Thursday, January 29, 2009

Quick trip to Portland

Quick trip

All photos

Day one:

packed up the pictures I painted for little baby Liam! He is my sister in law, Erins and her husband, Matts first baby, he is almost a month old.

Drove 3 hours and finally got to hold the little one...can't really say little since he weighs 10 lbs at 3 weeks old!!

Look at those cheeks....he is storing nuts for winter

**I am awful at taking pictures, for better pictures go to Erins blog**

Day 2:

Gabe showing his enthusiasm....actually I think he was the most excited out of all of us. He keeps asking when James and I are going to have another (not anytime soon)

Getting ready to go to good ol IHOP (Gabe's favorite)

Liam is by far one of the best babies! Never cried and only whined when he was gassy, and he would just fall asleep while looking at you, no rocking, no feeding to make him fall asleep...what a dream!

Erin let me dress him....I was getting him ready for his ski trip

Gabe did so well on the trip, he was so happy and always a jokester

I love my sister in law Erin, she is such an amazing sister and I am so lucky to call her one. She started off as my best friend, and I wouldn't be married to James if it wasn't for her!

Day 3:

Morning before leaving. These kids play so well together. And I think this was our 3rd time having pancakes on the trip :)

Yippee, snow storm. It was NUTS. It didn't look that bad, but there were accidents everywhere.

We saw a lot of this and lot of cars facing the wrong direction. We drove 40 mph all the way to The Dalles and then it was sunny warm and dry!

We HAD to stop at Burgerville so I could have a Chocolate Hazelnut shake. Gabe thanking James with kisses....this is about kiss number 30 at this point.

Nolan downing his fries

almost home. Nolan wasn't falling for Gabe's trick of pretending to be asleep

So it was quick, fun, and exhausting. That night, I fell asleep so fast, I don't think I have slept that good in a long time.


Blogger Amy said...

LOL... storing nuts for winter! Sounds like you had a good trip!

January 29, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger tharker said...

What a cute baby!! I love those cheeks!

Gabe, Gabe, Gabe....I LOVE that kid!!!

So glad you guys had a fun and safe trip!

January 29, 2009 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Matt 'n Erin said...

thanks for coming! it was great to see you! Liam loved having you here! (so did I)

Couldn't you have found a better picture?

January 29, 2009 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love that picture of you, your eyes look so darn blue!

January 29, 2009 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Kritta22 said...

Oh my Heavens! That baby is adorable! I just wanna eat him up! Nice work, Mama Erin!

That truck picture is scary! I'm glad you are safe!

January 29, 2009 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Kritta22 said...

Those pictures you made are wonderful!

January 30, 2009 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger lindsay>boo said...

Liam is adorable!

I think it's so neat that you were such great friends with Erin and now you are sister-in-laws. It doesn't get any better than that! What a fun time.

January 30, 2009 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

He's so sweet! That family picture of 3 boys looks good on you! :)

January 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Chief Momma said...

The weather in Portland is always the worst during the winter (spring and fall for that matter). I'm glad the passes were open for you!

Whenever we go to Vancouver everyone always talks about the hazelnut shakes at burgerville during the winter, and I have yet to get one!

January 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger PRP said...

I love trips like that. Spontaneous, full of pancakes and family, sounds like perfection.

Glad you made it home in one piece!

January 30, 2009 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Ben and Alissa said...

Looks like a fun trip! Your little nephew is adorable! I love the pictures you painted for his name, beautiful! I'm with Heather, the picture of you and all the boys looks like it could be a family picture!

January 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger The Hamm Bunch said...

So cute! Looks like you guys had a great time! I have been missing your posts. We still totally need to get together some time!

January 30, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Sounds like an eventful trip. Liam is a precious baby boy!! I love your project for him. Share details please :) I am up for more crafty things now.

February 2, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

What a fun trip, I love seeing the photos, oh and Gabe is so cute.

February 2, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

wish i could have come! you are so photogenic!! so pretty! love those signs you made for liam so cute! good work on your fam history that is awesome that you care enough and are willing to take the time and serve like that, your fam will thank you a million times. now you just need to take a quick trip our way!!!!! love, crystal

February 2, 2009 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

I LOVE those letter pictures!! So awesome! Your baby is adorable, I've never seen him!

February 3, 2009 at 12:03 AM  

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