Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Lights

Here is my handsome husband hard at work. I don't really know why he needs foil and scissors to put up lights, but these are the questions I have stopped asking.
This is the finished product. The kids love it! Ben is out there almost every night making sure things are still in order.

Monday, December 1, 2008


This is my very good friend Lisa Bellisario. We have had alot of fun together, and have taken some verrry beastly pictures. She lives in San Francisco now... so we don't see much of eachother. So this is for you Lisa! Enjoy!(and yes they are pictures of pictures, don't mind the glare)

For your viewing pleasure

Here we are at E.F.Y. having more than our fair share of Krispy Kremes. Behind us are magazine ads that we had been collecting for the previous year to use as wall paper. I love Krispy Kremes!
Here we are rolling into E.F.Y. as usaul Lisa makes me do all of the heavy labor. Just about our whole school year was dedicated to the planning of and picking out of outfits just for E.F.Y... And what do you know niether of us met our husbands there. Go figure.

This is me, Crosseyed Lisa, Kara Heltames and Sara Enlow. Hanging out at the Mormon table most likely.

This is Spirit week the somphomres are red and the juniors blue. Rachel Eyenon, Maria Klewein, Lisa in a plastic wig, Amanda Sommers and Me. Now do we have style or what?

Here we are at seminary doing a final check on our "Ugly Day" outfits before school. Lisa's pants were awesome! I think we both ended up with unibrows and blacked out teeth as the day went on.

Here is Lisa playing tug-o-war with my dog Nephi... No shame.

We did makeovers at my house and got a bit carried away... we ended up as cannibals, and the poor sacraficial Bainzy got sucked into it too.

Need I say more? I think not.

This is the famous Cave Woman picture from girls camp.... Few have attempted since then... but haven't come close to it's beastliness. (and of course I couldn't figure out how to rotate it)

And yes... That is Taylor Penrod. I think I offered him all of the change in my pocket to do this to him.... It was under a dollar.

This is at girls camp... Lisa, Lisa's Mom and me. Notice the look on Lisa's face, Her Mom had just said something about how she was concieved.... That didn't make for a happy Lisa.

All in all I must say that Lisa is a dang good friend! Unibrow and everything!

Tea Party

Now that Thanksgiving is over and Ben went back to work we are back to everyday life. The kids seem to be enjoying it.

The day after Thanksgiving we had family pictures with the Hunter's, and there sure are alot of them. As you can see Ben is not taking any crap this year!

This shot was supposed to just be Bill and Judy and all of the grand kids... But 3 moms later, we can all see that wasn't happening. It's the thought that counts.

Here are all of the women. We are far more photogenic then the boys! Thats just how it goes.

Here we are, Our cute little family... Well two of us are considered little.

This is Austin and her favorite cousin Grant. They are so cute together. Grant said that when he sees Austin they are going to dance and then play cars. Austin had no objections.

Last weekend I went to go see Twilight with Tara and her family. I liked it... but thought it was slightly corny, then the next night Ben and I went to see it, and I loved it the second time. I can't wait to see it again!

Monday, November 24, 2008

4th of July

I was just looking through all of my pictures and I found this. It cracks me up! Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Zoo

Today Tara and I went to the zoo with our 4 kids. It was quite an adventure. Luckily for me I am nearly done with my first trimester, otherwise I wouldn't have made it through the reptile house. It smelled like a liter box that hadn't been changed in 2 months. Sadly I know that smell all too well!

This is Shaun and Grady checking out some sort of animal most likely. Little do they know it... But they will probably be best buds in about 6 months or so.
Here are the chillens riding the bronze tigers. They wouldn't let us ride the real ones. Go figure.

This picture is mainly proof that I was there and didn't pawn off my kids on Tara for the day... with 4 kids, 4 car seats and 1 stroller.

Here is Shaun on the carousel... He is riding the ant eater. And that is Tara in the background looking like she is about to say the "F" word. Probably because Shaun got to ride the ant eater. Curses like a sailor that one!

Here is Austin telling Aiden the ins and outs of the zoo, and what we will be seeing next on our tour.

