It's not like me to do these things, but I figured I'd make an exception, just this once, since my sisters pestered me. :) 1. Where did you meet? Cookie cutter story. . . both lived in the University Villa while attending BYU. . . interestingly, Jed's sister also met her husband there 2. How long have you been married? Going on 7 years 3. What does he do that surprises you? Souper Salad. And insists on watching the kids so I can have some alone time 4. What is your favorite feature about him? The adorable muscle by his ribs (and possibly his bluer-than-sky-blue eyes) 5. What's your favorite quality about him? He treats people equally--equal to each other and to himself. He has a keen ability to see the humanity, vulnerability, and genuineness in others. 6. Does he have a nickname for you? Buddy 7. What's his favorite color? Light tan (and his favorite animal is puppies) 8. What's his favorite food? Rhubarb pie, veggies, and Red Vines 9. What is his favorite sport? B-ball, cycling, tennis, cross-country skiing, running 10. Who said I love you first? hmmmmmmmmm (him) 11. When and where was your first kiss? Two weeks after meeting, on an unchaperoned excursion at his family's condo at Bear Lake (rebels :) 12. What's your favorite thing to do as a couple? Wrangle over the last popcorn kernel (he always lets me have it), hike with our boys, bike, discuss issues that matter to us, camp, wrestle/snuggle 13. Do you have any kids? Check out our site 14. What's a hidden talent that he has? Sweet guitar skills, even sweeter falsetto, and an uncanny wit 15. How old is he? Almost rounding the corner of his third decade 16. What's his favorite type of music? Beatles, Paul Simon (and sometimes Garfunkel), Gordon Lightfoot 17. What do you admire most about him? How simultaneously strong and gentle he is. Plus, how he is with our boys. Plus, how he let’s me chop my hair 18. What is his favorite past time? History, ascending mountains, and doing anything that will make him stronger
Posted by Holly at 11:05 AM
A lot of people have asked. . . so I just wanted to explain the silouette picture on the top of our blog. When we were hiking in Canyonlands National Park during our Moab trip, I was waiting along a ridge for Jed to catch up, and as I looked over I discovered our cool shadows. When Jed arrived he snapped a quick pic of it. No special effects or anything. . . just us and nature.
Posted by Holly at 7:58 AM
Can you believe someone gave us this incredible play yard? It's true! Our generous neighbor, Rick, is "buddies" with Isaac--the two are often found hobnobbing around Rick's yard, picking raspberries, inspecting plums, or chatting. Rick's own daughter had outgrown this and so he offered it to us for free--to his little buddy--if we could just find help to haul it over the fence (I knew there was a good use for the four elders in our ward! j/k). The boys LOVE it! Isaac has dubbed it his "tree house." Another generous family, the Quigleys, gave us these two beautiful little couches for our living room. I love them! The one opens as a chest--it's like the cedar chest I never had (though not made of cedar :). We finally had a last reason to banish the TV to the basement, where it will permanently reside (hopefully).
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Posted by Holly at 11:36 AM
At certain moments, having kids makes me long to be a kid again.
Posted by Holly at 11:23 AM
So it's been about two years since I've seen my brother David and his family, and we were lucky to have them stop by to visit us on their way out to Utah this summer. They drove from Pennsylvania to Utah and back with six kids in tow! They have such a beautiful family. All six of their kids are kind, well-behaved, sweet, and fun! The boys played so well with mine and enjoyed a sleepover in the basement while the girls and I made necklaces. We love you, David, Wendy, Macy, Mead, Cole, Clay, Ella, and Lily!
Posted by Holly at 11:17 AM
We're obviously having WAY too much fun in Utah this summer! We enjoyed our Hansen Family reunion in Midway and extended the visit a few days to visit family. Never can have too much time with cousins!
Posted by Holly at 11:11 AM