Friday, September 26, 2008


Jared rode his motorcycle to work today. When he arrived, he reached into his backpack to retrieve the styrofoam container of Olive Garden leftovers, and realized it was gone. The zipper was open. It must have flown out during the ride. Slightly annoyed, he unzipped the bag further to find that though he lost the container, he had not lost his lunch. There in the bottom of his bag was a large clump of saucy noodles. Imagine the look on his co-worker's faces as he reached in with bare hands and pulled out his noodle-wad saying, "What? We ran out of containers."

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Henrik Joseph

Henrik Joseph

was born to Ben and Ariel yesterday!!!
11 hours of labor
7 lbs. 5 oz.
Dark navy blue eyes
Dusting of dark hair

Ben, Ariel, and Henrik are all doing wonderful. Henrik caught on to nursing quickly, and is very alert. He is constantly looking around and taking in his new world.

For more pictures, check out Ben and Ariel's blog THE UPPER COVE


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Laundry Day and New Discoveries

Today I did laundry. I mean ALL the laundry. Every last piece of dirty clothes in the house. I discovered for the first time after 4 years of marriage that when all of our clothes are clean at the same time they don't all fit in the dresser.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Surprise Weekend!

On Friday morning, Abby and I woke up to our husbands handing us a piece of paper (she slept over the night before). The paper was a clue, leading us on a treasure hunt that resulted in a one hour massage at the deluxe Spalon Montage. When we were finished getting pampered, a lady behind the desk handed us another clue, with money for coffee, and instructions to get home quickly. When we arrived, we discovered the boys had planned a surprise camping trip to Temperance River. We packed up as fast as we could and spent a wonderful weekend together camping, hiking, resting, eating and shopping. It was wonderful. Thank you Ben and Jared!

Hiking on Temperance River

Cool foam patterns on the water

One of the "violent waterfalls" we were to watch out for

Ben and Abby

Ab scaling the rock wall

At the top!
Abby and Ben in the woods
Me and the hus


The river raging through the rocks

Da boyz
We found a deep pool that was beautiful...

...and stopped for a snack
The boys decided it was time for a dip-- in the 55 degree weather!
1, 2, 3, JUMP!
Laughing cuz it was SO COLD. I think out of hysteria.
We rested while they swam.
That evening, after HOT showers, we went shopping in Grand Marias
Enjoying hot coffee and homemade donuts.