Saturday, April 7, 2012

A lil' family vacation

After all our party fun, we came home and packed for our trip the next day!

Sunday morning we woke up and had breakfast, and then loaded up the van and headed off to the beach!

We'd been planning and saving for this little trip as a way of celebrating surviving two years together as a family of four =).

The kids snoozed during our nap time/car ride over, and woke up happy to have arrived at our hotel. We promptly set up camp and had ourselves a tasty snack...


 The weather wasn't so great on the day we arrived, but we still enjoyed looking at the ocean!



 What's a family with two toddlers to do when it's raining at the beach? Head to the indoor swimming pool!





After a fun afternoon of swimming, we headed back to our room for dinner and baths and family movie night =). We popped popcorn and watched Finding Nemo. The kids are starting to really take an interest in movies, and it was so fun to snuggle in together and enjoy it as a family!


The next morning we woke up to sunshine!! At the Oregon Coast!! In March!!! God is still in the business of miracles people!! =)



After a few minutes of digging in the sand, Luke just took off exploring. He's so funny that way! He's not a darter or one who runs away, he's just so curious and LOVES to have the freedom to explore =). So, Daddy dutifully followed behind our adventurous little man...



Meanwhile, Abigail and I stayed and played in the sand together...


 Even the most adventruous among us get tuckered out sometimes...=)



My sweet babies...




We all had so much fun playing. Luke and Abbey could have stayed down there all day, but lunch and naps had to take place at some point!



That afternoon we went to the outlet malls to do some shopping and then some more swimming.  The next day we just took it easy around our hotel room, enjoying the chance to relax a bit...





We are so grateful for another wonderful family vacation to the beach! We had so much fun that I'm already figuring out how to make it happen again soon =)



Here's to memories made...



6 comments:

nbrown said...

You take the BEST pictures.

Aunt Carol said...

Glad you guys had fun. I love the "shadow" picture.

Love, Aunt Carol

Vanessa's Dad said...

Sweet!

the name's emily. said...

I LOVE the one of Abbey and her little pigtails :) soo cute!

Jen S. said...

What a wonderful vacation! Loved seeing all the great pictures! :)
Such fun family time!
Happy Easter!

M.Anderson said...

Sigh. Happy family. Love this blog entry of yours.