Thursday, November 22, 2007

Football Anyone?

Those who know Ben will not be surprised to hear that he has taken it upon himself to organize activity after activity for anyone who will join him, and as a serious graduate student (yeah, that's what I typed) he has made no exception. I have had to remind him more than once that we are not paying the outrageous tuition bill in order for him to play rugby, football, basketball, or golf. None-the-less, he continues to find time between classes to play. He sent this picture in an email to invite the Business school to a game of Turkey Bowl last Saturday and this morning. In fact, that is where he is right now. Imagine that!

We Love Grandma's and Grandpa's

Ben' parents came to visit us the week of Halloween and I think we dressed the kids up everyday for some sort of Halloween celebration. By the time the 31st came around it all seemed very anti-climatic! We also went to the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. It was very cool, and Grandma and Luke even got to blow their own glass pumpkin. We love having Grandma's and Grandpa's come and spoil us rotten. They always leave us with more toys in the closet and more food in the cupboards! Its great!

Of course, a trip to upstate NY wouldn't be complete for any Mormon family without visiting the Smith Farm and the Sacred Grove. Ben's brother, Nathan, and his girlfriend, Gia, live in Manhattan and came up for a few days and we drove up to Palmyra. We also made the trip when my parents came the next week. The missionaries are starting to recognize us! It was a little cold when the Rollins were here, but was perfect for my parents. The walk through the Sacred Grove was beautiful this time of year!

Papa & Gram Dutson with Luke

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Niagra Falls

My parents were recently here and we took the trek up to Niagra Falls which is about 3 hours from here. Needless to say, it was as amazing as it appears in photos. Luke and Caleb thought it was cool for about 2 minutes. Luke fell asleep in the stroller shortly after this picture was taken and Caleb found the rock walls more entertaining to walk on than the massive amounts of water blowing up clouds of mist.

I Made It!

I finally made it into the world of blogging! It took much coercing from friends and family as well as much nagging of my husband to solicit help with the web and computer intricacies I don't understand. All and all, it could have taken longer and could have ended with more hair pulled out than there actually was! With that said, I'm glad I (we) have done it and I hope all enjoy!