Monday, March 8, 2010

Oregon Again!

Carly is only 7 months old and has already been to Oregon 3 times. I don't know if we'll always be able to get there as often as we do, but I sure hope my kids grow up loving this beautiful place as much as I do. I love that I have roots there. Wherever my husband and kids are is home to me, but mom and dad, if you ever move I'll be real mad. So, the reason for this trip (besides seeing the fam) was Colleen's WEDDING!!! I was so happy to be able to be there. After all we have been through, I knew I just couldn't miss it.I love this picture, but it doesn't even do her gorgeousness justice. I think all brides are beautiful, but she was just plain stunning. I LOVED her dress. That's an understatement; I LOVE LOVE LOVED her dress. And I loved her hair down. Beautiful!!!!!!

These 4 girls I just love to pieces. I loved reconnecting with them. Aren't they beautiful?!

My mom entertained the kids ALL WEEK (bless her heart). Carly had fun getting to know them better and had fun crawling all over the house.
COUSINS!! These boys are growing up before my eyes and I just hate it. Before I became a mom I thought being an aunt was the absolute best thing in the whole world. I still feel that way and I just love all my nieces and nephews so much. This group of handsome boys just happen to be winning my heart right now.

There's not too much I love more than pics of my kids with my dad at the kitchen table with his RR reflector vest. I'm not even joking. I love that he comes home for breakfast to eat with the kids...and they love it too. He and Easton love to have oatmeal together.
I just love this picture. They were helping me get Carly ready to go to the wedding. I was in a huge hurry and my 2 beautiful sisters in law were more than willing to help. I just love it because I know that had such fun doing it. I wish baby girls someday for both of them!!!
"I want to jump on the trampoline, " said Easton 5,000 times. Thanks Mitchells!!

What a fun trip!!! Thanks for everything grandma and grandpa!!

18 comments:

Brenley said...

I am SO SAD that some how we didn't connect up! But I am glad that you had such a wonderful time and I am sure that you were super busy. LOVE YOU!

WASHINGTON SOUTHWORTHS said...

As always, it looks like you had a fabulous trip to Oregon! Colleen looked great! Ok, who was the 5th girl in the picture?? I recognized you, Meg, Colleen, Sarah and....??

*Stephanie Lance* said...

How fun!! Those kids are just TOO CUUUUUUTE!!!! I'm so jealous of all your Oregon trips!! That's so lucky!! I love seeing all the pictures though!

I'm so glad you got to go for the wedding! It's so fun to get together with old friends that you don't get to see all the time! And what better time to do that than at a wedding!

Love ya!

LeAnn said...

We love to have the neighborhood over to jump on the trampoline! It was so fun to see everybody. Love you guys!

The Boman Family said...

You are so lucky to be able to go to Oregon so much! It's good that your kids get to spend so much quality time with your parents, too. :o)

Melanie said...

I love that you said you wished baby girls for both Jill and Connie! Looks like a great trip!

greg&sarina said...

you are quite lucky to be able to go to Oregon so often lately!! (i have been SO blessed to have my mom here all the time - "nana time" makes all the difference in the world for Luke!!) Glad you had a nice trip! maybe you should come visit california sometime soon ... we are 25 minutes to the national parks!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh my gosh Colleen looks so gorgeous!!!!!!! It was fun to see the pics-

Alifinale said...

She is a beautiful bride. Looks like such a fun trip. Your dad and Carly is the cutest in his reflector vest.

Glad your back. Now lets play!

Emily said...

Jennifer--Haley Voss (Purnell)!

Megan and Greg said...

Great post. It was so good seeing you. I love you Ems.

Courtenay Beth said...

I AM SO JEALOUS!!! That looks like SO much fun! your kids are so beautiful!!! I wish I was making an Oregon Trip!!!

Christi said...

Carly needs her own frequent flyer card! Glad that you had a good time. I love that picture of Carly and your dad!

Kara said...

You are lucky to be able to go home so often and have people come visit you, especially since it's so far away. Glad you had a fun time. Those boys look like so much fun for Easton, I can see why he's entertained so well there. Trains, cousins, and grandparents, what more could a boy as for?

Jenni said...

As always, I have so much to say :). I love that picture of you and all of your girlfriends. you guys really all look beautiful and it brings back great memories!

Carly looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute in her monster pj's!!! But seriously, she's getting too big. I need to squeeze her. I'm coming to Beaver, are you???

I love all of the pictures and Colleen truley looks gorgeous!

love you!

Tara said...

E is so freaking handsome!! And Carly, man she is adorable. You make 'em pretty dang cute Emily! Glad you had fun in Oregon. I need to back someday soon. I miss that place!

Jill said...

I didn't know you took that picture of Connie and I. How funny! That picture of your dad in his vest with the paper is an enduring classic, isn't it?

Carol and Bruce said...

How many beautiful aunts does it take to dress a baby girl for a wedding? I love that picture! It was supposed to be my job but when I saw that happening, I was glad a got distracted.

Such a GREAT time and we hope you keep coming back. You know Dad will never leave Oregon. I think we will take turns living with everyone soon instead of moving.