Saturday, August 29, 2009


I just walked into the bathroom and Benson was there with his little undies down getting ready to pee into... the garbage can. As soon as I walked in he pulled up his pants and said, "I was just going to pee but now I'm not!" and ran out. I followed him and asked what he was doing in there because it looked awfully suspicious and he said, "I just had this dream to pee into the garbage can." I haven't figured out if it was like a Martin Luther King sort of dream of a man with a chainsaw sort of dream but either way I'm scared and thinking of taking the garbage cans out of the bathroom until he forgets his wonderful dream.

May you all have girls, although they tend to pee into the toilets on display at Home Depot which is much worse (my niece).

On a side note we took some photos today so I swear I'll be back to posts with photos very soon.

Friday, August 28, 2009


I just found the coolest site! We only have cell-phones and I am constantly losing mine. Like every day constantly. I tend to miss a lot of phone calls because I have to wait until Ben gets home to call my phone. Not any more! I just went to this site and typed in my number and voila! (it was under the couch this morning). I will say I got the end of what may have been a sketchy message, but as long as you don't answer I think you are good to go. And it may have been harmless, it just sounded like a very breathy uh "actress" saying goodbye in a pre-recorded message.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


The last three nights in a row I've had different people with different weapons (nights one and two a woman with a gun and last night a man with a chainsaw) chasing me to kill me. And the most unusual part: they actually get me! I must have been chopped in half by that dang chainsaw 5 times last night! I swear it shouldn't count as sleep if you wake up in the morning paralyzed with fear/pain/fatigue from running away from the chainsaw guy all night.

Care to interpret, anyone?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

pretty much the most exciting news ever

Ben got his first interview! Oh man, we are so excited! This would be a dream dream dream and they only have 45 students in their class so it's a long shot for everyone who applies but WOW. What an awesome thing it would be for Ben to start his medical career in the number one ranked hospital in the country! Yaaaaay, Ben!

*I added a few detail shots of the dress as requested so scroll down to the post below if that tickles your fancy.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

it's been a work in progress since mother's day

modeling dress

I designed and crafted this dress and it actually fits! Wahoo! Also by me is the headband, which my dad just looks at and shakes his head.

And I do believe my eyes are closed in this photo. Just don't look at them, k?

benson in tie

I also convinced Benson to wear the tie I made for him (as taught by my sister).

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dress details

**Here are a couple of detailed shots, as requested, though the dress is mighty wrinkly from sitting in the dirty clothes since Sunday. <---at first I typed "Sundy" and that made me laugh because that's how my grandma says it. hehe Anyway, thanks for all the nice comments everyone!

Friday, August 14, 2009

rain rain stay all day

Here I am looking insanely awkward in front of the Mackinac Bridge, but it was raining so the photo kind of fits... maybe...?

We woke to the pitter-patter of rain this morning which means rain boots and hot chocolate are in order today. I think we'll spend the day reading library books, playing with koolaid playdough, and baking cookies. I love rainy days.

Monday, August 10, 2009

random shots from michigan

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froggy love

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princess party!

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first pinata ever

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the spoils

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crazy boys and their greased watermelon

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worms are the coolest (photo by megan)

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fishing with daddy (photo by megan)

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would probably rather be with his worms (photo by megan)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Banks gave his first prayer all by himself last night:

Heavenly Father,


Jesus Christ AMEN

Saturday, August 1, 2009

actual size

We just got this book from Kohls today and we love it! The whole book depicts huge and tiny animals as they are in real life--- Our favorites are the bird eating tarantula (lots of screaming and running) and the teeny tiny goby fish (lots of 'it's so cuuuuuute's). And the best part of it is that it's only five bucks at Kohls (and it's hardback), and they donate all the profits to a kid's charity! Awesome.