Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weekend in Salt Lake City

Jed & Aubrey were married on July 10th. They had an open house up in Salt Lake on Friday evening that we were able to attend. It was very nicely set up by Erica & Charles. They decorated up Grandma Benson's backyard with lots of flowers and some of the lights from their own wedding reception. The weather was so hot and humid! Everyone was sweating even the baby! We arrived just in time to participate in the festivities. Originally we planned to go to the zoo first but after taking care of some unexpected business at home we made it to Grandma Benson's home right about 6 o'clock! It was nice to see Zack relax around his family and be the goof I fell in love with. Life has gotten too serious lately and a little relaxation sure makes things all come into perspective. It was very fun to see family and friends that came to the reception.

Saturday morning we went with Krystal and Ryan to the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Open House. It was a great chance to let the kids see the inside of the temple and explain some of what the temple is all about. I have never been through a temple open house; it was a really worthwhile experience. Taylor struggled with wanting to hurry along instead of waiting our turn through each room but all the kids really seemed to like it in the temple. It had such a warm inviting spirit there with the 200+ people participating in the Open House with us.


Happy Birthday Grandma Benson you are an inspiration to us all! Grandma Benson was thrown a surprise 85th birthday party which we were able to attend Saturday afternoon. All seven of her children were able to attend and most all of their children and children's children. There was over 60 people in attendance.

They had a group picture, luncheon, presentation, video, singing and games. Zack even performed The Impossible Dream from the Man of La Mancha. He did a great job! It was a good time for all! Thanks for everyone who helped make it special for Grandma Benson. We were able to visit, eat and play games with most everyone. It was a good visit. We stayed through Monday night spending the later half of Monday shopping around town and then headed home arriving in St George around 11:30pm. Glad to be back in our beds!

2 comments:

Brittany said...

I wish we could have made it to Jed's reception. :( It would have been fun to see everyone. I'm glad you guys got to go. I think Howard has that same dinosaur shirt that William is wearing.

Brittany said...

I wish we could have made it to Jed's reception. :( It would have been fun to see everyone. I'm glad you guys got to go. I think Howard has that same dinosaur shirt that William is wearing.