August 15, 2008

Baby Sitting & Photoshop, etc.

Hello all, this is Ben...hey wait! Don't stop reading...I just want to balance the blog equation here. Four days ago I completed the National Dental Board Exam part 1 (like USMLE step 1, but for dentists). I say that because I have been sort of ANTI-social to pretty much all my friends who weren't close enough to throw rocks at since about April. I am, of course hugely relieved that it is over (unless I don't pass), but I want to apologize to everyone. Especially to my friend Jesse Horrocks who called me on my birthday (May 14th) and has still not received the return call.

Anyway...since the test I have been in sort of a daze trying to get around to everything I've been wanting to do, but haven't been. Among those includes creating logos for my dental fraternity (Xi Psi Phi, aka "Zips") and a friend who is starting up a business. While none of them are "done" I am proud of them and am ready to share them with everybody. The zipper is my favorite.

Telia and I have been baby sitting three of my cousins while my Aunt Mindy and Uncle Thad go to my other cousin's wedding in San Diego, who's dad (my uncle Kevin) is receiving a heart transplant tonight due to amyloidosis. But with so much going on, especially the babysitting part, of which Telia has done the lionshare, I think it is time for me to walk away from the computer/photoshop/logos for a while and go be decent helping husband...

This was adapted from the original below:

August 6, 2008

2 Years and Strong

Happy Anniversary Ben!! And Brooke and Joe! Yes, that is right. We have our Anniversary on the same day as Ben's Sister!! And we actually got married the same day, same temple. We even have a picture of all of us together in our wedding dresses and tuxes. It was a wonderful day.

Ben, Thank you for the wonderful 2 years. You are such a wonderfun husband and father. I love you.

I think that it would be appropriate to tell our story. Well, it all started back on May 22, 2006. That is when I first set eyes on him. On Ben Anderson.

We both attended the saturday session of Stake Conference. I was there because my mom went and said that maybe Ben would be there. I knew of him, but had never seen or met him. About a week before, his mom had come into my dad's bakery (Great Harvest! I love it!) where I worked. She and his little brother who I thought was cute, came in and grabbed my hand at asked, "Are you the one that is not married?" I hesitated and said "Yes." She then proceeded to tell me that she had a son who she thought I should meet. I said "OK," whatever. So when I saw him at the church, I knew it was him.

Anyway, long story short, We met. He asked me out. He said that he wanted to take me out and that it would be PLANED for, PAID for, and PAIRED off ( the three P's). I was flattered. So we stared Dating. A week later we were serious, I had my wedding dress by June 15, and we were married August 4, 2006!! It was a wonderful day, and continues to be a dream come true. To eternity and beyond!!