Monday, August 19, 2013

A Family Vacation

My husband and I have been crossing paths for the last month, barely seeing each other except for minutes at a time. We finally scheduled some time to go on a family vacation. We went to Oregon to visit with his family. His brother, sister-in-law, and nieces came up from California. (it was actually his brother's idea for us all to meet there)
We were all set to start school this week, but instead the vacation was much needed. His family reminds me a lot of mine growing up. We hung out with our cousins all the time. Family get-togethers were a blast! His was no exception.
We spent some time during the day doing things with the kids and then in the evening hung out with the family.
Below are pictures (crazy out of order because this blog was doing crazy things when I went to write captions). The pictures include Skinner's Butte, Spencer's Butte (much taller), Sea Lion Cave (without any sea lions - very disappointed), horseback riding, and family time.

Skinner's Butte. Nico couldn't pass up a chance to climb. He was really wanting some rock climbing equipment.

Hubby and me
A little friend came to visit at the top of Spencer's Butte. Nico had to take the opportunity to get close.
Who can resist hanging on a branch? Not us!
The boys are out numbered in this family. There are 3 boys and 8 girls.
We went up the Oregon coast to Sea Lion Cave. Unfortunately this time all the sea lions were out to sea :-(
A first for Luca---horseback riding by himself! He was so excited.
Nico looking so handsome on his horse Bailey.
A bit of the trail on the sand dunes of the Oregon Coast.
Having the best time!
Luca and the girls.
Luca and Sophie are the same age and have so much fun playing together.
Terry, getting his cook on.

A hike up Spencer's Butte
Very tall trees. It is such a beautiful place.
On top of Spencer's Butte
Skinner's Butte
The two older boys trying to escape the camera.
Hanging with cousins from Oregon and California

We will be starting school this week on a full load come Wednesday.


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