This is a time of making year-end photo books for family and loved ones...
for me, THIS BLOG is my "photo book!"
So it is important to me, even though I am very far behind, to continue to chronicle 2015 with the goal of finishing before 2016. :o) We have had SO many adventures the last 4 months, that I can't ignore posting them.
We normally go to the Oregon State Fair on the first day of school (because we can!) but this year, we started school a week early. It worked out really well because I felt like we accomplished 5 1/2 days of work, and had really earned our trip. Here are the pics:
|Bunny was so excited to see the Poultry Barn (first stop).|
|Grammae and Papa came with us this year.|
|There was a nice little carousel in FamilyVille.|
|We made our way to the display gardens, near the 4-H building.|
This was a great place to eat the dinner we brought. Nearby was
a really cool band: Rock Bottom Boys. It was fun listening to
their music--they were very funny and talented!
|Marcus made fantastic sandwiches and brought|
fresh garden tomatoes and New Seasons pasta.
|We like the ag building where each county has a display area.|
|Our friend Ann Marie's quilt|
|Marcus got suckered into buying some ShuNu|
in the commercial building. ;o)
It's actually pretty good stuff!!
|Next stop, rides|
|Little Kids first|
|Sedric's favorite color is Pinky-Pink|
|We both had fun on this big slide.|
At this point, I took the little kids back to FamilyVille while the big kids enjoyed the big rides. This works out well since I am not that into crazy rides! (Maybe because my life is crazy enough.) We found this nice little Evangelical tent where teen volunteers did a Jesus craft with Gemma and Sedric while I sat with Celeste. The "free babysitting" was greatly appreciated!
|We all met up for our traditional Elephant Ear.|
Earlier in the evening, a Fair employee mentioned fireworks at 10pm. I laughed--yeah, right, there was NO WAY we were staying out until 10pm! Well, guess what...
|...it was worth it.|