Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Dad and Mom! This year Ben and I surprised my mom and dad with matching baby bibs to let them know that a new member to our family is on it's way! I am 3 months along and we are expecting a new baby around the 7th of July! Yea!!! The secret is finally out!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Our ward Christmas party had a talent show and these are pics from the show.


Everyone took a turn trying to get Landon to sleep. Ben had him for 5 seconds and he passed out. A dad in the making.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Last weekend my friend Amanda and I participated in a local craft fair. This is us in our booth modeling and showing off some of the stuff we were selling.
I made a bunch of receiving blankets bundled with matching burp clothes.
I also made some funky half aprons for cooking or crafting.
This is one of the wreaths that my friend Amanda made.
It was kind of a weird craft fair so we didn't sell very many items but we still had fun doing it. At least my mom took pitty on me and bought a bunch of the blankets off me to give away as baby presents.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I have had these window panes sitting in my parents garage and my apartment for the past 4 years or so. When our stuff arrived in Hawaii Ben took one look at those windows and said, "You seriously moved those windows here!" I responded, "YES, I seriously did!" They came out of Grandpa and Grandma Bell's house when they replaced them all and I thought they were way cool! So I finally hung them on the wall in our new place and I LOVE them!

Koa and Landon are new BFFs! Landon tugs and pulls on Koa, and Koa fights back by licking Landon to death! It's pretty entertaining to watch! Landon belongs to Karl and Amanda that we met when we first got to Hawaii. We now live right down the street from each other and do everything together. We even trade of making dinner every other night! It's awesome not to have to make dinner every night!
We are trying to make Landon learn how to crawl. Amanda and I make him practice everyday! He's getting close but he still hasn't figured out the whole coordination thing!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Here are three very good reasons why I have not updated my blog lately...

Reason Number 1:

We moved into our new place and boxes are everywhere! Take note of the snowboard...who goes snowboarding in Hawaii???

Reason Number 2:

This is our very hyper new addition to the family! He is a 4 month old Chihuahua / Fox Terrier mix will all the energy in the world!

Reason Number 3:

Our new cat that thinks he rules the house! Who are we trying to fool...he does rule the house! If he does get what he wants he bawls like a baby until he does!
So I know by know you all think we are crazy for getting a dog and a cat but I had to promise Ben he could get a cat if he would let me have a dog! It's all about compromise!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Saturday night we went Cosmic Bowling with some friend that are staying in the same hotel as us. There is a big bowling alley on base and our friends love to bowl so we have taken up a new hobby! BOWLING!!!

Here's Ben's showing us his awesome moves!
My new BFF Amanda and her cutie Landon!
I had a hard time focusing on the game for some strange reason? Landon is soooooo distracting!

Landon and his daddy...Karl.
Here we have a lovely picture of Ben rolling his eyes at me while I attempt to take the 50millionth picture of him!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Ben and I went to the North Shore the other day and I took some fun pictures of our adventures.

We also saw our first gecko ourside our hotel room! How fun and nasty all at the same time!

I saw these two little kids on the beach and it reminded me of something that Cody and I would have done to each other!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We finally made it to Hawaii and life is good. Our first day in Hawaii we rented a convertible and drove half way around the island. It was BEAUTIFUL. We reached the Hawaii temple just as the sun was about to set so we took a few daytime and nighttime pictures. On our drive there Ben saw a sign that said BYU Hawaii, he looked at me and said, "There is a BYU Hawaii." I just about died. How can you not know there is a BYU Hawaii. We had a good laugh.

This last picture is one of my favorites because it is the view you see when you are standing right in front of the temple. The palmtrees are all in perfect rows and the grounds are amazing. Can someone please remind me why I didn't get married here? Cody...can you please marry someone who would be okay with getting married here.

Monday, August 20, 2007

This past week I decided it was time to get a tan! Nalani, Maile, Quinn, Cannon, and I all headed to Seven Peaks for a fun filled day in the water! Maile soaked Quinn and Cannon in sunscreen and I decided it would be great fun to not put any one at all! Bad mistake!!! As you can tell I got burnt to a crisp! The best part of my burn is that you can tell I picked up Quinn towards the beginning of the day. He left a killer hand and arm print on me where the sunscreen rubbed off as I carried him across the hot cement from one pool to the next!

This is definitely the first and last time you will see me in a swimsuit on my blog! Oh wait...Hawaii is coming...nevermind! Just so you all burn really is worse than it looks in these pictures! I am now covered in major blisters that are just waiting to pop!
Bye the way...we fly out Saturday to move to Hawaii!!! Life is great!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ben and I had one last "Hoorah" in California before he had to ship out.
We went to SeaWorld in San Diego and it rocked!

The Shamu show was my favorite! I was ticked that it was so short!

Here's Shamu gearing up for a big splash to the audience!

Awww...cute little sealions!

She seriously stood on top of the whale and rode around the tank on it's head!
No one is allowed to leave Disneyland or Sea World without eating at least one churro!

Monday, July 16, 2007

WE ARE MOVING TO HAWAII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right...Ben received his first Army assignment! We are moving to Hawaii for 3 years! Everyone better start planning their vacations now! We want to see each and everyone one of you visit us within these next 3 years! Who can pass up a free place to stay in Hawaii?

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Friday was cowboy day at work for Ben so we went to the good ole Walmart Thursday night and hooked him up with his very own cowboy shirt! Shocking that they would have a cowboy shirt at Walmart huh! When I took this picture Friday morning I felt like he was on his way out the door to his first day of school or something! He's just too cute!!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Okay...okay! I guess it's time to update our blog since everyone is sending me hate mail! Here are the last few pictures from our honeymoon. These are the pictures from our Mini Jeep adventure in Ensenada. We are so hard core!!! Ha ha ha! Ya right!

I took these last few picture just for Uncle Carl because the minute I saw these building I thought of him! I knew he would think they are so cool! The first one was made of all wine bottles and the second one was made of a whole bunch of wood pieces nailed together all crazy and funky!