After our wonderful evening with our kids here, we are now looking forward to our coming trip to Portland this week. Our son, Roy and his daughter, Meagan live there. We are going to celebrate Roy's graduation from Portland State University. We are so proud of him! He didn't want to finish college when he was the "traditional" age as he had lots of other good things to do like travel and be the drummer in a band. He went for a year in Colorado and a year in Sante Fe when we lived in Colorado after he was out of high school. He started again a few year ago in Portland. He was married, working full time, and he had a new baby, Meagan. Meagan is our first grandchild and she is 5 now. He said he didn't want her to ever be able to say, "but you never finished college". So, he started going at night to PSU. It has been quite a long haul for him as there have been a couple major road bumps along the way, but he has stuck with it. I am not sure I would have done that given the same circumstances.
The pictures are of Roy and Meagan from our last visit and a more recent picture of Meagan at her dance recital last weekend. I am so excited to get to see them again - and to get to spend time shopping with my Meagan. We try to get out there at least 3 times a year and it is not ever enough.