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!