This week was Tommy's Spring Break. IT was such a rainy week. By the end we were all climbing off the walls. Eric had Friday off. He came home from a meeting late Thursday night, and he could tell I was exhausted. We talked about the week and then decided to do something fun as a family. We got online, booked a priceline hotel in Portland OR. We were lucky, and got the Hilton in Lake Oswego, OR. (Right next to the LDS Portland Temple). We were also lucky that the hotel we got had a pool!!
I must say this was an awesome trip.Or as Blake kept calling it a "Field Trip" The kids were so excited just to stay in a hotel,go swimming and go to McDonald's! It really doesn't take much to please them. What I think they enjoyed the most though, was the getaway. Mom and Dad didn't have chores to do. The phone didn't keep ringing. We got to give our kids our full undivided attention. And I can tell they loved every minute of it. It just reminded me how fun my little kids are. How fast they are growing up. And how we need to take a moment and enjoy it! It was worth putting the laundry on hold.
Here are some pics. I am still playing with all the settings on my camera. I wouldn't say that I got a "perfect shot" this time. But I did capture some fun memories.
On The Road - Our Field Trip
Blake and Brody cuddling in the "Really big Hotel Bed"
Blake and Tommy playing in the Pool.
Tommy jumping over Eric in the pool. Blurry pic, but Tommy is quite proud of it.
Cute Pic of Blake
Tommy and Blake fighting all the bad guys on the Temple Grounds. (Believe it or not, they couldn't find a one.)
Brody and I looking at the Temple
The boys were sad that they couldn't go in the Temple. But I know they felt the spirit on the temple grounds.
Another cute pic. ( Are you getting bored yet??? Sorry there are so many pics. I always have a hard time choosing.)
Nice Pic of the Portland Temple and satue of Captain Moroni
Tommy looks mad, but it is actually his cool face.
By the Waterfall!!
We had so much fun, Tommy asked if we can make this a tradition every Spring Break, and I think we just might!!