Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oregon Coast Vacation

We went to the Oregan Coast (a little town called Tierra Del Mar) for Ben's family reunion. I think it's about the most beautiful place in the world. I was depressed to come home to the ugly desert of Las Vegas. It was so fun to see all of Ben's family and Zac had a blast playing with all of his cousins. We shared a cabin with Josh and Erin and their little baby Eliza. It was a little cramped, but we loved staying with them. It was good to spend a whole week with Ben without any stress of school and the Bar and work. I wish we could be on vacation forever. For anyone who has never gone to the oregan coast it is a must.

The fish hatchery on the columbil river.
This was taken at Ben's parents house. Becky's boys loved pushing her around in this little box.

Playing on tractors at the Blue Heron Cheese Factory in Tillamook.
Mindy gave Kylee, Eliza and Kyla twinner swim wear from Hawaii. It was never warm enought to actually use them, but we wanted a picture. I'm sad we didn't get one with Kyla too.

Zac and Ben feeding the fish at the fish hatchery.

Grandma Diane and Grandpa Carl. They have 10 kids, 42 grandkids and 1 great grandchild. Wow! They are amazing people and they have a wonderful family. I am so lucky to be a part of it.
Carl says Kylee looks like she swallowed an air hose.
We attempted to hike Cape lookout. It is a beautiful hike, but it's 5 miles round trip. Zac did good for about 1 and a half miles and then he burned out so we turned around. Ben ended up carrying Zac for some of the time, so I had to carry Kylee all the way back. We definently got our workout that day.

Beautiful day at the beach.

Outside of Moe's restaurant in Lincoln City.
Kylee, Kyla and Eliza are all within 3 months apart.
Kenton, Riley, Zac, Jace and James.
Ben and Zac caught a snake. Zac loved it and didn't want anyone else to hold it. All the boy cousins were totally captivated by it, so they went out and caught two more. We kept the snake in a bucket for a few days, but Ben let it go before we left. Zac was a little sad about that.
Most of the cousins.

Zac playing in the river on the Munson Falls hike.
Kylee decided to eat a leaf. Good thing it wasn't poisonous.
Zac trying to show grandma a bug.
There was no tub in the cabin, so Kylee got to baithe in the sink. It was actually perfect size and she loved it.
Outside of Moe's.

Eliza, Erin and Kylee. Eliza is much more moble, so she can pummel Kylee, but if Kylee gets a hold of Eliza's hair she can do some damage.
Scenic view on the way down to Cape Mears Lighthouse.
Munson Falls.
Luke, Cubby, Sam and Zac.

Zac got to go for a ride on Dave's crabbing boat. He even got to "drive" and he was very excited.

Kylee loves to pick up sand and drop it all over herself.
Zac climbed all the way to the top of the sand dunes by himself. Ben and Josh helped him run down.

We had a Sand Castle contest on the beach. Zac and I made England. Aren't we creative.
Some of the others building their sand castles.
Family night at Dave and Raquel's cabin.
Kylee loves to grab people faces. Leisha was the bearer of this face grabbing.
Ben helped Zac catch little crabs and this was one of the highlights of his trip.

Zac loves to run through sprinklers now.
We stopped at Multnoma falls on our way to the coast. It is so beautiful.

Perfect fit.
Zac is obsessed with bugs right now. Him and Ben went on a bug hunt every day while we were there and sometimes more than once. He found slugs, snails, rollie-polies and who knows what else. Too bad we couldn't bring all those creatures home with us.

Kylee, Kyla and Eliza

Zac actually sang for the crowd. Every family is supposed to do a talent act, so this was ours.


Bockholt said...

It was so much fun to see you guys up at the coast. Maybe next year our girls can actually play!

Karole said...

Wow!!! Looks like you guys had tons of fun in Oregon. It was good to see all your pics. Your kids are getting so big. I just want to squeeze Kylee's checks!!! Your kids are adorable.

Thanks for the comment on my blog and yes we are getting old:( We are now closer to 30 which is so crazy to think about. It still seems like we just graduated.

Anyways, I loved the memories you put on my blog! I just laughed...oh and sorry about making you be the Beast! I was kind of mean and bossy which being the Beast would have been a perfect fit for me and not you. I'm just glad you decided you still wanted to be friends with me after that.

I have some fun memories with you...

I remember in Elementary always wanting to go to your house after school. I remember one time we were playing with your baby dolls. We would pretend to drop them off at the baby sitter's house and then go to work (work was in your dads office). One day while at work we were attacked and robbed!!! We were so happy the baby dolls were with the babysitter or they could have been hurt by the big bad robbers! Ya, sad to say that was probably my idea!

I remember we would call each other every year on Christmas morning to see what Santa Clause brought. Remember the year we both got Ropers!!! We were such nerds, why did we want Ropers?

Do you remember in Middle School I made you call Chris because I didn't dare call him to break up. He was so mad at me. We did a three way call so I heard EVERYTHING!!! So funny!

Also the best was when we pranked Joel but Ryan knew it was us because of the quote we used off Reality Bites...we were soooo embarrassed!

I remember going to lunch everyday in high school and to all the fun dances. We all had
so much boy drama too! My favorite memory in High School is when we all went to St. George! That was sooo much fun! I wish I would have went with you guys the next year too.

I was just telling Stacey the other day that we need to do another mother daughter get away! Celine was great and it was fun to be with our moms and NO kids!

Well, I could go on and on so I will stop. Just remember that I cherish our friendship!
We have a long history and I want to keep adding to it. You’re the BEST! I love you and will always remember the fun times we had together! Call me when you can.

Love ya:)

Stacey said...

It looks like you had so much fun at the Oregon coast!!! Your kids are so cute and getting so big. I'm sorry you are without a phone but as soon as you get a new one you best be calling me! Your mom came to Cherise's wedding the other day so I talked to her for a bit. Anyways I'm glad you had a fun time. Call me soon. Love ya!

Jenn said...

What a fun trip!! Your kids are so adorable! where is robyn, have you kept in touch?

Kristen said...

Hey Steph! Zac and Kylee are so cute! It's fun to see pics of your fam. I am starting a blog for our high school class. I am hoping to find everyone and get updates over the next year before our ten year class reunion. Will you please email me a summary of what you've been doing over the years since graduation . . . education, travels, marriage, kids, career, etc. Anything you want to share with the class. Attach a picture or two of you and your family. I am just starting it so as soon as I have some posts, I will give you the address to go check it out. If you want your blog listed so others in the class can see it, let me know. My email is: grannyk10@gmail.com
Thanks Steph!