Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Oregon adventure

We had a wonderful 10 day vacation in Oregon. Spent time with the family on the coast, then headed up the North Umpqua for my b-day night, then on to Maupin for Dave and Summer's amazingly fun wedding on the Deschutes.

Driving all the way back to Seattle, we were wishing, wishing, wishing we lived in Portland! No offers on the house yet, but we're still hopeful. Great to be reunited with our pups. Now we're gearing up for work. Hard to believe I only have about a month left before my maternity leave!

And here are some belly pics from the coast...

Friday, August 14, 2009

North Umpqua

Very late in posting these pics! We've been busy busy with baby prep, baby shower, house selling (trying), our FIVE YEAR anniversary (!), etc, etc.

In late July we had one of our best vacations ever on the North Umpqua River in Oregon. Stayed at the Steamboat Inn. The river and trail were right out our back door. Swam multiple times a day. Hiked with the dogs. John fished. Saw friends and went to Crater Lake. So relaxing, such a beautiful place. And some excitement on the last day - a major forest fire! Had to take a detour route on the way home, and they ended up evacuating the inn. I don't think any buildings were damaged - we'll be back there in a couple weeks, so we'll check it out.

We leave for the OR coast for a family vacation on Aug 20. After that we'll drive to the Steamboat, spend a night there (actually, it will be my birthday night!) then head to the Deschutes for a wedding.

Here are some N Umpqua pics I posted on facebook

...And some that John took of me on the river (one in color, one in BW). I'm about 7 months preg in these pics!