Monday, August 13, 2007

Meet Claire

Her name is Claire Garrison
She doesn't have a middle name
She was born on July 23, 2010
(c-section after 40 hours of labor--story here)

She loves her mommy and daddy
She adores her baby brothers
She sleeps 12 hours every night
She rolled over at 3 months old
She sat up at 4 months old
She crawled at 5 months old
She walked at 9 months old
She is sweet and friendly and makes everyone
feel like they are her best friend
She will always cuddle with me
She is obsessed with dogs, horses, and water
She is adventurous, independent, and precocious
She has her daddy's dark hair and her mommy's green eyes
She is always happy and smiling
She is so loved

Meet Camille

My name is Camille Kendell Garrison
I am 28 years old
I have 4 younger siblings (3 sisters, one brother)
I graduated in 2007 from USU with a degree in
Mathematics and Statistics Education
I have been a professional photographer since 2006 and love it

I love cereal, Doritos, and french fries
I need my camera with me at all times
I am competitive (you don't want to play me at Settlers,
Dr. Mario, or Words with Friends)
I have to be organized (borderline OCD)
I play volleyball
I love to create
I love my family
I adore my husband Ben
and my daughter Claire
and my sons Alex & Jace

Meet Ben

His name is Benjamin Thomas Garrison
He is 30 years old
He has one younger brother
He graduated in 2008 from BYU with a degree in Economics
He served an LDS mission from '03 to '05 in Mozambique, Africa
He works for Zeta Interactive

He loves Africa (where half his heart will always be)
He is always happy (and I mean, always)
He loves to play soccer
He's a genius and always logical
He reads National Geographic and Popular Science
He loves to dance
He loves his hot wife
He has a popsicle everyday
He makes people laugh
He adores his children

Meet Us

We are the Garrisons
Ben and I went to High School together, Ben a senior, me a sophomore
I knew who he was, he didn't know who I was
I thought he was the perfect guy, the kind I'd like to marry someday
We met at a Young Single Adults activity on Jan 6th 2007
Where I beat him (and all the other guys) go-kart racing
That evening was our first date and our first kiss
We were married 7 months later, in the Salt Lake Temple on July 26th 2007

We lived in Provo for 8 months while Ben finished school
and I student taught 11th grade math at Mt. Timp High School
We spent the next summer backpacking South East Asia
We moved to San Francisco, California for Ben's work in Aug '08
We moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in Jan '09 
We moved back to San Francisco in Feb '10
We had our first baby girl July 23rd and she is the love of our lives

We moved back to Utah in Feb '11 and currently live in Ogden
while Ben is pursuing some entrepreneurial opportunities
and I am enjoying being a full-time mom and pro-photographer.

We had our second baby, Alex Benjamin, on September 10th, 2012
and bought our first home and moved to Highland in May of 2013.  We are absolutely in love with our house and area and can't wait for our future here.

Baby #3, Jace Kendell, surprised us with his appearance as well as gender on June 9th, 2014, and we love our little growing family.

We love to travel and have been to over 30 countries together
We play lots of games (Rook, Settlers, Ticket to Ride, and Sequence are our favorites)
We love cheap dates
(Ben loves cheap anything)
We love to watch movies at home
We enjoy Subway, Warrens, Little Caesars, and In 'n Out 
We love taking long walks
We love our friends
We love our family
We love the gospel