Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vacation to Oregon

We got back from vacation to Bend, Oregon yesterday. What a fun time we had with my son and his family. Such beautiful country. I lived in Bend for 18 yrs and that's where I raised my children, it is always fun to go back and visit.

The mountains are so pretty, and still with a little snow on the tops.

A view of the Deschutes river that runs beside the house that I owned when we lived there. Still so pretty.

There was a mamma deer and her two babies that were wandering around in my son's backyard. I never could get a picture of the babies. The mamma deer would really get upset when you came out to the back by the river if the babies were close to the water.

My son, dil and two grandchildren with my dh. I had such a wonderful time with all of them and really enjoying those precious grandchildren. They grow up so fast.

It's great to be home, and I look forward to making the rounds to see what all has been going on. I'll be checking in as soon as I get things settled. I missed all of you, and hope you all had a great week.


  1. Welcome back, Marty! We missed you! So glad you enjoyed your vacation! Thanks for sharing the pictures, we've never traveled to the NW, such beautiful country!


  2. Welcome home, Marty! It looks like you had a wonderful time! So nice to see your beautiful family! And I must say...wow!...how nice to have such magnificent scenery in your back yard!! Love the deer! Enjoy your week and rest up!!!...hugs...Debbie

  3. What a beautiful place to visit. Love seeing those mountains!

  4. Dear Ms. Marty !!!!!! I am crushed that you didn't spare at least a minute or two for coffee downtown with me. Next visit, promise you will email in advance. It was so much fun looking at your great photos knowing exactly (with the exception of your home site) where you were.

    On a walk through my neighborhood last week (situated near downtown) I encountered three deer prancing merrily through back yards. It always makes me happy to see them ... they are magical!

    My grandchildren tell me I go 'nutty' but I know I don't. Well, maybe a little. Take care.

  5. Hello Dearheart...

    Welcome back, my friend! Ohhh...it looks like you had a wonderful vacation!!! Girl, Bend, Oregon is gorgeous!!! Your photos are so beautiful! So you had a home next to the Deschutes river? That must have been heavenly...it's soooo beautiful!!! I bet you had a difficult time leaving that area!!! Loved the photo of your family...yep, those grandbabies sure grow up fast don't they? My oldest grandson Tony, turns 17 on Thurday...I just can't believe it! I remember giving that precious lil' guy a bath in my kitchen sink! Ahhhh...it's kind of bittersweet...it's so much fun watching them grow into wonderful young adults but so sad to see those days when they were so little...go!

    So happy for you to be able to see your son and his family!!! But it's great to have you back with us!!!

    Love ya, Darlin'!

  6. Hehe...it's just lil' ol' me again!

    Just wanted to tell you that I looked through your Met Monday post...Girlfriend, I just adore your kitchen!!! I love all the accessory changes...your new cloche looks great with the little granite coffee pot, old tin, and eggs! I love it!!! Love that old red coffee grinder too! My friend, you have the most awesome collection of old tins...I just love old tins! I remember the first time you posted about them...you had a bunch of them on a shelf! Anyway, you have so many beautiful things...I always enjoy visiting at your place...it's such a treat!!! I'm terrible at changing out my accessories...once I find something that I really like and it works well...I have a hard time changing it! Hehe! I need to be more bold in that area!!!

    Well my friend...have a terrific Tuesday!
    Love ya,

  7. It looks and sounds like you had a lovely time, Marty. What a gorgeous area that is--the pics are spectacular!

  8. Welcome back, Marty! I'm glad you had a nice time with family. :) The mountains are breathtaking! What a beautiful scenery!

  9. Howdy!! So glad you had a great vacation! Your photos of your trip were so wonderful! Your family is so beautiful, your grandchildren are great, my little grandson is only 5 and to think that someday he will be so big kinda makes me tear up! But we adore our them don't we?! Oh ... and love your cloche!! Hugs!

  10. Hi Marty,
    Welcome back! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures from your trip. Glad you had a safe and enjoyable vacation.

  11. Oh Marty...welcome back! I've never been to Oregon and I so hope to visit someday. So many places my guy want to go...so little time.

