Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Grant is my first thumbsucker and I think it is so cute! Whenever I catch him in the act I try to take a picture. These were all taken between March 24th and May 6th (3 to just over 4 months old).
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Tulip Festival

Last month when Ben's parents were visiting, we spent an evening at Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival. It was just as beautiful as last year, and fun too! Ben's dad rented a Segway, Sandy rolled down the big hill with the kids, and we all had a great time.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Crazy P

It is impossible for Paige to smile normally for a picture lately. If she isn't posing, she is making crazy faces like these.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Home For Rent

Here's the link to our listing on KSL:

If you or someone you know is looking for place to live in Orem, check this place out! You'll fall in love; we did :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

3 Days at the Happiest Place on Earth

We took a 3 day trip to Disneyland/California Adventure to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and to spend some family time together before Ben leaves for 3 months of military training in South Carolina. We had a really good time, the weather was perfect, and it was extra nice to get to stay in the park at the Grand Californian. We were also lucky that my parents were in town and met up with us for 2 of the 3 days; they were a huge help!

Paige is finally growing and got to ride on Big Thunder Mountain and Soarin' Over California this year. Claire was tall enough for the Go Gadget Coaster in Toon Town. I thought she'd love it, but she didn't. "That was NOT fun!". Of course they loved Small World, meeting Mickey in his house, Tinker Bell, all the characters actually, the carousels, the Jungle Cruise, the little mermaid ride, dumbo, dancing with Phineas and Ferb, swimming in the hotel pool, oh, and the parade. Holy cow, they were hysterical during the parade. LOVED it.  Grant was an angel (as usual) which is the only kind of 4 month old you can take to Disneyland for 3 days if you want to have even a sort of decent time.  Disneyland is exhausting with kids our kids' ages; we were really lucky that they were so good.  We came back to our hotel in the evenings, swam, bathed, put the kids to bed, and then Ben and I sat out on our balcony to relax.

Here is where I just post a bunch of pictures.  I took every single picture on the trip with my iPhone; can you believe that I left my nice camera at home? Grrrr. That's okay - it was probably easier that way anyway.

Friday, May 11, 2012

10 Years!

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary today. We got back last night after spending 3 full days at Disneyland with the kids, so we just spent the day relaxing - swimming all morning in my grandparents' pool, napping, a late afternoon trip to the beach, and dinner at Ruby's. It was the perfect day to spend together before Ben leaves for the summer. Thanks for a wonderful 10 years, Ben! Life may not always happen the way we plan, but I love figuring it all out with you.