I’m back home now, catching up on emails and diving in to work projects but I wanted to post a little recap of our time away. Get your popcorn ready, here’s part one of my Summer Vacation Photos! We spent a week at a gathering house in Sunriver with my entire family to help celebrate my parents’ 45th wedding anniversary.
We packed a lot in, but the best part by far was watching the four cousins bond over juicy watermelon and sidewalk chalk, freeze tag and grass angels:
Growing up in 70s, my mom would put together “Waetjen Family Fun Nights.” She was eager to bring back the tradition for the grandkids. Talents included Uncle E & Carson’s Joke Jamboree, Hadley’s Somersault Extravaganza, Garland Family Circus, but the highlight (or at least Most Effort Award) went to the opening act:
Everyone under the age of five was super impressed by my amazing growing arm trick:
After six months, Carson’s still Steppin’ In Time:
Boys back from a flyfishing trip:
Ping Pong Tournament. It was seriously competitive – Jason even put together a round robin spreadsheet to keep track of the games.
And oh my, the food: Uncle Blair made some of the best fish tacos I’ve ever tasted, my mom’s famous blueberry pancakes, blender omelets (recipe to come), grilled lamb skewers, homemade ice cream, blackened salmon… good thing for all the bike trails and morning runs!
Even when the only thing on the agenda was to relax, a week just didn’t seem long enough…