19 May 2009

NOCHE DE HOGAR




I LOVE PROVO SUMMER AGAIN:
BECAUSE OF OUTSIDE EVENINGS WITH FAMILY
special no thanks to the mosquitos for my first bite of the year!

it reminded me of summers past:
kicking around a soccer ball; playing tag (or 'touched-ya-last' as we call it);
teasing; getting yelled at for not helping; water sprays and sprinklers...
ben is even in some of those memories. except now he doesn't have to leave. i really thought about this as we drove away. i remembered the melancholy i'd have when ben had to leave a wonderful family moment. the night would end and ben had to go home. now ben is my home! my family was still wonderful of course, but ben was gone.

ben's not gone anymore. neither is my family. all is well.

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

I love Provo in the summer! It is just the best, isn't it? Please celebrate big on the 4th would you?

Rebecca said...

This post makes me nostalgic, as well. I spy my old house! :)

Devin Ann said...

Utah summers are the best! And I agree it's much more relaxed hanging out with family knowing that "your love" gets to go home with you:) Lets do a date night of Sundance Outdoor Movie or something?! Please:)
P.S. Does Ben know any secrets to planting Hydrangeas? His parents had the most BEAUTIFUL Hydrangeas!

Amie said...

Hooray for getting to marry your best friend and hooray for summer memories!

Ann said...

Mmmm...you're making me miss Provo.

Kurt Knudsen said...

Devin Ann-
Plant hydrangeas on the north side with afternoon shade from the sun.
Water TONS! Fertilize well.
-Ben's dad

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Cherie said...

hee hee, blogs are the best... because as soon as i read Devin's comment i thought, "Hey, i remember Kurt answering that same question for ME last spring... north side.. 'Hydra' yup, hydro-loving..."
then i scrolled and - bingo! -- Straight from KURT! Tell you what - WOW! OK Kurt, here's your blog challenge, now find Devin's blog and comment!
so cool. Ben and Koki, do you have any idea the fun you are missing? OK, OK - fishing and building models (respectively) are fun too.

Brittany and Johnse said...
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Love Stitched said...

ha ha...I have looked at your blog from time to time before...saw it through "what's yours is mine"!

Sue said...

sweet! I love the hydrangea tip. I am going to give it another try... I've been unsuccessful in the past.

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