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Will got in the tub with bubbles and stuck his face in the water and got some soap on his eyes and says are my eyes the same as they were?

Will-I am going to be John. Me-where did you get John from. Will-my imagination. Will-When we have a little brother his name will be Micheal and a sister named Wendy. Me- All people from Peter Pan. Will- I like Peter Pan.


Monday, December 29, 2008


I have been a little missing in action I know but we have been in Logan enjoying our families:) We had an awesome Christmas and here are a few pictures from our little vacation.  (BEWARE OF PICTURE OVERLOAD)!! HA HA 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My cute boys!!

We went to see the Christmas lights on temple square last week and it was so pretty and fun. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Today we went outside and played in the snow and had a great time.  We went sledding on the hill  by our house and the kids had so much fun.  There were some other kids sledding so Will tried to race them down the hill.  There were some apartment windows at the bottom of the hill so Will hit the building a few times.  I thought he was going to get going so fast and go through the window at the bottom.  I had to teach him to put his hands down at the bottom to slow himself down.  Halle was all bundled up in some old snow clothes that didn't fit her. It was so cute.  She would sit on the front of the sled and Will on the back and cruise down the hill together.  Then she decided she was too cold so she went in the house with Brooks and Will and I stayed out and sled together.  We raced and just had a great time:) What a fun day in the snow.  I think we will even have to go out later today again once we all dry out!! 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Brooks had his birthday on Thanksgiving this year and I never got to do a highlight post for him because of my silly computer not working so I am doing it on his:) late at night! He is the big 28 and I have been reminding him of this day for like 3 months and telling him he is 28 already. So, I thought I would post things that make Brooks great:
1. He is super generous with everything!
2. He is the best dad ever. Our kids adore him.
3. He works hard at everything he does and everything always works out for him.
4. He is my best friend and we can totally tell what the other is thinking at any moment. I swear he can read my mind. Like the other day he had a feeling to plug our house phone in and then 30 seconds later I called him! Crazy I know.
5. I drive him crazy on a daily basis and somehow he puts up with me:)
6. He is so calm and relaxed all the time even when he has big finals coming up he never gets worked up (like me).
He is great and I hope he has more than 28 more good (that didn't sound right??) years to give me. This post will be embarrassing for him so I will keep it short, but I love you soooooooo stinkin much and so do Will and Hal and we are so HAPPY! Happy Birthday!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


We had these family pictures taken a couple months ago and I thought they turned out so good.  They still need to be touched up and parts fixed and cut out, but I still thought they looked so cute!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


So, when we first moved into our apartment we accidentally had left some clothes at Brooks dad house and forgot about them. When we woke up on Sunday morning we realized Brooks didn't have any of his clothes. We were lucky enough to find this shirt that had too short of sleeves and some pants he never wears. He had no ties but he was able to borrow one from Will. He threw a sweater over it all and all you could see was the shape of the tie underneath and how short it was. It was sooooo funny I had to capture it:) HA HA

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Silly Stacey tagged me so here goes:

What is your husband's name? Brooks
How long have you been married? 5 years
How long did you date? 1 year
How old is he? 27
Who eats more sweets? Me definitely! He is more of a salty man.
Who said "I love you" first? He did.
Who is taller? Brooks unless it is Sunday and I am wearing heals than we could be close.
Who can sing the best? It is scary either way:)
Who is smarter? Brooks definitely! I would have never even made it through the 1st week of law school!
Who pays the bills? I do and it drives me crazy! I always want him to take over, but it would drive me crazy not to know where all our money goes.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Me in this apartment. If our bed is against a wall Brooks has to sleep next to the wall so our last apartment he slept on the right
Who mows the lawn? Neither thank heavens it is a good thing we have a gardener ha ha
Who cooks dinner? I do Brooks is way too busy, but he loves to give me tips on how to cook things the right way:)
Who drives? Brooks because he says I am a bad, but I am an even worse back seat driver:)
Who kissed who first? Probably Brooks:)
Who asked who out first? He did. We hung out at Aubrey's and then he asked me out after he found out I was super cool HA HA!
Who wears the pants? I think it is about equal. He would for sure say he does

