Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Week in Pictures: 26 September - 2 October

9/26 - Hannah's car!  1998 Ford Explorer that she paid half for.  
 9/27 - We all climbed to the roof to look at the blood moon.
Bonus pic!  
9/28 - Yes...its delicious!
7/29 - Jenelle's really been into taking bike rides around the neighborhood lately. 
 7/30 - So. Many. Tomatoes. Every. Day.
 10/1 - The question is fast becoming..."Can Dad keep up?"
 10/2 - My favorite time of year for our backyard is when the birch tree litters our lawn with its gorgeous yellow leaves!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Back to School Pictures

We're about one month into school so far.
We have two high school students this year!
 And just a cute little 7th grader left at St. Joe's!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Oregon Coast

As fall is here, I guess it's time to wrap up summer.
This is one of our very favorite places to "get away"...Arch Cape, Oregon.
We all needed this last bit of vacation before school started.
I'll let the pictures do most of the talking...and that means there's going to be a LOT of talking!

We made it for our stay in time for the evenings sunset...
The first morning started with a fog on the beach so thick...
And it created beautiful scenes as it rolled away...
We did the usual beach walking and combing...
Probably the last thing you'd expect to see swimming around in a little tidal pool...
We stayed in the same little house that we've been in twice before - The Little Caper.
It's getting pretty tight for our family, so next time may be different, but this house feels like home.
Views from the house...
We walk down this road,
 and follow this path,
 to get to the beach!
View from the house during the day...
 ...and at night.
This trip we did something new and roasted smores on the beach.
It was pretty cold during our visit.
For the most part we stayed on the sand and not in the water.
Ivan takes full advantage of the shoreline!
The first time he had Jenelle help bury him laying down.
Next he dug a hole so deep that he could squat in it and was buried up to his neck.
He was in so tight that Donald had to dig and pull him out.
Most of the time we just walked and played...
...and enjoyed the incredible beauty of this amazing place!