Thursday, September 30, 2010

Earthdance Zion 2010

When given the chance to go down to Zion... we will always say yes.
A couple of weeks ago we went to support our cousin's Earthdance Festival. As a bonus, we got to enjoy a small-scale family reunion. Kendra and Emma were selling their goods at the "Zen tent."
Being down there now is bittersweet without our uncle Al, but we still feel his presence there.
Stage set up at the ampi-theater in Springdale. One of the coolest venues I've ever been to.
Dave and Adrienne- they were so busy coordinating everything and pulled it off so well!

The best part of the whole weekend was getting to spend so much time with Dave and Adrienne's kids Davenne and Avery. They are an absolute dream. So smart, cute and fun. Wish they didn't live so far away!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Grandpa Bench is 90! He's the healthiest, handsomest 90 year old I know.
Both grandmas... love these ladies!
I feel so very fortunate to live so close to my grandparents in Alpine. I drive the "Alpine Shuttle," taking them to dinner at my parents with us and other family get-togethers. Often I'll just go down there and take them to lunch and maybe an ice cream or a walk. Never-ending jokes and wisdom from those visits.
Stay tuned for the 100th b-day party in 2020!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wedding- Maine style

Aug. 21, 2010. Here we are in Saco, Maine for the wedding of our great friends Ben and Katy Johnson. It was so much fun to be a part of! The wedding rehearsal dinner was at this cute little restaurant on the beach with the BEST food- fresh seafood of course!
After dinner we all took a walk on the beach. Here are Stacy and Paul, some of the beautiful people, we called the glitz crowd from Park City.
First time to Maine- dangled my toes in the ocean. Later that night around 2:00am Brandon may or may not have jumped in for a swim! Crazy guy.
These 3 guys go way back- grew up together in SLC. Brandon, Ben and Eric. They have followed each other all around the world- Alaska, Costa Rica, Maine, where next?
Groomsmen- wedding day. Sunday Aug. 22, 2010
We reminisced about our own wedding day 2 years ago- I love weddings for that reason. Still in love with you babe.

These 2 are meant to be together, and we couldn't be more happy for them. After Ben's tragic ski accident in Alaska, he was very lucky to be alive let alone walking! Katy was his physical therapist and his match in every way. They are the most adventurous, fun-loving beautiful couple I know and we can't wait to share more adventures in life with them!

Monday, September 13, 2010

There's a new girl in town....

Aug. 16, 2010 this gorgeous girl came into the world and into the arms of so many who love her. We have waited so long for this day!
Just one of many aunts who will hold her and love her.
This proud grandma couldn't be more happy!
How you've changed our lives, little Qhloi.
A bittersweet day for this brave sweet girl. She knows that Chris and Wendi are the right ones to raise this baby, and unselfishly she places her baby in their arms with all the love in her heart.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Canyon cook-out

Is there anything better than a S'mores cooked over a campfire in the canyon?
Or sharing that oversized s'more with someone you love?
Or getting together with family as we have done every summer of our lives?
Or a new baby in the family?
Or teaching the younger generation new things?
Or being reunited with those that live so far away?
Or bonds that go across the ocean to Germany, or to Idaho, or wherever else they happen to be?
I think not.