A Weekend with Owen’s Cousins

In July, Marshall’s sister, Lisa, came to Oregon for a visit! Her family lives in California, so we really look forward to our yearly visits! Lisa has 2 kids, Joli and Marcus, who love playing with Owen. 

While they visited, we made sure to have lots of fun! We all gathered at grandma’s house for swimming one day. Owen’s auntie Holly helped him in the pool, while Marcus enjoyed jumping and splashing! Owen just loved all the commotion!

   
   
 One night, we all went to see the play, Mary Poppins! A local theatre group puts on a fun play every year down at the high school. Owen and I had to leave early, though, since the play didn’t even start until close to 8 pm! But what we were able to stay for sure was fun.

We did something new while the cousins visited, too! We went for a little train ride! On the outskirts of town, there’s this miniature railroad called the Tennessee Thunder Railroad, and they take families for rides around their property! We weren’t sure what to expect, but it turned out to be great fun. And the kids loved it! 

   
    
   
   
We always love visiting with Lisa and the kids, and look forward to their visit every year!

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Throwback: Storytime

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This week, I wanted to share one of my all time favorite photos from my childhood. In this photo, I’m reading a book to my little sister at our grandma and grandpa’s house. I’m not sure how old we are here, but I remember that day like it was yesterday. We’re best friends to this day! If we were to ever re-take a childhood photo (as is the current trend), this is the photo I’d want to use!