Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Breath of the Northwest

Prepare yourself for a post containing no photos of my children. This is because I was not with them for four days!! Dan generously held down the fort while I met my mom and sister at my cousin Ben's wedding in Oregon, and his one request was that I come home feeling a bit rested and renewed...

 A gifted woman named Patty made me a gourmet breakfast every morning.
 We visited the Pacific Ocean. Twice.
I visited with people I love dearly.
(my grampa and cousin; my sister, and my mom, the beach gnome!)

I breathed in the northwest in its lush swell of springtime.
the newlyweds
(my aunts and uncle)

I shared in the joy and sweetness of a wedding, reveling in family, connection, the good stuff of Life.
And as if that weren't enough, this dear woman drove an hour in the night to meet me during my layover in San Francisco.  How's that for love? 

*photo of my mom, sister and I and photo of my aunts and uncle were taken by my sister - thank you!!


Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @

I stumbled across your site--love your pics (especially the beautiful bride and groom!). Ive never seen the Pacific ocean but your pictures make it come alive with details of critters. Beautiful!

Tan Family said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! I enjoyed reading this.

Merry said...

So, I'm now the beach gnome? What an honor! (I think!) Beautiful pictures - at least most of them! Yes, it was a magical time, wasn't it? Sigh!

Annie said...

Great trip! How wonderful to be surrounded by so many loved ones... and have some come a long way to visit you too. You're worth it, I know.

I'm totally hungry looking at the amazing breakfast.

Kerry said...

I miss you! It's too quiet here now! Come baaaaack!

Jim said...

I can't believe you were so close and I didn't even know it! Glad you enjoyed Oregon. Your blog is wonderful! (This is Jim T from ISB)

slim pickins said...

JIM! this is almost as random as running into you in a deli in Madison some 15 years ago...send me an email, let me know how to say hi!