Friday, January 8, 2010

Celebrating the New Year in Oregon

We were able to make a quick trip to Oregon the week after Christmas. The time was too short as always, but we were able to see most of my family. Unfortunately we weren't able to visit friends, though- sorry to those of you who we missed.

Kirk was singing at church on Christmas Eve and had to work the day after Christmas so we couldn't be with family on Christmas, but as soon as he got off work on Saturday evening, we were on the road. We drove through the night again, which works really well for Trip. We arrived in Portland just in time to hear our friend Chris speak at his church on Sunday. It was perfect timing because Trip was done with being in his car seat and needed a break. We also got the great surprise that my cousin Beth just happened to be at the same church that morning. After the service, we headed straight to my parents' house.

We had a great time relaxing at Dad's and Mom's and getting to spend time with them and Rachel. We were able to introduce Trip to my grandparents as well as all of my aunts and all but one of my uncles. He got to meet some of my cousins too.

Godaert four generation picture

Trip with both of his great grandmas on my side of the family

Four generations and two sets of mothers and sons

Twedell four generation picture

Meeting Great Grandpa Conrad.

Sitting with Great Grandma Joy and loving the toy that she and Great Grandpa gave him.

Talking to Great Gran

Coming soon, pictures of Trip with Grandpa, Noni, and Auntie Rachel!


La Belle Coccinelle said...

It was such a joy to see you all! I am so glad that it all worked out so that you could come :)

Matt & Beth said...

Aimee, I am really sorry we didn't make it down to Albany. Matt has been working 70 hour work weeks, so he was just exhausted. I hope you guys won't be away too long, and we can see you soon. I really want out little boys to meet each other!..and I want to give you a big hug!
Much love,