|We had lots of fun around the campfire. We made a delicious dutch oven meal, roasted marshmallows, ate s'mores, and played with glow sticks.|
|Ellie and Chris are very proud to present our new van! Their favorite part is the "magic TV" that comes out of the ceiling.|
Although we are all very excited to be coming back to Utah close to family and friends, it has also been a little hard. We have made some amazing friends to whom it was not easy to say goodbye.
|Everyone had a different reaction to the cold ocean water. Ellie has loved playing in the ocean from day 1, but the Christensen boys were a little more hesitant. Grandpa helped to build up some courage, and I think everyone at least dipped their toes|
|We spent one day in Portland so we could pick up Janel at the airport. We ate at the food trucks (not the best idea with a bunch of kids), and then visited the children's museum.|
|Christian, of course, loved the construction display.|
|The water area was a favorite for everyone.|
We dropped Brad off in Albnany on our way home from Portland so he could finish packing and the load the truck. Luckily for Brad, his friend, Rex, was kind enough to fly up to Oregon and accompany him for the long drive back in the massive truck.
|After Brad left with the truck, everyone else went to the Newport Aquarium.|
|After a LONG 13 hour road trip without Dad, we are back to Utah. The kids have been so happy to be back with family and loved ones.|
Well, we are back from our year long adventure in Oregon. This experience has helped us all to grown and learn. We will always look back to our time in the Willamette Valley with fond memories. And we are now excited for the next stage in the grand adventure of life.