Wednesday, April 23, 2008

goodwill treasure

Ok, I feel like such a dork posting this picture but I really want to show off my awesome goodwill find from yesterday. Not that it looks that much better on me, but the hanger photo just didn't do it justice. Incidentally, photo booth is awesome for having ANTM practice, so if you are bored today.... :) Anyway, nice dress, huh?!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

ignorance + manual setting =

Not sure how these turned out blue, but I kind of like it. The crown was part of FHE.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

chicken pictures

I just can't get enough of Benson and his girls. Hopefully you all feel the same.

Friday, April 18, 2008

good parenting

This is becoming all too common at our house lately. Banks has discovered his inner Houdini and the second I turn my back I find him escaped from his high chair onto the table. In this particular picture he had finished all his noodles so he had climbed onto the table to eat the rest of Benson's. In other news he has started to let go of the object on which he is cruising to walk to his next cruising spot. Yaaay for Banks!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

eat this for dinner

We had these lettuce wraps for dinner last night and they were so good! They look hard to make because the ingredient list is kind of long, but they are really easy (if you can chop and stir you can make these) and we only needed to buy mushrooms and lettuce because the rest are pretty basic ingredients. And the recipe doesn't call for it but we fried up some rice sticks because that's what they do at PF Chang's. They are so fun to fry! Oh man this one is probably cooler to watch than the pita bread. Definitely try it but make sure your oil is hot enough. The magic happens pretty much instantly so you'll know if it is the right temp. Anyway happy cooking!

Monday, April 14, 2008

if I only had a girl...

I'd make these pettiskirts for her

and decorate her room with colors from my new favorite book.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

just checking in

This one is random but it gives a glimpse of a typical meal preparation time. I can't remember why Banks is naked.
Gardening (or at least attempting it) with the chickens

Daddy Benson with his babies
Well I just thought I should give an update on the chickens. Obviously they are doing great... they are getting fatter and eating more every day. Benson loves to carry them around the yard. If he could bring them into the house to play with his toys he'd do it in a second. The chickens, while not thrilled with the attention, are surprisingly tolerant of the constant carrying. Today he was carrying the chickens, while pretending to be a chicken. It was pretty funny. Anyway we (well Benson and I anyway) love our chickens and the little bit of companionship they add to our outdoor activities. Today when I was gardening they were nestling right in with me and eating out of my hand. They are great pets and I'm glad we have them.

Monday, April 7, 2008


We laugh every time we hear Benson say, "Family Home Evening." We thought we'd post it here for everyone to enjoy. Apparently my previous video attempts were just too long. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

busy, personified

This is what Superman looks like. He works, schools, churches, volunteers, fathers, and husbands. He is more concerned about his family than himself and although he is gone more than he's home he never complains. Plus he gets 100% on his chemistry tests. Thanks for doing everything.