Our family reunion/vacation consisted of a lot of driving!
First, we traveled up to Idaho to see my daughter and family.
Then they loaded up in the car with us and we traveled to Oregon to visit my parents.
Then we were off again, this time to California to visit my hubby's mom.
Next, we went back to my parents' house in Oregon for a few days before making the trip back to Idaho.
Then we stayed with my daughter for a few more days.
Alas, it was finally time to say goodbye and head on home to Texas.
So hard to leave.
But we had a wonderful trip!
We were able to see family members we hadn't seen in much too long.
It was nice to renew those relationships.
Okay, get ready, here come the pictures . . . no yawning please . . .
Remember the tree house inspired by a real one in Girl of Mine?
That's where we took our family portrait!
And here I am on the tree house. I had my daughter take this one just so I would have one of me on the tree house. My father's hobby is landscaping and his yard is a virtual paradise.
Me and my grandbabies during one of the many times we had to stop and let them run around!
Eating at a restaurant that overlooked the Columbia Gorge in Oregon. The view was breathtaking!
I love impromptu group photos! They are always the best.
This impromptu pic was taken on the Fourth of July.
It was a magical day.
I'm in the back holding my grandson who wanted to slide and not pose for a pic.
My dad photobombed this pic!
This one is of my sister, me, and my daughter. (and my dad looking like he's about to say, "Here's Johnny!")
My grandsons swimming in the backyard.
I love my dad's hydrangeas in the background. He's created a paradise. I'd like to go there for a writer's retreat. Of course, I'd end up visiting the entire time and never get anything done!
My dad loves to give his great grandsons rides in his tractor. It's fun for us big kids too. (I had to join them on the ride. Someone had to make sure they didn't fall out. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.)
My grandson feeding lorikeets at Turtle Bay in Redding, Calif.
I had two birds perched on my head while taking this photo.
One of my favorite moments!
Stopping for lunch during our travels in the amazingly beautiful Ashland, Oregon.
Me and my Mom and Dad. See the car in the background, waiting?
We were saying our usual ten minute goodbye and my hubby was patiently waiting to get on the road!
I hate goodbyes!
I wish we took pictures of the hello moments instead of the goodbye moments.
Instead I have more goodbye pics . . .
Me and two of my daughters.
Me and my grandson.
Goodbyes are the worst.
But I love this quote . . .
Lastly . . . let's end this on a comical note . . .
This is a pic of me with my mom and two sisters.
It made us laugh so hard we couldn't breathe because it looks like my mom has a really long arm!
Go ahead, laugh. My dad kidnapped my phone and posted it on Facebook, much to my mom's dismay!
Suffice it to say, summer vaycay was a huge success!