Okay, so I didn’t say I’d be perfect about updating our blog but here’s entry number 2, finally!
October 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16th we went to Kansas City, Kansas to visit our good friends, the Newtons. They used to live in Cincinnati (about 16 years ago) and then moved to Denver, and then Virginia and now are in Kansas City (actually Lenexa, which is about 20 minutes outside of Kansas City.) I was on fall break from school, a break that was very much needed so we decided to get out of town and go visit them.
We arrived Saturday afternoon and helped Denny and Dionne prepare for Brennan’s surprise 16th birthday party. It was really fun- it seems like whenever our families are together we’re helping each other with a party or wedding or something like that! (For example, 4 years ago today Dionne was in Cincinnati helping us with mine and Steven’s wedding!) Saturday was also Dionne’s birthday! Happy birthday Di!
Monday was definantly Bri’s favorite part of the trip because we went to the stables and she got to ride Dionne and Briel’s horses. Dionne’s horse is called Taz (short for Razmitaz!) and he is huge! And beautiful! Briel’s ponny is named Gizmo (Short for gizmos and gadgets!) and he is so pretty! Bri rode alone, with Dionne or Briel leading the horse; and with Dionne. She fell in love with the horses! I think we are in big trouble! We also went to an awesome park called Deanna Rose. This park doubled as a petting zoo and a history of Kansas outdoor museum. And the best part, it was all free! The kids loved it, even if it was a little chilly outside! (But what do you expect in October!) Monday night we went over to the square in downtown Kansas City and had dinner at Bucca DiBeppo. That was fun.
Tuesday we left for home, but before we left Denny handed us the top 100 songs from his opus, which we loved. The CD’s got us within an hour of home, so thanks Denny! He also inspired me to maybe begin creating my own opus. I don’t know if I could come up with 1000 songs yet, but I’ve 50 movies on my list already! I’ll let you know how that goes!
Just one more paragraph to this insanely long entry. Today Steven and I have been married for four years! I have so many wonderful memories of this day and we’ve created so many wonderful memories together since that day! I love you Steven, and I’m gonna love you forever!