No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Well, Puget Sound said they would take two weeks to reply to us and let us know about a job, but.... two days later they called and offered us a job! AND WE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT!! Washington here we come!! This is such a scary, exciting, stressful, happy time in our lives! I am not sure when the job will start, it all depends on how long it takes to get the paper work done! Now, I have to start organizing things so the movers can pack it more easily! That's right... they are going to pack and move all of our things for us! I am so glad! That is the worst part of moving! What a good Christmas present!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Our Seattle weekend!!

We have returned safely, soundly, and OH SO TIRED! But it was well worth the fun we had! Here is a rundown of our trip!
On Thursday morning we left for Seattle. When we arrived that afternoon, we got a really nice rental car, and if it were in our budget, i would really like a car like that. It was a Pontiac G6. Then we went to a nice lunch at 13 coins. Then we rode on the ferry! What a fun thing to do! I really liked it because we could just park the car, and ride and play for an hour instead or being stuck in the car driving!waiting in the car for the ferry to let us on!

Elise and Lucy on the boat!
Our familyLucy looking through the gate on the boat

Then on Friday, Ben had his interview at 7:30 am. So Lucy and I got ready and went to our friends house. We were able to see Marcie and Melanie for most of the day! Marcie made us a delicious chicken salad sandwich lunch and we were able to chit chat for a bit!
After Ben's interview I asked him how it went, and he thought it went well. But we won't hear anything for about 2 weeks.

On Saturday, we had a fun-filled day with our good friends Ben, Marcie, and Melanie! We all went to Tacoma and rode on a fun train with Santa. It was funny to see Lucy and Melanie with Santa, they were both very skeptical!

After our sweet train ride, we all went out to eat! We weren't really sure of the area, so we picked a place from the GPS, and it turned out great! We ate at Anthony's restaurant right on the water. It was so pretty! The food was great and the company was best!! We always have so much fun with Ben and Marcie. We love them so much and who knows, maybe we will be spending a lot more time together!
Ben and Elise
Ben and Marcie
Melanie and Lucy holding hands
The girls again

The weekend went by too fast but we had so much fun! We had a great time and made so many fun memories!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oreo Dessert

I made this oh so delicious Oreo Dessert for our ward party tonight, and I thought i would share it's goodness with you!
1 package of oreos
1 stick of butter, melted
1 package of cream cheese
1 Cup of powdered sugar
1 big package of chocolate pudding
1 16 oz. tub of cool whip

Crush up all oreos, except for 6 cookies, with a rolling pin. Mix crushed oreos with melted butter. Press into a 9x13 pan. In a seperate bowl, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in 1/2 tub of cool whip. Layer on top of oreos. Make chocolate pudding as directed on box. Layer on top of cream cheese mix. Use the rest of the cool whip on top of chocolate pudding. take the last six oreos and crush up a little and sprinkle over top! TA-DA!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm going on a trip and I'm taking......MY FAMILY!!

Seattle, Washington
This weekend, Ben has an interview at Puget Sound, the naval shipyard in Bremerton, WA. They are flying him down, and paying for a rental car, hotel, and food!! SO... We decided that Lucy and I would come along for the trip, and make a fun vacation out of it!! We only had to pay for a ticket for me, as Lucy is under two and free! I am so excited and proud of Ben for always doing good things for our family! I know he will do well and impress the pants off the interviewers!! And while we are in Washington, we get to see our good, sweet friends BEN, MARCIE, AND MELANIE!! I am just so excited, I can't wait! So, wish us luck and We will let you know how it goes!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

First Kiss!

On Saturday night we had our friends, the Sloan's, over for dinner! It was so much fun! Ben and I made a turkey and we had all the fixings for a Thanksgiving/Christmas feast...mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, jello, stuffing, rolls, and homemade pumpkin pie! It was delicious! Anyways, back to the main reason for this post! Lucy and Krew had their very first kiss last night! It was so funny, and i am glad that i got it on video! It is short, but oh so sweet!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Growing up!

It is still hard to believe we have a little girl! I took this picture of Lucy a few days ago, and she is looking so big to me! She is definitely growing up! Her hair is long enough for pig-tails and she doesn't cry when i do it anymore! And what a girl she is! she loves to wear mommy's necklaces and bracelets! She loves to kiss and hug her babies! I love that she is so girly! Gotta love Lucy!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dresser update

Ever since I finished our dresser, I felt it needed a little something more. So, one day Ben and I were shopping at the Idaho Youth Ranch, and found this mirror. I really liked it, but we had no where to put it. So once we had the dresser, I thought about that mirror and we went back to see if they still had it... and they DID!! and it was 50% off! I am pleased with the way it turned out!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lucy's Birthday a.k.a Thanksgiving

