Youth Movement

Lars Arthur Peterson. The Peterson family is happy to announce the newest “southern” Scandinavian Lutheran, born in Atlanta, Georgia, December 29, 2009 at 3:13 p.m. He weighed in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and stretched 20 1/2 inches. Daddy, Derek, Mommy, Jenny, and sister, Fiona (Spring, 2008) Peterson were on hand to welcome young Lars. His Grandmas and Grandpas were at the ready as well.

Oskar James Swanson joined his parents Mark and Megan Swanson of Yakima, Washington, February 10, 2009. He weighed in at 7 pounds 7.5 ounces and laid out at 21 inches. He is taking a certain amount of pride at being born in the same state as Mother Megan, but deep down Daddy Mark knows Oskar is a Minnesotan, a Twins fan.

Karina Ann Spohr. Karina joined the Spohr family March 25, 2009. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and taped out at 20.5 inches. Daddy Ed, Momma, Linda, and brother, Benjamin, are very happy with Karina and she is delighted with them.

Kiersti Kelly Joeger. Kyla, Blaine, and big brother, Bryce (who is a good helper) welcomed Kiersti on March 1, 2008. She is thriving and plans to follow in father’s footsteps as an outstanding Bethlehem Pietist-Viking basketball player.

Emily Marie Hokanson (20.5 inches, 7 lbs 7 oz) arrived on the Fourth of July. There were no explosions or fireworks to match. Big sister, Lilly, and big brother, Sammie, can’t get enough of her. Parents Jenny and Jon are delighted. Jon is thinking soccer for Emily.

Thora Margaret Anderson. Thora happily joined Michelle, Dan, and sister, Rachel, February 10, 2009 at 2:15 a.m. She weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz. and she was 21 inches long. Her dad plans for Thora to join her sister and Kiersti Joeger on the future Bethlehem women’s basketball team.