July 27, 2011

Let's Play Catch Up

Boy, does time fly! We have been in Fort Worth, Texas for ONE whole year now. Ben and I have never lived in one place for this long before and we don't plan on leaving anytime soon! We've really made ourselves at home here. Ben has a good thing going as a sub dealer for ADT and I work as the Practice Manager of the ER at JPS Hospital.  Our work keeps us both busy but we both really enjoy it! 

Church keeps us busy too; we are part of a wonderful ward and are given so many opportunities to serve. Ben serves as the Scout Master (a darn good one).  He loves working with the youth and he just got back from an awesome scout trip that he will blog all about soon.  I serve as Primary President and have so much fun working with the little ones, teaching them values that they will carry with them through their lives.  I am so lucky to be able to spend Sundays with the children, playing games, and hearing them sing! 

Of course, amidst the busyness we make time for our friends, we like to think that they are pretty awesome. There's lots of game nights, pool parties, dinners, double dates, girls nights etc.  Ben and I savor every minute we have together too. We really make the best of the little time we seem to have and take turns each week planning creative dates for each other-- it's a great motivation to get out on the town and see and do more.

Some of the things we've been up to...

Ben coached little league baseball this Spring. 

Ben caught one.
I didn't. 
We will definitely go fishing again soon since I've seriously never caught a fish before!

We painted faces at our Church Carnival! Ben showed me up by painting dragons and unicorns while I painted the easy stuff- stars and flowers. The kids loved it.

Ben took me on a surprise date to the Texas Motor Speedway, to watch Formula 1 Races. We had so much fun, especially once we put the ear plugs in... yeesh! It was loud.

Of course we saw Danika Patrick and cheered her on!

We loved having Abby, Tony & the kids come to visit.
We went to the stockyards to watch the daily cattle drive and we had a fun picnic at the Botanic Gardens.

Sure do miss having these kids around!