Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Practically Perfect Day on the Coast

WOW! We were blessed with an AMAZINGLY beautiful day on the Oregon Coast. This doesn't often happen. I don't know that I've EVER had such a warm and NON-WINDY day on the coast.  We have learned that NO HOUSE in Depoe Bay - even if it IS beach front - is going to be right on the beach....CLIFFS...think sheer drops....but we drove up the road a bit and found lots of fun. 


I assume logs are a problem in OR as we've seen these all over

Of course......




A live star fish thrown back in the water....one at a time...

We decided to line up for a stair step photo as this is the first time we've had all the kids together since Dec 2009. 
First we had to check to see if Jared was moving back in the line up....

Ah...Jared, Nolan and Arielle have all moved back...Zander was upset he's still second from the front....but I predict he'll "pull a Nolan" and move back 3 or 4 in the next year or two. LOL 


It was such a nice day we were able to throw and CATCH the Frisbee.

SOMEONE had to get wet! ::snort:: 




Stacia is loving her time with Bre....here you have our 5 yo and our 25 yo in one shot...doesn't happen often. Stacia told us on the other side of all the water is "Japan - and it has the best water in the world!"


 We stopped at Mo's in Lincoln City.....love the glass floats...maybe I should do something similar at home. 


The beach in Lincoln City was so inviting we spent another few hours here....




We stopped at Thriftway on the way back home....Cooked rice, made a salad, toasted a loaf of bread and the meatballs were started before we'd left the house earlier in the day. 


Next on the agenda was CHRISTMAS in MAY....the girls didn't make it to the post office.....this was fun. 



Zander got lots of practical jokes - watch out Grandpa T. 

Michael got this really nice bound book of Narnia - entire series. We've worn several sets out. 

We stopped by the Outlet Mall today (another post for another day - or not) and Michael found THIS....The Meaningful Life"  - we grabbed our strawberry shortcake and enjoyed a family movie. 
Most the family is in bed. I figure - why bother trying to adjust to this time zone. I'll be in a new one in less than a week. LOL

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

4 comments:

RZ said...

Looks like it won't be long before Bre is in the front of the line.

So happy you are all together. Enjoy your blessed little family.

Jen Guyer said...

Love that you got that starfish picture! That should go somewhere on the top or on your sidebar to symbolize your mission :-).

I think I would wait till all the aftershocks are over before I hung glass floats. :-) Of course if they were hung really well, maybe they would be better swinging than on a surface somewhere!

Enjoyed seeing all the pics of your family enjoying time all together!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh fun! We often vacation around Lincoln City and have had many a meal at that very Mo's. *sigh* Did any of the kids get their meals served on a frisbee? :D

Fun, fun, fun!

Julie

Jodi said...

Perfect day!