Thursday, April 14, 2011

On the Road Again

Last post on our Oregon trip, I promise!  

It is times like these that I am thankful for a minivan.  I am NOT a minivan person.  I really, really don't like them.  But sometimes function trumps style, and that is the case with our minivan.  It's a love/hate relationship for sure, but on the way home, I was definitely feeling the love.  I was able to cram an insane amount of plants into our van, plus still have plenty of room for US.  My dad supplied us with some veggie plants that I didn't already have (kale, cabbage, spinach, lettuce, among others!), plus some more black raspberry starts.  We got 10 black raspberry starts from him last year, but Jasper ate them, thorns and all.  We now have a Jasper-proof bed for them so we're giving it another shot!  I also bought a couple of dwarf blueberries and a pink lemonade blueberry from a nursery down there.  I just couldn't resist!

The down-side to the minivan?  Apparently it's a black hole.  I bought an adorable pair of shoes for Archer at the outlet mall and they are now nowhere to be found!  Not only are (were?) they adorable, so I'm sad that they are missing, BUT they were a little on the spendy side.  I almost didn't buy them because of the price, but they were so cute (and he was out-growing his shoes anyway!) I decided to go for it.  Now he may never get to wear them anyway!  The last place they were seen was in the van.  Hmmmm.  Black hole!

On our way home, we stopped to visit some friends (who also have 3 boys, including a newbie who we hadn't met before!) and one of the local fire departments was having a pancake breakfast, which means fire trucks!  It was good to catch up with them (our friends, not the fire trucks!), even though I forgot the gigantic boxes of boy clothes that I was planning to pass along.  Ugh!

1 comment:

  1. maybe it's just me, but your pictures haven't been popping up lately...sometimes, but not alway. Oh, and I tell everyone about Preston's question of why girls have hair. Everybody thinks it's hilarious and soooo cute!