Well, this year Lucy's birthday fell on Thanksgiving! It was fun because we had more time off of work and was able to spend more time at our parents house and spend Lucy's birthday with our families!
In the morning we took Lucy downstairs and had decorated for her. My mom bought her a fun tent and set it up for her with toys and presents inside! I think she really liked it!! We went to Ben's parents house after she opened all her presents and spent the rest of the afternoon there! We had a delicious dinner with them, but the most amazing thing to me was all the pies that Ben's mom made!! She made: pumpkin, apple, cherry, peach, mixed berry, chocolate, cheesecake, lemon meringue, coconut, banana cream, and eggnog pie! It was extremely delicious and inspires me to start a new tradition with our family!
After all that fun, we went back to my mom's to celebrate Lucy's birthday! My grandparents came over to share the fun day with Lucy. Her highchair was all decorated with balloons and bows and she had turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy! She really loved it! Then came the cake! I thought she would just dig in and mash it around all over the place, but she was very dainty and made sure she was getting every piece in her mouth.... but the she got a little bored with that and then it was everywhere!!
All in all, I would say the day was a success! I have been planning this day for what seems like months, and now it is all over and we have A ONE YEAR OLD GIRLY! We love our little Lucy and are so thankful for the sweet little person she is turning into!

Opening Presents!

Blowing out the candle

Playing in her tent

Eating Cake

Yum Yum!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Taking Pictures!

Last night Lucy and I set up my hair cutting chair and took some pics in front of our Christmas tree! It was pretty fun, at first... the smiles slowly died down though! So we brought in the dog! She just loves Charlie! ENJOY!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree....

Well, I had a little time on my hands this week, and after talking to my mom-who already had her tree up a week ago- I put up the Christmas tree and decorations! It was a lot easier that I thought it was going to be, what the Lucy and the Dog! But They helped a lot, and we got it all done in one afternoon! Ben was sure surprised when he came home from work! Now we can enjoy the Festivities much longer!
Our Christmas tree. I had to put it up so it wouldn't get chewed or ripped down!

Cute earmuffs... getting ready for the snow!

I just added the picture of Lucy and Charlie for fun!!

New Dresser

This past week I have been working on our new dresser... well, new to us! Ben's brother gave it to us and I thought, "I could do something good with that!" So I have been sanding with Ben's vibrating sander, but it was taking forever! So Ben had a friend at work who's dad had a belt sander, and that baby did the job!! So after a long hard week, I have finally finished and am very happy with the results! THANK YOU STEVE AND LAURA FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

sorry no before pics! i guess i wasn't thinking!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I cannot believe how fast this last year has gone by! This time last year i was huge pregnant with Lucy... and now SHE is getting huge! (in a super cute, good way!) Life seems to be going by so fast lately and Lucy will be ONE YEAR OLD next week, so i thought i would put up some pics of when she was a tiny newborn, which only seems like a few months ago!

The First night we brought Lucy home!

She was so tiny!

I love this picture! She looks so much like Ben to me!

Three months old!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Little Ballerina

This year for Halloween, Lucy's first, we decided we would dress her as a ballerina! (because i had already made her a tutu like 6 months ago!) I think she liked her outfit and she sure looked cute! We didn't do any trick-or-treating, on account of getting our new puppy! But I don't think that Lucy minded one bit! And there is less candy around the house for me to eat!

Christmas Came Early!

Well, this weekend was Christmas in our family! (well at least for me!) We were looking online at a few PUPPIES for sale in Utah, and i found some that were so cute!! so i showed them to Ben after work on Friday. We talked to our managers Sat. morning and Sat. afternoon we were on our way to West Jordan, UT to pick out our sweet little addition! We all loved him from the first time we met him! His name is CHARLIE! He has been so good to Lucy and I think that they are going to be great friends! We take him out about every hour and so far no accidents in our home, but it has only been a few hours! I am so excited for the fun (and time-consuming) years ahead for out sweet little family!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just Hanging Out with Lucy

I just LOVE being Lucy's momma! I am so thankful that i GET to stay home with her and have fun with her! It would be so hard to leave her and miss so many milestones in her life! I am thankful that Ben is such a good husband and works so hard for Lucy and I, so that we can stay home together! I love my eternal family and am so blessed to have a beautiful, healthy little lady and a sweet caring hubby! I LOVE MY FAMILY!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Our little animal Lover

Lucy just loves animals....and we ALL love ice cream! So we like to go to Reed's Dairy and get the best of both! They make delicious ice cream and Lucy loves to go and visit the goats and sheep! I am glad that she likes animals, because I do too! One day we will have a little one for her to play with!! (an animal, i mean! Don't get any ideas!)
"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo