Saturday, May 11, 2013

Our visit

Well, let's see! We were really happy to go to the temple with Clarissa and Jason - it was great to see them both looking so happy, knowing they were giving their marriage the best start there is. They also had a nice laid back open house, and it was fun to spend some time with them on their wedding weekend.

We also spent time with Eric (who met baby Kate for the first time), Tawnia, Emily, and Mindy (and sweet Aria, too!). Of course we enjoyed lots of fun with Grandma and Grandpa Palmer as well.

We did lots of chatting and laughing, some games, cooking, playing outside, and baby admiring. I also had a great visit with Molly - a dear friend from Salem, who drove up to see us (well, mostly just to see baby...). The guys went on a hike in the Gorge, and us girls focused on the newest excitement - Emily's upcoming wedding!!

Aaron (who is awesome, by the way, and everyone approves. Good work, Emily!) proposed to Emily that Friday, and they are getting married on July 27th, so back we will be in a few months. Went dress shopping and enjoyed Emily's non-stop contagious grin that was rarely off her face from the moment she said yes!

Fun times...the timing belt on the van needed replacing, which added two days and $900 to the trip, but oh well.

My favorite parts were an EPIC (are you reading this, my dear? That was just for you) game of Apples to Apples, and seeing Emily in The Dress.

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