Thursday, July 26, 2007

Miss you

When Ben gets back from taking the bar tonight or tomorrow I hope to download some updated pictures...sorry its been so long!

He said it was pretty hard, but I'm sure he did great. Today is the last day.

We'll be relaxing on a lake in Maine next week - but don't worry, we have Internet access, ha.

Here is a video from a few weeks ago so there is at least SOMETHING new to look at!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Good luck Ben!!

Ben is taking the bar for the next three days. He's staying at his Grandma's house so I'm not there to wish him luck, but I know he will do well.

I can't wait to have my husband back!! Well, at least until he starts working a whole lot. But until then we're gonna enjoy spending all kinds of time as a family.

Monday, July 16, 2007

One week

Carrie and I forgot to have someone take a picture of us, so here is a self-portrait we took as I was leaving! It was great to see Carrie, and her Mom and sisters. You are all welcome over to our house if you have some time free up!!

Ben has only ONE WEEK left until he takes the bar!! He's in full study mode this week. And I'm trying to get a lot done before we leave for California on Saturday.

But I'm going to take a break this afternoon and the kids and I are going to drive up to Park City to see my old friend, Carrie. Carrie and I have known each other since elementary school, and also went to middle school and high school together. I don't think I've seen her in 8 years or something like that. Here we are at good old Poly High School.

(Jenny, Carrie, Me)

Way back when we were in 5th or 6th grade (when was it Carrie?) her Mom had twin girls, and those twin girls are now in high school and playing in a softball tournament here in Park City. A while ago, when I found out I was pregnant with twins, she sent me this picture of us holding them:

Yikes, I look scary in that picture. I think it was during my awkward phase :) But it makes me feel old that those two babies are now in high school.

So before I know it, will my babies be in high school? I hope not, because it makes me sad that they are not babies anymore already. I have three on-the-go toddlers, and it happens so fast. Which reminds me, a post with Adam taking his first steps will come soon!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Bambi and the 951

One of the things we like about our house in Bountiful is that we live in the city, but up against the mountains. Since we've lived here we've seen lots of deer, no matter what the season. They like to lay on our grass and eat our weeds. A few weeks ago we saw a fawn for the first time. There are two, and now we've seen them frequently crossing through our yard with their mother. They are adorable, and one came right up to the edge of our grass this morning so I took a picture. Hi Bambi!

People ask us all of the time why we would want to move back to California. Even my Mom, and I'm pretty sure she wants us to move back! Honestly, I think we would be perfectly happy either place or any other place. But here are a few of the things I miss in California.

  1. Family: Can't wait to go swimming at Sal and Marlene's house, take the kids to my Mom's house to play with the animals, be close enough to eat my Grandma Robertson's pies, close enough to drive to see my Dad, and all of the other family stuff that we always seem to miss out on.

  2. Summer nights in Riverside: There is an actual smell there that I love. Maybe its the orange blossoms, or just nostalgia, but I love driving around at night with the windows down.

  3. Cardinas: Our favorite authentic, cheap, Mexican food. Maybe its an acquired taste for that HOT salsa, but we love it.

  4. Sunshine at Christmas: Having a white Christmas has been fun and beautiful. But for me, Christmas is supposed to be 75 degrees and I miss that.

  5. Sitting on the 91 on the way home from Newport: Yep, I miss that. I'm sure I'll be cured after one traffic jam, but I miss it. Its only okay when you've had a fun day at the beach, not when you've had a long day of work and want to get home.

  6. Taking a dip on a 100 degree day: We'll see if it happens, but Ben has one requirement for our next house - a pool.

  7. Shopping at Ontario Mills: I just need to go shopping. Plenty of shopping here, but not really anyone to do it with who likes it as much as my Mom.

Of course there are things I don't miss, but for me the good outweighs the bad. I don't know when we'll move there, but we are going in a few weeks when Ben takes the bar. He'll be consumed with that but maybe I'll be able to do a few things on this list.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Well, I've been all about the kids lately and right now I have three more "kid" posts to add. They won't be as sappy as my birth stories though, I promise. So guys, you can come back and read again.

I took Anna on a "date" tonight to watch the fireworks. They were on July 3rd in our town. We went to a park and listened to some music, ate fattening food, and then the fireworks came. Anna watched for about 5 minutes and said, "They are like magic, Mom." So cute.

Then she said she wanted to go home. I asked her if it was because she was scared and she said, "No, I'm just tired." But it became very apparent while we were walking back to the car that she was scared. She thought the fireworks were going to get her. Maybe they'll be more fun next year!

While we were there we listened to an a capella group. Anna couldn't help but dance to the beat. This video cracks me up.

Birthday on the Farm

Anna, Isabel, and Adam had lots of fun at their birthday party at Wheeler Farm.

Pictures to come are some videos and pictures at home for now.

Flowers sent to me on the kids birthday to say thanks for being their Mom. Ben is so sweet, he always does that. Although he is lucky now he can send me one bouquet for three birthdays!

Isabel and Adam opening presents from Grandma Horsie (aka my Mom).

Anna trying on her ballerina outfit from Grammie and Grandpa Butch.

Taking the Plunge

Anna started swimming lessons this week. I really wanted her to take them before we go to Maine, so we are doing a short session that is every day for two weeks. On the first day, she stood at the corner of the pool whining for me the whole time. It never became a cry, so we toughed it out.

On the second day (today), she did great. Ben and I sat farther away so she couldn't see us. She didn't like the boys in class splashing her very much, but by the end of class she had dunked all the way under, practiced swimming on her back and belly, and kicked her legs too. Anna is not a water baby, but hopefully she'll end up liking it in the end. Lucky for her, she looks pretty happy in the only pictures that came out.