Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall & Family: Our Weekend in Oregon

Happy Friday friends! 

This past weekend, we went to Oregon for a quick visit and had a wonderful time. One of the nice parts about being in Tahoe is that Portland is only a short hour flight away so it makes it easy to go see Cam's family for a long weekend. The reason for this particular visit was two-fold--1. To celebrate Cameron's 26th birthday and 2. To see our new niece and nephew! Two of my sister-in-laws recently had babies and it was so great to be able to meet these new members of our family for the first time. We ate lots of good food, visited two pumpkin patches, and just enjoyed the time of everyone being together...all in all, a fabulous fall weekend! Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip: 

Cam and his parents on the morning of his birthday...this was the first time he had been home for his birthday in seven years!
We spent the day in Portland and had breakfast at the popular spot, Pine State Biscuits...note the requisite hipsters congregating out front. I'd highly recommend it if you're in Portland!
Birthday boy doing some shopping in the rain
Uncle Cam meeting his new niece for the first time!
Beautiful baby girl Selah Anna Liese
So sweet
Don't mind my abnormally large forehead...ha.
Uncle Cam and big sister Meara
Cam's mom's famous four layer chocolate cake that Cam always requests for his birthday
Make a wish!
Cake time
Cam opening his gift from his parents
Part of the family on Cam's birthday
Later on in the night Cameron got to meet his new nephew, Rylan Michael!
Cousins meeting for the first cute!
Saturday we spent the day at the pumpkin was a little overcast, but it didn't rain!
There is nothing better than a freshly made donut
Alexa having fun on the slide
Cam picking out the perfect pumpkin
The pumpkin patch requires lots of photos...
Cam taking a walk on the nature trail
For the second half of the day, we went to a different pumpkin patch and they had these really intense pumpkin was amazing how far they could launch the pumpkins!
Miss Meara and I riding the firetruck
Holding baby Selah, she did so well considering she was less than a week old!
Meara and Grandpa
We took a hay ride out to pick pumpkins at sunset and it was so beautiful!
Nieces in their fairy wings hunting for the perfect pumpkin
It's hard to get a picture of these two because they are constantly moving!
Examining some Indian corn
Clearly they are over the pictures...ha.
Gorgeous sunset
I don't know how Cam got one pumpkin and I got both girls!
Love these two...and glad I've been working out so I could actually lift them!
Hay ride!
Thought bubble over Cam's head: We are waiting another three years to have a kid...ha!
Such troopers for spending the day at the pumpkin patch with a brand-new baby!
This is the closest I could get to everyone looking at the camera...
The whole family squeezed in for a this :)
This is my favorite picture from the trip...Alexa cracks me up :)
Grandparents, new babies, and the wiggleworms
It was so much fun to spend time with our nieces who are growing like weeds as well as seeing the sweet new babies, and we're looking forward to making another visit to Oregon next month. Have a great weekend everyone! 

PS: I posted some additional pictures from the trip on Instagram, follow me here.


  1. Love all your pumpkin patch photos!!

  2. Such a fun trip! I just went to portland too! :D And I love that pumpkin patch! Looks so awesome!

  3. Looks like a lovely trip! And hooray for babies and pumpkin patches :)

  4. Great photos honey! Kori xoxo

  5. This looks like the perfect weekend. I love spending time with mine and COrey's families. It's when I'm most happy in life! So glad you guys had such a wonderful weekend!

  6. what a beautiful looking family. And old Cam is looking pretty comfy holding that baby! You guys are going to be the cutest parents when the time comes.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  7. Looks like such a fun time! Love your pants! I've been searching for that color but have had no luck :-(

  8. looks like a great trip! Bummed to have missed you! I love Pine State Biscuits too. Next time you guys are in town I'd love to do brunch with you guys at a popular place!
    I took my niece to the pumpkin patch at Sauvie Island yesterday!

  9. i just love these pumpkin patch pictures! and what a sweet new niece... he looks good holding that baby :)

  10. I love the close-up photo of you. You are so pretty! : ) Have a great week.

  11. Love your outfit from the pumpkin patch. That first photo of you two is so cute! Sounds like a lovely time in Oregon. :)


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