My folks just left and we had such a wonderful time together. I can't tell you what it means to me that at 71 and 84 years old they drove 22 hours to get here to visit Chris and I. Of course they took their time getting here but the fact that they made the trek for us still blows me away. My Mom knows I have had a hard time lately because my Dad is so ill, she said she just missed me and wanted to see me.
Meet my Mom and Step dad Jim, oh and I got new glasses.
Of course they had to meet some very special friends of mine.
Breakfast at Zell's with Cristi was a lot of fun.
We saw a field being cleared by goats and they had babies!
This is right by Cristi's house and now our very own petting zoo:)
We also had a chance to hang out and take pictures with Kathi and Brian. I love these peeps. Brian is a pretty amazing Portland photographer. Find his stuff here.
St. Johns bridge.
It was cold windy and about 15 minutes after this the sky opened up and it poured.
All this made us hungry.
Lunch at McMennamins another Portland landmark.
There was also a dinner out with Chris's folks that was pretty special.
Too bad I was so nervous that I didn't eat a single thing. WTF! The night was still great but apparently stress and excitement takes away my appetite and makes me want to puke:(
and on our very first day together we went to the Lake Oswego Farmers Market. Lake O has some beautiful art all around town.
This dog was my favorite by far.
I always love the flowers.
These gals were so much fun to watch!
I miss them already.
I am always a bit down after leaving family but I am so thankful they came up. I find myself counting the visits, how many more times will I get to see them, it's really an awful thing to do. I'm just so lucky to still have them in my life and that is what I am holding onto.