Here they are ready to go. I bet you didn't think it was possible to fit this many car seats in to a SUV... it is. I just takes 10 minutes and sweaty pits!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Lisa sent me a quirks tag. This will not be nearly as funny, or weird as her's:
Un: I don't eat mayonase! I don't let my husband eat it, I don't keep ot in the house, and my kids have no idea what it is. I think it's NASTY!

deux: Similar to Lisa (with the holiday thing) I LOVE Christmas! My siblings and I would spend forever "talking about Christmas" when we were little. Basically you take turns saying what you want for Christmas. Lame, I know. But I have to admit, Christmas has gotten so much better with the addition of kids!

trois: This is odd... I love to draw floor plans of our future house... I do them to extreme detail. Then I color them, and show it to Ben. Then later I randomly quiz him on it to make sure he was paying attention.

quatre: I cannot eat and watch a movie at the same time. Something like candy is fine. But I get grossed out by everything! Even some of the characters, and lose my appetite. I always make Ben pause it until I'm done.

cinq: I am very picky meat eater, and sometimes vegetarian. I don't eat things like steak or roast, but the meat that I do eat I have to cut it into very small pieces and examine it. Especially chicken.

six: I rarely to never have naked toenails. I think they look weird. Don't get me wrong, They get to the point where the paint is about all chipped off. But never fully nude.

I tag: Tara, Mom, Danica, & Holly D.

Friday, October 24, 2008

This year for Halloween Austin is going to be a pirate! Just like her Daddy. She is so dang cute!
This is one of Austin's favorite things to do. She loves to get in Shaun's high chair and have hot chocolate milk. Not even a drop was spilled. Now thats talent!

Friday, October 10, 2008

After the posing was done, the dance party began!
Our house is sooo cold, so we got the kids some warm jammies! Austin's has piggies and Shaun's has duckies!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tonight Ben and the boys went to priesthood at the confrence center... So the kids and I had about 5 hours to kill. We went to the craft store and got stuff to make cute little Christmas trees. Shaun as usual was not interested, Austin was such a good helper!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

When Shaun woke up he looked at the pumpkins for a minute, then he realized he had more important things to do.
Today when Shaun was taking a nap Austin and I carved pumpkins! Austin was kind of mad at me at first because she thought that Mommy was hurting the pumpkin with the knife. Then when we put the candle in all was forgiven.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This is Austin's butterfly room. Whenever someone comes over she says "Do you want to see my butterfly room? Comon' let me show ya!" Even if they have already seen it 10 times.
In our new house we only have 2 rooms done. This is Shaun's jungle room. He loves it! My mom got him some jungle sheets and he loves to name all of the animals!

Monday, September 29, 2008

My little brother Doug just got back from his mission!!!! Austin was very happy to see him! He served in Minnesota. We are so happy to have him home!
This last weekend my cousin Nate got married in the Mount Timpanogas temple. This is his new wife MC! They had such a nice wedding!
Austin is 3!!! She had such a fun party! She especially loved all of the attention on her. Her little boyfriend Aiden got her some make-up.... She loved it! It sure was messy! Luckily we have old carpet!
Ok so I know that I have not updated this in forever! But we now have the internet!!!! YAY! So a little update, In mid July we bought a house in Orem, We absolutly love it! I will post some pictures soon. This picture was taken on the 4th of July in the downtown Provo festival. Austin looks a bit Drunken as usual.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Handsome Benny!
We did it! We made it 4 years! Can you believe it! For our anniversary we went to La Caille up in Salt Lake. It was really nice. We had dinner all by ourselves... no kids. After that we went to Park City and spent the night in a condo. Oh yes and before we left the resturant Ben backed in to someone in the parking lot.... Just like he did on our honeymoon. What a sentimental guy!
This is a peacock that was walking around our table looking for some leftovers.
This is Ben and Brooke on July 1st, 2008

4 YEARS!!!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Austin sings her ABC's .... kind of.

Beautiful Austin

This is Shaun and his very handsome Daddy at the campsite.
This past weekend we had a Hunter family reunion at Cherry Hill. This is Austin's cousin Grant, He is teaching Austin how to ride a scooter.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

This is our first time using the video part of our camera (can you tell?) Listen to Austin in the background!
..... What Ben and Austin don't know.... This is really MY puppy!
But no one is a excited as Ben!
Of course Austin thinks this is HER puppy. She is thrilled! Especially because Lady will be sleeping in her room.
Meet the newest addition to our family. This is Lady. She is to young to leave her mama, but on June 30th she will come home! We are very excited!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Austin is getting so big I can't believe it! She will turn three this August and she will be a Sunbeam in January!