Friday, June 4, 2010

Oregon Coast

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Oh, the beauty...

Oh, the beauty... :)

Aaron and me (Leslie)
Ok, so we will start at Cape Meares lighthouse. It is right outside of Tillamook, Oregon. NO, we didn't have time to stop at the cheese factory. But we wanted to.

Top: Benny, Aaron, Lila, Spencer, Luke
Bottom: Luke, Aaron, Benny

Aaron is just worn right out. :)

Top: Benny, Spencer, Aaron, Luke, Lila, Leslie (me)
Bottom: Spencer, Luke, Leslie, Aaron

Spencer, Benny, Luke, with Aaron being encouraged to race up the hill by Spencer.

This is Lila and Kristi. Lila was being comforted because of her wipe out of nose and forehead to pavement. Poor little thing. Once it scabbed over, it looks so much worse. She is still cute though... thank heavens for that. :)

Oceanside Beach. I couldn't get enough photos here. The lighting was perfect. And the beach itself was so much fun to take photos of. The black rocks on the beach looked spectacular and I had to get every angle with and without the sun. Did I ever mention that I take too many photos? :)
oh yeah... and this is Aaron and me again.

Aaron doin' his thang. He loves to dig in the dirt / sand.
I should mention that when I told him we were coming on this trip to visit Spencer and Kristi's family again and might go to the beach, he was packed THAT day... no clothes, just four little bags of toys and other random things that were precious to him that day... and of course all of his beach shovels and bucket. That was a whole week before we left and he would carry that stuff back and forth from right next to his bed out to the living room and then back to his bed every day until we left. He is the funniest kid ever... and I love him so much.

Just another beauty shot.

Spencer and Luke. Such fun beach shots of them.

Spencer & Kristi's cute kids: Spencer, Luke, Benjamin, Lila

Our cute kid: Aaron Jr.
(he was getting so frustrated that I was interrupting him for photo ops)

ok ok ok, another beauty shot. :)

Okay, and here is proof that Aaron Jr. really DOES get tired of me having the camera in his face all the time. He is such a good sport so much of the time... but I totally understand him getting tired of it. He has had four and a half years of life... with a camera on him SO much of the time. What can I say? Its not my fault he is so stinking cute. BUT... these photos do go from him to REALLY upset... to him kindof laughing while I started running from him snapping photos of him being mad. That made him laugh.

He looked too perfect not to add this one.

Luke was busy finding treasures on the beach the whole time.
Kristi sat on that rock making PB&J sandwiches the whole time for our drive home. (thanks Kristi)
Benny was a bit of a loner some of the time.
And Lila couldn't get enough... even when her dress was wet and dirty.

And again... Spencer, Luke, Benny, Lila


Aaron wanted his boat to float down this little stream, so Spencer helped him clear away sand to help it along.
Aaron helped lil Spencer with a sand castle... well, kinda a sand castle.
Bottom right: Benny, Luke, Lila, Spencer

Spencer and Kristi's family. We love to visit them! Thanks again guys... for this really fun trip!

Aaron and Me. LOVE that backdrop for a family photo. Right?

Aaron Jr. ~ The End.

Ok fine... I had to sneak one more beauty shot in here.

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Lisa said...

simply gorgeous. looks like tons of fun. glad you could go.

Kristi said...

Pictures from the coast really are so great because of the lighting and scenery. You can't beat it. So glad we made the long haul to go to the beach even though we didn't get home until midnight. I say that now that it is over :). Great pictures, good times.

Mindy said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! We went to that exact lighthouse when we were there a few years ago. We also went to the cheese factory, which is not my favorite place... I went to the bathroom and everyone left me. (Thought I was with someone else). It's not fun being "lost" for an hour with nobody answering cell phones, even as an adult. ;)

kerianne said...

you are killin' me!...

Scott / Lori said...

Amazing pictures and fabulous times and memories. I am jealous right now. Glad you got over there again. See you Friday!

Karey said...

Beautiful pictures and it looks like a fun trip. Love the pictures of the kids in the mud! and it looks like Aaron needed a photo break!
Love you