Monday, March 31, 2008

Shelly Came to Visit

So this past weekend Shelly came into town to hang out with Ben and I. We had so much fun....even though it was such a short trip. We picked her up on Friday afternoon and that night we went to a Jon Schmit concert (he is a pianist) and it was so entertaining. We all loved it. Then we just hung out on Saturday and Sunday. Ben's sister was blessing her baby, Lily, on Sunday so went down to Idaho Falls for a little bit. We were sad to drop Shelly off at the airport this morning but I am excited to see her again in about a week and a half.

The Mother and I

Me and Ben with Lily

Thursday, March 27, 2008


So I turned the BIG 2-1 on Sunday which also happened to be Easter, so me and Ben celebrated both. Well the day before we went down to Ben's house and had a birthday/easter party for me, Chad (brother-in-law) and grandma Donna. It was so much fun!!! Me and Ben hid easter eggs in the basement for the kids to find and then we all had an amazing dinner. So then when Sunday rolled around I woke up to an amazing breakfast. I really wish I would have taken a picture because let's just say that Ben is really into the presentation of food. He made me crepes with homemade apple filling inside. It was seriously divine. He then garnished the top of the crepes with a lovely display of apples and put little chocolates around the plate. I was very impressed.
Then we went to church and I made it a purpose not to tell anyone it was my birthday because I feel somewhat awkward in the ward and I did not want any attention on me. Then we came home and once again Ben made an amazing dinner of ham, twice baked potatoes, and rolls. But that is not even the best part he made me a cake (seen below). Now this was not just an ordinary funfetti cake. Ben decided that he wanted it to layered. So I had a four layer cake with frosting in between each layer. It was delicious.

Side note: I also went out to lunch with the girls!!! It was so much fun!!!

After the Birthday celebration it was then time for Easter. So this year Ben and I made baskets for each other but then we realized that we did not get easter baskets so told each other that we just had to find something around the house to put our easter gifts in. This is what we came up with:

The Lamp
The cookie jar


Ok so I now totally feel like a married person. You could not believe how excited I was to finally get couches. It is weird how these things in life (like getting couches or china) excite you. But hey they do so I thought I would share my excitement. Ok so we are finally starting to hang things up in our little apartment and I know what you are thinking....yes it has taken me about 3 months to reach this point. But listen....all I have to say is that it is hard going to school full time and doing household things. Who would of thought? So this is just a whole new world to me.