Thursday, July 31, 2008


Last week we traveled to Portland and then to a little town called Jefferson, to visit Rian's relatives and attend his cousins wedding. We had a wonderful time. It was so relaxing and our 4th trip to Oregon, staying on his grandparents farm. Wallace did awesome on his first ever flight. I was prepared with a bag full of every distraction known, but ended up only pulling out a couple books, a pretzel or two and a bottle. He was so excited to have so much to look at and play with in the plane. He spent much of his time pointing and laughing at the lady sleeping behind us, playing with the armrest gadgets, and sitting on some old lady's lap across the row.

This is the view of Mamo & Papa's house as we pull up.

One thrill for Wallace was watching the llamas.

Mamo & Papa have a swing set out back which Wallace enjoyed immensely.

Time with his great-grandma.

The night before the wedding was a BBQ at Rian's cousins' house (The Barnett's). They live across the farm from his grandparents in a beautiful house with an incredible garden. More pics of that later. Here is Uncle Dwight swinging Wallace all around.

This is Rian's dad, reading to Wallace and his cousin, Alannah.

Towards the end, everyone gathered around Kim & Byron to pray for the wedding and their upcoming marriage together. Both Kim & Byron come from incredible families who love and serve the Lord.

THE BIG DAY. The wedding was Monday night at "The Oregon Gardens". OH, before this, we went to Eugene to hang out with Rian's sister Jessa, her husband Nick, and the kids (Emberlea & Alannah). We got a tour of the new house that they bought, had a great lunch and then walked to the park to play. We didn't even think to take any pictures! And here's the wedding that night...

Rian and our neice, Emberlea.

Here is the Barnett's home again. These next two garden pics are mostly for my mom to see. :)

Right now the Barnett's are raising 4 baby cows. They just graduated from being bottled fed with milk.

Wallace and I with Mindy, Rian's cousin.

This is the road back from the Barnett's home to Mamo & Papa's house.

We'd sit many times on those chairs behind me watching over the farms and the weather change... see below.

Rian and Papa playing horseshoes.

Here we all are before leaving. What a great trip. We adore Mamo & Papa and had such a relaxing time and neat conversations with them.

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