June 29, 2013
The girls went with their dad to Bend, Oregon for his family vacation for the second year in a row. Bill is planning to retire in Bend with his wife Laurie in a few years, so he's introducing the area to the girls and to his step-daughters, Kim, Liz, and Morgan. Morgan wasn't able to join them in Bend this summer, since she's studying abroad in Germany, and Nicholas stayed home this year to help care for his Grammy. The girls, however, had a good time shopping, hiking, and rafting on the lake with they were there. I love that they get a chance to bond with Kim and Liz, who are grown and leading busy lives in San Diego and Phoenix, respectively. This brings them all together once a year to reconnect.