him graduate...

Lisa and I waiting...

Mike waiting...

Mike and his mommy (Nancy)
Before graduation

Watching NCIS Before leaving the house

Dinner at Yummy Texas Roadhouse!!!!

YAY! Congrats Michael.... :D
Thanks to the family that supported us (even if it was from a distance)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday's Concert (Last Week) Pre Tour

Isn't he cute? :D

Dr. Mark Watkins solo on sax

Mike and Keven's solo
Solo by Mike

Mike and Keven duo

You can kind of see mike behind the stand