Tuesday, August 1, 2017

More Portland ... Saturday and Sunday

With Zia and Ryden joining us from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon,

we had to make the most of family time.

Here I am with Zia, Ryden, and Kimie...

with Irene ...

With Kimie ...

with Ben and Paul ... How did they get so BIG???

An ending to the day on the steps enjoying fireworks and sparklers.

Our last visit for a while...

Spending the morning in the park.

We're going to miss this guy .....

A quick shot of the whole gang

and off they went with Ryden to the car 
wanting to make the most of the last moments.

Even though it was short, it was so much fun to have time together. It was a long drive for Zia and we missed Ken a lot. Today is his birthday and I hope he will be off fire duty long enough to enjoy it.


  1. Oh Julie, I hope you will plan another visit there next year, lovely family photos, so special.

  2. Nothing is as precious as a family you love.

  3. You have such a wonderful family and the kids are so adorable, must be hard to leave them, but I am sure you will be glad to be home too.


  4. I read your blog a lot and enjoy it. Wonderful pics of trip visiting family. Glad you are enjoying your time. Your hair cut is stunning on you!

    1. When it comes to family, it is either feast or famine.
      I was so happy that Marie arranged a cut ... and having returned to sauna-land, even more so!

  5. Beautiful family photo, you look so relaxed and happy.

  6. Love seeing the family pictures, thanks for sharing.

  7. Mom it was so great having you, we are already counting the days till we see you again!! We miss you tremendously! Irene has been waiting a long time to get to know you ❤️❤️ thanks for capturing so many sweet memories! Love seeing all the photos, Kimie

    1. Thanks for hosting me and driving me all over the place. I know how precious days off can be. We sure did make the best of every minute. Irene is growing fast and I have missed a lot. Nice to see another quilter-in-the-making

  8. So much sweetness and cuteness - lovely lovely lovely.