Monday, March 30, 2009

Adorable lunch

We are wondering if spring will ever come here. Blizzards, snow, below freezing temps and it is nearly April. Perhaps by June the snow will melt. In the meantime we enjoy a few more minutes of sunshine each day. It is hopeful! We also have some fun together. Below is a video of the most adorably packed lunch box I've seen. Normally I wouldn't say a lunch box is adorable, but in this instance I will.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mini man, scary man (great dad), and other stuff

I have a few random pictures that I thought I should share. The first set of pictures are of "mini man", as we call him. Benny is a crack up. He is so little for his age, and we think he is mighty cute.

Next up is praise of my husband, who is a great dad! You may find the next pictures a little scary, but in all honesty, he is scary for the boys' sakes. He went upstairs one day after work, and came back down all dressed up like "merchant sea man of death". The boys absolutely loved it, (a boy thing I guess). The other picture is of him reading to all the kids.

Jeffrey is a good big brother. He got Grace to fall asleep.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


We took a last minute trip to Utah a few weeks ago. It has put me behind at home in just about everything, but it was well worth it. Ben and I both got to see our entire families! I loved being with my siblings and parents and thoroughly enjoyed singing with them, playing games and catching up. I saw 4 nephews that I had not yet met and loved every minute of my time there! It really was a boost for me. As we crossed from Montana into North Dakota, the temperature steadily dropped 50 degrees. We arrived home at -10 degrees (-25 with wind chill)- a chilly welcome home and reality sinking in. We have enough warming inside from the trip to last us a little while however. Here are a few pictures from the trip.