May 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Papa!

Happy Birthday Dad! I just love you so much! You are the best Daddy any girl could ask for. You are such a great example to our family. You always do so much for us. Thanks for teaching me how to be hard working, loving, giving, respectful, love our Father in Heaven . And so many great and wonderful things. Oh yeah and not to forget the love of good old hot rods. I will always love the smell of tires, the rumble of a fast engine, the sound of a good exhaust. Matt and I love you and appreciate all that you do for us. Have a great birthday! XOXO Your Benders

May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Camping

So we decided to go camping sunday night up to the ranch. Matt wanted to make sure everything worked good in the trailer for our next camp trip. It was the first time to go camping in our new trailer. We stayed in the pasture with the moo moo cows. It was a lot of fun. Chris and Nicole came with us, and Cam came up for dinner. We had a lot of fun! It rained, which always makes for a super fun 4 wheeler ride! MUD!! Oh man its fun to get all muddy! We went a bit on the Great Western Trail.(Thanks Matty for letting me ride our wheeler:) It was so beautiful. The pictures are small I know.( I need to do a slideshow one of these days.) The big meadow behind Matt and I used to be his families property. "The Big Bench". His grandma sold it years ago. We had so much fun! We cannot wait to go again!

May 24, 2008

Perfect Day for a Picnic

I had to post some pictures from our picnic at the ranch. Erica With Jackson and Jayci. And Jill with little Jayci. Arent they just the cutest? I just love them all they are so dang cute. Jack kept going on the bridge, he thought that was just the best thing ever. There were fishies and snakes and bugs! We had a blast! Kisses!

May 23, 2008

Birthday Dinner at Macaroni Grill

Matt & Jen
Mom & Dad
Jess & Jill

What a fun day! I got so spoiled on my Birthday! Matt sent me the most beautiful flowers at work. Gerbera Daises... My favorite ! Thanks Baby! I got to work and my sweet Sister had balloons and a Jamba Juice. Mmmm, Mmmm! She gave me a gift certificate to the spa. I went today P.S. It was so great!! I got a massage and a pedicure. It was HEAVEN! Thanks to the gang at work also that got me a gift card for the Massage, Im so blessed. The gang also brought me cake , fresh watermelon and I got to pick lunch. It was a great day! Matty got me new kitchen lights, I canot wait to get them put up. Hint, Hint..Thanks to everyone for your gifts! You are too kind. I love you all so very much!!

May 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

I would just like to wish my cute little mom a very Happy Birthday! My mom spent most of her birthdays with me shopping for a new birthday outfit (for myself). I was born the day after her birthday. It has always been fun to celebrate our birthdays together. Matt and I love you! Have a great day!
* Plans for the day are.. A family picnic at the ranch

May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day Mom !


Looks like fun huh? The year was 1986, this was one of our favorite things as kids. We all loved going camping and going in our dune buggy our Dad built. There are a lot of fond memories up American Fork Canyon with our family.

I just want to say a few things about my Mom and why I love her so much. Mom, I'm so grateful for the things you have taught me. And for the life you and Dad have given us kids. We had a great childhood, I love how close of a family we are and how great we get along. A lot of this is because of you. I know what kind of family you wanted to always have when you were younger. I can only hope we are all you always wanted us to be. I look up to you and for how strong you are. You are a great example to me and to others. You are a completely amazing cook ! You have taught me to... be hard working, humble, strong, love the gospel, love others, be unselfish, be smart with money, and not to be afraid to do things I did not think I could do alone. Mom, I cannot thank you enough for everything you have ever done for me and for your prayers. I love you so very much! I hope you have a great Mother's Day ! XOXO your Benders
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May 10, 2008

Our new trailer!

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Let's go Camping!!

Sorry it has been awhile! Well we bought a trailer!! Yeah!! Finally, we found a really cute little trailer! We found it on KSL. Matt, Dad and I drove up past Layton to pick it up. I knew when we went inside we were going to buy it. We have been busy getting it all clean and stocked. We just love it! Our minds were really put at ease when we found this one. I just could not see spending over ten grand for something we would use about ten times a year. Its perfect! Our first camp trip is the end of May! We cannot wait!