Saturday, June 27, 2009

Kamri turns 1

Today my niece's little girl had her first birthday party. We helped them celebrate in Ogden at a gorgeous little park hidden in the city. Since my sisters and her kids got all the talent in the family, this is the cake my niece made:

Benny enjoyed running around and looking at stuff:

He especially enjoyed the icy Ogden river running through the park. Our feet were numb from the cold, but he wouldn't get out!

And here is the sweet birthday girl enjoying her cake. Mmmm.. Messy and yummy

It's been nice having so much family close by to enjoy these kinds of events. Now that we are leaving, I think the reality that we will not be able to go to everything is settling in and people are inviting us to do stuff every weekend. It's kind of nice for our egos to be wanted, and it will be sad to have to miss stuff. So we are just enjoying everything now!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Buddha Boy

Benny is obsessed with his belly. He lifts up his shirt, sticks it out and rubs it, pats it and says over and over "belly" (or really, "beh"). He even likes to lift up other people's shirts and pat their bellies.

My friend Grace took Benny and me to Thanksgiving Point last week since I had never been there in the number of years I have lived here. Benny rode the ponies, went for a carriage ride, and played in the water. This is him and his "beh."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Movin' On Up... the great north. Well, Northern California. After graduating from Utah State with a degree in Special Education, Ben accepted a job in San Pablo.

We have lived here in Orem, UT the 6 years we have been married, and Ben has lived here in Utah County most of his life. I have been here in Provo/Orem almost 13 years as well! Crazy! So this will be a big move. Most of our family is here, as well as many close friends.

But it will be a great experience and we are excited to start a new adventure.

So...I caved and started a blog and will hopefully be able to keep in touch with people this way. I am also a horrible journal writer and am hoping this will somehow count.
***Ben is happy to have the blog started, although he won't admit, and wants to make it very clear that he is NOT contributing to any posting. (He did come up with the title and ice cream pic)