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May. 15th, 2009

11:14 am - Back From Oregon

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We just returned from our two week trip to Oregon, and I'm so thrilled to be back! It was cool and rainy for about 2/3 of the trip which seriously cut into my hiking and biking plans, but our main goals of delivering Dad to my brother's house and visiting with relatives on the way were accomplished big time!
We arrived at my brother's house just in time to receive the big news: my niece Alyssa just got engaged! It was a very romantic story. Her boyfriend, Tyler, told her father (my brother) that he needed to ask him an important question and could they have a meeting? I won't go into the details, but he asked Don for his blessing in asking Alyssa for her hand in marriage. Then, Tyler asked her to marry him at her "pinning ceremony" at the conclusion of nursing school, on one knee, in front of the audience! No one but my brother was expecting this, so it was quite an exciting surprise! There was quite a stir at their house for days afterwards, and we got to be in on that part of it. Here is a picture we took during that time
(left to right) Tyler, Alyssa, sister Mikaela, brother Darian, and his wife Rebecca

Here's a meetup at Nathen's house in Eugene
(lf to rt) me, Nathen, Dad, Gabe and Maggie

The above and below photos are of us on a bike ride on the beautifully maintained bike trail along the river in Eugene. That's Nathen and me having fun ...and the trail goes over a bridge (notice my clothes... I'm still not acclimated to the cool Oregon weather!)

When we got home, I just walked around my house grinning! I was so tickled to be home! I love my home SO much!!


Date:May 16th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
There's nothing like pictures! I think next time I do my guided imagery I will use that picture of the bike trail in my mind. It's incredible looking. Maggie looks like she could be one of yours.
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Date:May 16th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)

Aren't we cute?

Yes, we are.
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Date:May 17th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had such a good trip!
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