Thursday, June 30, 2011

scenes from washington

The little man loooooooves mommy's glasses! Kept him busy on the plane :)
Flying to and from Washington, both Brooks and I were excited beyond reason!!!
As we were about to land at the Portland Airport my heart jumped thinking about seeing my family!
Yet after saying our goodbyes to my sweet family yesterday, we couldn't wait to see our sweetheart/daddy! :)

Washington was filled with such fun memories...
Going to Burgerville...twice :)
Making the most amazing blueberry muffins (twice)...will share recipe tomorrow!
Finding Corrie on her working route (she's a pest control salesman, is she not so stinkin' cute in her uniform??) and bringing pizza for a little sidewalk picnic...
Seeing KERSIE!!!
It was AMAZING to see Kersie again! She was absolutely glowing!! Talking and laughing with her made it feel like those 18 months had been just a couple weeks :) And Lauren (another old college roomie) was there too! Brooks loved Kersie too :) And she was so thoughtful to even get him an I *heart* NY shirt...so cute!
Eating Tillamook icecream and watching movies almost every night :)
Going to the Portland Temple with my Dad, Mom, and Corrie...it was practically perfect...just missing my forever sweetheart :)
Fires on the back porch for s'mores and roasting hot dogs...everything tastes better over a crackling fire :)
Listening to Kersie share her testimony and give her homecoming talk at church. I'll be posting more about his on Sunday :)
Happy 8th Birthday to my little cousin Ammon!
A very successful thrifting trip...50% off Mondays...yes please :) And Brooks was a bit of a sleepy thrifter ;) But woke up just in time to play with some fun toys with Grandma, thanks for the toys Mom!
A little trip into Portland...love that city. Brooks LOVED the fountains and giant chess set :)
While looking for granite for my parents' kitchen, Brooks got a "ride" on a fork lift! His favorite part was the horn ;)
Sushi with friends!! Posting more about this later :)
Games...Brooks LOVED playing games with Grandma :) Be it Scrabble, tossing balls, or chase...there was LOTS of chase :)
Cars with Grandpa!
Brooks was a just waking up from a nap when we gave my Dad/little B's Grandpa our belated Father's Day present...Brooks painted it just for Grandpa Stum :)
We said our goodbyes and raced through the airport to make our flight...it was a great flight, and after I was shown such kindness by 3 different people, helping me around the airport with my bags and even making room on a bench for me and my sleeping babe in arms so I could rest while waiting for my in-laws to pick us up (Adam was in a bishopric meeting).
And it turned out Adam had his parents call me as if they were on their way to pick us up...but really Adam surprised us! WE WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE HIM!!!!!!
It was such a sweet trip! But as always, it's wonderful to be home :)

14 comments:

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Oh GOODIE! Another great adventure for Haley and Baby B! Looks like a wonderful time was had by ALL! You have such a beautiful family and beautiful friends and, basically, just a BEAUTIFUL LIFE! :)

I love happy little Brooks on the chess set...he is so so precious.

Glad you guys are home safely!! xo

Shalyn said...

I loved every bit of this post but I must admit that Burgerville was my favorite part! Ha. Can you believe they haven't expanded? Hogwash. I love that you were able to go to the portland temple- its still my fave:)

Gentri said...

What a fun trip!!! I love this post so much! Looks like you got TONS of amazing things from thrifting! Your baby is so cute! I want to play on that giant chess set! And you look lovely!!

vintch said...

a few fabulous observations:

#1) you, my dear, look like a classy, beautiful version of jessica alba. just gorgeous!

#2) what a FUN trip! it looks like you had the best time ever. time with friends and family in the beautiful pacific northwest?

Jennifer said...

Aw, what a fun little adventure for you and Brooks! I know you were so happy to see your family! I hate living just 4 hours from mine! Seeing them is so wonderful, but coming home sure is good too!

Courtney B said...

How FUN!! I love reading about your little adventures :) I want to vacation to Portland so badly! You're lucky you're family is there so you can go back all the time! (Of course, you would be even luckier to have your family living close to you..ha!)
p.s. I WANT your hair!! It's gorrrrgeous!

Kiki said...

Glad you had a fun trip! I have never been to Washington, but I hear it is beautiful. I love the picture of Brooks on the tractor, haha! Oh, please do share that recipe, those look yummo!

Shauna said...

I'm loving this post!!! So jealous (and happy) that you got to go home :) It looked fabulous. My Mom told me she saw you and she could not stop talking about how cute brooks was! And you too, of course :) The picture of you, Kers and Lauren seriously made me so happy. I MISS YOU GUYS so much.

ps. where on earth are you finding all these skirts that are long enough?? Tell me your secret my darling dear because I'm struggling. Especially that red one...I've been searching for one everywhere!

oh and I just love you and your fam so so much. Glad you had fun!

Allison said...

What a great post! Every bit of it was amazing but my absolute favorite part was Adam surprising you right at the very end!

AND How in the world do you get your iphone photos to look so good? Is there a way to get a certain focus on instagram?

Katie Marie said...

So...I was sitting in the airport last night and a girl came down the escalator I SWEAR I knew. Turns out it was you. Someone I've actually never met. Trust me, I felt a little like a stalker. At least when I told this story to my ride, and he asked if I knew where you were coming back from, I didn't. So I'm not fully a stalker, right? Haha. I had to share it with you, though. I thought it was pretty funny.

Looks like your trip was fun! :)

Dave & Monica said...

Cute!!! The picture of brooks at the airport with you and your dad and the fathers day gift, gave me a glimpse of his future and HOLY COW he is going to be one good looking man :)(he is adorable now of course, just still in a baby way, he looks like a model right when he wakes up!)

And Shauna! if you ever even read this! Pretty sure your legs are half as long as mine. How do you think I feel?!? Ughhhhh

M said...

i looooove this post. and all of your sharing wherever you've been. you sum things up so well with the most adorable photos ever!

that blueberry muffin... mmm.
the photo of brooks asleep in the shopping cart just made my day.

Lauren said...

I didn't realize you were going to Washington! Will you be there the end of august by chance?! ;) Looks like a super fun trip! And brooks...oh my gosh, he is the cutest little thing. SO SO cute! I'm glad you had fun :)

Marie Photographie said...

Wow, sounds like a wonderful and full trip! And I've decided you look like Jennifer Lopez...except prettier. :) Do you ever get that?

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