March 6, 2012

To Grandmother's House We Went


 I just love Oregon.
And family.
And family trips to Oregon!

My parents picked up me and Paige a couple of weeks ago and took us down for my grandma's 80th birthday. Fun!



My brother and his wife were also there with their little boy, Jack. Paige and Jack had a blast playing together!


It was so great to spend some time with family. 
(Don't I have the cutest grandpa ever??)


My grandma is the best cook! But it was the first time I've been to my grandparent's house since I found out about my food allergies. I would have given anything to eat those biscuits! :o)


(I could eat this biscuit, too!) :O)

I think I should tell you that my grandpa is Cpt. Amazing. 
He built this rock wall and fireplace in their house using gorgeous rocks he's collected while on hikes in the Oregon woods. The same woods he used to take me and my siblings to when we were little. (Memories!) He also carves these amazing walking sticks from branches he finds.


 Their whole house is just so cute. They have no idea how trendy they are! It's like they bought everything on Etsy. :o)


And their garage is pretty much an antiques store! These photos aren't even half of the cool treasures they have.


Their back yard is equally cool. I didn't get photos of it all, but they have a homemade rock pond, a merry-go-round, rock-covered chimney, welded elk fencepost toppers, tree stump animals to ride and countless other amazing things. My grandpa is one talented man.


We thoroughly enjoyed the Oregon scenery. And the rain! It rained almost the whole time. 



We had the best time!  Yay for family time! 
(Thanks mom and dad for taking us!)  :o)



And before I go, I thought it might give you a laugh to see these photos of me that my grandma had...what a little goober I was. :O) 


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love,
Disney



23 comments:

  1. sooo cute, i too love oregon! what a fun trip with the fam!

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  2. fabolous pics
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  3. Very beautiful +plus+ nice post, & your childhood pics are so cute n smart :)

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  4. Is it any wonder why you are so creative! So happy you were able to go and be with family, what a fun trip.

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  5. Lovely! I can imagine Page´s daughter blog (or whatever it might exits at that time) talking about their cool and lovely grandma DIY and home, in the same lovely way you are talking about your family too. ;)

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  6. How fun! My husband and I originally from Oregon! It was so sad to leave the lushness for our dry landscape here. Love the pictures, makes me a tad homesick.

    Love your blog!!

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  7. what a cool house!!! i would have just as much fun as the kiddos!! lol i hope one day my house is full of projects i have done over the years!!!

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  8. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to my home state, including our lovely rain! :)

    Yes, your grandpa is the cutest ever, and I wish he was my grandpa, too.

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  9. Its so nice to visit family especially the grandparents (or greats)! So glad you enjoy your stay :)

    I've pretty much lived in Oregon my whole life...so yes, rain is always around! But it brings lovely flowers and rainbows. So that always cheers me up :)

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  10. So happy you had a great time!

    http://www.houseofavandan.com

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  11. Well, you know where your crafty cleverness and style came from!! How wonderful that your grandparents are still alive! The pictures of the garage reminds me of my grandparents' house... And made me miss them. Blessings!

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  12. What a magical place. You lucky girl.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  13. You grandparents have a lovely home! It looks so peaceful.

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  14. Looks like a lovely trip! Also your little one is just so cute!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  15. This is the cutest! Your Grandpa makes me think SO much of my Grandpa and all my great uncles! My Uncle Gig was as crafty as the rest of them but he made these tiny little wooden bird houses that were more like people houses because they were so intricate and unique. Plus, grandpa and his brothers were all collectors, and carvers, and Oregonians. I feel like we are related.
    aimee

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  16. I think I see where you got your sense of esthetics!

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  17. You're right, their place is cute and cozy!:) That painting of a sailboat reminded me of my childhood. We had a similar art piece in our old house.

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  18. You have such a charming family! It really seems like you all had a delightful time together. :)

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  19. Hi Disney!
    I really enjoyed seeing your grandparents house again. We used to visit there on Sundays after church. I remember you as the sweet little girl in front of the tree in the photo. I miss your grandparents and wish I could come visit again. I hope your brothers & Nissa are all doing well. We are all fine. Take care!
    Love,
    Paula Sullivan

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  20. Oh my stars, Paula!! So great to hear from you, it's been so long! We are all doing pretty well, thank you. I'd love to see photos of your family some time! My email address is rufflesandstuff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. your family is so creative thats genetic!

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  22. I just moved to Oregon last September so I concur that it is definitely beautiful!! Where are your grandparents from? Paige is so darling and that fireplace is soo incredible!! I want one, lol. The decor is very reminiscent of your style in subtle ways... cute to see where you get some of your creativity!!!

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  23. loved -ur grandparents house.....wish u could have taken pix of each room...y not have a complete house tour...love ur blog..n ur daughtr is a darling

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