Unsung Hero for Aven’s entry

Jaye came in the day before Aven’s arrival to the world, and she has been a fantastic help to keeping the Talus-Heavner world/household in some sort of order. From laundry, delicious ribs for dinner tonight, and helping Torsten adjust, Jaye has been a great help!

From Jaye

From Jaye

Halloween 2009

Torsten is dressing up as Pikachu (a Pokemon character).

From 2009 Halloween
From 2009 Halloween

We went to the first party last night (thanks Art (dead guy), Tia (witch), Nathan (vampire), and Amanda (witch)!!).

From 2009 Halloween

Julia Childs and Sarah Palin’s Foreign Policy Advisor showed up:

From 2009 Halloween

Jaye and Carrie made slime worms and bloody eyeballs

From 2009 Halloween

Torsten loved bobbing for powdered donuts (but didn’t go for bobbing for apples)

From 2009 Halloween

Check out the whole album (more to come as well, I think..)



More Candy? Tis the season of joy

Torsten is fully into the Halloween spirit, and it started last night with a great party.



Torsten’s violin

Torsten got his big brother gift when Aven and Carrie came home. He loves the violin and spent almost four hours playing it the first day home and he continues to love it. He enjoys looking at printed music and trying to figure out the puzzle of the notes.

From Torsten Musician

More Aven pictures soon, don’t worry grandparents afar! 🙂

Aven and Carrie at Home–finally!

First Aven had some jaundice, so needed some light treatment, delaying the trip home, even on Monday we were all packed up but slightly worried they might not discharge everyone until we got the results from Aven’s 4pm blood test. But by 6pm Monday, we were all home! Hoorah!

Torsten is such a loving big brother!! It is great to see. We are getting our routines (ha!) and family life figured out now.

From Aven Highlights

Aven Linnaea Heavner

Welcome to the world Aven Linnaea Heavner!! Everything went great for Carrie and Aven (and I didn’t faint.. 🙂 At 8:15am, Aven was born at 8 lbs and 21 inches long. Aven and Carrie are sleeping, both are eating a bit.

From Aven Linnaea Heavner

The happy family (and Dr. Jones–thanks for the help!)

From Aven Linnaea Heavner

Torsten is a great big brother already, and drawing pictures of Aven already..

From Aven Linnaea Heavner