Thursday, December 28, 2006

Moving Day

Today is officially moving day. We are loading up the truck and driving to Portland tomorrow. We are excited about our move and Benson's new job. Benson asked me why I wasn't sad. I told him that I was trying his approach and pushing the feelings of sadness deep down. I am sure it will hit next week when he is at work and I am sitting alone in my apartment. Anyway, I wanted to give the update. We will see when we get the internet so that I can continue the blog. Until then, God Bless! ;)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Well we had a wonderful Christmas filled with family and way to many presents. The kids had a lot of fun with their cousins and opening gifts. Jeremy was a little leary at first and then he got the hang of it and wanted to open any present he could get his hands on regardless of what was inside. It was really fun to watch him. He loved his backpack of Lightning McQueen that he got from Grandma Jeppson. When he opened it he yelled "backpack!" Then he wore it the rest of the time we were there.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus!

Brooklyn had her Christmas dance performance on Saturday. They danced to I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. I've discovered that Brooklyn is really good at shaking her booty. It was so cute. Aunt Laura brought flowers for Brooklyn and she also got a medal. She had a lot of fun.


Brooklyn's school Christmas performance

Brooklyn had her school Christmas performance on Friday. It was really cute, they even sang a Russian Christmas song. Jeremy was afraid of Santa so we just got a picture of Brooklyn and Santa.



This is Brooklyn with her friend Nick. He has a major crush on her and she eats it up.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Anyone for liver?

Interesting title I know! If you haven't heard we had a really bad few days. Benson was contacted by the officer that is handling his hiring and was told that his blood tests came back and he had failed. Apparently his liver readings were off the charts and because so he didn't have a job in Portland until new tests were run and they came back normal. If you can imagine we were really frustrated because he had been told that he was good to go and to make moving arrangments. So we did. We both have informed our jobs, we told our landlords, put money down on a new apartment and reserved a moving truck. So we were scrambling to find a doctor here that would call in blood labs for him. Luckily we have connections through Benson's mom who works at the hospital. On Thursday Benson went and had his blood drawn again and on Friday we got the results. One score is a little high but nothing of concern. On Wednesday he has a follow up appt with the doctor to completely sign him off. So keep your fingers crossed. Once the scores came back and it all looked good Benson called and informed the Portland doctor because he is the one that has to approve him to be hired. Well during that conversation the doctor then informed Benson that he had interpruted his depth perception results wrong and that he had really failed. So once again that means no job. So 3:00 on Friday we called every eye doctor in the area to get Benson in for an appointment. Luckily we found one in Salt Lake that would see him that evening and Benson passed the depth perception test. So, we are back on track for our move on December 28th. But as Benson has said to me before he is cautiously optomistic. I told him I won't feel totally comfortable until January 2nd when he has completed his first day of work.

Oh Christmas Tree



Well here is our glorious Christmas tree. I never thought I would use a fake tree but desperate times call for desperate measures. I promise this is only a one time deal. With the upcoming move and the preparation for it, it just wasn't the year for a real tree. The kids didn't care, they still got to decorate the tree and they had a lot of fun.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Officer Weinberger reporting for duty!

Well of the title didn't give it away, Benson was hired by the Portland Police Department! We went to Portland for a long weekend this last weekend for Benson to finish up the testing. Then he was told yesterday the 6th that he was hired and he starts January 2nd. Luckily I went with him and we were able to find a great place to live. We are really excited about our upcoming adventure. We just didn't realize that the move would take place so soon.

I would have some pictures of our trip but we forgot our camera. But we went and saw Multnomah Falls, it was absolutely beautiful. It was freezing, luckily Benson had is coat to let me use! If you have never been to Portland then you should go not only because we want guests but it is beautiful.