Tuesday, September 10, 2013


 Not only do I love the Summer for the warm weather and lazy days by the pool, but also for the Stewart annual trip to Sunriver. I love that my family has been vacationing there for years. It's my fav.

Before we headed to Sunriver, my brother Sam and his family came for a visit. They even stayed with us!

We spent a week in a very large house with 12 adults and 14 kids all under the age of 7 (it's amazing the house was large enough to accommodate that many people). 
We enjoyed our week eating (LOTS of yummy food), bike riding, playing and more eating.
We hiked to Benham Falls. It's a lovely, easy walk. 
 My boys :)

 Almost all of the littles (missing Beckett and added Grandpa)

 We made it! 
 Going on a hike is such hard work.
 Nic and I got an added bonus - Nic's brother and family made a pit stop in Sunriver for lunch, because they are moving to Saipan. 
Lisa, Joel and Pete's first time meeting Everett.
 Brothers gotta hug! 
 Joel is squishing Everett's chub chub face. After he did this, Everett had a huge smile on his face. 
 We went to the park and enjoyed a beautiful day there!
 Everett's first time with grass.

 The girls and boys each have their own tradition in Sunriver: the boys go golfing and the girls give gifts to each other and get pedicures. We girls each pick our favorite thing from the past year and give it to each other. This year we headed to a Mexican restaurant for appetizers and then off to pedicures, but first we threw a surprise baby shower for my SIL Sharon - due with her 4th boy in November. :)
 Time for our feet to be pampered
 Many a bike ride were to the lodge to sip and chat. Hangin' out at the lodge.
 I love these two. If you thought your parents were amazing, think again. These are the most selfless, loving people. I'm so grateful for them and the amazing things they provide for their family. 
 Summer, Dani, Ben, BIL Jefferson, SIL Sharon
 Sam: the brother whom I blame for why I'm the shortest person in my family. :) 
 Me and my niece Reece
 My main squeeze
 The Sunday we all left to our separate homes, Nic and I headed to Medford for his parent's mission farewell. They are headed to Paris, France! We are so thrilled for them. After church we headed to SIL Michelle's house for a bbq. 
 After we got home, we spent more time with family because Sam and his family were in town a few bonus days. Everett LOVES my parent's dog Chaska.

Gramzee snuggles are the best.


Lauren Conley said...

I think you guys need to take a trip to Paris to visit Nic's parents. I volunteer as translator and travel nanny. You're welcome.

Lohmeiers said...

Fun to see all those pictures and get an update from our Klamath friends. Glad you guys are having beautiful summer Oregon adventures!