Friday, July 13, 2007


Jobs I've had:
1) Limited Too
2) Hostess/Waitress at Tony's in CA
3) Mentor/Advisor at Rise Inc. in Provo
4) 3rd-5th grade Special Ed Teacher

Places for weekend getaway:
1) beach
2) beach
3) beach
4) beach

Movies I can watch over and over:
1) I am Sam
2) The other sister
3) any harry potter movie
4) Life is Beautiful

Guilty Pleasures
1) Oreo Pizookie from BJ's
2) People Magazine
3) shopping
4) browsing through Target

Places I've Lived:
1) Mission Viejo, California
2) Belo Horizonte, Brazil
3) Provo
4) Gilbert

What I thought when I first saw my significant other:
Tanner sorta stocked me at first...I was a little scared. We had the returned missionary portuguese class together (it was my very first class at BYU..not a very good idea.) I think he thought it was kinda cool that I was young and spoke portuguese. He was and still is all about brasil, so he was into that. so my thoughts were...
1) "Is he behind me again?" He used to try and talk and walk with me after class.
2) "He's a little too happy for me" I love that about him.
3) 2 years later he came over to my apt to ask me out..."wow, I don't think I've ever been formally asked to go on a date before. I like that."
4) "He's too nice to be real"

Places I've been on vacations
1) Rio de Janeiro
2) Maui
3) New York
4) Cancun

Favorite Foods
1) Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2) cereal
3) Italian food
4) Cafe Rio

IF in a "jam" with spouse, tactics used to get out of the doghouse:
1) apologize
2) try to make him laugh
3) make him something he loves
4) i'll put it how sally did...grab his crotch

Websites I visit daily
2) blogs
4) craigslist

First kiss locations:
1) guys room...
2) on the beach at night
3) at the door at college apt
4) friends house

Places I'd rather be
1) on the beach
2) parents house
3) 70 degree weather
4) brasil

4 people I tag are...
1) Lauren
2) Dana
3) Cait
4) Meems


I love these can just see them amazement on his face. This was by far his favorite ride (it's a small world), and when it was over he kept saying 'more'. This was always my favorite ride when I was little and I'd want to go on it again and again. It's amazing how when you're older, you realize how cheesy and ghetto the ride really is, but it's so magical when you're little.

Our little Edie girl has moved so far away from us, and Benson is sad. He loves his cousin. They had fun together at Toon Town.

We walked over to the dumbo ride, and I went to get him out and he was OUT. He was so exhausted, so our day ended a little early. It was so fun though. I have always loved disneyland, and it was so fun to take my little one there and see the wonder and pure excitement of it all through his eyes.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Where do I start? We've been up to lots lately...we're finally moved into our lovely new house and we LOVE it! We love the house, the neighborhood, and the ward, and benson especially loves his backyard. I'll post some pictures when I take some..a couple people have asked to see it. I'm really slow at this (if you havn't noticed), but I'll get some up.
In between packing, moving, and unpacking, we've managed to squeeze in lots of time in California. My grandpa passed away last month so I went home for awhile to be with my mom and family and attend his funeral. It was an amazing funeral, my grandpa was an incredible person. It was a really good trip, with lots of time to reflect and be with family.

And Benson discovered his most favorite thing in the whole world to do...go to the beach.

He'd cry when we'd leave after an entire day. I've never seen him be so happy.. and it made me the most happy. My boy loves the beach as much (or more) as I do!

We came home from that trip for about a week and a half and then went back to Huntington Beach for a full week at the beach during the 4th of July. It was so much fun! Benson would wake up every morning, and say 'beach'! Then he'd say it about 40 more times during the day. We could not get there fast enough or stay long enough.