So, I have been very, very sloooooow about posting about our Oregon trip.
And, I thought that doing it in installments might be a little more interesting (?) than just a whole slew of photos.
After we went to the Portland Rose Garden, we continued on another 30 miles or so to my parent's home. They live in a neighborhood that has refurbished the original old-fashioned schoolhouse into a clubhouse/great place for family reunions.
(Side story here - We were there at the Schoolhouse for a family New Years Eve party a few years ago. All good, clean, Mormon fun.
Then a couple of my brothers and their kids decided that it would be fun to set off pop-bottle rockets - you know, the kind where you use a 2 liter plastic soda bottle. Havin' a great time, until THE COPS SHOWED UP! I think my mom & dad were going to die, they were so embarrassed. They raised good kids, no trouble with the law (other than traffic tickets, mostly mine) until they were about 40 years old! Luckily, the officer recognized it as a silly prank, not a bomb scare that the neighbors were reporting. And I might add that this was only a couple of years after 9/11, and everyone was very jittery!)
Saturday, we went to the farmer's market (sorry, no pics, but it was fun!) and then we packed up and went to the coast.
This is the normal weather for the Oregon coast, so we were not surprised.
This was also the only picture we got of the coast, probably because Rachel was the photographer, and she had her friend, Dan, along.
Has the best ice cream in the whole wide world - double scoops so we could try more than one flavor . . .
After church, we went to the Portland Temple
My mom & dad, enjoying the beautiful flowers
Tanner's lovin' the water!
Noelle, taking some pictures around the temple
My mommy. Isn't she cute! Love her!
I love my daddy
I will post more later . . .