Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tire Drama at the Cinders...

So Utah may be my paradise, but the Cinders (North of Flagstaff, AZ) is Logan's retreat! I swear that man could live there and off road, and drive like a crazy person for the rest of his life. What fun we had.
FUNNY STORY: Logan just purchased paddle tires off of craigslist about 6 months ago. Since then he has been working hard on getting his engine in mint condition, and conditioning the paddle tires with new tubes, etc. We no sooner get to the Cinders and Logan starts installing these "amazing" paddle tires. He gets so excited that when is tries to remove the regular tires, he breaks the steam off of them. We have to drive into Flagstaff and go to discount tires to get it replaced.
We get back to the campsite, and Logan begins the installation process again. Both tires on, Logan is ready to go. Blake, Indira, and I jump in the Baja with Logan and take off for the hills. As I'm filming Logan and our friends driving around and around, he punches it for about 5 minutes. He pulls back up onto the road where I have conveniently been sitting down recording his driving experience, and he realizes his paddle tire has gone flat! HE DROVE ON THAT TIRE FOR ONLY FIVE MINUTES!!!!!!! Histerical! Just goes to show, you may get a great deal on Craigslist, but how long will it really last? Well, at least we have a cool story. I can't believe how much drama tires can cause. HA HA!


So, you know when you don't really feel homesick or you forget you are homesick until you go home? Yes, well that is what happened when we went to Utah in the beginning of August! I miss it so much. I miss the people, the mountains, the air, the family and the friends. We went to Utah for a family reunion and a small little vacation.

We had a fun potluck with a few of my good friends from West Jordan and other places in the Salt Lake Valley. It is strange to think we are all married, and most have kids of their own. Man, we grow up fast. I remember freshman year of college when we were still getting used to each other and our "fungus"! What great memories, and what true friendships I made.

On Saturday, we had the Giles family reunion. What bittersweet feelings from that. Most of my extended family was in attendance. It was great to see everyone, we haven't all been together since my grandmother was alive. Sure we've seen each other at a few weddings, but there was something to say about the special reunion this summer. If I learned anything it is FAMILIES ARE FOREVER! And that is what it is all about. No wonder the church has such a strong spirit there. Love you all!

Logan Benson's Birthday...Last November!

Hi! So in an effort to catch up on the blog, Here are some photos from my hubby's birthday party! That's right, I threw him an Ironman Party! Am I the best wife or what? I also got Logan Guitar Hero and a bunch of movies. Man, we are so adventurous being an old married couple.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I just got fancy with my blog! Thanks to Lisa, my BFF, I'm looking like a professional!