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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.


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!!)