We've enjoyed a fantastic summer! It's been busy and full of fun with family and friends. Here's a brief recap leaving out a TON of stuff, but alas, it will have to do. Perhaps the cooler weather will inspire me to blog more often
We celebrated Nana graduating from Clark! She worked so hard for the last few years and it paid off. We watched as she walked in the commencement held at the amphitheater.
|Nannie's Graduation from Clark!|
|Loving the sparklers|
Our little town has an outdoor pool that is open for the summer. This year I braved the waters with Norah so we could do swimming lessons! It was a parent/tot class four days a week for two weeks. Norah had a lot of fun and really likes the water. Hopefully next year she will be ready for some big kid lessons so Momma and Owen can do the Tot class!
|First day of swim lessons|
|Norah and her friend Leland soaking from water balloons|
Kinley, Owen, Scarlet, Ries
|The big kids|
Norah, Connor, Lila, Lusa, Leland
We made our annual beach trip in August to celebrate our anniversary and Norah's birthday.
We found a beautiful condo in Lincoln City right on the bay. The price was amazing and it had two bedrooms seperate from the living space, set up much like an aparment. It was perfect!
|Chillin with Daddy before heading into the Tillamook Cheese Factory|
This sweet girl, she was beyond excited to go to the beach. She loves playing in sand, this was a dream come true! Needless to say, we played on the beach several times a day, followed by many many baths!
|We finally arrived! Quick walk on the beach before bedtime|
A Beautiful Life.
An anniversary/birthday celebration wouldn't be complete without an amazing cake from Larson's Bakery
|Chocolate buttercream with raspberry filling, please refrain from licking the computer!|
Happy 3rd Birthday Norah!
|Waiting, waiting, waiting...it's finally time for the cake!|
This big boy, oh my...He has changed so much this summer. He crawls, eats amazing amounts of food, is so curious about everything, and loves following his big sister around.
|First time at the beach!|
|Milepost 66 fire, burning along the Hatfield trial, picture taken from our kitchen|
As the summer comes to an end, we are starting new adventures. This sweet little lady is taking dance lessons! Tomorrow will be her second class, I have to drop her off this time which is a first for me and makes me a little nervous. She loved the first class and I know she will do just fine.
After the holidays we're considering enrolling her in preschool.
What a big girl!
|First day of ballet class|