Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
We have been so happy and I'm glad we moved on with life instead of staying still when Ben was in school. So here are some of the firsts we experienced over the past few years.
First family Christmas picture in Utah
Our first house
Anna's first steps
First family vacation
First vacation alone
Okay...then not a lot happened except lots of trips to California, Anna getting bigger and cuter, and life moving along. Until...
First time we were pregnant with twins. Okay, obviously from this picture I was the one pregnant with twins.
First time (oh, and the second time!) Ben missed the birth of one of his kids.
First family picture with all five of us.
And I guess that brings us to today. I know there are lots more, but I'm all out of energy looking for pictures. When Ben was filling out an application to practice law in California recently, we had to gather all of his addresses for the past 8 years. There were like 10. We sure have been gypsies, and I'm ready to settle down. Now just the simple task of finding a job and figuring out exactly where that will be...
Here's to another productive three years when I go to graduate school.
Ha ha, not yet.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Isabel likes to wear Anna's dress up clothes, and knew exactly what to do with this boa. She put it on herself and crawled around with it on her neck for a while, putting it right back on if it fell off.
I'll try to post some graduation pictures soon. It was a good day and Ben was the last member of his class to walk across that stage (alphabetical order of course)!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I was sick yesterday, to the point where I felt like I could barely keep my eyes open, this morning Adam cried for like 3 hours straight because he didn't feel good, and this evening Anna got sick (I think that was just something she ate - I hope). Anyway, I hope we are all on the mend, especially since Ben is graduating on Friday and my Mom is coming into town. Ben's parents are here too so hopefully we'll have a fun filled family weekend with some good pictures to post!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
1. Attend a live session of General Conference
2. Go snowboarding/skiing (this is more for Allison since I have been multiple times and she has never been in Utah)
3. Go Snowmobiling
4. Go to Zions/Arches/or any national park in the state
5. See a movie at the Sundance Film Festival
6. Eat at the Tree Room at Sundance (where I proposed to Allison)
7. Go to Antelope Island at the Great Salt Lake
8. Go on a hike (any hike)
9. Take Anna to Hogle Zoo
10. Take a ride on the Heber Creeper
Thus far, we have completed a whopping 2 of the 10 items above. We attended a movie at Sundance and we took Anna to the Hogle Zoo. I don't know whether it is good or alarming that most of the remaining activities (sans a trip to the Tree Room) are outdoorsy. Since our time has run on some of the activities (General conference/skiing), and it is clear we will not finish the others, we are looking for suggestions of what to attempt. Should we take a trip South and go to a National Park, go to Antelope Island, or take a nice hike in Mueller Park? Any suggestions?
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
So I read on, and the article says, "The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, and works at least 10 jobs. In order of hours spent on them per week, these are: housekeeper, day-care center teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive officer and psychologist."
I'm thinking, of those 10 jobs, I only do about half of them well (chief executive officer is my specialty). 2 or 3 I currently don't do much at all (housekeeper, cook, janitor) and a few others I do, but don't do very well (van driver - I do have a van, but I don't drive it very well).
Since it would be hard for Ben and the kids to keep paying me that kind of a salary, I'm willing to accept this diamond brooch for Mother's Day. I figure $6.2 million should cover the next 25 years or so of raising kids.