Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mi Familia

My oldest brother Harold, his wife Jeanna and their two kids Savannah and Mackson visited us last week for their summer vacation. It was FUN! There wasn't any one activity that stuck out - it was simply a joy having them around. I've outlined some of the highlights below...

A dinner picknic at Rocky Butte (the perfect location for plane watching...).

A trip to Voodoo doughnuts (a must for a family full of doughnut connoisseurs)

A trip to the coast (Wyatt was stuck at home studying for his 4 quizzes and 1 test the whole week - YUCK!) I'll Photoshop him in the picture later...

A trip to the Tillimook Cheese Factory. Notice Harold's face of complete satisfaction? I think it looks like he might've had a bit too many free cheese samples...


I think my favorite part of their whole trip was being in the company of people who live to eat. We indulged ourselves everyday on a variety of treats, enjoying a sampling of the finest baked goods in Oregon (I know what you're thinking..."Voodoo? Fine?"). From nobake cookies (aka: "gaggies" ) to baguettes, to cupcakes and tarts and brownies, and cookies, and doughnuts, and pastries, and many more delectiables. It was glorious!

Even better than the food was the company. I got a little emotional when they left Saturday morning. It was so much fun having them around! Especailly while Wyatt is busy, busy in school. If only I were a teacher (and a millionaire) then I could keep myself occupied all summer.

Thanks for the visit HJS&M!

10 comments:

Mel said...

Sounds like fun! Sorry you missed it Wyatt. Where exactly is Rocky Butte? I bet Bridger would LOVE to watch planes while having a picnic - great idea.

Malya said...

Did you really get in the water at the ocean? I haven't touched the water in like 10 years. You and Wyatt are great Oregon tour guides. You took us several places I'd never been in the 18 years I lived in Oregon. Thanks again for that.

mom/Janet said...

Looks like you had a great time. I know this is your blog Britty but Jeanna - - -you look great. I'm glad you were able to host Harold and family while in the Pacific NW.

Jeanna said...

I'd like to add my testimonial that we had a TERRIFIC time while in OR.

So far, our best vacation yet (and that includes the freebie I won to D'land!)

Loved it!!! Thanks B (and W).

Jeanna said...

And, can I say, that ice cream looks dang good, can I have some more???

Anonymous said...

Here I sit at my desk wishing I was back in Portland having fun with my sis. We had so much fun! And the pictures are making me home sick. Is that possible since I live in Utah? Either way, it was a memorable trip I hope I never forget.

Love ya,

H.

Collette said...

Dear Britty,
Can we come visit for our next family vacation?
Love,
Collette

Josette said...

looks like fun. what a great hostess you are!

Anonymous said...

See that ad we put into the Nichols Family Newsletter paid off--big time for you, Britty.

Looks like everyone had a great time. Glad you made some wonderful memories.

And now, I am missing all of you just thinking of the fun times we had as a family over the years doing the same kinds of stuff.

Love, Momma

Melvin said...

Beautiful pictures...
thanks for sharing....

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