Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Things are going good for the Benacs here in Temple.  We are loving the cooler weather and the arrival of fall.  A few weeks ago we had some friends from church and school over for a pumpkin carving party and we had a great time.  It is so fun be able to host people at our house.   The most exciting news of late was our little niece Lucy was born in early October! We were able to go up there shortly after the birth and are looking forward to seeing her at Thanksgiving. Emily and Cody are fantastic parents and we have loved being Aunt and Uncle. We also got to go to Boerne for a weekend to watch Dylan play football. He had an awesome senior season and was a great leader for the team.

Hannah's class is busy everyday doing science
 projects and mastering multiplication.  Drew got to spend some time with her class recently playing kickball and checking out the volcano projects they had just finished.  He is constantly amazed at how she does what she does everyday and juggles ten thousand things all at the same time.  There are many so many needy kids at Tyler so keep praying strength and endurance as Hannah heads to work each day.

Drew is getting close to finishing his first semester of me
dical school.  He has dissected the entire body except the head and neck and most recently finished the arms and legs.  He liked this part of the body so much that he is thinking he might be interested in Orthopedic Surgery and is making plans to go watch some surgeries soon.  Meanwhile, he is using study breaks to work on a sail boat he bought from a neighbor for $50!! We are hoping to get it out on Lake Belton in the Spring.

As for the third member or our family, Annie has grown lots since our last post.  She can do lots of cool tricks and even lays on her bed while we eat dinner.  Tragically though, she has started jumping the fence! This is not a good thing.  We have tried lo
ts of remedies to stop this jumping but no luck yet.  We'll keep you posted.  If you have any great ideas for us, please send them our way.

In other news, we recently took off for a weekend getaway to Brenham, Tx to celebrate our one year anniversary and Drew's 24th birthday.  We stayed at an awesome cottage owned by a couple who own some ranch land just outside of town.  We did lots of hanging out, hannah swung her first golf club and we did somo antiquing.  We would highly recommend the place we stayed at so if your looking for a get away, make sure to check out Tara Farms in Brenham.  Here is a picture of the cute little place we stayed...
 Thanks to all for the recent birthday and anniversary wishes.  We are excited about the holidays coming up with our families and want you guys to know that if your passing through Temple on 35, please swing by.