Monday, February 25, 2008

I can't wait to have my loud time

That's what Anna just said, after watching part of Toy Story and coloring a picture for "quiet time."

I can't say I feel the same way... :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Watch this video - maybe I was bored at the time, but I laughed so hard I cried. Thanks Ellie!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It Takes Two

It takes two give the kids a bath and make sure no one jumps in. So when I was by myself tonight, this is what happened. He had a diaper and a sweatshirt on.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

100 Hugs and Kisses

Not only is tomorrow Valentine's Day - this is also our 100th blog post. So in honor of love and our first 100 posts, here are 10 of Ben and I's "firsts." The firsts that have to do with love, of course.

Oh, and leave us a comment to congratulate us on 100 posts. I know we have readers who never say hello!

  1. We first met when we were introduced by a mutual friend our freshman year of high school. From what I remember he pretty much said, "Allison, this is Ben. He is a really nice guy I met in class."
  2. Our first date was to the Old Spaghetti Factory. We both tried not to eat as much bread as we normally would seeing as it was a first date and all.
  3. Our first kiss was in the hills behind Ben's parents house (Sorry Mom and Dad). We checked out the view from some rocks and that is where the magic happened.
  4. We came up with our first song when Ben wrote the lyrics for me on a note and left it on my car. To this day, I get choked up if it comes on the radio at just the right time.
  5. We had our first break-up about 3 months later. Just keeping it real.
  6. We talked about our future for the first time the summer after high school. This is when we realized we could spend the rest of our lives together and came up with the infamous "seven year plan."
  7. We first got engaged in July of 2001. I came home from studying and there was a beautiful flower arrangement on the table and an invitation to be ready for dinner in a few hours. We went to the Treeroom in Sundance, then to Deer Creek. Ben proposed as we sat by the creek.
  8. We first got married (for time and all eternity - so also the last time) on February 16th, 2002. So our anniversary is in just a few days. I'll have to think of another lovey post for that one.
  9. We had our first baby in June of 2004. When I saw how little Anna looked in Ben's arms I knew he would always take care of her. Cheesy I know, but true.
  10. We found out we were having our first twins in January of 2006. I went to the Dr appointment alone figuring it would be uneventful. On my way home as I was hyper-ventilating, Ben called and said, "So how was it, is it twins?" Yes honey, yes it is. Then we found out their sexes on Valentine's Day. So that brings us back to...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yes Anna, It's Saturday

My brother Greg got us tickets to go to Castle Park for Christmas. We drive by frequently, and every time Anna says things like, "Can we go to Castle Park today?" "Those rides look so fun!" and "I hope one day we can go to Castle Park." Each time I tell her the rides are only open on Saturday. So then she started asking almost every day if it was Saturday. When it was Saturday I would have to come up with some reason why we still weren't going. So finally this Saturday, we went.

My Mom came with us and Adam and Isabel stayed home with Dad. It is a small amusement park, just the right size for Anna. She had lots of fun and it was a perfect 80 degree day. I took our camera, but it turns out it was out of batteries. So here is one picture from my phone. Better than nothing, right?

Thanks for the tickets Greg, and we still get to go again! Oh, and I just realized it was a Greg and Carilly Christmas present day. We went out to dinner that night to Chili's with our gift certificate! It was great. Thanks guys!


I found this one while I was going through the pictures on my phone. I love it when Arlo and Adam kiss on the lips.

Friday, February 8, 2008

It Pays to Have More Kids

Tax refund? Yes please. We never overpay on taxes so the tax rebate they just passed is pretty exciting. Have you figured out how much you'll get?

We should get $2100, which makes me glad to have 3 kids. But, I'm pretty sure each kid has already cost us way more than $300, so I guess it's not really a bonus.

I'm thinking we might use the money to take a little trip. Ben has already been daydreaming about a trip since he takes the bar at the end of this month and a weekend off will surely be needed.

Have a good weekend! I'll try to take pictures of something interesting so I have a new post.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I'll get that for you Izzy

Superbowl Spread

We tried out some new recipes for the Superbowl and came up with quite the spread. We had Mini Pigs in a Blanket, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies, Cookie Dough and Candy, plus artichoke dip from Costco, shrimp and hot wings.

Friday, February 1, 2008


As much as I hate moving on from the last post, here is a new picture of Anna. She is displaying her favorite outdoor craft. She loves making dirt cupcakes with ripped-leaf frosting. They are quite magnificent! You can blame her messy hair on her negligent father.