Saturday, August 30, 2008

photos from the zoo but only because i am bored silly right now

Banks was very unsure of the zoo animals to say the least

I might die of boredom today. Seriously. I'm soooooooo bored. Aaaaaaak. And so you get pictures of the zoo (and one that Ben took randomly). I hope you are not as bored as I am today.

Friday, August 29, 2008

one random fact

I've seen these posts called 6 random facts everywhere lately and I feel inspired to give just one random fact about myself. So here goes.

1. I can't eat toast. By 3 bites in, I'm running to the sink to barf, and this has been going on for a few years now. I don't have any negative association with toast, and I love the taste of toast, but I must be allergic or something, because it makes me puke every time.

I hope you enjoyed my one random fact.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

i see an obsession on the horizon

oh. my. goodness. I have stumbled across the most amazing thing. Wallpaper. I know, I know, I was shocked too but go here ( and you will see. While you're there mosey on over to the wall stickers section as well. I'm in love.

Monday, August 25, 2008

tracy olympics

We really enjoyed watching the olympics together, especially the sprinting. We spent lots of time watching them and doing our own races over and over.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

and the moral of the story is always check the garbage

I have been looking for the keys to the beemer, mon since yesterday morning when I was in desperate need to get out of the house. I looked and steamed and stewed until Ben came home and repeated the three (although with less steaming and stewing because he had his keys). Finally this morning the garbage was getting ripe for the taking out and Ben mentioned that we better check the garbage and wouldn't you know... KEYS! They were covered with, well, garbage but I'm glad to have found them. Sounds like it's time to put the garbage out of reach of the little 18 month old monster that moved in recently.

This does make me wonder if all the many things on my list of wanted items lost were simply waiting to be discovered in that bucket of filth. I guess it's too late now.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

just popping in to say hi.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


our eggs with a white one for comparison

Bluebell looks on as her egg is stolen from beneath her. Just kidding she lays the green ones.
Ok so it's kinda hard to tell but the hens are laying brown eggs and sage green ones. I should take another close up photo but I ate the green ones for dinner so I'll have to take a picture of the new one tomorrow.

The time has finally come and those girls are earning their keep. We now get to enjoy the excitement of two fresh eggs daily. Sigh. We love our chickens!

more michigan

Benson LOVED his new cousin Ally
Aww he got his very first bee sting

Banksy modeled Amber's new Moby wrap

And this is what we came home to! Thank you Sara!

tag from emma

Name/Meaning behind it: Benson Grand Tracy (Benson after my dad, Ben, and Grand after my grandpa--- a combination of Randy G that my daddy thought up)

Age: 3

Birth Date: March 2nd

Nicknames: Bens, Bensonator

Favorite Activity(-ies): Collecting eggs from the chickens, playing at the beach in Michigan

Favorite Food(s): "Peaches and Honey Bunches with Oats"

Least Favorite Food(s): "Gum and soda" (he doesn't like mint or carbonation)

Favorite Music: "Beam song!" (Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam)

Favorite Toy(s): "dinosaurs and motorcycles" (although I would add in eggs too)

Favorite Book(s): "The green one." (I-Spy Mystery)

Favorite item(s) of clothing: "That striped shirt." (which constitutes approximately half his wardrobe)

What makes me happy: "Hugs and kisses."

What makes me sad: "When Banksy scratches me tears come down my face and I'm sad."

I tag Hannah, Eden, and Hyrum

Sunday, August 17, 2008


lake michigan

country dairy has the best ice cream

floating the river

family photo before blake's wedding

cousins playing with butterflies

we're back

...but you probably didn't even know we left. I get strangely paranoid that someone is going to figure out my address and rob me blind if I announce I'm going on a trip so I don't like to say anything until I get back. Sooo, we're back! We spent 2 weeks in Michigan with Ben's family and we truly had THE best time. Oh man. We are completely sold on Michigan and hope to move there if Ben gets into med school at U of M. Anyway, a special sorry to my parents and family in Utah... we missed being able to see you and hope to see you soon. And to the Ben's family; we miss you already and we all missed those who couldn't come. Sigh. Hopefully it won't be too long before we see everyone again and even though I talk serious trash about New Mexico it's really not that bad and we have an open invitation for those who'd like to visit.

Get ready to be assaulted by photos.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

midnight party!

Last night was finally time to drag my friends to Barnes and Noble at 10 pm for the midnight release of Breaking Dawn. The whole thing was ridiculous but so much fun because of the ladies that came with me! We started the night with dinner at Sara's house (thank you!) and our husbands played video games like happy little boys and it was cute. The girls wore black clothes (my shirt said "team edward") and red lipstick and I painted my nails black for the first time in my life. And, most importantly, we didn't fall asleep before it was time to buy the new book and I'm so excited to start reading! Thanks, Natalie and Sara for being fun at midnight with me.