Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Family Reunion

"When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them." ~George Bernard Shaw

That is what my mother-in-law must have been thinking as we all gathered at the home of my in-laws this past week.
Our family has been gone for a few days traveling to and from a family reunion. And although it was good to catch up on one another's lives and see how much everyone has grown (I'm referring the kids, but some of the adults have "grown" as well!)...it is good to be home again.

All of my husband's clan lives in the Northwest, and most all live in WA. We traveled with our two boys, and our dog, Roscoe, on a 9 hour trip from Boise to Elma, WA.
Two of my husband's sisters and their families met at Nana and Grandpa's home. While there, we visited Mason Lake in Shelton, (one of the sister's was house-sitting for a family who owned a lakehome.) We had a BBQ, swimming in the lake and use of a paddle boat, which Roscoe loved!

The next day we went to the coast and spend the day on the Pacific Ocean in the town of Westport. We just happened to be there at the same time some tall ships were docked. We were able to take an onboard tour and the boys were given "gold" plated coins after the tour.

After church on Sunday (we filled a few pews), we had lunch out on the lawn at the in-laws.

On our family trip home we stopped at Multnomah Falls and hiked up (with Roscoe in tow) to see the different levels. It is a beautiful place.

But,there is no place like home...(and your own bed!).

Pear Tree Primitives


SweetAnnee said...

Suzanne. it looks like a good place to visit, (but there is no place like home)

Lana said...

Glad you had fun... but glad you're back home!


Lorraine said...


Looks like you had a blast!!

Jean said...

I love all those pictures! and of course Roscoe is adorable :)