Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kansas City Here I Come!

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!


anita said...

Okay, where do you find the time to go to school, teach a practicum, teach community connections classes, teach sunday school, potty train a three year old, protect a ten month old from the three year old, do the mountains of laundry you do on a daily basis and still find time to blog? You are super mom - No Really, you are a super mom and I am so proud of you. Thanks for the memories of this trip, it was by far one of the best we have ever taken.

MeganandNathan said...

Kari, thanks for the new entry. It is great to see what you are up to. I can't believe you still keep in touch with the Newtons. That is so great! Your kids are adorable and it looks like you have lots of fun together!!

Jauna's Crafty Stuff said...

oh my goodness your kids are stinking adorable. and how i've missed you and thought aobut you soo much! I cant tell you how many times I've thought of you and wondered how you were doing. I miss you tons! whats your email address?? or you email me, My blog is so not updated and has like no information on it. Anyway I hope to hear from you soon!!!

Playful Professional said...

Well since I just recently realized that you have a blog... had to start reading. It's a lot of fun to see posts about my family on other people's blogs. I love them... they're great :)