Thursday, July 21, 2011

Busy Busy Busy!!

Holy cow we have had a busy summer so far!! In a nutshell, we have been able to see most of mine and kens immediate family in the last 2 months without having to leave oregon. Kens sister Joy and her 2 boys came at the end of May to visit Ken's OTHER sister who lives in Seattle who had just had a baby at the beginning of May. So to give Ruth and the baby a rest from 2 rowdy boys, we had Joy and the boys come down here to Portland to hang out with us for a week. They were able to play and get to know Marlie, we went to the zoo, rode horses, saw some waterfalls, ate lots of food and just had a really good time. A couple weeks later, my brother Dan and my sister Anna drove out here for a visit, Dan only stayed for a few days but Anna stayed for a few weeks. We just hung out and had a good time. About a week after Anna got here, Kens parents and 2 brothers came out for a visit. They were here for about 4 days and we were able to take Ken's brother to Burnside Skate Park (its world famous... but its perfectly normal if you didn't know that haha.), Ken worked on the car (which he LOVED doing....just kidding), we went to the oregon coast aquarium, the tillamook cheese factory, and devils punch bowl, then we took them to the columbia river gorge to see the waterfalls which was fun. They left on a thursday to head to Seattle to spend time with Ruth, Shem, and the new baby and then we met them up there for Asher's baby blessing. We had a couple weeks till my parents finally came out but they were able to hang out with us for a whole week which was so much fun. Marlie got to spend lots of time playing with grandma and grandpa. Me, Ken, Anna, and my dad did a lot of hiking while they were here. We went to Astoria, and Canon Beach and we actually enjoyed some nice weather while we were there. Thats about all we did but it was fun to just relax and hang out. Anna went back to Idaho with my mom and dad so now we are getting used to our apartment being so quiet again! Tomorrow my room mate from college will be here with her husband but they are only going to be here for one night. But you can bet it will be a fun one!! i will add pictures later. the computer isnt wanting to cooperate :)