Wedding day

Today was the wedding of this little girl who made me an aunt!  Ok, she’s not so little anymore, and it sure makes me feel old to have a niece who’s old enough to be married!

 
Some highlights:

pre-ceremony chat with the bride!

  

flower girl and ring bearer, ready!

  

my aunt and uncle live in the woods and therefore have an impressive supply of insect repellents.

  

well, he said he was going to be cute at the wedding…

  

me with grandma, cousin, mom

  

me and the mother of the bride

  

the flower girls were inseparable

  

first time i’ve been together with my sister and brother since…. 2009?

  

as you can see, the Wee Boy was getting hard to wrangle and was ready to go!

 I loved seeing how happyy kids are with relatives they’ve just met. They are pretty adaptable to new situations and people, phew!

In knitting news, I’m nearly done with my V bear.  It’ll have to be finished tomorrow though. 

  

Glitch

Well, I certain didn’t mean to take a whole week off from blogging! We took a rode trip up to Portland, Oregon, and WordPress crashed every time I tried to open it on my iPhone. It was frustrating, but I suppose it also allowed me to relax without thinking about what to blog that day.

How about a week in photos to make up for a week of silence?

Perhaps the most awesome photo I have of myself with my husband?  (our nephews in Portland have the BEST toys!!!!)

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Proof that the mountains in Northern California are HOT!!!!

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Gorgeous, gorgeous roses at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland.20140613-205123-75083387.jpg

20140613-205123-75083014.jpgHammocks are the greatest!

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Lavender rose!  (the order of these photos is messed up, sorry!!!)20140613-205123-75083738.jpg

 

Free poems in Portland!

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Excellent Dr. Who graffiti at OHSU observation deck.20140613-205121-75081521.jpg

 

Handy free library in Portland (same house as free poems)!20140613-205122-75082278.jpg

 

Jamison Square fountain, Portland.20140613-205121-75081922.jpg

 

Mt Shasta, northern California!  Can you believe there are seven glaciers up there???20140613-205120-75080868.jpg

 

Mt Shasta on the way home.20140613-205124-75084394.jpg

Crossing Golden Gate Bridge, the sign that we’re just minutes from home!

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My travel knitting ended up being hats!  I had only done 2 of my intended 12 hats for the Larkin Street Youth Services, so I thought I’d see what kind of dent I could make in my numbers.20140613-205126-75086012.jpg

 

Well, I ended up completing 8 hats while we were away!  So that’s 10 done for the year, only 2 to go!  20140613-205125-75085771.jpgIt was nice to have a vacation and visit family we only see once a year, see a nephew graduate high school, and to see Portland for the first time.  It is so green in Oregon, compared to yellow, drought-stricken California!  It was really nice but also confusing to be able to stay in one layer all day and evening, without wondering when the fog would roll in, or needing a sweater.  I had really forgotten what summer feels like!

But there’s no place like home.  🙂

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