Erickson Family Pic. '17

Erickson Family Pic. '17

Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas & New Year's '07

Our Christmas was very nice. Jason got some fun new games and a Zelda t-shirt among other things. Kris got the “Die Hard” movie series and some other things. We had a very nice Christmas. It was really nice to see some of our family members that came to visit from out-of-state. It has been such a long time since we’ve seen some of them, so it was really good to see them. For New Year’s we were going to go over to some friends of ours, but Kris wasn’t feeling too good. So we decided to stay home and went to bed early. It was the beginning of the end for the wild and crazy nights of New Year’s Eve for us. We have felt truly blessed these past couple of years. We have enjoyed many wonderful and loving moments with each other and our family and friends. So thank you to everyone for all of the great memories. We hope to have many more to come!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christopher Turns 5!

I (Kris) can't believe that today I gave birth to a sweet baby boy - who is now 5 years old. It's so strange to think I have a 5 year old out there. I am so grateful and honored that I was able to have him and give him to the wonderful family he has now. He is one of the best things I have done. Happy Birthday Chris, I love you very much!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Our Anniversary '07

We just celebrated our 2nd anniversary. We have been so blessed. I've been in and out of the hospital, being very sick and pregnant with Sydney. But we feel very blessed and happy to be together. I love you Jason very much and am very glad I married you.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It's a Girl!

Surprise we're having a girl. We have decided to name her Sydney Elizabeth. Here is our little one's ultrasound pic's - enjoy!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wee morning trip to the hospital…

This is the story of what happened to us when Sydney and I almost died and ended up in the hospital for a few days.

I (Kris) had been throwing up all night long. I had been throwing up for days, weeks - who knows how long it had been. Before I became pregnant I would get these stomach pains in my stomach and could only take pepto bismol to make it feel better. I had a pick line put in a while back (which is a long term iv they put in your arm that goes directly into your blood stream). Leading up to this night or wee morning I should say I was unable to take anything by mouth due to the severe nausea and therefore unable to keep anything down.

Being as sick as I was and having my most brilliant and brightest moment ever (NOT) I decided to put the pepto bismol in my pick line because I was tired of being sick, throwing up and having my stomach hurt (so why of course not put it into my pick line I thought). I would have just taken it orally, but was unable to keep anything down so I tried the only other way I could conclude to have something in my system and stay down. Well as you can only imagine it made things sooooo much better… Jason found me on the bathroom floor around 4:00 am having a seizure/convulsing. Jason called 911 and had an ambulance come immediately, then began to give me a spiritual/religious blessing. The Doctors figured I had put the pepto bismol in my pick line sometime in the early morning before Jason woke up.

They took me straight to the hospital and about 5 hours later or around 9:00 am I finally came out of my seizure. The Doctors and nurses had never encountered this situation before and didn’t know what to do or how to treat me while I was having my seizure. They weren’t sure if I was going to come out of my seizure or when/if I did come out of it would I be the same? They were very worried I would become so lovingly known as a “vegetable”.

Needless to say it was a very scary and emotional time for Jason and our families. I put him and them through quit the little ringer with me and my trusted pepto bismol. I now can no longer have pepto bismol due to the fact that the Doctors don’t know if it will ‘cause a reaction that may or may not be good for me. My short-term memory was temporally gone. I have no memory of the night/morning of this event. I vaguely remember some events in the hospital. My memory started to come back due to Jason bringing up one of my favorite singer’s “Garth Brooks”. Jason is not such a fan of this person, but I am a big one. Jason says he is indebted or gives great thanks to Garth for bringing me back.

I was only in the hospital for a couple of days. Jason had me on medication watch for the next few weeks until my memory came back. I enjoyed the company of my siblings and in-laws, but eventually threatened to physically harm Jason (in a loving way) if he didn’t let me be alone again. Needless to say Jason was a little like Pappa-bear with his young cub when we came home. A little controlling and drove some of our family members to near hysterics (which he had every right to), but I would like to apologize just the same. So I was now able to be alone again and not have the loving watchful eyes of my family around me all of the time. I did and still do very much appreciate all they did, but it was nice to go back to having things the way they were.

The crazy and inspirational side to this story is actually at the beginning of this story. Jason was not due to wake up until 4:45 am, but something or someone (Lord’s help) woke him up. It may have been too late and he may have found me dead on that floor if he hadn’t of woken up when he did. According to the Doctors and nurses I should be dead or a vegetable right now. I made history by going into two different medical journals and was watched by all of the head Doctors and nurses with-in the hospital. The only reason why I’m here and doing well is because of the Lord’s and Jason’s help. I am suppose to be here and thankfully I am…

Monday, August 6, 2007

What's New (8-6-07)

We are doing very well. We are still alive and well. I (Kris) am pregnant and I'm due on March 24th. Jason is working full-time and going to school full-time. Jason still has a few years left of his bachelor’s degree in computer science. I am adjusting to being a stay at home wife and soon to be Mom. I'm not so sure if this is the job for me, but I'm hopeful. We are both excited about becoming parents, but also worried about doing a good job. We have had some up’s and down’s during this pregnancy, but we are looking forward to her coming into this world. Well folks that’s about it for now. We’ll keep you updated. Hope you are all doing very well - so long for now!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Gonna Be A Daddy

Today I (Kris) told Jason he was going to be a Daddy.  I told Jason "Congrats!"  You're gonna be a Daddy!  P.S. Now you can tell Trapper you are no longer a "Failure as a Man" (Trapper would say that to Jason when we were trying to make a baby and I wasn't pregnant yet)."

We didn't have to wait more than a month or two at the most (thankfully).  Kris had just found out the day before that she was pregnant and she wanted to surprise Jason in a fun way.  Kris showed up at Jason's work, left the pregnancy test and balloons in his car and then came to him after he had seen the stuff and was looking around to see if I was there.  Jason was so excited!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Our 1st Christmas

This was our 1st Christmas.  We celebrated it with both families.  It was a nice Christmas - we enjoyed sharing our 1st Christmas together!

Pic's of Kris's parents house in Woodland Hills, UT.

Jason Mission Pic's

Here's some pic's Jason/other people took of Jason's mission to Canada.

 Getting the Hume's ready to be sealed in the temple.
 Grandma Joanne, Aunt Jennifer and Aunt Amanda getting baptized by Jason. 
This is a knome that went on some of Jason's mission travels. 

Kris Graduation Pic.

Here are some pic's of me (Kris) when I graduated from Provo College in '03 - back in the day (before I met Jason).


These pic's were taken by the old Tabernacle church in Provo, UT.
It's now the Provo Tabernacle Temple!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Christmas Celebrations of the Past

Here's some pic's we took of Christmas celebrations of back in the day.

This was a Christmas before I met Jason.
At Kris's parents house in Woodland Hills.