Thursday, June 3, 2010

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE...

a FUN weekend.
All girls...and little Benny.
The beginning was GREAT.
We treated the girls to dinner out!
(which meant that we were treating ourselves to a night of no cooking)
These girls are a blast to be around.
So much laughing and giggling.
So much youth and vigor...
I'm convinced they keep US young.
GOOD TIMES
And GOOD FOOD!
Doesn't take much to make us happy.
It's amazing how fast life changes.
This was my LAST picture 
of Ben alive.
(wish I had taken more)
WHY did I have to have a 
MOUTHFUL OF BURGER?
Not so flattering....
(sorry Ben)
I'm grateful that he was there...
amidst us girls.
I'm inclined to think 
that he loved every minute of it.

14 comments:

Ali said...

he for CERTAIN, loved every minute of it :) who wouldn't? laughing, giggling, shear joy...

Junior said...

I agree with Ali, I am sure he loved it. wonderful pictures

troutdalite said...

you always surrounded him with love and happiness and energy and action. lucky boy!! i think the first time i met you, you were pushing Ben out to the City Beach in Gilford. always where the good times are!

TMI Tara said...

Ben was soaking up every ounce of love and joy you always brought to him. What a special photo of two special people!

Smilin' sunshine said...

Its always a party when you get a bunch of girls together! Just look at Ben's face, he was totally enjoying himself!!

LL said...

how could he not love every minute of it?!! He was in good company. Surrounded by a bunch of beautiful ladies who adore him.
Such a ladies man, every one loves him.

shirlgirl said...

I am in total agreement with everyone's comments. Sweetie, don't keep bashing yourself about wishing you took more pictures. You have so many wonderful pictures. We can always say, "if I had known, I would have . . . . " I know there are many things I wished I had done years ago in certain instances, but we can't go back and I really don't have any regrets and you certainly shouldn't have any regrets. Ben was so loved and cared for by everyone and you've been an absolute awesome Mom to all of your children. I know we feel we can never "have enough". We do what we can do. I love all of the pictures of your night out on the town, and I am so glad you have those beautiful memories. Cherish them always. Love you bunches. Aunt Shirley

Jo Jo said...

Looks to me like he's rolling his eyes at your hamburger breath. Wish I could hang out at girls night out parties!

LL said...

laughing @ Amy Jo!

Jenny said...

...and he had his toes painted WAY before the rest of us ladies did! You KNOW he was partying--that's just how he rolled.
XOXO

Sojourner said...

This picture is so cute,ben with his mouth open waiting for his slice of pizza;-) and enjoying the party atmosphere,like the time you put a cherry on his nose. he'll have one waiting for you:-)

April said...

Oh what a fun memory together! I love seeing Ben soak up the ladies-- and you in turn soaking up...him.

Adam and Anya said...

It IS amazing how life changes! In one moment, life as we know it can alter. These photos are treasures. How blessed we all are for this modern digital photo age. Cherished memories can stay with us and be shared. Prayers PRAYERS.

Hugs and love!

barryblog said...

Oh, Becky, I am so sorry to hear about Ben. My prayers and love are with you. Like my kids always say, "Don't Worry, Be Happy". I bet that is what Heavenly Father says, too:)