Thursday, September 21, 2006


I thought I would update all of you on our lives. Today is mine and Benson's 6 year anniversary. I cannot believe it has been 6 years. So much has happened in our lives. I have been looking back and reflecting on things I would have done different and things I am glad we did. In case there is any confusion, marrying Benson is one of the things I would not change. Obviously this picture is from our wedding day. It is by no means the best picture. Unfortunately most everything we own is in storage. This was the 1 picture I could find.

Benson had a phone interview with his background investigator from the Portland PD on Tuesday. Everything went well. The officer said that he was going to try and schedule Benson to come out the first week of November to finish the other tests. I would tell you what those tests are but I don't even remember anymore. We are really excited that things are moving along. This process has been going on for almost a year now. So Bryce and Brinley hopefully we will be heading your way in the next few months.

As for me I am liking my new job. If I have to work then this is definitely a nice job to have. I am working at a spa and once a month I get a free treatment. This month I am going to get a facial. I have never had one before and I am really excited about it. But about the actual job, my boss is really accommodating to my schedule. I also really like the girls I work with.

Brooklyn is doing well. She is very excited about being 5 now. She thinks she is such a big girl. She even did her own hair today. It is a good thing we don't have plans on taking her out of the house. Actually it isn't that bad! On Sunday, which was the day before her birthday, she asked me if I would please call her either Birthday Girl or 5 Years Old. That is what she wanted to be known as. I thought is was pretty funny. I tried to remember to call her one of those names all day.

Jeremy is talking more and more but still isn't very easy to understand. What is really hard is you can't say "oh really" to him. When you do, he knows that you don't know what he is saying and he gets really frustrated. It was really cute the other day, he was sitting on my lap and he looked back at me and said, "love you". Then he looked over at Benson and said, "Dad, love you". It was so stinkin' cute. I am getting a little nervous that he is so hard to understand though. He goes to the doctor in a couple of weeks and I am going to try and get him into a ENT doctor to have everything checked out. We will see what they say.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Brooklyn's 5th Birthday!

For Brooklyn's birthday we went bowling and then to get ice cream. We went with Kathi, Ashli and Ashli's boyfriend Austin. Brooklyn beat her dad at bowling with a score of 80. She was very excited about that. We had a lot of fun. Brooklyn got a free banana split because it was her birthday. I don't think she even ate half of it.


Grandma made this ladybug quilt for Brooklyn and gave it to her on her birthday. Brooklyn loves it.

Brooklyn's Birthday Party!

We had Brooklyn's birthday on Saturday night. We had a lot of fun celebrating her birthday. She loved her new toys and so did Jeremy.
A new bracelet from Great Grandpa Jeppson.

Birthday cake!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

BEWARE: Bear Tracks!

Well we did it. We went to Hope Campground up Provo Canyon and we had a successful family camping trip. The kids slept better in the tent then they usually do at home. I told Benson that I was going to pitch a tent in the front yard and sleep the kids in it every night. All kidding aside, we had a really good time with the kids roasting marshmallows and playing around. Although, I had to lay aside my hatred of the kids being really dirty and gross. Also, Brooklyn swore she saw a bear paw print within the first 5 minutes we were there. The interesting thing about it is that it looked just like Benson's shoe print. Amazing how that is.

Bridal Veil Falls

These pictures were taken at Bridal Veil Falls which is open Provo Canyon, Utah. The kids had fun playing in the ice cold water that came down from the waterfall.

Monday, September 11, 2006


I think today is the perfect day for me to look at my life and realize how lucky I am. I was listenening to the radio today and they had a recording of a little boy on, whose dad was killed in the attacks. The little boy said that he wished the people that hurt his dad would have known him because if they did they never would have wanted to hurt him. So I was sitting in my car crying as I listened to him and others talk about loved ones. I am so grateful to have Benson and my kids and don't know what I would do without them. I also can't help but to think of Lourdes, Ed and family today. Ed being a police officer for the NYPD, he went down to the WTC to help out. We love you guys and you were definitely in my thoughts today.