    I loved seeing the pictures of your family. I love to put faces with the names.

    Continue to love your sweet blog...beautiful.

    Love, Rebecca

  12. Welcome back Marty!
    So much has been going on. I am sure you may have already been to my blog. We thought we were going to lose Amy on Saturday night and God Bless her she pulled through. Went to see the surgeon yesterday and after a week with no food of any kind, they are going to start feeding her hyperal until her surgery date which we belive will be one week from tomorrow. They will call them as soon as they have it scheduled. It is going to be rough. I will have my work cut out for me during this time. I have so missed your smiling face. Love the photo of the family. How sweet is that? The deer were just beautiful, you lived in a gorgeous place. Friday is the day that Jamie and I are going to Sedona. I can harldy wait. Will have my camera in hand for sure. Talk to you soon. I love you, Sherry

  13. Hi Marty,
    Welcome Back! I cannot imagine looking out the window of my home and seeing that view! How beautiful....it's so flat and boring here right now.... with all the cornfields surrounding our house I feel a little hemmed in!LOL! Your family is so wonderful...I detect your smile in the two grandchildren! Luanne

  14. Marty: So glad your back safely and had fun with precious family!

    And the scenery is stunning! Those mountains just take my breath!

    Welcome home!

    Lou Cinda :)

  15. Marty this may be one of the most scenic places on earth! How gorgeous! I just adore the mountains. Everone looks great in the photo! :)

  16. HI MARTY!!!!
    Your pictures are stunning, I love the one with the dear drinking at the river, I can see her reflection!!!! Just beautiful, I have been to Oregon, all 50 states actually and Oregon is in my top 5 most beautiful, the coast of Oregon is the best coastline I think!!!!
    hugs and welcome home, fun family times!!!!

  17. Welcome home Marty!

    I've never had the pleasure of going to Oregon but have heard so many nice things about that area of the country. The photos are beautiful; so different from Arizona!

    Thank you for sharing your vacation with us.


  18. Welcome back Marty!
    My your pics are gorgeous! My hubby loved Oregon, he thought the scenery was just outstanding! I have been to all the states around it but not there so it needs to go on my list! What a NICE FAMILY too! Hugs, Cindy

  19. I've never lived near mountains. The photos are beautiful. So glad you got this time with your family.

  20. Great photos - thanks for sharing.

  21. We have cousins who live in Bend ... I/we are from Chehalis, WA just up I-5. People in the east just cannot fathom the beauties of the majestic mountains until they see them in person.

    Glad you had such a lovely trip. You got some gorgeous shots, Marty. TY for sharing.

    TTFN ~Marydon

  22. beautiful pics! or is such a pretty state~

  23. What gorgeous scenery! Glad you had a nice trip and welcome home!!! :D Jewel

  24. Marty, this scenery is gorgeous and so is your family. So glad you had such a great trip! laurie

  25. Those snow covered mountains are so beautiful! I would love to be up in some cool mountains. We are having terribly hot and dry conditions here in Texas. I enjoyed taking a stroll through your blog. Come see me at Bunny cottage if you get the opportunity. Vick (a Texas gal)

  26. Welcome home. We missed you but what lovely scenery and such a handsome family. Glad you had the opportunity to be with family.

  27. Beautiful Country Oregon is and you captured it perfectly.

    I can see you enjoyed your vacation very much. Spending time with family is always nice. I am sure you must have many other photos to show us, so I will wait for more. Terry

  28. Looks like a wonderful trip. Glad you enjoyed it. The shots are beautiful. Family time is always nice. :-)

  29. I wondered where you'd been!! Glad you're back and got to spend some time with your family and what a great looking family they are!!

    Your kitchen re-do looks great - isn't amazing what you can do with things you already have?

    Welcome Home Friend -

  30. Welcome back Marty! The pictures are gorgeous, I especially love the river view with that beautiful deer. And your family is just beautiful. Your DIL is cute as a bug! So glad that you are home safe and sound and that you had such a nice trip. Hugs, Kat

  31. What lovely memories you have created for your family! Your photos are gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful time with your children and grandchildren.

