Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oregon, The final chapter

The fields at the barn are filled with beautiful clover.

 My dad was working up in Washington so we packed up the kids and headed out. (except for Jackson who had to go to the Dr. after he was up all night crying about his ear.)  My dad works at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington.
It was amazingly beautiful up there. One Direction you see Mt. St. hellens, the other Mt. adams and the other Mt. Rainer.  It was breathtaking.

This is Mt. Adams

Then we ventured off to the Bonneville dam.  The kids enjoyed themselves, and loved looking for the fish under the water.  It was a short trip as we were unaware that it closed at 5 and we got there at like 4:45.

Then we tried for a picture with Grandpa.. These two sum up our attempt pretty well.

I don't know, I think I look more like my dad then my mom...

 Then Ice Cream with Great Grandma Nellie

Here is Great Grandma Nellie, with my little Nellie.

Pretty sure grandma was happy to have us go.
It was a little wild

Lunch at Burgerville
 The last night we were there We met up with my brother and his wife.  Both the kids fell asleep in the car so when we got to where we were going they wanted NOTHING to do with anything.  They didn't even eat their ice cream.
Nellie wanted to be held, so I passed Charlotte to my Brother.
What you can't see by this picture is how sad she is, and the big tears that are forming in her eyes.
She eventually warmed up to him, but probably because he let her watch My little Pony on his phone.

Then we headed back home.
I was sad to leave, but so happy to be back.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Oregon part 3: The barn

While staying in Oregon my Aunt was kind enough to let us stay at the barn.
I came out to help my sister with whatever she needed, and what she needed most was for me to watch her boys, so that is what I did. 
They were so excited to be staying at the barn, it is pretty cool.
Every morning I would get breakfast ready and Nellie would ask to eat outside, so that is what we did.
They went and played and I made breakfast and ate it out side.
(my made I mean poured cereal and milk...)

My girls LOVED it out there.
Charlotte was in her diaper every day, walking and running and playing.
It was all fun and games thought until she stepped on the bee. (which she STILL talks about.. "oh no, my bee sting.")

This was me.
Every day.
No make up, hair in a pony, and barely clean.

And they spent a lot of time doing this, mostly watching Aladdin.
Which apparently in Nellie's favorite movie

I also admired my Aunts BEAUTIFUL paintings!

It was such a blessing to be able to stay there.

Thanks Aunt Jane!

{ps. Stefanie, my email is  No more FB for me, I get on Johns though. :) }

Monday, July 21, 2014

More beach pictures

oregon part 2: The Beach

Monday we headed out over the mountains to the Beach.
It is one of the best things about where I grew up.
It is so close, and so beautiful.
It is also SOOOO cold.
I think it was like 65, and the water was like 40.
But fun was had by all, except for maybe grandma.
My kids were FREEZING!
On the other side of the mountains it was like 90..

 One of the best parts about the Oregon beach is that it is flat, I actually wasn't scared to have my kids play in the water.

Then we HAD to stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory and get Ice Cream.