our family trip was up to Bend, Oregon.
a 15 and a half hour drive up the I-5 freeway...
my little sister lives up there, as i am sure you remember from my trip LAST month.
i just HAD to bring my kids and my reedo up there to show them the amazingness.
so up we went for thanksgiving.
we stayed a few blocks away from my sister at an fabulous old catholic school turned inn, called McMininmins.
it was so so so so cool.
we stayed in a cottage called the art house and right out our back door was....
wait for it reedo....
an outdoor pub with big fire pits.
really it was right outside our back door.
there are a buncha great breweries up in bend and so a main part of our trip was reedo enjoying all different kinds of his favorite drink....
not in a lush kinda way....
in a super classy "beer tasting" kinda way ;)
add to it, that one of reedo's best friends lives up there and could meet him out there after the kids settled down.
well, that is frankly pretty close to heaven, for him.
i was so glad to see him enjoy his time there.
i kept my fridge stocked with treats from Jackson's Corner and snacked on them while reading my book for the trip, The Help.
so i was in heaven too!
here are some pictures of the first few minutes when we arrived at the art house.
after sliding through that SUPER snowy section on the previous post, we made it to bend, but there wasn't snow there....yet.
it started about five minutes after we checked in.
and continued all night.
now for an OC girl, this is not everyday stuff....
and now my KIDS are in heaven!
i know, i know, he is so cute when he is in "daddy mode".
back off ladies.
resist the temptation to check the "love him" box....
ella was stunned.
look at the snow in her lashes.
(just wait till you see her rad moves in the snow in my upcoming "sledding" posts!)
his real smile.
(taken by tiny...of course)
i can just smell his cheek form here!
our family trip to Bend, Oregon