Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Finally - A Post about our Thanksgiving Trip!

We've all been sick for a few days and under the weather, so I haven't been feeling up to getting out the laptop and posting.

I first traveled on my own with the kids to visit my friend, Maureen, and her son, Ciaran, in Marysville before I went over to Sequim to see Mike's parents and family. I had taken Ciaran and the boys to the Boeing Flight Museum at Boeing Field and they had a blast. However, these are the only two pictures I was able to take before my batteries died - and they didn't sell any at the gift shop!

Michael in the Cockpit

Michael Standing under the plane - in the bottom left corner

and Connor alseep in the stroller in the bottom right corner

Mike met up with us a few days later (and I was happy to have him to help with the kids!). We had a wonderful visit with Mike's parents and family. We even had the luck to see and hear Coyotes on their property. We got a lot of great pictures, but a lot of them are on Mike's mom's camera, so I'll post those when I get her to email them.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Mike's Parents' Home in Sequim


After Mike left to go back home, I borrowed Mike's mom's car to drive down to Lebanon, Oregon with the kids to visit my Grandmother, Carolyn and my two Aunts, Lynette and Jackie. We had a wonderful visit. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of Jackie with the kids.

Aunt Lynette and Connor

Grandma Carolyn, Jr., Connor, Olivia

Grandma Caroyln and Olivia

Connor playing with the chair in the kitchen

Aunt Jackie and Michael Counting Coins

Aunt Lynette with Connor and Michael

We had quite the nightmare on our drive down to Lebanon, we didn't leave until 9am and it took 9 hours, and the kids were extremely cranky. I think that's mostly due to the fact that living in Juneau they're not in their car seats for more than 10 minutes at a time. Not to mention the fact that I had to go pee pretty frequently due to my pregnancy. Anyway, the ride back to Sequim was a lot smoother. I left very early - 5am, and was able to drive almost three hours straight before our first stop to get breakfast and take a potty break. I had one hickup in Portland when I was forced to take one of two exits and I didn't know what to do, so I ended up somewhere in Portland and had to get back onto I-5, but I made it. It only took 6 1/2 hours to get back to Sequim, and the kids were much happier. The following pictures are of the kids when we were almost back to Sequim - we were waiting on the road because the Hood Canal Bridge was letting boat traffic thru. Michael was enjoying his 'hot cocoa' from Starbucks in his new Rudolf mug.