Friday, May 18, 2018

Annual Beach Trip 2018


Whew!  
We are freshly home {and unpacked, and laundered!} 
from our annual beach trip with Nana and Gramps.

It was a super quick trip this time, because life = BUSY.
But we had so so much fun!

We started the trip with a stop at Camp 18 :

For IQ games and yummy food.




And, of course, our traditional photo out front.


It was overcast, and a little chilly, but that didn't stop us from
walking the boardwalk.



There were thousands and thousands of these blue, jelly-fish-looking thingamajigs 
all over the beach.


So, obviously I googled it, and they are called: Velella Velella.
They wash up by the billions each Spring along the Oregon Coast.
They are just beautiful!


After a stroll we headed to Funland to play some games.



Then more beach combing,


Swinging,


And modeling ;)


We decided to come home a bit early to get a jump start on a busy weekend, 
but what fun we had!



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Texas!


The end of February we got to tag along with Jeremy on a work trip to Austin.
Since we'd never been to Texas, we thought we'd tack on a few extra days and head 
south to San Antonio ~ I'd always wanted to go, and I'm so glad we did!

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The girls LOVE to travel.
And it's such fun, because everywhere we go, they are treated like royalty.
 
 The flight attendants were so sweet to them from the second we stepped on the plane. 
They even got to pass out snacks and drinks to the passengers.




Then they got special treat bags of their own.





When Jeremy wasn't in meetings we got to explore the city.
And it was just beautiful!
So colorful and vibrant, and full of rich history.
And it smelled like barbecue wherever we went! :)








We visited the University of Texas, and were awed by the beauty of the campus.
The conference put on a fabulous dinner, and we even got to go down on the field afterward.








And after thoroughly enjoying Austin, we headed to San Antonio ~
For some sunshine, more good food, and sight-seeing.

We toured the Alamo, strolled along the Riverwalk, and enjoyed local cuisine.






And we ended our trip with a visit to SeaWorld San Antonio.
What a BEAUTIFUL park!


We watched shows,



rode rides,



and made new friends.


And just like that, it was time to go home :(




Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy 13th Birthday, Makenna Nicole

Happy Birthday to my second oldest baby girl, Makenna Nicole.

You are growing into such a beautiful young lady, right before my very eyes!



























Makenna Nicole, my teenager.

You:

*Are super intuitive and observant ~
Almost nothing gets past you, and you analyze it all.
You are an extremely good judge of character, and hold firm to your beliefs ~
no matter what others think.

*Are crazy creative and talented.
You love crafting, and have the patience to try and try again, until you get it right.

*Are loving, caring, and kind.

*Love your down time.  
You need a lot of sleep, rest, and relaxation; and would often rather 
be at home than on the go.

And we love you to the moon!

Hope your birthday is extra special ♥
















Tuesday, January 30, 2018

It's A Mermaid Party!

We partied it up for Miss Kam's 9th Birthday . . . Mermaid-Style!

She invited a couple of her friends over to craft, and it was the sweetest little gathering.


I found these mirrors at The Dollar Tree:


They were exactly what I was looking for to have the girls decorate. 
I bought jewel stickers on Amazon to glam them up, and they cost less than $2 each!



The candy station because . . . we like sugar.


Sierra suggested a cupcake decorating station, and the girls LOVED it!


These little paint palettes were perfect for keeping all of the sprinkles separated.


Cheers!





Little Miss was so happy she got to make two wishes 
{one on Saturday, and one with Grandparents on Sunday}.

It was such a special birthday weekend!


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