Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunriver, Oregon

It's almost August?  Where has the summer gone?

After returning from a long weekend of camping today I realized I needed to post our vacation pictures from Sunriver before I have to do a mega post again.  We had such a great time in Sunriver, a resort in the high desert region of Oregon outside of Bend.  It was one of the best family vacations I have ever taken and Nicholas continues to ask when we can go back.  We owe a big thank you to Pop-pop and Mom-mom Ranalli for treating us to such an amazing vacation.  The boys lived like kings that week with a deluxe "cabin" on a lake in an neat little resort.

Daddy loved to fish right out of the back of the house!  Chris reeling one in as Nicholas looks on.

 Nicholas helping Daddy release the trout back into the water.

 Pop-pop and Nicholas enjoying the hot tub.

 Hanging out with Mom-mom

Christian is always the busy boy.  Lots of "work" to be done in the backyard on vacation.

He might be mad at me for this one later in life!

Pony rides!

You couldn't wipe the smile off of Christian's face!


Feeding the horses!

Viewing the sun at the observatory

Love my fisherman!

And my busy bee!

Our attempts at some family photos in front of Mt. Bachelor,

The boys were not happy to be taking a pause from their bike ride.

Now that Nicholas is riding a bike, family bike rides are so much fun!  Especially in Sunriver, they were such a fun little adventure with miles of serene bike trails.

Our luxe pool complete with a water fall and water slide!

Our hot tub at the pool

And yes, to top it off for the kids, some water guns!

Here is a quick little video of Christian going down the water slide, he loved it!  He wanted to do it again and again.

I'm afraid the pictures didn't quite capture how much fun we all had and what a beautiful place it was!  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom-Mom!

We are so happy to have gotten a chance to have an early birthday celebration with Mom Mom last weekend and an awesome vacation in Sunriver, Oregon with her and Pop Pop (pictures to follow in the next few days!) We wish Mom Mom a very special birthday today. We love you and miss you already!

Mom-Mom and her two helpers blowing out the candles!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

4th of July

I wanted to post a few pictures of our 4th of July trip up to Seattle (Kirkland) before we left for our Sun River, Oregon trip tomorrow.  The weather is beautiful here in the Pacific North West and summer has started.  We may have to deal with some crummy weather most of the year, but there is no better place during the summer!
Getting ready to walk in the Children's Parade!

Parade Watching

Nicholas was so excited to spend time swimming, riding bikes and hanging out with his good buddy Roman!

We hope everyone had a happy 4th and are enjoying summer!