Thursday, July 24, 2008

Down By The Seashore

A few weeks ago, we took our annual trip to the coast with my mom, brother, sis-in-law and new nephew Devin. Five adults and five kids in one three bedroom condo surprisingly made for a great, great time. The weather was fantastic, the best we've ever had at the coast, and the kids were spoiled rotten. It was awesome.

Spence and Hannah did a ton of this:


Squish and Daddy did a lot of this:


Devin and Austin did a whole lot of this:


Everyone had a great time. My favorite part, aside from watching my kids love every second of every day, was the last night when we built a bonfire on the beach and made s'mores. I think the kids will remember that forever and I'm so glad we did it.


We also rode the carousel, built sandcastles and flew kites and had lots of ice cream treats along the way. It was a wonderful trip and I can't wait to go again next year. Thanks Mom!








12 comments:

Sara said...

Your family looks so happy and complete. I am glad you got some much needed time and really enjoyed yourself. I love the coast. We built a huge bonfire and did s'mores on the last night we were there. It was a perfect moment and a great memory.

tharker said...

Look at those blue skies! Your kids expressions say it all don't they? I'm so happy you all had a good trip together.

Stacia said...

This post is getting me excited! We are leaving to the coast in eight days! Glad you were able to spend time with your family and kids. Hope it was as relaxing as your pictures seem!

When we went for our family reunion to the coast a few years ago, I hoped that we could have a bonfire on the beach. It was my #1 thing I wanted to experience. And we did it. Loved it and seeing the sunset before it was awesome too!

Jan said...

I love how squishes feet are up in the air flying by her daddy. So so cute. Love the tent of sleeping bliss.

Great fun and great pictures. Looks perfect Karen.

Ms. Kristen said...

Hey.....my favorite picture is the last one with the two sisters! Blow that one up and put it in the pink room!

Kelly said...

Those are terrific photos! Makes me want to go build a sand castle right now. The Oregon coast is such a magical and beautiful place to take a family vacation...so glad you lucked out with the sunny weather!

Tana said...

We just returned from Seaside too. Meredith saw Spencer on the carousel and recognized it from our trip. Glad you had such a great time. We sure did too!

debsters said...

Perfect! What a fabulous trip. I love the airborn picture.

What great memories for your kids. They'll be talking about it for years.

hatch said...

That looks like an amazing trip! How fun for all of you. I love the picture of the two babies sleeping. So cute!

Sarah said...

Your pictures are making me excited to leave for our trip to Newport on Monday! I'm glad you guys got some nice weather while you were there, I'm crossing my fingers for the same.

lindsay>boo said...

I'm glad you guys had so much fun on your trip! It looked great!

tharker said...

Ummm...where's the PRP? Are you alive?

In case you can't tell, that's my way of saying I miss ya!