Monday, January 24, 2011


We got to go to Oregon a few days after Christmas and have a blissful week of food and family.  My two most favorite things.  We got there around 11:30pm, and woke up bright and early to drive to the beach…in the pouring rain.  Only in Oregon!  But as always, it was wonderful…even through the many hail storm we experienced.

It didn’t take long for Grant and Hazel to become reacquainted.  He found her head quite kissable, and I can’t say that I disagree.IMG_1287

I love this picture of my family wiped out after a fun filled day!  So sweetIMG_1297  

Jaxon’s two most favorite people in the whole world.IMG_1288 

This is also where I was introduced to Dominion.  I’m not going to say it’s better than Agricola, but yes, it’s pretty fun. (I’m such a game nerd) IMG_1290

Heather was bound and determined to actually go to the beach, seeming as we drove 2 hours to get there.  So the die hards of the group bundled up and braved the storm to go walk on the beach.  Poor Sage thought she’d be swimming and making sand castles.  She was sorely mistaken.


But Heather would not be deterred by a chilly temperature and a little rain.  No, no, she went ahead and jumped in anyway.  TWICE!!  Gotta love that woman.  IMG_1295

Then all we had to do was sit around and wait for New Years Eve to show itself.  My sisters and I throw a mean New Years Eve party.   Mostly we just have LOTS of food.


Lots and lots of food.


We started the night with Bunco.  Heidi had a perfect little thing going, hadn’t lost once.  Well, it was my turn to be partnered with her, and wouldn’t you know it, the other team got Bunco on their first roll.  So what does my sweet sister do?IMG_1303

She throws her pencil at me, point blank, and draws blood on my forehead.  Watch out for this one, she’s a little scary when she looses.  Not sure what Heather is doing in this picture, but it’s pretty fantastic whatever it is! :)IMG_1305

The girls won everything


Ultimate Ninja!  We play some awesome games.IMG_1313 IMG_1321

Poor little Sage….this was around 1:30am, and she just couldn't take the fun anymore.


The next morning I got to see my kindred spirit Maegan, and Sage was once again reunited with her best bud Abby.  These two are so cute.  IMG_1326

It was a fun filled week (isn’t it always??) And I was sad to see it go.  Good thing we’ve always got next year! 

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1 comment:

Darilyn said...

What a fun time! Anytime at the coast is fun. It always seems to say relaxation to me no matter what the weather.