With a Midnight visit to Benefis Hospital, our son Benson William Pfile made his big arrival. He was born at 4:52am and weighed 8lbs. 3ounces and was 21 inches long. So far, he's been my biggest baby. He's got lots of dark hair and a calm little spirit about him. He came 5 days early and we're so glad to finally have him here.
- Kevin and Brooke
- We both grew up in Montana, and after high school we even lived in the same town, but did not meet until Kevin returned from his mission. Kevin served in the South American Mission of Asuncion Paraguay and upon is return in 2001, we were introduced by none other than his match making sister, Janna. We have been married for 8 years. We have four children. Our oldest son, Carson is 8, Rosario (Rosie) is 4, Olivia is two and Benson is 6 months.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
After returning from a baptism, Kevin took a few pictures of my belly-10 days prior to my due date. I have not posted any pictures of my belly really so here ya'll go, a profile shot of me, possibly the only one you'll see before I deliver. Sorry, I'm not good at keeping up on our blog. Maybe I'll post another just before we go to the hospital. I'm certainly ready to welcome this baby, can't wait to meet him and introduce him to the family that has so patiently waited for another little one in the home. I love being a mom, it's brought me more joy than I'd ever imagined. I feel many times so undeserving of each of my kids but am grateful for the opportunity to raise, love, teach and be a part of their lives with Kevin at my side. I'm also grateful to have parents and parent-in-laws who are so supportive of our rolls as parents and for loving their grandkids as much as they do. We're a lucky bunch!
For a recent Family Night we decided to play a shuffle of different music and clear out the living room to dance with the kids. We danced to ballet music, country swing, 70's and others and it was so fun. The kids loved it, we had the front door open because it was a cool stormy night and we let the smell of rain into the house; our neighbors probably loved the show too. I'm glad when we take the time to do silly stuff with the kids, hopefully they'll remember those times with mom and dad the most.
Carson's first day of the second grade and Olivia's 2nd Birthday fell on the same day. We walked our big 7 year old to the school, 3 blocks away, and then spent the day with Liv. It was a great day, Carson loves school and his teacher, he is a smart boy with such a creative mind. He takes after Kevin in so many ways. Liv is so curious and our snuggle bug, with every chance she's got she'll give hugs or snuggle up to whoever is on the floor to watch a show or read a book. It was a big day for the family.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Kevin earned a trip to Miami with the company June 17-21st and I was his guest, I'm glad he chose me. It was a great last get away with just him before we welcome our baby in September. I'm so proud of his accomplishments at work. He's a hard worker and good at what he does and he deserved this trip for sure. It also came just in time to celebrate our 7th Anniversary.
We enjoyed the hotel view, spa treatments (for me), deep sea fishing, South Beach dining, and cooling off in the ocean. Being in the water and on the soft sand was a favorite part of the trip for the both of us. It was warm and clear and we found a lot of neat seashells to bring home for the kids. It was also a lot of fun mingling with some of Kevin's co-workers and manager and attending the final dinner with dancing the last night, what entertainment! There's just something about Miami that I loved, I want to go back. We've been to Vegas and Arizona and "enchanting" New Mexico and stayed at some nice places, but so far this has been my favorite destination. I think it's partially because of the rich latin culture. I loved being with Kevin on this trip and can't wait to take the kids.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Rosie's birthday fell on Memorial Day, how perfect. We took the kids to Ryan's Dam & the island to picnic and play. When we returned home we celebrated with cake and gifts.
The things she likes as a four year old are:
& Ice Cream
It's so nice to live near family. My kids loving being able to see their cousins and I love to spend time with my nieces, nephews and in-laws. Here are some pictures from May when Janna came to visit from Missoula with her sweet girls, it was a fun time.
Monday, June 15, 2009
In April we started a relatively small home improvement project to our kitchen. We have been in the house for a year and decided to update the kitchen. Our friend Justin is very talented especially at tile work. He and Kevin tore the kitchen apart and re-tiled the counter tops and back splash. Kevin installed a garbage disposal and new sink. We also got a new dishwasher and now all of our appliances match. As a housewarming gift my mom got us a new gas range and gas line to our kitchen, which I love. Cooking on gas for me is much more enjoyable. Now most of the kitchen is complete, we just need to patch some holes, finish the trim and paint. It was a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Thanks Kev!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I feel really bad that I did not make Kevin's birthday cake. I know he didn't care, but it would have been nice to bake him up a cake for his special day. Anyhow this one from Albertson's looked really nice and was tasty too. Next year when he turns "30" I'll make an extra special one and post a picture of it.