Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't Forget- Our Blog Moved!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Our Blog Has Moved!

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Spontaneous Road Trip: Part 1

After Carly & Chase's wedding we decided to drive up to Portland, OR to visit our college friends Dave & Rachael Berry and meet their daughter Pearl. We figured, hey, we'll be halfway there (in Sac) and we're unemployed with time to spare, so why not!

It was a great decision! The drive up there was beautiful- neither of us had driven that far north as adults and seeing I-5 in the spring is a lot greener and nicer than summertime. Gigi noted that there were "wots [lots] of cows."We had a great time touring around Portland with stay-at-home dad Dave (one of David's college roommates and also to be forever remembered as the groomsman at our wedding with 2 left shoes). He helps pastor a church in Portland and took us to tour Skate Church which his co-pastor started over 20 years ago. It was really fun to see Gigi and Pearl play together, too. Pearl turned 1 in December so they are only about 7 months apart.
We went to Powell's Books which is the biggest bookstore I could imagine- an entire city block and multiple levels!! It was awesome! And we also saw the beautiful Multnomah Falls (pictured up above) in the Columbia River Gorge. It was raining, but that didn't stop us from venturing out!
I really loved Oregon, especially how green it is~ and I mean that literally and figuratively.

Enjoy the photos, and stay tuned for the rest of trip's recaps.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

"Bless You"

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Our sweet Gianna loves to say Bless You when someone sneezes, coughs or makes some other similar noise. I caught her saying "Bless You, Mommy" after I made some noise and then she proceeded to bless others as well. :)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Shaq-tastic Breakfast!

On Sunday Morning, after Carly & Chase's wedding we had a big family brunch at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento.


It turns out someone else was there too, staying in town for his team to play the Kings that night!

It's Shaq!!

He was so incredibly tall... At one point he was coming out of the gift shop and Gigi ran over nearby. He commented about her and how he has some of his own little ones at home. :)

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

Legoland

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!