Thursday, August 25, 2016

Provo Farm Kids picture

One Sunday morning before church I took some pictures of the kids around the farm. Now if someone could just tell me the trick to getting all my kids to look at me at the same time that would be great!

This one  is my favorite of all the kids together. 











This was my favorite picture of the day. Shiloh is a sweet little thing



Jonah 8 months

Jonah is 8 months old and has learned some new tricks. He has learned to pick himself up in a plank position and then lung himself forward that is how he is getting all around the house. He talks a lot saying mama, dada, nunun (food) mmm(milk) lella(Bella). He does not like it when you say UH Oh to him and loud noises make him cry. He is a sensative little guy and very loving, When I pick him up  he alwayswraps his little arms around my neck and rests his face on me in an embrace and sometime gives me a nice open mouth kiss. He is a Mamas boy and show strong preference for me. He still is waking up at least once at night to nurse and has 6 teeth. He is very strong and its hard to get something he wants out of his grasp. I walked into get him up from a nap the other day and this is how I found him. We love Jonie!


Luke's first football game

Luke had tons of fun at his first tackle football game. James is loving being involved in football, it is really a way for these boys to bond. 


Royce, first day of school


Its such a strange feeling dropping your child off for the first day of school. You and they have been looking forward to it, but as I dropped Royce of this morning I had a strange urge to just sit there and watch him play. I didn't want to leave and then the tears came and I was a little stunned (this is my third child going to school shouldn't I be used to it). Shouldn't I rush home and enjoy the few extra minutes I have have to myself today? And here I am sitting at my computer pondering. I have had this sweet little boy all to myself for the past five years, the starting of school represents a the end of infancy and the beginning young boyhood. He has always been so independent and adventurous and I know he has never really been mine, he belongs to Heavenly Father but James and I have had the honor to love and care for him almost totally now I get to share him with his teachers and school. What a blessing he has been and will be to all those he comes in contact with. I love you tenderly Royce Benson.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Heavenly Father

You know when God talks about tormenting and aflicting man.... I am feeling that today....
A mattress covered in spaghetti Os in my living room
A bedroom that smells like cat pee that I have spent hours and days trying to rectify
A husband sick in bed with the stomach flu
A out of control garden that has crazy weeds
A sick calf
and a dead cow in the back of my truck

I can barely take care of my kids and keep the bedlam at bay let a lone get anything else done. I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Missouris Grand Gulf

We went on a .8mile hike today. It was really beautiful and no one fell off the cliff so we did good. The first pic is really bad but Shilhs face in it is funny.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Missouri Ski

I think Roy took this pic. I just found it on James phone.

Country bumpkin

Shiloh and her kitties. Taken by unknown photographer on James phone.

3 hours before jonah was born

It looks like I have a watermelon under my skin. Lol

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Jonah is 2 months

Jonah is 2 months and is happy as can be. He is such a joy to have in our family. Everyone loves him. No one can get enough of this sweet little angel. He's definitely a mama's boy.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Luke funny

We are at my brother Josh's wedding and Luke asked why they didn't say I do. I responded by saying they used vows instead. Luke said like a e i o u? Why did they use vowels? He was super confused. Lol

Josh's Wedding

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Driving to Utah for my brothers wedding

70 miles outside grand junction

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Jonah is 1 month

Jonah turned a month old on the 2nd.  He's getting big  and giving us lots of smiles  and cooing. He is a very sweet boy  and everyone is giving him lots of love . There's something special about having a newborn in your home  we love this little guy . 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

St Louis

James and I spent the night in St Louis. They have a temple and Maggianos :). We took the baby with us and my mom stayed and watched the other kids at our house. It was awesome just having some time together.

 note the No Trespassing sign that my husband bluntly ignored. He just had to stick his finger in the Mississippi.