Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Summer Flew By...

We had the best summer! We spent the month of July in Portland, and it was so fun! Bill had to be in China the whole time, so he couldn't come. We missed him!
The hardest part of living in Mississippi is being away from family. We stayed with Rachel and Nathan, and we had so much fun! It was heaven.

Mom got married to Lynn. The wedding was at Black Butte. The grandaughters sang. Henry was the ring-bearer, which he kept reminding me was the most important part of the ceremony.

The Fyes: Bill (in China), Alisa (who is changing her name to Betsy), Henry, Max, Hannah and Charlotte.

The Dossas: Emily, Scott, Sam and Claire.

The Brooksbys: Craig and Windy, Shep, Hadley, Jake, Baker and Birdie.

The Tanners: Rachel and Nathan, Grace, Truman and Lucy.

The Cheneys: Anne and John, Gavin and Cailey.

The Brooksbys: Ben and Julie, Elizabeth and baby-on-the-way.

We saw all our old friends from the neighborhood. We had to have a kickball game for old times' sake.

Our good friends the Kresls organized a trip to Kah-Nee-Tah where we stayed in TeePees. We all did a river trip together, and it was non-stop squirt gun wars.

Aimee came with us to Mississippi Records.
Upset the fruit basket.

Bowling with the McIntoshes.
Hannah and Anna: BFFs.

There is a lot of singing in the Tanner home. They are so musical!

This is what I miss. The everyday little things: watching Lucy dance, helping her pick out her clothes, reading books.

Time-out for Truman. Lucy keeps him company.

Great Wolf Lodge. It was amazing! The kids had so much fun.

The Tornado.

Seeing Laurel and Grandma Brooksby.

Lunch on the grass.

The pool at Black Butte lodge.
Paulina Springs.

The Spruce Goose Museum.
Cannon Beach.

It was over 100 degrees in Portland for days, so everyone headed to the beach. I love the Oregon coast.

Slip and slide at the Dossas.
All the girls.

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