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Friday, June 27, 2008

Mama's girl

I haven't dropped off the earth. I've just been having way too much fun to sit down and blog. Last Thursday morning I flew to Oregon (by MYSELF!) to visit my parents. It was a pre-baby #5 vacation and I soaked up every minute. And I could not have chosen a better destination. It was like going to a Bed & Breakfast where I was the only guest.

My Dad was unfortunately out of town most of the time I was visiting, so my Mom and I had to entertain ourselves. (Which we had very little problem doing.) We went to the quilt shop, yarn shop, sewed the star blocks for Lydia's quilt, went shopping for some more maternity clothes, watched movies, ate lunch out by their backyard waterfall, and had a fabulous time doing all the things we like. It was wonderful and I only wish we had more opportunities to spend time like that together. I am totally home-sick for my Mom now.

My Dad was able to join us on Saturday for a fun outing to the coast. We drove through Florence to Cape Perpetua where we stopped at the visitors center. There we went on a beautiful 2-mile hike through an old-growth forest to a giant spruce tree.

We also drove through the little town of Yachats where we stopped at a very quaint, very "Oregon" deli for lunch. (Anyone that has been to Oregon knows that there is a distinct Oregon vibe that you have to experience to understand.) I'm so glad that my Dad was able to spend that day with us. It was one of the highlights of the vacation!!!

The last day I was in town we were able to get together with my friend, Andrea, for lunch. She was one of my very first friends when we moved to Oregon when I was ten years old and it was so much fun catching up with her.

I took the red-eye home Tuesday night and got home Wednesday morning to find that David had painted and re-arranged our bedroom while I was gone. It was an awesome surprise!!!

Now I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. David was a trooper while I was gone and it's great being reunited with him and my girls. But I do so miss my parents now. My idea of heaven is having all of my family together at the same time.

13 comments:

Michelle said...

That sounds like a wonderful vacation! I LOVE the Oregon coast. So beautiful! And I totally know what you are talking about when you say the Oregon thing. Welcome home!

Rachel said...

What a great visit you must've had! Ludene told me you were in town. Glad you had fun.

Julee & Matt said...

So much fun to go back home and visit. I am still trying to figure out when the girls and I are going to make it back. Glad you had a wonderful and kid free vacation.

Natalie said...

That sounds so great! I got to go see my parents last december and I will definitely do that again! There is nothing like having your family around to tell you how amazing and beautiful and talented, etc, etc. you are. It's good for the old self-esteem! :)

Nisa said...

That is absolutely beautiful that you get to go on a pre baby vacation and that you want to go and visit your parents. Absolutely adorable. Hey you look great pregnant too!

Michelle Pyne said...

We had such a wonderful time while you were here, and we're so glad you could come! Thanks to David and the girls for sharing you with us!! Someday we will live close to each other and can do this all the time!

Danielle said...

How fun, what a great vacation. I was reading your post and thinking, "you should have called Andrea, she would have loved to see you". Then I saw that you did get together. How fun.

Audra said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

I'm still jealous.

But totally happy you got to do that. You sooooo deserve it!

Good job Dave!

Michelle Pyne said...

PS your bedroom looks wonderful! I love the color. What a great surprise to come home to. You have a wonderful husband and children!

Elaine said...

There is something to be said for one on one with parent and child.
Glad you got to go. I'm sure your folks were in 7th heaven.

Angela Draper said...

How fun that you were able to go on a trip by yourself. I can hardly imagine. And it looks like you had a great time. Tell Dave he's awesome for taking care of the kids and finding time to paint. Way to go!

Dani said...

Loved the photos! I'm glad you got to have a break and spend some time with your parents :) I bet they loved every minute of it! I'm so glad you got to see Andrea! She is such a cool girl, I just love her:)

Kate said...

wow! How fun! You totally needed that! You look just like your mom!!!