Saturday, August 3, 2013

West Coast Vacation Part 2: Oregon

After our fun in Gig Harbor we headed down the coast to Netarts, Oregon where we got engaged almost 10 years ago. We had a little beach house that looked out over the bay. We were so excited to be back in one of our favorite places in the world. We soaked up the Pac NW air, ate our favorite Tillmook ice cream each night, and played in the ocean. And we relaxed. I think I forgot how fabulous it feels to truly just sit back and listen to nothing but the sound of the ocean and unwind. Pure bliss. 

Checking out the bay. 

Daddy and his mini-me. 

Liam's Shell. 

Beach Bum. 

Oh how I wish this wasn't blurry. We were all so happy.
It is still on of my favorite pictures. 

Red Wagon, Liam's favorite book made the trip with us.
Each night we would sit and read it before bed. 

Liam had his first halibut fish and chips.
He loves it just as much as his daddy. 

And the strawberry shortcake with fresh Oregon strawberries
blew his mind!
We spent some time in Depot Bay on our way down to Newport where we used to live. 

Oh how these two melt my heart...

We spent our time in Newport playing in the sand. 

Liam had so much fun having all of  Daddy's attention all day long!

We built a lot of sand castles!

The Masters 2013. 

We took Liam to see his first lighthouse. 

Liam loved the lighthouse!

We took a nature hike and Liam loved exploring the trees and plants. 

The Octopus Tree. 

One very happy family. 

Working hard. 

I adore this picture because it sums up life right now. Daddy and I more in love than ever and
loving being parents. And Liam desperately trying to get away from us and do his own thing.
He is totally Mr. Independent! 

On our way to California we decided to stop at Crater Lake for our 9 year anniversary. 

It was absolutely gorgeous once the fog cleared and we could actually see the lake. 

9 years of marriage and one beautiful little boy later...

We spent our anniversary taking in God's majesty. 

We spent the last night in Oregon in Klamath Falls. We had a chaotic dinner at an Elmer's with a boy who was a little
tired of sitting still in the car and then we went to burn some energy in the pool.
Our time in Oregon was amazing. We are already looking forward to the next time we can go back to the sea. Seeing Liam on the beach where his Daddy and I got engaged and in the town we lived in when we were first married brought tears to my eyes. The Pacific Northwest is a very special place for us and we spent many years praying about the day we could bring our littles here to enjoy the magic of the beach too. God is good. And we are counting our blessings.

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