Monday, August 13, 2012

Beach Trip!

We spent the last four days at the Oregon Coast.  We stayed at a beautiful house with Jeremy's family in Gleneden Beach (just outside of Lincoln City).  Pearl had her first experiences with sand and the ocean.  We also did a lot of sightseeing, ate good food, went shopping, played board games, and watched movies.  It was a great weekend full of fun activities.

The above photos were from our first trip down to the beach.  Jeremy helped Pearl get her feet wet.  She was not happy about the situation.  I don't blame her.  The water was cold.  The bottom photo is of Jeremy and I trying to mimic Pearl's "beach face."  As you can tell from my bangs, it was also very windy which is pretty standard for the Oregon Coast.
We visited Depoe Bay and Newport (two nearby coastal towns) on Friday.  Pearl absolutely loved the sea lions in Newport.  They were making all kinds of noise and it made her very excited.  Also, notice us looking very cool in our sunglasses.  I wish I hadn't forgotten Pearl's glasses although she probably wouldn't have kept them on her face anyway.
This is part of the living area in the beach rental.  It is a really beautiful house.  It kind of makes me wish we had wood paneling, but it mostly makes me want cool stairs and skylights.
An evening walk on the beach.  That night I was really thinking about how different the trip felt from the previous year.  This year was so much more special because we had Pearl with us.  Also, I was uncomfortably huge last year so it was also more enjoyable just to not be pregnant :)
The beach was pretty empty on Sunday so we couldn't find someone to take a group photo for us.  My sister-in-law Carolyn managed to place her camera on a rock and set the timer so we could get this photo.  I was pretty impressed by the results.


  1. pearl is a very lucky little girl, going to see the beach so soon. My kids are 9 and 11 and they just got to see the beach for the first time a couple weeks ago. although we don't live by water, like you guys. have a great day!

  2. love the pic of you all making the same face ;)

  3. What a fun getaway! I love Pearl's little polka dot hoodie. She's the cutest :)

  4. Ha! Love the "beach face." Sounds like an amazing getaway. :)

  5. Looks like you had great time there!
    Pearl's 'beach face' is sooo cute and you two should practice a little more!! Haha;)
    Oh, my little guy (and his parents:)) would love to see and watch those sea lions, too!

  6. I love that picture of you and Pearl on the beach! What a fun trip :)

  7. Looks so fun! I'm going to the coast soon too, so excited :)

  8. What a cool beach house! My boy didn't like the beach very much, the first time we took him. I imagine it's a weird thing when you've never been! No worries, I'm sure it will grow on her. =)

  9. Looks like so much fun! Love the house and Pearl's beach face. ;)

  10. You guys are so cute :) Love the pictures! And I want to live in that house!!! So awesome.
    And, I'm going to say it again: You have THE most amazing hair ever. Ever. xoxo


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