S: My Vecation Summer 2011
BC: This blessing of a trip was made possible by my Grandma Cheri and Grandpa Jerry.
FC: My Vacation Summer 2011
1: The Best Summer! Mykenzie's trip to Oregon June 2011
2: My trip started out in Cincinnati, OH. Grandma Dorothy and I flew from there to Minneapolis, MN and then I took the last leg of my long journey to Portland, OR where I met Grandma Cheri & Grandpa Jerry. Grandma Dorothy got picked up by her friends and I was on my way to Silverton to see more family.
3: My cousins and I were ecstsatic and joyful to see each other again! | The first thing we all did together was I took everyones' pictures. | every one was great.
5: I was asked to make Ellie's cake for her birthday; she asked for lemon cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting. | The cake also had white chocolate and chocolate on it at her command. The chocolate was meant to curl but got too dry so I crumbled it instead.
6: I was given the priviledge to go to Paster Stan's house and meet with him! I have not met with him in 5 years so it was great to see & talk with him and his house is breathtaking.
7: Dear Aunt Debbie Sardo is an awesome aunt and she is on a break from Sudan where she is a missionary to the people of southern Sudan and she loves it. But since she's been there she has been in 2 car crashes and a plane crash. She is back in the U.S.A. for surgery and meds. We are not sure if she will ever return and spread the Word of God further in Sudan or not. We must just hope and pray.
8: Cousins are full of surprises like when they have kittens that you can snuggle and hug. My favorite one was named Fluffy, she is very soft and warm & cuddly!
9: Hannah is an awesome cousin and friend. I think she is talented and skilled in many things. Here she is trying out Levi's longbow and compound bow. I also made a bow and arrows out of some sticks while I was there.
10: Kaitlyn and I have been friends for most of my life. This time we went bike riding; Matthew and Nathan came. too. It was great to see each other again and play.
11: Brent and Kelly, some of my favorite people to spend time with, treated me to a dinner out at Red Robin and time playing Wii! I played exercising and Golf with Brent. Kelly wanted to watch.
12: Grandma Cheri took me to a range and taught me the basics of shooting a gun. I got 2 bullseyes.
13: they had an archery range | and a rifle range.
15: The Beach!
18: We had a blast!
19: Fun Sun & BFF
20: Ellie and I loved to be together (these are actually pictures of us faking). But we did fall asleep.
21: We took a trip with Grandpa to Silverton Park where I did some peeking pics and trail pics, then we got ice cream.
22: Bekah & I, for a day, went to the Croc Center. It's a huge building with game rooms, exercise rooms, party rooms, a ginormus rock wall and a huge swimming area! There are diving boards, lap runs, a big water slide, a hot tub, and a floating river, etc. We had so much fun we swam ourselves to sleep.
23: The whole Family at Grandma and Grandpa's, including Grandma Dorothy, watched Runner from Ravenshead that night.
24: My little cousin Judah is contagiously cute!
25: The Steffen Family Gathering!
27: Whitney is very camera shy. It took forever to get the good picture you see on the other page; actually I got that because I caught her by surprise.
28: The Graduate & The Celebrants | Celebrating 65 years together!
29: My last day in Oregon I got to do Bible time with the family, got ready, played into the afternoon then said good-byes.
30: Then I headed for home the next morning.