Wednesday, June 17, 2009

USA vs. Italy and New Pad

No fair.

Ben was invited by some of the "guys" to go to the USA vs. Italy Confederations Cup game here in Pretoria. "We're leaving the wives at home," his friend said. WHAT?! Not a happy camper :) Oh well. Ben had a blast. He said it was loud and lively (and man did he smell like beer and cigarettes when he got back). Too bad USA lost! He's probably going to the USA vs. Brazil game this Thursday with some office buddies. Way cool that we're right here where the action is happenin'.

We moved apartments this week too. Four floors up. That's what I got to do while he was at the game. We loved our old place...a lot, and there were many conveniences we had to forgo, but this place was cheaper for the company so we made the move. Click here to see our last apartment.

It's still 2 bedroom, which rocks, especially since I'm bringing 3 buddies back with me from the States (Haylie, Sarah, and Bekah!):

It's still way nice and we'll enjoy the change!

Au revoir!


Rachel said...

Hey, I just came across your blog and love your photos! I noticed you will be in Utah and would love it if you could photograph my family if you have any slots open. When will you be here? And what are you prices? you can visit my blog or email me at

Alyssa said...

Yeah I think you guys will do just fine in the new place ;) You would't mind me taggin along with Haylie, Sarah, and Bekah would you? I could use a vacation!

z&jarnold said...

I think your new place looks great
! You decorate so cute too, p.s. i'm completely jealous of the girls going down to visit with you, my brother is in Nambia and i'd love to see Africa now.

The Gerritsens said...

Your apartment's trashy! It looks awful and I bet there's mice. You should sue.:)

C&C said...

Hey Ben, this is Craig getting back to you about the GMAT. I started out studying from a Kaplan book I got, but then did most of my studying from the actual books that are put out by the people who make the test (the GMAC). You can order those books online at or at most book stores I would imagine. I would usually try to do around 30 or so of each type of question every day but as I got closer to the test date I studied almost exclusively from the books by the GMAC just to get more used to the way they phrased questions. also has some really good practice tests and things that you can download for free and use/practice from. Also, most schools don't really look at your writing scores, so I only looked at and practiced writing essays a couple of times. I did take a prep course through BYU, but it was really only helpful when it came to the math portion of the test. If you want I could maybe try to pass on some of the tricks that the math teacher taught us. That's pretty much how I studied for the 2 months or so before I took the test. Hopefully this is helpful. Good luck with your studying and let me know if you have any more questions I might be able to help you out with.