Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oregon, Back in the PNW!

We are finally back in our beloved Pacific Northwest and couldn't be happier! Lance didn't start his new job until June 16th so we had just over two weeks to explore our new home. There is still so much to see and do!
 Tuckered out
 Downtown Lake Oswego
 We love farmer's markets
 I believe this was Tigard river?
 Cutie Patootie!
 Strawberry pickin' at The Pumpkin Patch

 2 pints of strawberries for only $0.58!! (We had a coupon)
 I've been making Quinn's baby food. It tastes much better and is well received!

 At the pool!

 Pretty view


 Quinn enjoys visiting with her friend in the mirror.

 Helping with laundry
 Willamette River

 On a walk with dad to the temple! Yes, we can walk to the temple!




Telling dad a great story!

Graduation

Lance finally finished grad school!! He earned his Masters in Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. Lance's brother, parents, and Grandma and Grandpa Udy, made the long trip to see him graduate. We were able to do some fun things while they were in the twin cities! I don't have all the pictures from the trip but here are the ones I do have!

Lance received two awards which he is too modest to share with anyone, but I'm not! He received the Bright M. Dornblaser Award which recognized the student team that completes the best management project. He also received the Stewart C. Thomson, M.D. Memorial Award which "recognizes the graduating student, as voted by the graduating class, who has exhibited a spirit of enthusiasm, selflessness, and collegiality toward the program and his classmates." Needless to say, we are very proud of him and all that he has accomplished! Love ya babe!
 The MHA Mafia
 The Graduate
 We took the kiddos to the Como zoo. We thought McCall had a similar hair-do to the goat.
 Minnehaha Falls
Lance and Pedro served in the same mission and went to graduate school together. Cool!
 Silliness
 Jaime, our fellow Washingtonian and Seahawk fan.
 Catherine, Lance's teammate.


 Amanda and Lance
 The one and only, Joe Vance!
 Go Gophers!
 Quinn went swimming for the first time at Brett and Rachel's hotel! She had fun but got cold.
 Cousin McCall painted her face and the Children's Museum. Too cute.
 Loving her swimsuit.
 Quinn was happy to see her Grandma!
 Another family portrait.

We had a good time!

Catch Up Time!

Hello all! So much has happened since Christmas! My sister returned from deployment, Lance graduated, we moved to Oregon, and Quinn is melting out hearts more and more each day.

Back in April Lance, Quinn and I flew to Seattle to be with my family for Easter and Casey's homecoming from her 9 month deployment in Kuwait. It is always special when my entire family gets together but this was extra special because it was the first time Quinn got to meet her Auntie Casey and Great Grandma and Grandpa! Here are some pictures from that trip, in no particular order...

 Happy 1st Easter Quinn!
 Hanging out with Grand-Poopa and cousin Charlie
 Starting to sit up!
 Quinn likes Grandma's chair. Don't you just want to pinch those cheeks?!
 :-)
 Silly Willy
 Love my naked baby!
 Quinn couldn't believe she got her very own Easter basket!
 Quinn loves her Dad

 Too much love
 Gotta have a family portrait
 Quinn loves her Grand-Poopa!
 Auntie Maja!
 Always a treasure seeing these two beauties!
 Beautiful day at the beach!
 It was nice to experience an actual spring for a week. I think there was still snow in Minnesota!

 Those ears!!
 Love this kid!
 We met up with Aunt LeAnn at the Point Defiance Zoo! What a beautiful day!
 Quinn wearing Grandpa's hat!
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 The first time Quinn met my Grandma she had her first belly laugh! So sweet!
 Quinn was happy to meet her Great Grandma Holm
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 My Grandpa singing to Quinn. Love.
 4 Generations!
The WHOLE HERD!! Love them to pieces!