Wow. It's been ages. I know. The truth is, I've been a little overwhelmed with where to begin in sharing the highlights from our recent trip to Oregon, getting settled back into our summer routine in Charlotte, and then gearing up to send the little ladies off for their first "sleep-away camp" experience.
We were quite spoiled spending the majority of our days and nights in the home of our friends (two houses down from our old digs). The girls (Campbell, Scarlett, Piper and Geneva) took turns trading bunkmates each night. Between horseback riding, living room gymnastics, carpet picnics, and silly shenanigans, these four snapped right back into their old rhythm of easy friendship and fun.
A trip to Portland would not be complete without at least one stop at Salt & Straw for some of the best ice cream on earth.
Greg and I were happy to enjoy a night out and about with Gretchen and Sean.Swank & Swine, Taste, St. Jack
We had fun checking out Auntie Jessica's new apartment and then walking to lunch at Foster & Dobbs.
The girls were excited to be able to join in the festivities at Finley's birthday party.
Sean and Gretchen were delighted to share their downtown flat at The Envoy with us for our last night in PDX. It was really fun for the girls (and us!) to spend the night in this beautiful, French-inspired space that felt like a "fancy hotel." Jessica rode her bike over and we walked to dinner before tucking in for the night.