I spent a week in Oregon for my nephew's wedding. ALL BY MYSELF! No kids. No hubby. It was so weird!!
This is Mt. Hood. It was an AMAZING view from my airplane window.
My sister, Marie, and her husband, Rick, picked me up from the airport. They are wonderful people. I'm such a lucky girl! My dad was married before he married my mom. Marie's mom moved her to Oregon when Marie was very young, and we were never able to have contact with each other. Through the miracle of modern technology, we started keeping in touch through email. Last year, Marie brought Rick and all of their kids to Utah. It was so WONDERFUL!!! Meeting my sister, brother-in-law, niece and 3 nephews for the first time ever. This year I went to Oregon for my nephew's wedding.
This is Dad with Marie's daughter, Stephanie.
Chris, the groom, with my brothers, David and Michael.
Dad and Marie's son, Mike.
My aunt dancing with the crazy brothers. Chris and Jeff.
The brothers showing off their dancing skills!
My parents with the Bride and Groom.
It was a gorgeous setting.
I can't wait to get my hands on the wedding video. They danced down the aisle and all sorts of fun stuff!
On Sunday we drove out to Lincoln City. The weather was pretty windy, but it was VERY beautiful.
The hotel in this picture is actually where Rick and Marie celebrated their honeymoon.
Rick and Marie
Rick with my brothers, Mike and Dave.
Marie and I
Dave, Me, Marie and Mike
My sister, Trisha, wasn't able to make it to Oregon. Mike missed Marie's trip last year. So, now we have all met, but we can't seem to get us all together in the same place at the same time. :(
Rick snapped this picture for us. He was so SNEAKY and said he was going to take another pic. But he needed to back up a bit first. Dave glanced behind us just in time to see a wave headed our way. We made it out of the way....wouldn't have been so bad for Marie and I, but (as you can see from the pic) Mike and Dave weren't ready to get wet.
The aunties and my parents waited for us near the parking lot.
Oregon was GORGEOUS!!!
Green, green everywhere
Christmas tree farms
There were fields of these purple flowers ALL OVER.
Not sure what they were, but they were beautiful.
Chris's dog, Hunter.
He was part of the wedding. The ring bearer. It was SO cute!
Rick and Marie took him home while the newlyweds were on their honeymoon.
That cute little beagle sure knows how to pout.
Evergreen Aviation is located in Marie's hometown of McMinnville.
They currently house an amazing museum which contains the Spruce Goose.
Just to show how big it is....this is a picture of one wing. Well, at least part of it.
This building is part of the museum complex.
It will be an indoor water park. And that's a FULL SIZE passenger jet on top.
One final pic with my sister before I headed back to the airport.
It was such a great trip.
Stayed at Marie's house. They made me feel so welcome and comfortable. It was VERY, VERY hard to leave. I can't wait to see them again!!!