Monday, January 31, 2011


Brett has been playing on a city league basketball team and Benjamin gets so excited when we go to the games. On this particular night Benjamin had to get himself dressed and had to wear his basketball shorts. He was ready to play with the big guys!
Getting all limbered up to play..

Where In the World??

So after a long few months of holding in the good news... My parents have been called to serve as Mission Presidents for the LDS church. We are so excited, a little sad, but mainly really excited! We are not sure where they are going yet. The only thing we do know is that they are going on an English speaking mission.
Congratulations Mom and Dad! We love you!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I couldn't resist posting these pictures. This is finger painting for the first time and it didn't take long for Benjamin to figure out that he could paint on his body. He loved every second of it and loved even more that it landed him in the kitchen sink for a quick scrub down.

Potty Time!!

Benjamin has been ready to use the toilet for a long time, but there were always things that stopped us. Holidays, travel and just me not wanting my baby to grow up. We finally decided to go ahead with the scary task. I figured that it would be difficult and was prepped for a week of staying in the house and having a hard time. But of course my little guy surprised me. He loves wearing his underwear and tells me all the time that he is a big boy. We even ventured out after two days of training and he had no problem!

Ben and I went to the store and stocked up on treats, juice boxes and dried fruit to use as prizes. Ben decided that the m&m's were good, but he really wanted dried apricots and cranberries as his treat after he went in the toilet. What can I say, this guy is my healthy eater!
So grown up. I might Cry!

Deer Valley Weekend

A few of our friends came for the weekend from Newport Beach for a ski trip. We had such a great time boarding at the Canyons and spending time together.
Thanks for the great weekend everyone! Come back soon, I miss you guys!

The Girls: Jen, Katie, me and Nicole
The whole crew

Merry, Merry Christmas!!!!

We had such a wonderful and quiet Christmas day. It was so fun to spend the day with My mom, dad, Megan, Mike, baby Max and Lou. We really missed Jeff, Sarah, Jack and Baby Lauren. Here are a few of the highlights from the day...

Mimi and Papa
Ben was really upset when he opened a present and it wasn't train...
In LOVE with the trains
Ben bugging his best friend Lou... or YUYU as he calls her
Ben loved to help everyone open their presents
My Favorite things
Christmas Day happened to be the most beautiful day ever. Brett and I decided to get out for a good run since it had been awhile since our last outside run (the gym is not the same).
The BEST Santa ever! Santa Max came with gifts for everyone!