We recently flew to Oregon to visit Chris’ family, and had a wonderful time. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Oregon, go for it! It’s beautifully green, mostly because of all the rain they get during the winter. We lucked out, because it was mostly sunny and warm when we were there, but the foliage was out, so we had great bursts of color in the landscape. After surprising Shirley and Bob, Chris’ mother and father (I love surprises!), the family gathered at a local Italian restaurant for Shirley’s birthday celebration.