    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  32. Welcome home, Marty! Looks like you had a fun vacation. I missed you! You have a wonderful family. Beautiful sceneries there! I betcha you have so much to catch up on. I am still trying to catch up myself. Take it easy!...Christine

  33. Hi Marty! Welcome back to Blogland! Oh, I'm so glad you had such a lovely time! You have a beautiful family!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  34. Oh Marty, this is so spectacular! What breathtaking scenery -- how could you bear to leave it? So beautiful -- and what a good-looking family you have, too!

    Welcome home... Cass

  35. Hi Marty, such gorgeous pictures. We have missed you.

    Please come over and enter my anniversary giveaway and join the Rooster Party. You know it wouldn't be the same without YOU!

    Hugs, Barb

  36. Such nice pictures and everyone looks so happy!

    Glad you had a nice time.

  37. O! a holiday in the sun with grandchildren and family - THERE IS NOTHING BETTER!! What great photos you have shared with us today. Lee-ann

  38. Marty, So glad you are home safe and sound. The scenery pictures are great and how wonderful to have deer in the backyard. Your grandkids are darling and I know over the years you have NOT spoiled them. Glad you had a nice visit with your family.

    Happy Wednesday

  39. HI Marty !
    Welcome back, looks like you had a great time !!! Your family is beautiful ! I love the pictures of Oregon. I lived in Klamath Falls for a few months in High School..I remember those rolling hills....

  40. What a beautiful family you have. I know how much you love those grands...I have 10 of them!! Just love them all to pieces.
    The photos of the mountains are just fabulous. When you do photos this large, do you have trouble with the cutting off on the right side? If I make mine this large, mine do get cut off some. Just wondering. Appreciate any info you might have for me on that.
    So glad you enjoyed your time with your family..it is the best time of all.
    xo bj

  41. Just me again..:>)
    I was just reading back thru some of your posts (love every one of them, too) and wanted to mention the SHOW US YOUR ROOSTERS coming up Aug. 28th. If you haven't heard of it, I have a button on my sidebar that you can click for info. You have some great roosters and hope you will join in with us. Should be fun!!

  42. Welcome home Marty! Glad you enjoyed your vacation. Pics are beautiful of the mountains. Thanks for sharing them. With the wonder of the internet, I actually do work for a cancer center in Eugene, Oregon. The pics help me put a place with my work. Thanks again.

  43. Hi Marty,

    Welcome back! Fabulous pictures, what a beautiful area. You have such a lovely family. Thanks for sharing.


  44. Looks like you had a great trip. I hope you will stroll on over to diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com and sign up for Crock Pot Wednesdays. There's still time to get in on the great giveaways this week. Hope to see you there.

  45. Thanks, dear one.
    I do have the Min. stretch and resol. are set high. If I use the 425/640 formula, no cut offs and pics aren't quite as large but still much larger than the normal...but if I use the 800 formula, it cuts off part of the right side. Sometimes you don't notice it until you pull up a normal size of the same pic..then you can see part has been cut off. Most of the time, it doesn't really matter and I use the 800, which makes the really large pics. If i have something on that right side that I don't want cut in half or off completely, I use the other formula. Whew...this blogging can be work, sometimes. :)

  46. I lived in Oregon for a short time when I was 5 years old. I still remember the big trees and how beautiful the snow was in the winter. I've been back there a few times as I still have relatives living there. Your pictures are so beautiful. I love the size. I wish all blogs had pictures this size.

  47. What a beautiful area of the country! Beautiful family, too, Marty!

  48. What beautiful photos. I hope to be able to visit that area some day. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Oregon to Arizona must be a shock to your system. I lived in Beaverton Oregon for about 3 months once. It was beautiful there. But my family & heart lies in southern California. Glad you are back safe & sound. We missed you while you were gone. And yes, children & grand children grow up too fast. My grandson is turning 2 in about 10 days.

  50. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday and the scenery is gorgeous.

  51. Hi Marty....

    I think we've talked about his before, but we LOVE Bend. We go every year for a visit..except last year. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with your family...especially your grands!

    Loved your table setting. Gosh girl.....you go ALLLLLL out. Your settings are always stunning. Love that color combination too. So fresh and yummy.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


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