Thursday, July 31, 2008

Trips continued. . . (we all survived and even had some fun!)

We had one day between coming home from Tucson (see previous post) and Kara, Dallin and Savannah leaving for Montana to visit family. It was really fun to visit since Krista and Kenna were also there that week. After a few days of fun, Kara traveled home across the country with the two little ones and again only had one day until leaving for our family trip to Disneyland. It was a long day of unpacking, repacking, laundry, cleaning and organizing but by that night she had everything packed in the van for an early departure in the morning. Unfortunately, a half an hour after going to bed she had a kidney stone attack and ended up in the hospital. After an all night stay and an early morning procedure we went home for a little rest and still left for Disneyland only one day delayed. We had a great time. This was over 4th of July weekend. The first two nights we stayed at a hotel right on the beach and spent our time playing in the sand. Jason's sister Megan came with us to help with the kids. This worked our great since Kara was on a lot of pain medication and a little "out of it." On July 5th we went to Disneyland. The kids loved all the rides and meeting the Disney Princesses. The next day we drove home. After we got home Kara underwent a second hospital procedure, but this time we had an entire week before our next trip to Utah where we had our official Bennion family reunion in Salt Lake. The time went too quickly but we savored every second. The first day we visited Temple square and the second day went to Lagoon. We got to meet Tanner's fiance Jenny and are looking forward to another trip to Salt Lake in November. Kara's glad we have a few months to recover before packing again!

Trip to Tucson

This summer feels like a whirlwind. The kids are starting school August 6th. We had a lot of places to go this summer. Our first trip was to Tucson for a business meeting that Jason's company has every year and the families are invited. They put you up in a nice resort and have a lot of activities so it's usually pretty fun. This year they had a 70's and 80's theme night. We found an awesome baby blue polyester bell bottom suit for Jason for only $1. Kara's style was a little Napolean Dynamite, but it was fun!

Brianna's Piano Recital

Brianna did a great job at her recital. Her teacher's name is Miss Roxie. She has the kids all sing a song as well as play a piece on the piano. Brianna loves doing both.

Brianna's Baptism

Brianna turned 8 on May 30th. She was baptized the next day, Saturday, May 31st, by her dad. It was a very special day. Thank you to everyone who traveled to share the day with us. We had a nice meal after the baptism with all the family and Brianna opened some presents and had cake. Grandma Bennion made her a special quilt to remind her of the warm feelings of the Holy Ghost. The quilt also had 8 squares across and 8 squares down to remind her of her 8th birthday and it even matched the colors in her room. What a great idea mom!

Emily's Kindergarten Graduation

Good job Emily. The last day of school this year was May 22nd and it snowed!

Emily's 6th Birthday!

Emily wanted to have a Hawaiian birthday party so we did it luau style. The girls made their own leis, learned how to hula in their grass skirts and had a hawaiian themed cake. I think they all had fun! Her birthday was on April 6th.