We returned from our trip to the great state of Oregon to visit our #2 son Craig and his wonderful family. I mentioned that I'm not fond of flying, but we had good flights coming and going and all was well. As always when your on a vaca it goes way too fast and is jammed full of fun things, family things, just plain good things. Here's the trip in a nutshell. First and foremost was seeing the Grandkiddos. They are growing fast and involved in tons of school, church, family and other activities. Here's how they were featured day to day:
Katie can be found reading every chance she gets.
Taylor enjoying the camera we gave him to learn on. He loves it!
Sophia is ready for a photo op at every turn! I think I have more pics of her than anyone! Hey, a willing subject matter too cute to pass up. Then there's the scenery of the Pacific Northwest:
Astoria, Oregon where many movies were filmed...Kindergarten Cop, The Goonies, and Short Circuit just to name a few. Beautiful little town! There was big tower that everyone climbed up on and then flew little airplanes off of it.
I started to go up the winding staircase and my fear of heights kicked in and I decided to not go.
Jack flew my plane for me!
Mount Hood as seen from Trillium Lake. We had such a fun time in the beautiful weather.
Jack even found us a retirement home!
Bigfoot wanted in...who would say no to him?
There was a project that needed done....a trampoline for the kiddos!
That will keep them hopping! Another reason we took the trip at this time was for Craig's 40th birthday! Can't believe it he's soooooo old! Ha!
There was decorating to be done.
Flaming dinners to eat.
Gifts to open.
Candy bar birthday wishes to be had.
Candles to be blown out. Happy Birthday Craig! We finished off the trip with the usual other things..
Family photo moments.
Swimming at the lake.
Water balloon fights!
Silly string antics too! So much fun... not enough time. As everyone probably knows, there are lots of fires burning out west. Portland was getting the ash and poor air quality problems that go with that. It became overcast and the sun was always a crazy red color. I captured this shot during the day. The sky wasn't black but the sun was exactly this color.
Hopefully there will be an end to it soon. Even though we had a great time, it was good to get home. A big thanks to Jordan for staying at the house to take care of Chubbs.
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?