Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our wonderfully long weekend

Q. What's a girl to do after tax day when her husband is a tax accountant?
A. Get out of town for a long weekend!

Thanks for getting married, Stephanie! It was perfect timing for us and the perfect excuse to get down to Oregon and hang out with family and friends. We left on Thursday and stayed in a hotel outside of Portland just for fun. The boys enjoyed the pool:Then we went to this beautiful wedding at the Portland temple of the Jolley's long-time family friend and neighbor, Stephanie. It doesn't get much better than attending a sealing in the temple; it's such a powerful spiritual experience.The other great thing about this trip is that we got to hang out with a lot of family too! Darren's sisters came from Idaho and Nevada for the wedding. Here's my boys with their cute cousin, Easton. The boys loved walking around the ledge of the fountain, making their mothers very nervous.Check out game night at the Jolley house. These guys are serious Scrabble players and I was honored to play with and also lose really badly to them.Joseph is a Scrabble player in training.We visited the Saturday Market in downtown Eugene where you can see a lot of hippies, buy their art and a lot of yummy food, too. Isn't my sis-in-law, Emily, an adorable pregnant woman?We left for home on Sunday, but our extended weekend wasn't over yet. On Monday, my cousin, Terri and her family trekked out of the mountains where they live to spend the day in the city. And I'm so glad she called so we could hang out. We spent the afternoon at Alki Beach while our kids played hard.Konnor and Joseph were fast friends and were obviously way too busy to look up for the camera.Sigh. Now I'm refreshed and ready to dive back into normal life.

8 comments:

Jonathan and Michelle said...

Fun! I'm so happy that you guys were able to play now that Darren's busy season is over.

Emily said...

Cute pictures! I need the one of the boys, I love it. Easton is still talking about Joseph!

I'm so glad you guys came down, it just made the trip even more fun, and Easton was so happy to have cousins to play with.

We miss you already!!!

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

Cute pictures!~ I'm glad you guys had fun!!! Thank you SO much for coming to our wedding!!!! It was so good to see you guys and it meant a lot to have you there!!!

Robertson Family said...

What a fun little trip! You deserved it! I forgot that Terri is your cousin. She is so sweet!

Ben & Diane said...

Goodbye April 15th.....Hello fun! I'm glad you guys had fun. But, I'm sad that we do not live close enough to have fun with you ;(

Carol and Bruce said...

I am so glad it worked out that you could have a break together. You deserve it and many more. Such cute pictures too, it was a blast playing scrabble with Joseph that night and I love that one of the boys by the fountain. What a treat for us to have you here, thanks for coming. It really seemed dull around here last week after that fun time. Love to all!

Misha Young said...

I love long weekends too! How nice to see family and go to a wedding, her colors looked so beautiful!

Debi said...

You are the cutest Mommy! For some reason these pictures of your trip took me back to our DC tour. Its like I could see those DC pictures of all of us suddenly infused with a bunch of strollers and kids! You haven't changed, you are just as cute and young and skinny as ever!