I TAG: Amy, Taiya, and Wendy ( YOU ALL BETTER DO IT:)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Well I am back from my trip to Florida. I was asked to do a project with Icon and decided to go. I was able to have my mom come stay a lot of the time here with my kids (thanks again mom and to Wendy and Michelle) for helping me out. I immediately was able to get along and enjoy the ladies I went there with. They all made me laugh so hard and it seemed like we were all the same age and had been friends forever. It was great. I have to say the best part of the trip was being able to go to Nordstroms and we got to go shopping and just pick whatever we wanted (and get it approved). Everyone spent like $600 on their outfit and they bought it for us for the project. One lady got a $900 outfit. It was like a dream to pick out what you wanted and not even look at the price. We also had to have this awesome airbrush spray make up that took like 5 seconds to apply. I need one for my house!!We flew out on Monday and had to stop in Atlanta. Then we loaded another plane to Tampa. It was cold there the first few days and then it warmed up. We sat around most of the time, but on the last day I was able to go to some beaches and see how beautiful it was. WOW! I am going to take Brooks and the kids back to Clearwater beach someday:) It was beautiful!!! The sand looked and felt like powdered sugar. I was able to eat great food every night. I even got to sit in a cold hot tub. Our hotel was a little old and not that nice and apparently there hot tub was broken so it was not that great. I was so happy to see Brooks and the kids when I got back. Thanks Brooks for encouraging me to go, he is the best:) It was a great time and it made me so ready to get back and enjoy life here. Thanks everyone for helping and all the ladies for helping me have a great time!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween. The kids looked so cute and they got lots of candy. We went out to Brooks dad's house where Darlene was of course dressed up, which the kids thought was great. We got to carve their pumpkins. Will wanted an Ironman pumpkin so Brooks got to try to figure out how to do that! Then we went trick or treating around his neighborhood. Halle caught on quick and ended up telling me she wanted more houses and she would push her way to the front of the pack at every door. It was so funny. Then she would say trick or treat really sweet and cute. Will would run ahead of us just to hurry and get to the next house. Then they were pooped and wanted to quit. Halle wouldn't let anyone have any of her candy. If I asked her for a peice she said no my candy. Will was so tired by the end. We went to our friends Jamie and Ryan's house for a party and it was super fun too. The kids got to play while we visited and ate. We had a great Halloween and the kids can't wait for next year. Will asked on the ride home if we could go again tomorrow. I laughed. I took those pictures on the ride home. Halle didn't have her other clothes off yet in the last picture, but it was still cute. I thought they were so cute!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Last Saturday we went to boo at the zoo along with everyone else in Salt Lake and it was really fun. Seriously there was so many people there. Will wanted to be Spiderman which was last years costume instead of his Ironman costume. We rode the carousel and had a great time. These were the pictures I took.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's official after 5 and 1/2 years of marriage I finally changed my name to Benson WAHOO!! It has taken me that long to go and actually get it done(pretty sad it has taken me that long I know), but now it is done:)

