Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Enchanted Forest

This weeks playgroup met at a little petting farm known as the Enchanted Forest just a few minutes away.
enchanted farm2
It had all of these former amusement park attractions that had been refurbished for the sweetest little petting farm. You can read more about it here.

enchanted farm1

enchanted farm
Jocelyn was a little freaked out by the chickens
enchanted farm3
The highlight was the pony ride. I totally thought she would freak out but she loved it.
It was a beautiful day.

the end.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I just want to say...

That I have the most delicious babies in the world.

just in case you were wondering

Monday, July 27, 2009

First Day of Work

Today is Ben's first day working for the man.


We love you honey! Have a great day!
Doesn't he look dapper in his new clothes?!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

what happens when you leave your files on my computer

I post them on youtube, facebook and my blog. Jason, Katelyn, we miss you. Katelyn we miss your blond hair.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The National Aquarium

Ever since I found out we were moving to Baltimore I have not been able to get the opening number of Hairspray out of my head. Naturally when we headed over there on Tuesday it played in my ears on repeat while looking at all the fun fish at the National Aquarium of Baltimore.
Jocelyn had a good time checking out all the fish


These were taken inside the Borders next door, it is a renovated power plant complete with smoke towers.



It was really fun, just don't ask me to drive around Baltimore anytime soon.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


sharing the swing

sharing the swing 2
just try and keep them apart

Monday, July 20, 2009

Berry picking *pics fixed*

Ben had to pick at double time in order to keep up with Jocelyn eating all the berries

Talia and Jocelyn new little friends
Shout out to Schrute Farms!

Wyatt taught us the correct way to pick the berries
Afterwards we gathered under a tree for a picnic lunch

smiles from a happy baby
Jeri made shortcake for desert... it was so0o good
the end.

Friday, July 17, 2009

surprise guests

Here's how it went down. I was cleaning up our new and fabulous kitchen for the evening. We had made cookies this afternoon to take to our neighbors but had decided against it because they were a little too crumbly, not to let good chocolate go to waste I stuck them in the freezer for safe keeping. Ben was sitting on at the desk working on the Internet next to me. I opened the drawer below the oven where I keep my cookie sheets. (I can not tell you how wonderful it is to have a space for the cookie sheets that isn't inside the oven). Here is what he says I said:
(with sweet surprise)
"oh, mice"
(with horror)
(jump on top of counter continue shouting)
(with realization and despair)
"email the landlord and throw away the cookies"
the end.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

new home

I only have a minute to say hi. Maryland has been good to us. The weather and the trees... Ohhh, I could go on about the trees they are so beautiful, the ward is super friendly and our house is awesome. This week has flown by, busy unpacking and shopping for our new place. However, for the first few days this was our dinning room table.

It was fun except Ben kept hitting his head on the light above.
I will post pictures of the new one as soon as it is finished.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What I will miss most...

These guys
I love my family

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Like the Pioneer Woman Says...

...Keepin' it Real
On the lighter side Brooke turned 1 month today
It is going way too fast