i was born in portland & since we moved away when i was 8, i haven't been back more than once or twice. definitely not back to our houses & stomping grounds. aust, elles, & i drove the 10 hrs & met up with my fam to see old neighbors, friends, & extended family. i was shocked at how much i remembered! it was a blast to zip all over the portland area to go through old houses & drive by old schools & the infamous batman church, etc. we even got to hit up downtown portland. yay!
i love seeing my family & a wedding & a baby blessing were the perfect excuses. partay!
after the festivities we went with our 'immediate' family to lincoln city. we stayed in a big beach cottage & had a very laid back, relaxing few days doing puzzles, walking on the beach, tinkering on our iPhones (did i mention that austin had his new 4G overnighted straight to my aunt's house so that it would be waiting for us after our 10 hour road trip? insert judgments here.), playing baseball, building sand castles, flying kites, hot tubbing, seeing the new toy story movie, & playing card games til late at night. tx mom & dad!