Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Vacation 2008

So, we decided to take our first official "Family Vacation". It has been exciting planning and getting ready for our first trip together, and I am thrilled to say that we have been enjoying it so much. At this writing, I am sitting in our little beach house in Seaside, OR., with three very sleepy boys passed out on their new Thomas Travel Beds. Never mind that there is a huge bed in the room that they are sharing, they all HAD to sleep in their Thomas beds. We began our venture with a drive to Portland/Estacada... We stayed out on the Farm, and enjoyed visiting with Great Grandma, and Papa Sully. Though I think Great Grandma may have been a little overwhelmed with the five of us overtaking her usually serene home, I know she loved having the boys around! We took the boys to OMSI, and the Zoo, before heading out here to the beautiful...cold...drizzly...hopefully-it-will-be-warmer-tomorrow-Oregon Coast. Wow, we are not in Hawaii anymore! But regardless, it is lovely, and has a beautiful ambiance all it's own. Though it was drizzly today, we enjoyed the famous promenade with the boys, and some yummy warm clam chowder and crab cakes for dinner! We leave the coast on Friday and head to my Mom's to visit with her, Ron, Uncle Kevin and Auntie Nikai. Enjoy the following host of pictures that show the fun of our first ever Family Vacation!


Neuropoet said...

Oh my gosh So much fun!!! Every time I think of Seaside though I think of having my first mocha :) - and how they kicked us out of the beach house because we couldn't be quiet and everyone else was trying to sleep! HA!!! :)

I'm still unbelievably sensitive to caffeine to this day - give me only half a cup and I'll have the shakes and start talking a million miles a minute!

I hope you guys have a wonderful time - and say "hi" to the beach for me. My sisters went at the beginning of the week with Sandy and Katie - Brandon and I were in New Jersey... :) They brought home gifts for the boys of course.... :)

I'll admit I would prefer the beach to Jersey, but such is life -- I was really glad to get home to my boys Wednesday night!

loving you,