Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn Beauty

We went to the most lovely wedding this last weekend!  
It was everything autumn and I so so so enjoyed it! 

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Kellen and Samantha Holcomb

This wedding was the first wedding that ever made me feel old! Sam was in the youth group when I got back from Russia and was dating Adam ... 4 years ago! Can you believe it's been 4 years - weird! Anyways, we love Sam (and her family) and were every blessed to be able to celebrate her picture perfect day with her!

I thought her veil was just lovely!
I think I've seen it somewhere before :)

The reception was a great time to celebrate with friends 
and eat really, really yummy food! 
I was loving the pumpkins everywhere! Everything looked so great!
Look at how cute and fun my husband is
(I'm not in this picture because I wasn't being as fun as he was)
... but I got over it and had some fun too!
 table 10 
aka the super fun table
aka our community group (minus the Turners)

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Bennett's special treat at his Grammy's doesn't include sugar or new toys, 
it just takes up a little bit of room on Grammy's DVR.
Have you seen Jack's Big Music Show 
(Thank you Shayne for introducing me to it when Gunnar was watching it!)
It's adorable
and so is my son as he dances to the opening song!
He can't get enough!
and I can't get enough of that little pony dance he does!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saturday Morning

I was doing dishes
Adam was grading Chemistry tests 
and Bennett was...
...Yeah... we don't know either!
notice the upside down pacifier that he NEVER uses to sleep with

I went in to say hello and he had me sit down next to him 
 ... but I guess I wasn't doing it right, 
He soon got up and drug Adam into his room to sit down.

Upon Adam taking his seat, Bennett handed out the pacifiers! 

Once they both had their feet up,  Bennett started to point out the half finished paintings on his wall, with commentary on each painting such as, "Dah, Dah, Dah, Dah"
At this point we knew for sure our son was a genius!
He had set up an art exhibit in his room! 

But as time continued Bennett switched chairs and then started moving his stuffed animals around too.
  What's with the pacifiers?
Eventually they all ended up in their correct seats

And then Bennett had to give them all kisses
He's a very kind friend!

The art show was concluded with the throwing of the remaining stuffed animals at Mommy and then seeing who could balance those same stuffed animals on their heads.

Okay so, maybe he's not a genius
but he sure does make our Saturday mornings a whole lot more interesting than watching cartoons (or dare I say, Saved by the Bell)!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Place

Nothing makes this man happier than sitting right there
He would stay all day long if we let him

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I think Bennett has a BFF

I guess he didn't get the memo about how he can only love Adam and I. ever. 
(and his grandparents of course.)

His name is Jacob, aka Jake.  (good thing we love him too)

Jake and Bennett met when Bennett was just one day old. 
(But due to the general cloud of flog that sounds that time, there are no pictures ... we know for next time)
 We finally got around to a picture of the two of them when Bennett was 3 months old - opps!
Jake had always been really kind and generous with Bennett. 
They were always so sweet together.

Once Bennett could walk the story changed.
The two of them came to life with each other! 
They started with climbing...
 and wrestling ...
 and some more climbing...
and then there were those expeditions into the wild...
... were they made amazing discoveries!

Jake and Bennett are always so funny together!
They feed off each other and well... it's super cute! 

They also enjoy a sport or two together...
 ... and then a good meal.
if they actually stay seated

They love to do exactly what they see there daddy's doing!

When they need to go on a trip they aren't afraid to car pool... 
 ...and they both make sure to bring a backpack! 
(Even if said backpacks don't really fit)

Even though they still get "pushed around" sometimes...
  ... they still find ways to have tons of fun...
  ... and have secret conversations without their parents!
 It kills me I don't know what they are talking about here!