Monday, October 27, 2008
We have all been there... RING, RING... Hello, oh hi mom! No we don't have plans on Sunday. We would love to come over for dinner. What can I bring? OK I can do that, it sounds yummy! 5:30? Ok see you then. CLICK Don't you just LOVE family dinner!Good Times!
Yesterday we were at church and we were trying to get all of our stuff together to go home. Everyone knows the hustle and bustle that you have to fight to get out of the building. For some reason all the young men in our ward have always been so nice to my boys and they always take the time to say him to Noah and Adam and give them five. After Adam gave fives to two of the bishops sons he turns to one of them, points at him, and says, "you smell like a narf!" All I have to say to David is, I am so sorry. And who knows, maybe in Adams head it is a good thing to smell like a narf. Maybe we should all strive to smell like a narf.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
It seems as if when the cold weather hits it is a MUST to go to a pumpkin patch. I have to be yet another of my blogger friends who visited Packs Pumpkin Patch. The kids just love chasing Ben in the hay maze. Well, Noah chased him, and Ben carried Adam for most of the time. We could have done without the mosquitoes, but the frozen yogurt for dinner after was a huge hit for the boys! Pumpkin patch and ice-cream for dinner, what can beat that?
We bought pumpkins for the kids to paint at our upcoming cousins Halloween Party and had a lot of fun. It seems that the fall would not be complete without visiting the patch.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
So, for the last 4 to 5 years Ben hasn't been around much. Anyone who knows me at all knows this. . . Perhaps I am slow, or naive but I was hoping that when Ben quite his job and his 2nd job and his 3rd job that I would have some more time with him. I thought his new job would give him a more stable schedule. I got 1 1/2 glorious weeks with him and we spent a lot of time having fun! Then the bomb dropped. He was called to be YM president (Sunday and Tuesday nights plus weekly pres. meetings), and started school (which includes study groups 1 or 2 nights a week), his job (includes weekly and monthly board meetings). Now I think we see him less then before. I hate to say it but I don't think Ben needs us to survive. I am optimistic that maybe he will need us in 2 years. That is my realization for the day.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
It is currently October 12, 2008 and we were expecting a light dusting of snow in the mountains, but we got a few inches in our yard. The boys come into my room this morning talking over each other about the snow they were so excited. We had to pull out the bin with all the warm winter clothes and stuff the kids into them because they were too small, but ok for today. Last year Adam hated the snow, but this year not so. They were so elated to spend time in the white playground. I was not so elated to realize that the cold weather is upon us...whoa-is-me.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I guess it is officially safe to announce that Bens last day with Rob is today.
We are sad to say goodbye or knowing Ben see you later.
(He doesn't let go of things that easily)
Ben had been offered and accepted a new position as the
communications and marketing director for Granite School District.
It is really going to happen because I personally went to the school
board meeting with Ben and the board members all said "Yeah!"
While he is a bit apprehensive, he is very excited and we both
are very grateful. If you don't yet know what we are talking about
call Ben, I am sure he would love to tell you more about it.
But make sure you call him in 3 years or so because he is way
too busy now.
Congratulations Ben, we love you and you deserve it!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Yesterday we were driving in the van to go to Provo and all of the sudden Noah yells from the back seat, "mom, Adam took off his seat belt!" Here is how the conversation progressed... Mom, "Adam, put your seat belt back on." Adam, "NO!" Mom, "It isn't safe to ride in the car without your seat belt." Adam, "It's okay mom, I will hold on tight," I looked at Ben and he rolls his eyes, we both start laughing. Ben says, "yeah because if something happened we would for sure say it was a good thing Adam was holding on tight because if he wasn't who knows what would've happened." Where do they come up with this stuff?
I just wanted to take a minute out of my crazy life and say thank you to all my wonderful friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers who have been so kind to us since Seth was born. I feel, and I am sure Ben agrees, so overwhelmed with the new responsibilities that come with the third child. It has been 1000 times more fun, and pleasent because we get to share in these moments with you all. Thank you so much for your love and kindness. The love, food and gifts that have been showered upon us are so appreciated. WE LOVE YOU ALL!