Dan and I flew over on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14th) and Tessha and I went to Anna's Bridal to do a fitting on her wedding dress. It's beautiful and looks wonderful on her but needed some more alterations. We spent some time at Tessha's place just relaxing and Dan watched some movies for a while.
Saturday morning Tessha drove us out to Hailey's gravesite. It had been a while since we were there so although it was raining pretty good, it was also very nice to spend a little time there.
Sunday we all got up and ready for Church and then we went to the Fanno Creek Sacarmant Meeting. When we got home we changed clothes and loaded the cars. Patrick and Dad headed off in their larger car and Tessha and I followed in the smaller car. We needed to take two cars to the coast so Patrick could come home early Monday morning for work and the rest of us could stay a play a while.
Brighton had a robotic tournament and afterwards he drove on over to Seaside. We stopped at this little diner and a little town on the way. The hamburgers were very good and the diner was quite quaint. It reminded me of Paisley.
We arrived in Seaside after it was dark but we got settled in the Presidental Suite and readied things for the arrival of the others. Galylin and Pam were coming with Thane and Colleen and they came soon after we got there.
We sat around and visited and visited. It felt so good to catch up with everyone.
We took a family picture and headed off to our beds for the night.
The next morning (President's Day) Thane and Colleen and Gaylin and Pam fixed breakfast for everyone.
Patrick ate and then left to get back to Portland for work but the rest of us went out to play on the beach. It was raining off and on but that didn’t stop any of us.
After checking out of the Wyndum we drove south and stopped along other beaches. It was a cold, windy, rainy day but we had fun.
We ended our time together at the Tillamock Cheese Factory where we toured the factory and enjoyed an ice cream together. Tessha, Dan and I headed back to Portland and the others went on further south.
We had dinner out that night and took some over to Patrick who was hard at work.
The next morning Tessha took Dan and I to the airport very early and we made the return trip home grateful for our time with family. It just doesn't happen often enough.