Thursday, November 26, 2009

Welcome to the World Hudson Warner

On November 11 my beautiful Nephew Hudson was born. I have not meet him yet, but I already love him so much.
Ben is so excited to have a nephew, he has already loaded up on the camo and is planning his first hunting trip.

Here is a picture I received when he was a few days old

Guess What...

We are Moving back to Utah! We are so excited to be back close to all of our friends and family.
More details to come

The Big 50

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dad who is turning the big 50. I hope your day is filled with lots of fun and laughter. I wish I could be with you today to celebrate.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


This past weekend Ben and I were able to take a little trip to California for a friends wedding. We flew in a couple of days early and stayed in Monterey. On Saturday we went to the Monterey bay aquarium, if you are ever up there I highly recommend it we had such a great time seeing all the fish and wildlife. Sunday we drove down the coast to Cambria, on our way there we had noticed on a lot of the shores were seals. We thought it would be cool to stop and get a picture of all the seals, as we walked up we saw that they were elephant seals. After talking to a man from the friends of elephant seals foundation seeing them is a rare event. They only come to shore twice a year once in the winter to mate with the females and in July to shed the rest of the time they are out in the ocean.

The wedding in Cambria was beautiful the bride and groom looked amazing. We are so happy for Gabby and Brandon to start their lives together.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lake Powell!

Warning lots of pictures!

As our family vacation this year we decided to go to Lake Powell for a week of relaxation. We had such a wonderful time hanging out and doing whatever we wanted.

Thanks fam for a wonderful time.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tulip Festival

My mom came up for a visit so we decided it would be fun to go to the Tulip festival.  I was a little disappointed because not all the tulips had bloomed yet.  We still had a great time walking the fields going to La Conner, shopping and eating some yummy food.  Thanks mom for coming up and visiting.  

Tulip Angels 

Yard Work!

While Ben was out of town a couple of weeks ago I thought it would be nice to get some yard work done so he didn’t have to do it over the weekend.  I guess I didn’t realize how hard it is to dig up grass, take down a fence and pull up blackberry bushes.  By the end of the week I thought I was going to die, yard work is hard and I was exhausted. When Ben came home all he had to help with was planting the flowers.  I must admit I am pretty proud of myself for doing all that hard work.

I didn’t take any pictures before but here is the end product.  

Bow, he loves being outside

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Proud Wife!

I have to blog for a minute about how proud I am of my husband.

Last week Ben was promoted as Client Executive for Defined Contribution. This is something Ben has wanted for a while and I’m glad to see his hard work paying off. 

Ben I am so proud of you and I know you are going to rock your new role.

Congratulations babe!

Monday, April 6, 2009


This past weekend my cousin Dexter came up for a visit.  It was so much showing him around Washington.  We did so much while he was here and he was in luck, because the sun was out all weekend. On Friday we headed to downtown Seattle where we did the underground tour and pike’s market. That night we went to our favorite Sushi place where Dexter bet Ben to eat a raw oyster after about an hour Ben finally ate the oyster. We had to hear the rest of the night that the oyster made him sick, Dex and I laughed for about an hour. Ben was able to hang out with us on Saturday and we kicked off the day with the MS walk and then went Geocashing on Gig Harbor. Sunday before he left we went to the Space Needle and then over to Alki beach to walk the board walk.  I am so glad he was able to come up and can’t wait for the next time. He is such a good teenage boy, and I can’t believe how fast he is growing up.

 Thanks for the wonderful weekend Dexter.  Love you

Building a fire in our backyard

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful Birthday. 29 and still counting, I am so lucky to have you in my life. 
Cheers to many more Birthday's.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mt. Baker, New Dishwasher & Leavenworth

As you can see we have had a busy couple of weeks. It all started Super bowl weekend we went up to Mt. Baker with one of Ben’s co-workers. We had a blast at their cabin. It was so fun to get away for the weekend. Ben & Justin went skiing for the day while Erin and I stayed back at the cabin with there cute little man. The skiing wasn’t very good but the boys still had a blast. 

Ben Stretching after a long day on the slopes

I can ski!

You know your cool when you keep you helmet & goggles on inside

That next week I went to turn on the dishwasher and wouldn’t start. Stupid dishwasher! I had to take all the dishes out and wash by hand, and if anyone knows me I hate dirty dishes I can’t sleep if I know that we have dirty dishes in the sink. I felt like I was always washing dishes. I never realized how many dishes we used in one day. Last week we went out and finally bought a new dishwasher to have delivered and installed, but when the installers came they informed me that they could not install the dishwasher because the new water hose we bought would not fit from the sink to the dishwasher. They said they could come back later when we purchased a longer hose.  Are you serious, I could not wait any longer so Ben and I decided that it wouldn’t be that hard and we would do it ourselves, boy were we wrong. After six hours, two trips to Home Depot and me getting my fingers smashed we finally had a new dishwasher. Note to self next time we will just pay to have them install it even if they have to come back. 

The old dishwasher

The finished product!

This year it was Ben's turn to plan Valentine’s weekend, we had a little wrench thrown in because of the dishwasher but still had so much fun. Friday night we went to a really great restaurant and had a romantic dinner. Then Sunday morning we got up early and headed to Leavenworth, it is a little Bavarian town. We had so much fun, looking in all the little shops and eating some yummy food. I loved that it was snowing it really made for a great time. I can’t wait to go back this summer, for white water rafting, biking and all the fun outdoor activities.