Friday, July 16, 2010

Sunriver: Day 1

One week ago today, our family returned from one of the best family vacations ever down in central Oregon! Grandma Berkompas graciously pulled everything together months ahead of time, and was incredibly generous as we all gathered around her and the rest of Dad's side of the family to reunite and enjoy a week of fellowship and fun.

The place we went to holds special significance to us and the rest of the Berkompas family. Ever since I can remember, our family reunions have always been held at Sunriver Resort in central Oregon, and for good reason! It's beautiful, rustic, fun, warm, up in the mountains!... We all had a wonderful time, and a thousand thanks go to Grandma for making it happen, and the Lord for blessing our travels and time down there!

Some of you may have followed me on Buzz during the trip (click here to follow me), in which case you saw the photos I was posting at the time. I will be posting many of the same photos here on my blog, but this time with captions and explanations (where necessary!), as well as some video clips.

Jeremy being his usual, playful self!

Aimee and Kaylee getting some fresh air at one of the rest stops along the way. It was about a 4-5 hour drive, so the kiddos needed several chances to get out and, as Joshua would say, "stomp around."

It takes a lot to take a family our size on vacation!

We were driving along and just as I was drifting off to sleep, someone shouted "whoa!" and everybody looked out the window to see that we were crossing a bridge over a huge canyon (huge for this area at least). A minute later we stopped at a nearby rest stop, and walked over to have a look. It turns out it was 300 feet deep.

We had barely settled in, but Kaylee was already enjoying herself. She's such a cutie!

Overall, the first day was fairly uneventful. The Lord gave us safe travels and our little caravan made it safely down to Sunriver. We all got unpacked (read "we began trashing the place" ;) and settled in, Jonathan and I set up our computer gear on the kitchen counter (that's what they're for right?). We were ready for a fun week ahead!

1 comment:

Jonathan and Chelsea Berkompas said...

I love the one of Kaylee and Aimee--very cute! :-)