FC: The Benes Family 1982
1: We move from Okinowa to our new home on Loumont in El Toro, CA. | Jill holds her beloved "Tommy" while Ryan holds his equally loved "Angel". | Being a dad can sure tire you out!
2: Fun at Disneyland. Sorry Karolyn you had to stay with a babysitter. But next time you will be old enough!
4: EASTER at Grandpa Jim's and Marilyn's in New Mexico | Grandma, Poppy, and Uncle Mark were there too!
5: At Grandmama's in Echo Canyon, NM | Dad experiments with growing a mustache and beard
6: Jill turns 5 and gets roller skates and WHAT, a store bought cake.?? That was a first and a last! | Karolyn age 3 months. Held by Uncle Tom, the husband of Aunt Lois.
7: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
9: Jill flew alone to Albuquerque to spend time with Grandmama and then they both came back to CA on the train.
11: AT | Knott's Berry Farm
12: Knott's Berry Farm was so fun! Grandmama came too. | Such a tired baby. No blanket so napkins had to do. | Mmmmm Hot apple pie and vanilla ice cream.
13: Aunt Kathy Benes McDonald and cousins Chelle and Patrick join us at Sea World
14: Ryan sitting in Mema's Chair (Helen McKinney)
15: Special time with Daddy | BIG 30! | Mom loved her brass bed.
16: Casts on and then casts off!
17: Karolyn loves her special satin pillow | Grandmama reads great stories
18: The DeChalks are related to the Benes side of the Family.. | Start the kids out early learning to help out and do yard work!
19: At the home of Aunt Lois and Uncle Tom (Lois Garner). We are joined by Aunt Marty Johnson Houser and cousin Scott. | Aunt Kathy Benes McDonald and cousins Chelle and Patrick McDonald
20: Oh the fun of pretend. | This was a cloth diaper/training pants house and proud of it! Karolyn loves her walker and manages to get around even with her casts.
21: Mom starts a before and after school day care business. Lots of new friends for a new school year. Jill enters 1st grade at 5 years old and Ryan enters pre-school. | Fun dancing to Dolly Parton's "Nine to 5". It was really great fun with all the kids. | Shaye, Bryn, Kerry, Peter and Jill
22: A room set aside just for play...art...books...and pretend.
23: Mom ran the day care like a classroom: time for homework, time for chores and lots of time for creative play. The parents came for the presentation of Foolish Fred.
24: Chieken Pox hit all the Kids and they all stayed home!
25: Peter takes Ryan for a ride on the back of the HULK bike! | Kerry Tessier loves to spend time with Karolyn. | Jill is losing her front teeth! Gotta love that smile. | Bryn, Shaye, Ryan, Lara Darracq, Kerry and Karolyn
26: Superman and ballerina for Halloween | Karolyn learns to crawl despite the casts on both her legs. | Grandmama made Superman's cape | Special moment in time with Grandpa Jim
27: Dad looks so handsome in his dress blues...no comment on mom's dress and of all things a wig!
29: Jill 5 years old Ryan 2 years old Karolyn 11 months Ed Benes 36 Debbie Benes 30
30: Karolyn turns 1.
33: First Christmas in our El Toro Home. | This time Karolyn got to join us at Disneyland, Christmas of 1982.
34: Picnic in the yard with friends: Peter Rabbit, Fox, and Angel
35: Christmas at Grandmama's house in New Mexico. So much of the family came since Aunt Ginny was getting married just 2 days later.
36: The Barbie House and the Hulk Bike were the big gifts this year.
37: Debbie, Helen McKinney, Ken(Elise's husband), Dave Rowe, Georgia, baby Jeremy. | Friend Phillip Bachechi
38: Hot tub at Grandpa Jim's house. | How often do you see a hot tub in the living room? | Aunt Ginny McKinney married Joe Garcia on December 27, 1982. Jill was a flower girl and Mom was a bridesmaid.
39: Jill was the cutest Brownie ever! | Wow! Look what Ryan can do
40: Ryan's Bunny Cake | Fun with Peter, Lara, Ryan Hunt | Ryan is 3 | March 11, 1983