Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sum-Sum-Summer Time!

This past week, we spent some time in Oregon and Washington with Steve’s family.

First stop – Aunt Lori’s house!001


Aunt Lori and Uncle Clay gave Claire the book I’m A Big Sister.  Here Aunt Lori is reading it to her.018

Next stop:  Grandma Robin and Grandpa D’Wayne’s house

We walked over to see their neighbor, Joe, and his dogs’ new puppies.  They were only a week old when these pictures were taken.  Claire was totally in love!002



Joe playing babies with Claire009

Hanging with Uncle John and Gayle018

Claire found a pair of Aunt Nicole’s high heels and decided to take them for a spin.022

Swimming with Grandma Robin031

Splashing with Aunt Nicole036

Playing catch with Uncle John051

Helping Grandpa D’Wayne water his garden071

Claire had so much fun with her Aunt Emily.086

I took this picture during our drive from the desert to the beach.  What a beautiful contrast between the desert mountain and the snow-capped mountain!087

Next we headed to Gramps’ beach house.

At the beach100

Riding the four-wheeler with Daddy145

Loving the beach!150

Aunt Dawn, Cousin Jordan, Cousin Caleb, Aunt Kasey, Claire and Cousin Toni172

Playing in the sand with Aunt Kasey, Jordan and Aunt Dawn175

Watching the girls ride the four-wheeler through her “glasses”187

Next up:  Grandpa LeRoy and Grandma Faye’s house

Taking a walk with Grandpa LeRoy002

Kisses from Chocolate008

Snuggling with Grandpa LeRoy017

Then we headed to Grandpa and Grandma Osterholm’s house.

Playing in the yard with Grandpa O023

Having fun with Grandma O (who made her some homemade peanut butter cookies!)034


The last stop on our trip – Grandma Jan and Grandpa Art’s house

Claire loves her cousin, Jared054

The Girls – Aunt Dawn, Alexis, me, Aunt Lori, Aunt Kasey049

We had a great visit with our family!  Thank you to everyone – you made my birthday special!  Claire had a wonderful time and enjoyed playing with everyone.  We’re really looking forward to visiting again in the spring and introducing everyone to Baby Cale.  We love you!!!

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