Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The most amazing vacation ever

One of the most important things for me is spending time and making memories with my family. This past May, we decided to make our first family trip to Medford, Oregon where Honey is from; I was super nervous to meet his family, but in the end all of my fears were diminished to nothing and the experience was amazing! We did so much that week, it was like we never stopped moving. We hiked to the tip of the steepest mountain I have ever experienced, hiked to the top of Multnomah Falls, which successfully checked off one item on my bucket list (see a waterfall), went to the  top of a Crater Lake which is a volcanic lake and we got snowed on, went to the Redwood National Forrest, spent a few hours on the Oregon Coast - and boy was it cold - the list really goes on! The family memories that we made will totally last a lifetime and I hope our kids will cherish the time we spent together. Even the 17 hour car ride each way was fun and we just enjoyed playing silly road games. Times like these have made me so nostalgic because we only have a few years left with them, before they're grown and gone and probably starting their own families.I know is how important  having these family adventures is going to be to our kids one day and I hope they realize that as well. I am sure now they think upon these times as just a normal thing, but one day when they have children I hope they say "our parents used to do this" and expand the memories or even repeat them with their kids. One of the most frustrating things for me is when parents don't spend time with their kids and I never want to hear them say that we didn't do that, and I really hope they can look back and think "that was amazing!"