last monday we decided that we needed to go to portland so our girls could see their family. tuesday we set up our schedule so we could leave and wednesday we were out the door by 2 after jayson finished catering.
jayson's parents live outside of portland. both of their parents live within 10 minutes of their home. also jayson's brother and his wife, aunts and uncles, and many friends live there. we were able to visit many of them and hit all of our favorite spots. mostly we just enjoyed hanging out together.
a four generation shot with great grandpa edwards.
the girls with great grandpa edwards.
and a four generation shot with great grandma rudolph.
watching for the squirrels at mom and dad's. mae was memorized.
usually portland is very rainy. not this weekend--we had sun everyday. it was so wonderful.
at the park two houses down.
mom and dad picked up a powerwheels for free! mae loved it.
we swam in the hot tub twice.
we went downtown a couple times. the first time we walked by the river for a bit. the second time we went to heaven--a.k.a. powells books (68,000 square feet full of books) and sur la table (any kitchen thing you could ever want).
we found this fountain and mae had a blast playing in it. the clothes slowly started coming off as she got more and more wet. it was maybe 55 degrees outside.
the pants even came off. i was hesitant, but everyone said "this is portland!"
penny just hung out.
i have three restaurants i love to eat at when in portland.
1. e-sans thai cuisine.
2. bob's red mill (we ate here twice).
we hit all three and i had an obscene amount of tilamook ice cream. i was in food heaven/food coma.
sunday we had many visitors. we are very lucky to know so many wonderful people. monday it all had to end and we started our drive home. it was a fantastic trip. i found my inner hippie. we love portland!