Oregon with my favorite People!

Our good friends came to visit us at the ranch this summer and we tried to see if we could pack as much into the 5 days they were here with us. We hiked, swam, laughed, ate, hiked some more, river rafted a lot and just thoroughly enjoyed our time with them.  

Emigrant Lake in Ashland

The water slides were a hit, the kids had so much fun even though it wasn't the warmest of water!! 

We took a day and went up to Crate Lake.  Every time we visit this magnificent place my breath is taken away. It's always pulling teeth to get Terry up here because it is a bit of a trek but it is so worth it to me! 

See Mitch she is not a myth! My brother has heard me talk about my friend Melanie for years now but has never met her so he claims she is like a unicorn, only exists in my mind, but here is proof!

It was fun to get to spend time with these kiddos!  Sam started violin with Melanie as her teacher almost 8 years ago and Payton started with her.  It is so crazy to think that these almost teenagers were the same babies scratching out twinkles on their violins!  We decided to check out some of the hiking trails around Crater Lake and they did not disappoint! 

We also hit the Upper Table Rock Hike that is literally 5 minutes from the ranch! Such a pretty hike and super fun with this great people! 

I made an investment in a lifeproof case for Brett's iphone so we could get some fun shots of our trips down the river!  I love these priceless memories that we would not otherwise have! Cael was my raft buddy for one of the trips down and he did pretty good.  Maddy was with us and it was super fun to have these cute kiddos in my boat! 

We almost lost Bonnie at Crater Lake! Not really but she is good a hamming it up for dad's camera!! 

Good times were had by all and I can't wait for 2014!! We sure love those Larsens!


Michelle said...

Oregon is the best place on Earth! I love that you love it as much as I do. The shot looking UP that huge tree is GLORIOUS! And the last shot made me laugh. So funny!

melanieL said...

And I must comment on here too :) We love that place and all the good times and visits that come with it. Your family were such gracious hosts and we appreciate you sharing your heaven with us. Everyone of these pictures I have a caption for in my mind and they all come with a smile! Except my caption for the hike group pic "it's a good thing we took the table rock picture at the beginning of the hike rather than the end ;)"