Monday, March 30, 2009

Congrats, Carly & Chase!

We had an awesome weekend in Sacramento, celebrating the marriage of David's younger sister Carly and her new husband Chase. It was awesome to see almost all of the Bennett-side of our family and also some friends.David and his 2 sisters and brother.

As usual, the Hunns were our super-hospitable hosts. We love hanging out with them and Gigi does, too. She can't get enough of her friend "Ih-belle" (Isabelle) and always wants to be right next to her (or on top of her head, whatever). She loves the rest of the family too, "Emmy," Dave, and their dog & cat, too.
Emily, Isabelle, Me & Gigi

It was so fun to have the family all together and we really enjoyed the hang-out time before the wedding. Gigi absolutely loved playing with her cousins (and missed Rueben!). I think she's really going to miss them.Riley & Gigi

Peter & Cade

We all (except Tiffany) happened to dress in a similar color!

The wedding was beautiful, as was the bride. Carly really went above-and-beyond with the planning for the kids at her wedding. She planned a special meal for them (complete with a personal ketchup bottle!) and even left each of them a gift bag of goodies for the reception. It was perfect, and so thoughtful.

We're so happy for Carly and Chase-- he makes a great addition to the Bennett family and we can't wait to get to know him better!

View the many pictures here!

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Hope you enjoyed that, and I have a few more up my sleeve!!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Since last weekend we've been hanging out with David's sister Stacey and our six-year old nephew Peter. We had a great time with them in Arizona and then this week we all spent a day at Legoland (with Granny, too). It was super fun, especially for Peter who is a Lego Maniac.
View the Photo Album!

Now we're off to Aunt Carly's wedding and most likely more of a road trip north to Oregon afterward!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Arizona: The Land Of Hot Dirt... And Traffic

Last weekend we had a great trip out to Arizona... why, you ask? Visit Round Ball Round Bat for the details, including a link to our photos from the trip {fyi- if you are not our contact on flickr yet you will only be able to see the baseball pictures and not all the other cute shots of Gigi and her cousin}.

Also, here's a cute video I finally edited that will give you a little hint as to why we went to the desert (if you don't already know).

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vote For Al-Buddy Again

Again my super-talented brother has some t-shirts up for voting.

These are 3 seriously awesome shirts, people. All you have to do is click the links to vote for each shirt.

Shirt #1: Phonograph

Shirt #2: Rewind

Shirt #3: Arizona
Arizona is my favorite. :) I think they are all equally as good or better than all the funny shirts that come from one of our favorite e-tailers, Busted Tees. So please, go register (it's real quick) and vote!!

And speaking of Arizona, we leave Thursday for Spring Training. Next week we'll have a recap over at our baseball blog!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Almanor Crew Meet-Up

If you saw our February photos you may have noticed we had a little get-together with part of the Almanor crew, aka the families I grew up camping with every summer.

It's always fun when we're all together and this time was no exception. We met up at the Churney's new house (which they've done an amazing job fixing up) in Orange, and a highlight was definitely seeing Gigi get to play with her friend Ryan who's only a month younger than her, and his new baby brother Jayden.

We of course missed the rest of the crew (including this family and this one), but hopefully one of these days we'll all make it up to the lake for a reunion!

Love you guys!!Gigi's first time "holding" a baby!

P.S. Kelly, I owe you pictures, I'll email them soon or your can download them off my flickr account. :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


So, I'm officially a somewhat-published writer!
I submitted a guest devotional to Christian Surfers for their weekly email devotional, and this week it was printed.
You can read it HERE!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Get Your Baseball Fix

I think by now everyone knows how much we love baseball in this family. So you probably won't be surprised to hear that we started a new baseball blog!

Please check it out and spread the word to other baseball fans! Click the button below to visit!

Round Ball, Round Bat:: life. family. baseball

Sunday, March 01, 2009

February Photos

February was a snappy-happy month for us- I'll blame it on the new camera. ;) I may have to go back to posting smaller albums up here more frequently, rather than on a monthly basis now!

we love warm weather!

You'll also note that I've changed the privacy of our photos. You'll now need to create a flickr account and add me as a contact to be able to see our photos. As soon as you add me as a contact, I'll get an email and add you as one of my contacts and then you'll be able to view my private photos.

Sorry to inconvenience you all but it's really easy to set-up a free flickr account, and that way people that may access some of my public photos from my other blogs won't be able to see all of our family's personal photos. I'll be keeping some photos public, but most of the family photos will be private.

If some of you reading are friends of friends or something like that, you can still add me as a contact and send me a flickr message telling me you like to read my blog. As long as I see that you're not some psycho I'll you add you as one of my contacts and you'll be able to see my pics. Easy-peasy.

And trust me, it will be worth it because we all know how cute Gigi is- it's definitely worth a few clicks to set-up a quick account so that you can see all our family photos.

Thanks for understanding.

Now, here are February's photos!
Sign up for flickr and then you can click to view Part 1 and Part 2
(more details on some of these to follow)
and, here are the photos from my BlissDom Conference in Nashville.