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David is officially ALL-AMERICAN!

David competed in the Division III National Track and Field Championships tonight and posted a height of 15’11” which placed him 6th in the nation in polevaulting!  Congratulations, David!  You’ve always been All-American in our hearts!

From the Wheaton College website:

larsonThursday night, senior David Larson, competed in the men’s pole vault at Nationals for the second consecutive year. Larson came into Thursday’s competition with the 12th-best height of the 17 competitors. On Thursday night he posted a career-best height of 15′ 11-1/4″ to finish sixth at Nationals and earn All-American recognition. Larson’s effort on Thursday bested his qualifying height of 15’ 10” that came on May 15. Larson is the first Wheaton pole vaulter to earn Division III All-American honors since Matt Sheehan finished second at the 2004 Division III Championships.

Wheaton Graduation!

Here’s some photos from David’s Wheaton Graduation….we had a GREAT weekend! 

Commencement was on Sunday, Mother’s Day, and I thought of 3 John 1:4, which says, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”  Indeed, what JOY we experienced together as a family this weekend!


Emma, David, Pam, Barry, Jacob

Emma, David, Pam, Barry, Jacob

David & Emma Wheaton SignBlanchard HallIMG_5305IMG_5311

David is Graduating from Wheaton College on May 10!

david-larson-babyAmazing how the years have flown by!

We welcomed David to our family on February 4, 1987…..








it has been a joy to watch him grow in all ways, physically, emothionally, spiritually

We’ve witnessed many milestones!




And now we are about to celebrate another….


Here is the schedule of events:

Saturday May 9


15'6" at University of Chicago

15'6" at University of Chicago

TBA- Possibly a track meet, a national-qualifying opportunity at North Central, just 20 minutes from Wheaton, in Naperville.  (The 2009 NCAA Div III Track Championships will be held at Marietta College, in Marietta Ohio.  The pole-vault competition will be on Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 pm.  David has “provisionally” qualified with a vault of 15’6″.  To “automatically” qualify, he will  be attempting to vault 16’6″ or higher.)


4:30 pm Seniors and Faculty- Faculty Reception (Quad Lawn or SRC)

Supper- Grill Out?

8:30 pm Senior Reflection/Praise/Prayer (Pierce Chapel)

Sunday May 10

9:00 am Baccalaureate Service…Edman Memorial Chapel

3:00 pm Undergraduate Commencement…Edman Memorial Chapel

Speaker: Dr. Walter C. Kaiser  (overflow seating will be available, as each student has limited tickets)

We are planning to stay in a hotel on Saturday and Sunday night, and I will be making those arrangements ASAP.  If you are interested in joining us for this weekend and want me to make the hotel plans for you, let me know.

Larson updates…March 09

img_2056_2My baby is 17 today(written 2-27-09)!  Time sure flies by!

Jacob Andrew Larson is an amazingly talented guy…but I guess I am a bit biased!  He’s active in sports (soccer and track are his main focus) and he is also much involved in music, playing the string bass in the high school orchestra, electric bass in the youth praise band and sings in the choir and Austinaires (select show choir) and is a member of the MN All State Men’s Choir!

It has been so long since I have updated this blog, that I’m not sure if I should just start over….since I last wrote, I had surgery to reattach the hamstring tendons and have gone through rehab.  I have regained nearly all my mobility and flexibility, and just have a bit of soreness to deal with.

We have had so much happen in the last year….




  • img_1251David and Emma got married
  • Sara was crowned Miss Capital Cityimg_3119











  • Matt and Ali got engaged and are getting married in 3 weeks! (March 28 in Boulder, CO)
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WOW….I am going to try to be better at keeping up with this blog, along with all the other stuff of life.  I have started a Bible-reading blog, too.(Click on the link…)  Don’t let the word “blog” scare you!  It is just a website that has the capability for me to write daily updates, and anyone who would like can read it and make comments.