Category archives: Vacation

  • Washington

  • We've had such a good time the last few summers out in Washington, we decided to do it again this year. We rented a little cottage on Lake Sutherland again, and prayed hard for nice weather. We were in luck, and had sunshine most of the trip. I got to try out some stand up paddleboards, and kayaks, [...]
  • 2015 Arizona: The rest

  • And with no further ado, the last Arizona post you have to see. For at least a month.  ^^Jack busting a move on Claire^^ ^^She was so good with Wren^^ ^^It's always fun to watch these childhood friends catch up now with families of their own^^ ^^Pure  Joy^^ ^^ It t [...]
  • Swimming, swimming and more swimming

  • It's always cool to see your kids learn new things and progress. On the first day in the pool, Harper refused to take her floatie off. Because I'm an awesome supportive parent, I gently coaxed (forced) her to take it off and try swimming without it. 20 minutes later, she was pretty sure she was a bi [...]
  • 2015 The Phoenix Zoo

  • So one of the top things to do in AZ, especially when we have friends visiting is to hit up the Phoenix Zoo. Jack has been there so many times, he didn't even want to feed the Giraffes this time (we made him anyway), just ride the camels. ^^Giraffe Cuddles^^ ^^Harper kept [...]
  • Happy Birthday Mr.J

  • The poor (or lucky depending on how you look at it) Bennet children always end up celebrating a birthday during our Arizona gatherings. This year, Mr. Jude turned 4! He had a pool party, followed by a game of pin the skull on the t-rex, and an archeology dig in the playground. [...]
  • Joe's BBQ

  • Since taking our double family crew of 10 people including 6 kids under 6 was a little bit of a zoo, we tended to eat at places with lots of outdoor space. Joe's BBQ is one of out favorites. Good food and lots of room to play tag. ^^Waiting for food is hard when your hungry^^ [...]
  • Arizona Mini Golf

  • It was the second annual Bennet Oviatt Arizona gathering this year. It was even more fun than last. Jack and Harper are both pretty sure they're going to marry Claire (sorry Jude, you didn't make the cut), and the kids had a blast together, as did the adults. For Jude's birthday, he chose to go mi [...]
  • Arizona March 2015 - Siblings

  • While I was chillin' in arizona for a week waiting for my husband to do that work thing he has to do at home, I grabbed some shots of the kids as we were playing in the front yard before bed one night. ^^I love her chunky thigh rolls"" ^^They really are pretty good with her^^ ^^Trying to [...]
  • Arizona Week Date

  • So if you know us, or have at least been following the blog for a while, you'll notice that while we travel quite a bit, we almost never leave our kids home. Last week, my inlaws generously came and stayed with the kids so Lee and I could go to AZ by ourselves. It was amazing. We slept in, ate late [...]
  • Arizona December 2014

  • The usual summer pictures in December. ^^This kid is obsessed with zombies lately. Weird.^^ ^^Good thing he's still cute^^ ^^Park naps^^ ^^Harper found a little girl at the park, who just happened to be wearing a matching outfit. They became best friend princesses^^ ^^Miss Wren^^ [...]
  • Arizona March 2014

  • We were lucky enough to score 3 weeks in Arizona last month. Lee was unable to come for the first week, so a friend of mine brought her two boys down to hang out with us. Lee, his parents, and my brother and his wife joined us for the second week, and some good friends from university and their kids [...]