I had lofty ideals to post these last 4 weeks individually, but alas…. it won’t be happening. 🙂 I would love to go into great detail about every visit we had with family and friends but time will not permit me to do it. Sooooo, this will have to sum it up. 🙂
THINGS THAT DIDN’T WORK:
Too many people and too much luggage to fit in one car to the airport.
Three cars to get home from the Portland Airport! Thanks Mom, Dad and Stan!
A three year old that thinks “Dixon is only my Bruver!”. Uncle Justin had to run with this and get him all confused about him being my brother and his uncle. It really stressed Royce out, but made us all laugh. 🙂
My heart breaking as I wanted to stay at each visit with the people I love so much! It was really hard to have a baby and have to leave because my baby needed it. Each year will get better from here on out…..
TRAFFIC!!! We never did conquer leaving early enough to fight traffic everywhere.
Bryson not having a car to drive! This was really hard to go back to having to take the kids everywhere. Also, he couldn’t drive on his dates, big bummer.
Driving back from a day trip in Eugene! This was torture. It would have been worse to try to sleep somewhere with the kids up all night, but construction added an extra hour of screaming little ones and fighting older children. Not fun!
Royce loving s’mores so much that he forgot to go to the bathroom and peed his pants. We didn’t even notice until he was walking like a penguin and saying he was “Happy Feet”. 🙂
Waking up and not knowing where I am! I run the wrong direction when a child wakes up!
Forgetting to take pictures at most of my friends houses! I was enjoying myself so much I forgot. I only remembered in Eugene, and at the Anderson’s, Nielsen’s
and Byington’s! Uggggh!! (For more photos, go here.)
We will post thorough pictures on Face book. These pictures are only from my phone.
THINGS THAT WORKED:
Awesome people taking care of our house and animals!
Sleeping all over my parents house! The kids even slept outside in the tent! So cute and great memories! I love all the memories my kids will have of my parents home. 🙂
Zoo, max ride, swimming, 4 wheeling,
Justin coming over with the kids,
Chelsea at the house a lot, sneaking away to Mutual and seeing Michelle King and Jenn Hough for the first time! Felt soooo good!
RUNNING in the fresh Oregon air! Sleeping with the windows open. Wearing sweatshirts!!! We could have taken a picture of the beautiful landscape right out our bedroom window! Bryson and I both loved letting our protection walls down (towards bugs). We would feel something on our skin and not have to worry about it being poisonous!
Borrowing the Fernstrom’s van and the McCullough’s van for the Fernstroms! We can never thank them enough! They saved us $2500!!!
Dinner with so many families that we LOVE! First of all it’s hard to have 10 people over for dinner, but we left every house feeling on top of the world and a little teary knowing we won’t all be back for awhile. It’s truly a blessed thing to leave someones home a better person than when you arrived! We love you all so much!
Beaverton Farmers Market! Fountains, incredibly fresh food, old memories and beautiful weather.
Sneaking to the Cheney’s house to take pictures of the kids before their Youth Conference Dance! So fun and cute!
LOVED going to church at our old ward! I can’t even describe the feeling I have for everyone! I was in tears the next day as I thought of the outpouring of love I felt. Being picked up and swung around by people has got to be the best feeling ever! I imagine Heaven to feel like that, only with all the people I have loved over my life in one place! 🙂
Visiting many parks and enjoying the low 70 degree weather.
Bryson’s dates! So fun (and scary) to watch him drive away in Pres. Dalton’s car!
They have had an agreement since he was around 11 years old that if he followed the brethren of the church then Bryson could take a girl out on a date with his nice car. THANKFULLY, the car was returned in one piece!
Seeing the movie 17 Miracles.
Girls Night!!! Need I say more…. 🙂
Visit to Eugene to see family! It was so fun to see everyone’s kids and how they have grown! Wish we had more time to visit with others, but our little one’s wouldn’t have lasted.
NESKOWIN OREGON!!! I have gone to this beach every summer since I was a little girl, except for last year. Kevin drove into town honking the horn, we were sooo excited to get there! It was sooo beautiful and perfect to be with family! We even got to see Celeste McEntee and surf with the McCulloughs and Cassandra Gonzales. Perfect week!!!
Climbing the sand dune, running, old smells, skim boarding, bonfire, s’mores, family games, sunsets, seashells, Addy and Chelsea pictures! Time with Michele (Justin’s girlfriend), Chelsea, Shelbi and Jake! Walking up and down each and every street and reminiscing, church, awesome sabbath day watching Youtube Mormon Messages. We randomly ran into our friends the Joslins from when we were first married at church! It was so neat to see them and their family. We also ran into Bro. Kerr. 🙂