Last week my husband was on vacation. We spent the first 3 days working on our yard and painting trim, while the kids went to VBS. On Thursday we headed to Portland and were there until Sunday. We visited the Oregon Zoo, went to the Ocean Network Home school Convention, relaxed a bit at the hotel, swam, and visited a few parks including Washington park, and the Rose Garden. I took a bunch of pictures, so I thought a slideshow would be best. Near the end of the slideshow you will see a picture of the things I bought at the convention. You will also see a picture of the boys with Voddie Bauchman, and the girls with Susan K. Marlow, Author of the Circle C Beginnings books. Sweetpea enjoyed the first one we reviewed so much that I bought the whole set at the convention. Susan was so nice and she autographed them all.