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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oregon and Christmas

Welcome to Oregon.  

The town where our son and his family live is about 15 miles north of the California boarder.  
One more pass to go through and we would be at our first real destination.

The sky was dark and we didn't know if we would need to stop and put on the chains again, but the closer we got to our sons the sky cleared to a beautiful blue and about 45*

What joy to be reunited with our son, his spouse and our grands again.  
They moved to this area 6 months ago.  Way too long for this grandma's heart.

Our granddaughter ran to meet us in the parking lot.  OH what joy!

Do you love Christmas?  I know, it's February but sharing a state a week we just now made it this far in our great adventure.  If you haven't been following and want to catch up just visit some of my older posts.  

The family live in a nice 2 bedroom place but really too small for a tree, besides, the youngest is just pulling up on everything so it wouldn't have been safe.  SO Grand and I and son drew a tree on the large mirror in the dinning room with whiteboard markers!  We had fun and it was the perfect tree.  FREE  I love the smile on our grand.  

Thought I would just add a few of the expressions 
we caught on camera.  

We celebrated my hubby's 62nd birthday at our sons.  He played happy birthday on the guitar while we sang.  DIL had made a wonderful chocolate cake.

We also visited Jacksonville  about 17 miles away had a great day and wonderful lunch.

It was difficult to leave but was time to head back out.  Driving away, with tears in my eyes I was still excited to continue our great adventure with the most important man on earth.

Blessings, Come back again!

Next week I will be sharing heading down Highway 1 on the coast.

Linking to:
Blue Monday
Monday Mellow Yellow
Our World Tuesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Sky Watch Friday

16 comments: said...

What a loving post and your family and grandchild are wonderful ~ great photos of a loving family ^_^

Ann said...

Such GREAT photos--both girls are too. The town looks so quaint--I'm sure there was lots of great little shops. Glad B got to spend his birthday with them.

Gemma Wiseman said...

So love the photo capturing that curled tongue on the baby's face! So cute! Sounds like a grand adventure!

Liz said...

Wonderful shots. Have a fabulous week!

Liz (mlc)
Liz (yacb)

SmilingSally said...

What a special treat to visit your lovely family!

Have a good Blue Monday, Debbie.

LV said...

How wonderful you are getting to travel all around besides enjoying your family. That is the best. Be careful.

Pie said...

Wonderful shots. I played too. Mine are here and here.

The French Hutch said...

Oh what a beautiful state! I know those feelings, our family lives out of state too. Always so hard to leave to leave and always with tears.
Great family photos, thanks for sharing.
Happy week.

The French Hutch

lina@happy family said...

Belated happy birthday to your husband. You have a great family.
Have a safe trip!

Thanks for dropping by.
To answer your question : after we voted, we dipped one finger into an ink bottle -it's functioned as a sign that one has voted. Until now, my nail is still blue :)

Laura said...

beautiful images, so many precious moments:-)

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely post! You have a wonderful family!

Gary said...

Great trip for you. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Annesphamily said...

Oh what a terrific family you share with us! I always love such sweet comments at my blog. Thanks for stopping by and I hope all is well with your weather!

Meta said...

Vilka fina bilder du visar oss på oregon. fin familj har du också sötisen var för go.
det är så kul att få se bilder från andra delar av världen dit jag kanske aldrig skulle åka annars.
Ha en fin helg
Kram Meta Sweden

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Wish you a good Sunday :) Hanne Bente

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

I enjoyed your happy visit with family so much. Great happy faces in those pics. Be careful on your wonderful journey.
xo, Jeanne