Monday, November 28, 2011

Oregon Visit



It is kind of a joke around here that every time I travel, something…inconvenient happens.


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But not this time!!




                       (my niece, R.)


This time,

I only dropped Joseph’s special blankie in the airplane’s (umm…”filled” at the time) toilet for a minute!





Joseph’s fever only got up to 102 while we were flying!



(my niece, S.)


(my nephew, J.)


And it only lasted for 5 days!



(my new niece, Bianca, meeting her faaaavorite auntie for the first time this visit!  Isn’t she pretty?  Look at those lips!)


This time, we only had just that one trip to Urgent Care





(sinus infection for Joseph)





My Oregon-car’s license plate only turned out to be expired by 5 months!




And I just had to try to sort it out with the DMV and explain how the car is in Oregon (for our use on trips), but the license plate is still Idaho, and how I live in New Jersey.


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Also, it only started breaking down once while I was on my way over a mountain to visit my sister.




Just a few hundred jerks/lunges and non-acceleration.  And (Good news!) I was able to coast most of the way to my sisters house where my brother in law was able to repair it with only a few hours out of his work day!  Thanks again B!





The kids almost slept through the night once while we were there!






And I only got pink eye in one eye the day I flew home.


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(my brother Daniel and me)


Other than those minor annoyances, and the 9 hour plane ride, it was a FANTASTIC trip!  I love my family- thanks so much for having me!



(my nephew, R.)






blueviolet said...

You're one brave mama for making the trip on your own! OMG, your baby looks like a little boy compared to the new baby. When did he grow up?

T Rex Mom said...

First, what baby does not like you? They all adore you.

Secondly, yikes on the travels.

Thirdly, fun to see what your brother looks like.

Jenners said...

Cute babies.
The trip went smoothly. NOT.
You and your brother look so alike.
Your family is well protected by superheroes.

grandma said...

It's always an adventure for ALL of us when you come to visit. Sometimes you get so tired I HAVE TO WAKE YOU UP in the middle of the night to go and get your screaming kid....and we love every minute of it!

Maureen said...

I am so happy for those little guys to have ALL those fun cousins...and they are all so CUTE!

septembermom said...

Cute pictures! I'm glad that you had a great trip. When I need a superhero, I know who to call!

Caitlin said...

Aw, the little baby is so cute, she makes your baby seem like a big boy! Sounds like an adventure and a half!