Our week in Portland is swiftly coming to a close. Where did the time go?
We left Spokane right on the end of a snowstorm that made the first 100 miles or so of the drive very treacherous. By the time we stopped for lunch in Hood River, Oregon we were treated to this beautiful rainbow. What a blessing on our journey.
Most of my pictures are on my real camera and I have no way to post with them without my home computer. These were taken with my iphone and althoughsome are blurry, I hope the joy in each moment shows.
Precious Piper was the highlight of Grandpa's and my week of course. It's the longest stretch of time Grandpa has been able to be with her and oh my goodness! She adores her Grandpa. It's going to be very difficult to leave her behind when we go home . She definitely has her very own personality.
Another BIG highlight was our bloggers lunch with Gracie, Taci and Teresa on Monday. We exchanged gifts with each other and these ladies have so much creativity. Lovely Meredith from Florida sent us each an ornament with yarn and tiny knitting needles she made. Gracie made us another little ball of yarnand needles ornament and a crocheted wreath. Taci made a pincushion kit in a glass jar complete with heart ended pins. Teresa made us beautiful snow globe nativities. All of these lovely ladies have blogs on my sidebar and have much better pictures than I do.
Teresa and Dayle made salmon for us. Taci brought yummy breads from a French bakery, I brought broccoli salad and Gracie brought chocolate cheesecake for dessert. A veritable feast. Teresa also provided Christmas crackers and after we pulled them we wore the crowns that were inside for the afternoon. The table was set and decorated beautifully for us too! Dayle & Teresa are great hosts!!!
On Friday we all met again at Gracies for a time of knitting together. We also got to hold her precious Grandbaby Rose. There is nothing like cuddling with a precious baby is there?
I am so thankful for these lovely ladies who have entered my life through this world of blogging and now are "real life" friends.
We had a wonderful Christmas here at Mandy and Brad's too. It was very quiet and we had a great time playing with Piper and her new toys.
Tomorrow we'll make the trip home and it will seem very quiet when we get there. I don't even want to think of leaving. We've offered to take Piper home with us, but Daddy & Mommy aren't very receptive to that idea. :-)
My prayer us that you had a wonderful holiday week whetever you may be. I am so thankful for the best gift I've ever been given. My Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
I'll see you all again soon.