Monday, July 27, 2009

Officially: THE BENSONS

We have been married for a little over 4 months and we are now, officially,
(Click here to see more pictures of our wedding)

Julie has finally completed the long and sometimes aggravating name change process ... her name is now Julie Kathleen Paredes Benson. There are no hyphens ... and just one last name: Benson. In honor of her parents (and her sister who did the same thing with her name), she has taken her maiden name as her second middle name.All the finalized paperwork!

We have been having an amazing summer together ... (and it's still July!)

It's been filled with early morning bike rides to the coffee shop, relaxing evenings on the balcony, breakfast for dinner, middle of the night movie marathons, trips to see friends, reading together, New York, youth group pool parties, the beach, 4th of July fireworks (and a rodeo), and incredible amounts of laughter.

It's been a BLAST being the BENSONS!
(And we have MANY years to have even more fun!)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

... The Benson Visit The Andersons ...

The Anderson's have been married for a little over 3 weeks now ... and we decided that it was already time to pay them a visit! They gave us a good excuse when they had their California wedding reception on July 10th (although a delayed plane made Julie late ... so she missed the entire reception!). Regardless, we were able to spend the weekend with them and were so blessed with a friendship that we are sure will last a LONG time!
Davey and Jess live just a few blocks away from the beach in Huntington Beach ... it was incredible!
... The boys getting ready to surf ...
The hottest surfer ever!We had a 7 hour drive home and we were sad to leave the beach ... and the Anderson's!

We stopped at the cheese factory (as recommended by Davey and Jess) and this is what we found (we should have bought some!):

Overall, it was a short trip that went by way to fast! We had an incredible time and we can't wait for many more adventures with Davey and Jess!