Rainiest Summer Ever

So we both turned 29, and we finally got around to celebrating this past weekend. We used the night’s stay in a “Jacuzzi Suite” that we won at the Jamaica fund raiser, Nic’s parent’s bought us dinner and a movie, and my mom stayed with the kids. We only went 20 minutes down the highway…

Charlie Brown's Parents

Apparently we’ve reached that point in life where people are more interested in our kids than us. I guess we’ve gotten so boring that we now exist only as a function of our children. Perhaps we’ll rename the site www.benandabisparents.com. Since I’ve been told that I need to blog about the kids more, I figured…

1 Year Down

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own….

Nicole's New E-Mail Address

When I got my new iPhone, the old one passed down to Nicole. Since then its been buzzing every 15 minutes 24 hours a day notifying us of the spam she’s getting. She averages about 10 spam messages an hour. GMail + Apple Mail does a decent job of filtering it out, but the iPhone…

Best Long Weekend of the Summer — So Far

This weekend started with a late night chat, and continued being wonderful with 4 great guests in our home, two trips to the beach, one to a splash pad, two to a park, and two kid-free date nights — one just ourselves, and one with friends. I’m pretty sure we’ve O.D.ed on joyful satisfaction. And…

Wedding Stuff

While Pam has been working and stressing for most of a year, the countdown really started getting exciting for me about 3 weeks before the big day when I got to pick up my finished dress and it got to hang in the hallway till the day of the wedding. Next was finally starting to…