Last week, Donovan and I ventured to the great Northwest to watch one of my best friends get married.  And since I was singing in the wedding, I had to be there anyway, but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.  It was a busy week!  Here is the rundown:

Thursday: A trip to a winery just outside of Eugene called Sweet Cheeks.

Cute place. Free wine tasting, and you can bring your own food!  The weather was fantastic, so we sat outside, ate, drank, and let the kids run around. Donovan may have a new girlfriend, Sienna (the flower girl). He was getting his mack on!

Friday: Mani/pedis.

Donovan stayed home with Grammy so I could have time alone with my girlfriends. It worked out great because the cousins came over to play!

I’m loving this picture. It shows each personality perfectly.  Friday night was the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

Saturday was the wedding! And somehow, I didn’t get a picture of the lovely bride! How is that possible?!  Kristin’s mom did snap this cute picture of Donovan:

Mmmmm…. corn…….

Sunday: The beach.  Come on mom, let’s go!

He had a hard time walking on the sand, and was a little scared of how loud the ocean was, but he warmed up to it and had a fun time.


Beach feet!!!

Colin, Peggy, Zavion and Avalee came too!

The weather was warm, the sun came out.  It was great.

Monday: Brief visit with Amber and Tuesday.  Again, no picture!  Amber, please email me one or post one you took of our two kiddos together please.  Then I met up with my parents to take Donovan to the carousel.

Wait up, Grandpa!

He loved it and didn’t want to get off, even after 3 rides!! Gotta remember this for next time we are in Salem.

That night, we drove up to Portland and had dinner with my aunt, uncle and cousins.  Then off to the airport!

After a horrible (for me) red eye flight, which included a 10 yr old flying solo who was talking to the girl next to him almost the whole flight, AND being in a seat where lights wouldn’t turn off so I couldn’t fall asleep, by the time we got home I was exhausted.  My awesome traveling buddy slept on every flight, but was still a little jet lagged, so he napped with me for 3 hours! Thank you, baby!

It was a whirlwind of a trip, but very much worth it!  I can’t wait until we can all go back!  For those wondering what song I sang, this is it: