In July we went to Oregon. We did a lot of other things too, but we also drove our tushies through Oregon and in return Oregon promised Clint and I a romantic vacation in the future. Our main mission in Oregon was to attend the wedding of my long-time friend Ryan. The second mission was to see a ton of Oregon in 3 days. We pit-stopped in Bend for a day, which is lovely BTW, stayed a couple days in Silverton, and waved a longing goodbye to Portland on our way home. All of the evergreen forests and water-front views in Portland made me so very homesick for Seattle. I love the sun and snow of Utah, but some days I miss the cold beaches and ferns of the Pacific Northwest. Must be the Twilight Vampire in me.
^^ People in Oregon like dinner on the water. That’s a good thing. In Utah there are limited opportunities to eat dinner over a river or lake, but I’m guessing that has more to do with geography than preference. In both Bend and Silverton we were lucky enough to enjoy yummy food on a waterfront. We were also lucky enough to witness our son throw 2 spoons into the water and spill water all over our table. Two may be everything they warned us it would be.
^^ I like to call this image: “Go stand over that manhole and I’ll take a picture of you in wedding attire”. It’s artsy in an unintentional way, right? And the interesting angle is compliments of my 6’6″ hubs.
^^ Clearly his enthusiasm for bubbles cannot be overstated. Our Sir William is such a passionate person. He prefers to be fiercely excited or an angry demon child. His third speed in unconscious. With Clint and I as parents, it all kind of makes sense. My guess is that a mellow kid is not really in the cards for us.
^^^ And then how lucky am I to be married to this stud and his red beard. I think I am the luckiest.
^^ more artsy…cropping, disheveled blouse, and that look from you-know-who…I kind of love it all.
^^ The wedding was absolutely and completely lovely. They held the ceremony and reception at Oregon Garden Resort for the win. A billion point five acres of gardens + Oregon coastal weather was exactly how every wedding should be. I may have teared up a couple times, maybe.
^^ To appease the mountain man in Clint, we finished our trip off with a 5-ish-mile-hike through Silver Falls State Park. Holy crap it was beautiful and luscious. Waterfall after waterfall. If I had the chance to hike it again, I would bring my real camera (because my phone camera is fake?) and spend some time taking more pics of these babes.
^^ On the road. Oh Liam.
So…If we go back to Oregon, where should we go??? What are some of your favorite spots?