Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas in Oregon

What a wonderful time of the year to reflect on the many blessings that we have and receive. Especially the blessing of family, friends and a faith that gives us direction and purpose in this life.
We were excited to spend some quality time with Deven's Dad and step-Mom, Elisa, in Springfield and his Mom and step-Dad, Greg, in Portland. Oregon is beautiful and we enjoyed some cold weather, Christmas shopping, and relaxing with family.

Occasionally we would feel lazy from being inside so Deven would take Trent out to explore some of the land or shoot a bow and arrow. When they got to the top of the hill I yelled hi to Trent from the balcony of the house and it made him sad. Deven snapped a few priceless mama's boy pictures.

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Christmas morning was a lot of fun with a one year old. We quickly learned that Trent wouldn't be his happy self unless he had his milk and breakfast first. So we put our excitement to open gifts aside until he got some food in his tummy.

Trent had a lot of fun with his grandma Laura playing with his new toys, cooking in the kitchen and taking a trip to the Children's Museum.

Our flights to and from Oregon had a lot of military service members who were traveling for the holidays. We talked with a few of them finding out how long they've been out and what they do. Their stories really impressed us and we were touched to see them reunite with loved ones. This one girl was so friendly with Trent while we waited off a 2 hour flight delay. Thank you to all of the U.S. military members who serve our country and keep us safe.

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