Friday, October 24, 2008


We finally got into our apartment after waiting forever. We are soooo appreciative of Brooks dad for letting us stay there with them. Brooks went up to Spokane and his dad ended up flying last minute with him to help him and Brooks was sure glad. They had to end up leaving Brooks weight bench there because it wouldn't fit. He just left it outside. Our apartment manager called us and said they were going to charge us like $200 if we didn't get somebody to move it. So, I called Jessica and Sam in Spokane and they were going to haul it off for us (thanks again:), but they went to pick it up and it was gone. Somebody had stolen it, which worked out great for us:) On the drive back to Utah Brooks said the truck was so full the mud flaps were dragging on the road. The truck was swaying back and forth the whole way. His dad ended up driving most of the way, which Brooks didn't complain about. We were able to unpack everything in our apartment and get thing put away and after a trip to IKEA we are all moved in. These apartments will be great because they are so close to school and there are so many young students here that are in our ward. I had my 25th birthday on Monday (OLD I know:( and it was pretty uneventful, but we did get to go to dinner with Brooks dad and Darlene. It was super fun. Halle has started performing. She will start singing Little Mermaid songs and dance with her Build a Bear mermaid bear and throw her hands in the air while singing at the top of her lungs. It is soooo cute. It is my favorite thing she does right now. Will has been a little sick all week. He was so tired and weak. I felt so bad for him. BUT we are all in good health now and enjoying our new house. Here are a few random pictures of our apartment. Oh and sadly my flat iron went kapooie today and is no longer working:( I am crying right now! HA HA

Halle so cute sleeping after a long day!
My cute new bookshelf and my lovely cinder block walls! YEAH

My favorite thing I bought was this for above Halle's bed. I still need to get their room all decorated, but it should be cute.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


We have had quite a good week except Will getting stung by a bee. We were at the post office on Monday and I was getting Halle out of the car when he started screaming that a bee had just stung him and people started looking at us like I had just hurt him. Only about 5 seconds later his eye started to swell pretty big. By the end of the day it had made his nose swell a little. It was seriously swollen for 3 days. Luckily the swelling is gone now:) We also got to go to the REAL soccer game. It was the opening game in the Rio Tinto stadium. It was an awesome stadium. It was fun because they did a big production for the national anthem with fireworks. The kids got a little restless after a while, but considering they did really well. It was great except for the fact that it was freezing cold and Brooks and his dad got in a yelling match with the entrance guy!! His dad had bought the tickets online and it didn't say anything about the age requirements on there so we didn't get Will one. Well when we got there Will ran in and the guy said he had to have a ticket. Then the fun began. His dad started getting mad saying that it didn't say we needed a ticket for him if he was going to sit on our laps. Anyways Brooks didn't get mad until I asked the guy how we could get a ticket if it was sold out and then guy started getting close to me and talking over me and that is when Brooks got a little irritated. Needless to say Darlene left and came back with a free ticket. That was fun:) The only other thing was that it went from 70 to 40 degrees overnight:( Then on Friday Brooks and I got to go on a date, which doesn't happen very often. We went out with our friends Jamie and Ryan and saw the movie Eagle Eye and got a bite to eat. The show was like the most action packed movie I have seen in forever. We had a great time and decided we needed to go out more often especially now that our kids are a little bit older. Thanks to Brooks dad and Darlene for watching them. We really appreciated it. Most of the week was great and we look forward to next week when we can get some of our stuff back from Spokane and finally have some winter clothes since it might be below 0 at this rate:)

Sunday, October 5, 2008


We went to Body Worlds 3. It was super interesting and fun to see. It was a little weird at first to see the bodies on display, but it was super interesting. I thought it was awesome to see all the muscles and how complex the body is. I thought it was so interesting to see the insides of the body. It made me want to be healthier when I saw what can happen to your body if you don't take care of it. They have a camel that is on display like the human bodies and it was neat to see the inside of the camel too. It was sooooo rainy that we were all soaking wet by the time we were able to see it. Before we went to the exhibit we went to The Old Spaghetti Factory and ate. It is always a fun restaurant. Then of course conference is always my favorite because it is always so uplifting and great to here from the leaders of the church. I am always ready to try and do so much better with so many things after hearing conference and it really makes me realize all the things I need to work on.
These first pictures were so interesting to me. It is real lungs the first one is the lungs of a nonsmoker and the second is the lungs of a smoker. It seriously made me sick, but at the same time I thought it was soooo interesting! (I think I said interesting at least 10 times in this post!!)