Friday, August 17, 2012

August thus far

This month I feel will be a long month!  Not that that is a bad thing, I'm actually looking forward to it.  Its nice to be busy, isn't it?   Ben's mission companion from Finland came to stay with us with his family for a little over a week.  It's silly, but I was so nervous to meet them.  Probably because whether we all got along or not they were staying with us for a week.  Ben assured me that I would be fine and it would be like I had known him for forever.  Of course, he was right.  We had such an awesome week!  They were amazed at all the temples so close to us so we went to the Jordan River, and the Salt Lake with them.  They also went to Bountiful for their 5 year anniversary.
Jarna and I at Jordan River

Sadly, a lot of what they heard about, and wanted to do here was EAT!  haha  Truly an American past time, yes?  So that's what we did.  They wanted to try all sorts of stuff.  I think I only cooked dinner twice while they were here.  They don't have a Wendy's in Finland.  So we went to Wendy's where Henrik at the triple baconator, a small fry (which isn't so small), and a milk shake.  WHA!  He said he could do it again too.  This guy could put away food!  Wendy's was good practice though, because we also took them to Rodizio's.  We all left so full we were sick!  Ben and I usually don't like to go there, because neither of us can ever eat our money's worth.  I think this time Henrik ate enough for all of us.  He's a big guy.
The Crew at Rodizio's!  

We also went to Kneaders, My Thai, Cafe' Rio, and Tepanyaki.  What a week!

 My new Best Friend, that I sadly won't see again  for many years.
Full!  Full!  Full!
Man love

We had so much fun with these guys.  I never considered going to Finland someday, but I definitely do now. Just to see them again.  It feels like all of us have been friends our whole lives.  They are incredible people and I will miss them terribly.  Blake even made a new friend in little Topias
Jarna and I had a good little cry as they left, but we are determined to make it happen again.  I'll pray for Blake to serve his mission there and we will go pick him up ;)  Someday soon, well relatively soon, we will see them again.

Aside from the awesome company Blakey has been growing up!  He had a little cold for a while but he has his cute personality back and is doing great!  He has been eating sweet potatoes and carrots.  He likes sweet potatoes better than carrots, but he is so good about eating them anyway.

He also just decided one day that he wants to sit up, so he does!

He is growing up so fast!  I'm afraid before too long he will be quite mobile.  He likes to grab the handle on his car seat and try to lift himself up, when he is on his belly he can turn in circles and he has scooted forward once.  Oh boy, I will try and love this stationary phase while it lasts, I don't think it will be much longer.

Soon to come:  Tazia's Bridal shower, reception and wedding, and Heather's baby shower.  Oh boy what a busy month!  Bring it on!