These photos make me realize two things … first, it is almost Fall. Oktoberfest is a good reminder of that each year. Second, I do not do well taking photos when I’m surrounded by a bunch of people. I think living away from a lot of people has made me become a bit anxious when I’m around large groups and I felt that a great deal this year at Oktoberfest.
I really love people, but herding my family through a large crowd is a recipe for an anxiety attack. If I were by myself, it’d probably be a different story.
These are from Oktoberfest, in Mt. Angel … and you can tell by how many images I usually have, compared to what I have here, I was a bit distracted from taking photos.
And you know the crazy part? I went back the next day with the boys, my mom and my MIL, and it was 10 times as packed. Talk about anxiety. Good thing I have a whole year to recover, and prepare for Oktoberfest 2013!
Because I feel particularly adventurous when I’m with my mom AND my mother-in-law, we also went to the Oregon Garden that same day … and I’ll share them here too, because evidently I can’t handle a blog post with less than 67 photos …
This is G & C with Matt’s mom … we call her Mimi.
This is my mom … we call her Grammie.
This is Doot … I call him goofy.
It was a fun, energizing time being out and about around town … a nice change of pace from what we’re used to. But even my boys agree that being home is the best place to be.