Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Where's the Ark?

It is RAINING today. I thought a nice indoor thing we could do in the rain was go to the Oregon Coastal Aquarium. I assumed wrong....who would guess so much of an aquarium in OREGON would be outside. I'm sure it's beautiful in the summer.... ::snort:: It really was a lot of fun....but was quite spendy for all the drenching we got.   Mom and Dad called as we were finishing lunch and heading for the aquarium so we met there. 


Aquarium under you 

Aquarium above you 

Shark Whisperer

Did I say it was raining? 







We came home after dinner, made Chicken Divan and had dinner. Now the guys are playing games and we're going to watch Fiddler on the Roof. There is SIGNIFICANT more estrogen than normal in our house and we think Arielle deserves a nice "girl movie" - though I personally wouldn't classify Fiddler on the Roof as girly. 




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

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...