Mini Vacation: Sunriver

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that a few weeks ago we took a mini vacation with my parents, grandma and brother to Sunriver just about 20 minutes from Bend, OR. My parents have rented a house there once a year for several years now and it's a trip I always look forward to.

Sun. Mountains in clear view. The scent of fresh pine everywhere you go. Access to ski, hike and run to your heart's content. What's not to love?

My mom drove Henry, my grandma and I over, while Pete had to work. Luckily, despite only taking a short nap on the 3 hour drive over, H was still a happy camper. This year was slightly different having to pack for a baby and myself, so I tried to stick with the necessities.

The weather in March in Central Oregon can be winter or spring conditions, but we definitely experienced more of the spring side of things. We had one day of all sun and the rest were mostly cloudy with some showers.

Some of the highlights of the weekend included...

A 3 mile family hike along the Deschutes River Trail

A blissfully happy baby during a lunch at the local brewery (+epic naps). Dining out with Henry happens very rarely now that he's extremely active and wants to grab everything or be on the ground crawling all over. Also, Henry napped for 2 hours twice a day, every day we were there. Talk about a vacation.

Plenty of fresh air and beautiful scenery on our walks.

Cross country skiing with my brother. It was a full body 5K for sure!

This fox decided to say hi on our ski. He or she just stopped and stared at us for a few minutes, so we assume it gets fed by people regularly. It was pretty cool to see it so close for such a long time.

Morning coffee in the hot tub with the snow coming down

This is the life. 

Just as we were leaving, my mom thought to snap some family photos. I rarely think of it, so it's nice to get a few.

with grandma

After several wrangling a baby who wanted to crawl in the snow photos, we finally got a keeper. Waving and clapping are two of his favorite skills right now.

Ah... Even though vacation has a different meaning these days (and doesn't always mean a vacation from parenting), it was nice to go at a slower pace, have some good laughs with family and be in a place we love.

It's crazy that last year when we were in Sunriver I was just halfway through my pregnancy and now we have a 10 month old. How things change.

On that note, happy April! As Henry turns 10 months tomorrow, I already find myself thinking about his 1st birthday. Everyone tells you the first year flies, and it really does. As our little guy gets closer to walking, I'm a bit sad my baby is soon to become a toddler.


That looks like an awesome little getaway. And it sounds like Henry napped well for you so he must have liked the getaway, too! :) I remember when you went on this getaway last year and weren't able to ski. I'm glad you were able to fit some XC skiing in. I never did get out this year because we barely had any snow! Hopefully I can next year.

I can't believe Henry is 10 months! This first year really did fly by! He's such a cutie!
Lisa Valinsky said…
This sounds like such a wonderful trip. Cross country skiing is so fun, and such a good workout.

I can't believe Henry's 10 months old! Time is flying! And he's already in a forward-facing carseat - he must be a tall little guy. :)
Leigh said…
Sounds like a great weekend away! That's nice that you were able to get away for a quick trip with your family. Henry is getting so big :)
Taylor said…
What a fun weekend! It's so crazy how fast time is flying with a kiddo in the mix!

What carrier are you using to carry H in the hiking picture? We are borrowing a friend's and we don't like it, but would like to get one to use this summer. Do you like yours?
Amber said…
Looks like an amazing little vacation! Only on the west coast can you have amazing sunny hikes / walks like that and also go skiing in the same span of time, hey? Glad you had a refreshing time away with family!
Tasha Malcolm said…
Vacationing with a baby, especially a toddler is so different. But at the same it is fun. We are finding more "kid friendly" things to do instead of visiting breweries etc.

The first year goes by too fast. Way too fast! It is amazing to watch our babies grow, but it is sad at the same time. This morning my daughter just said "I love you" clearly for the first time. My husband about died.

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