Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring happenings

We've had a busy few weeks, made tougher by all of us being sick one at a time. I (Ben) got sick with some sort of flu/respiratory infection thing around mid-march, and it took me about a week to get over it. While I was sick with that, we had an awesome opportunity to head up to Nebraska for a few days to see Gina's grandma (She has never met me or Atalie). Gina's dad was making a trip up there at the same time so it worked out great to get to see him too. We had a great time, but the car ride was long! The day we left we drove through torrential downpours for 7 of the 9 hours of the trip ...exhausting! The trip back was a lot easier, nice & sunny. Atalie did awesome in her car seat the whole time - towards the end she was a little sick of car rides but by now it doesn't seem like she was traumatized for life :)

Work at Dixie has been picking up. The first months of the tourist season are always slow but it has at least been somewhat of an income, compared to none in January & February.

We have been definitely kept busy by Atalie, she is growing like a weed lately, and she does something new every couple of days. We think she is getting really close to crawling...she sits up on her own and does this scooting motion, and sometimes when she's reaching for something she'll lean forward so far that she ends up on her hands & knees... we love it.

Now Gina's the one who's recovering from the flu/lung cough thing. There are no more of us left who can catch it, so hopefully this means it's going away for good.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Atalie's Beach Body Workout

Tired of stubborn knee rolls? Chubby ankles? Well summer is just around the corner, and Atalie's got the perfect workout to make your body swimsuit ready!
"Hi! I'm Atalie, let's get ready to exercise!"
"Before you start, make sure you have the proper footwear.""Also, keep a drink nearby to stay hydrated."
"Now, let's warm up. Lay on your back and roll from side to side. We'll stretch out by reaching down to touch our toes.""Next, it's time for sit-ups! Sometimes these can be really tough.""Work those hamstrings!"
"Time for some push-ups! We're on our way to a beach body now!"
"All done, make sure you stay stretched out."
"See you on the beach!"

Monday, April 07, 2008

So, thanks to Lisa I've gotten some pretty good deals lately. This is my most recent... I got all of these goodies for an awesome price. Everything would have cost me $51.02, but with coupons and sales I only spent $21.99 and got $10 in store credit (ecbs) so it's almost like I only spent $11.99! Not bad when only one of the packs of diapers would normally cost 10.00. I've still got a ways to go until I'm as good as Lisa is but, I'm still pretty pleased. Thanks so much, Lisa!!
And, of course... no post would be complete without a picture of little Atalie. :) These were taken of her in her sweet Easter outfit. The dress was a gift from my sister, the sweater made by my mom, the tights from my sister-in-law, the shoes from my friend Tammi, and the headband from some friends from work! Thank you everyone!