Friday, August 9


Here we go on the great catch up of 2013...
Lets start back at the VERY beginning of June... when Tyson's sister and family came to Oregon for a visit. 
We have been begging for friends and family to come visit, so we were super excited when the answer was YES! (We really aren't that desperate, but we love visitors!)

The day they arrived we headed to Silver Falls State Park.
We had a picnic with sandwiches, Oregon picked berries and Oregon made potato chips.

Oh how we love our cousins!

We played at the State park before our hike to the South Falls.

 This is our favorite fall. We haven't done the long hike, so I guess I can't say that I know the others, but I have seen pictures of them all, and this one is just so beautiful.

 This cute thing loves her papa.

The girls in their matching skirts we made last summer.

We went and showed them Tyson's office. That was a treat for the patients...

Nothing says a good visit than baby smiles and yummy foot suckers.

We had fun taking pictures of our feet.

We went to the Children's Museum in Salem. That is always a bucket full of fun.
It was Quincy's first time as a walker. She was in heaven.

 The tiny grocery store is ALWAYS a favorite.

And I can't help but love this picture of Q just loving those piggies.

We walked across the Willamette River on the walking bridge.

It was absolutely beautiful while our cousins were here! 

 We wore these kiddos out everyday. This particular day, while they slept we pounded some Sonic.
Megan and I ate way too much food while they were here. :)

 Grandma Scott came half way through the trip. It was nice to have her, and smart of her to fly to the place where 7 of the 8 1/2 grandkids were. :) (Missed you Taryn.)
We worked on a banner for when she walked up to the door.

The first day that Grandma was here, we headed to Portland.
We stopped at the Portland LDS Temple. 
It is gorgeous!

 Waffle Window. Duh! We had to share this piece of Portland with our cousins!

Oh they are so yummy.

We went to OMSI. A super cool museum!

 We had such fun with the crazy mirrors, random musical instruments and experiments.

 Grandma and the babies.

Such a fun museum.

 We went to Salt and Straw for some amazing ice cream.
This time we tried Olive Oil and many other random flavors. I like most, but I didn't like the Olive Oil.

Think we were done with  food....

We headed to Voodoo Donuts to pick up a couple dozen to share with everyone...

Another day we drove to the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

We toured the factory and tried all the different cheeses... (My favorite part.)

Little miss was loving grandma time!

Then we headed to the beach for some photo opporutnities. Too bad that the day we decided to go to the beach it was cloudy, windy, and overcast. :)

There was really cool light and a neat fog, and with the tide so far out it created some really cool pictures.

We climbed the sandhill. (I don't know why I do this every time. It is so steap and crazy.)
But yet I continue to trudge up it.

Megan and I then took jumping pictures.

We had such a fun time. We played at parks, and ate food like we were never going to eat again, we all crammed into our 1100 sq ft 3 bedroom house and loved every minute of it!

Thanks for coming Rasmussens! I hope you enjoyed it and want to make a return trip sometime!

2 love notes:

RaeAnn said...

Love the jumping pictures...B looks like a ballerina!!!
Love you!!!

Brianna and Tyson Smith said...

So much fun! Don't worry- my 1 1/2 kids will be there next time for sure!!! Well, I guess it will be officially two by then :) Such fun times and great food & company! Tyson and I talk about going to Oregon all the time!