last month joel, lauren, ryan and i flew out to washington to spend time with joel's family. they had never met ryan before so we were really looking forward to this trip. the kids did really well on both flights, always a relief! once in washington we stayed pretty busy with day trips to the beach, ferry rides to port townsend, family bar-b-ques, a trip to longview, hayrides, visiting a few friends and just trying to squeeze in as much family time as possible. our vacation flew by! of course we racked up a ton of pictures, which makes finding the time to sort through them and blog a little difficult to do. so i'm just going to post a few of the pictures without many captions for now. we all had a great time, the weather was gorgeous, joel's parents are wonderful hosts (his mom is an amazing cook), and i hope we can find a way to get out there again soon. but i do have to agree with dorothy and say, "there's no place like home!"
joe, andrea (joel's sister) and their daughter, gracie.
chris and megan (joel's other sister).
lauren and grandpa
ryan and grandma