This summer has been busy. Much busier than I expected. I'm not complaining, it has actually been really good. We went on a few local vacations, I had two great freelance opportunities come up, and we have been enjoying summer with the kids whenever we get a chance. My activity on this blog has substantially tanked over the last few months as a result of our busy summer. I assure you, I don't plan to stop blogging here. It has become apparent that some things have to move to the back burner at certain times in life and one of those things has been the blog. I may not be posting as frequently as I once was, but I have plans to keep things going around here.
Our most recent trip was our annual family Oregon Coast vacation. This year we stayed at a much larger house in Newport, OR. Three kids have joined the family since we started this tradition so it became apparent that a larger house was needed (although the beach house we used to rent was awesome).
Despite my poor niece being sick and teething, we had a great time. Pearl was so excited to finally work on a sandcastle. Besides hanging out on the beach; we visited the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, walked around a ton of cute shops, and ate good food. We are lucky to live in a place where there is so much to do within driving distance.