-spending quality time with charlie's family and our nieces & nephews.
-charlie surprising me with a hot air balloon ride! [i swear, my man deserves a metal]
-4th of july: picnics, parades, bbq, fireworks
-our oregon wedding reception/open house
-hiking at silver falls
-touring the tillamook cheese factory
-chinese gardens in portland
-salem music festival
-watching my husband being SO fun and hands-on with our nieces & nephews [i'm beyond lucky, our kids are going to have the best dad.]
-lots of laughs
-visiting the portland temple
-enjoying the best summer weather possible. not too hot, not too cold. ahhh, bliss.
i feel like i'm forgetting so much!
a BIG thank you to everyone that made this pre-deployment trip amazing.
especially my in-laws for letting us crash at your house for 2 weeks, feeding us and letting us borrow your cars!
and now, a lot of pictures. [just warning you!]
until next year, oregon.
and this time probably for good. :)