Sand, Surf and Sun…In Oregon!?

Oh my goodness…words cannot even describe how amazing this past weekend was. And after last week? I totally needed it.

We were headed to the coast for a quick overnight trip, staying at my sister’s fiance’s family’s condo. {Oy, Did I get those ‘s right!?}

I am not even kidding, the entire time we were there the weather was perfection…and I kept saying so. I probably said “this weather is amazing” no less than at least every hour. But it was the truth! Never, ever in my entire life have I ever seen such fantastic weather on the Oregon Coast. And poor Rylee, every time we’ve ever taken her to the beach, the weather has been crappy. But not this time!

Within minutes of getting to the condo we had lunch on the table. As soon as we were finished, we were headed down to the beach. Where we played for at least two hours…I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much consecutive time on the beach in Oregon.

::Cue the Photo Bomb::

We built a sandcastle…

Rylee seriously never stopped this running-hopping-prancing thing the entire time we were on the beach…

So Auntie may or may not have been mocking her just a bit…{seriously wish I could do that still}

They also checked out some wildlife…

And the finished sand castle…complete with rock and shell decorative flooring…

Family Photo!

After the beach we headed down the block for some ice cream cones…because, well it was too perfect not to…

We had a few intense games of “Old Maid”…

And the sunset…oh my word…the sunset…

Rylee & Auntie enjoyed the sunset from the condo balcony…

The next day I was awake at 6 AM…but I think it could have been worse…

After breakfast and packing up, Rylee, Andy & I headed to the Hatfield Marine Science Center run by OSU. We’d never been there…such a cool place…

Especially when it has a “suggested donation” of $5 per person as opposed to the $20 each adult/$13 for Rylee to get into the aquarium that she would have lost interest in after about 35 minutes…

Thanks for the good times, Newport!

We grabbed Subway for lunch before heading home. Ry proceeded to pass out pretty much the second we hit the edge of Newport and slept the entire way home…and them some!

And the weekend totally ended on a high…we spent some time in the afternoon walking up and down a chunk of our road cleaning up litter in honor of Earth Day AND!?!? I do believe we settled on a name for this little baby growing in my belly!

More on both of those later this week!

Happy Monday!

2 thoughts on “Sand, Surf and Sun…In Oregon!?

  1. Karey

    That DOES look like you guys had the perfect weekend! YAY!!! I was hoping to get a weekend at the beach in before our lil one's arrival, but I don't think it's going to happen (possibly an afternoon…). I love all the pictures. What a gorgeous view they have at their house – how fun!

    And seriously – you tell us you've settled on a name and then proceed to make us wait?! What gives? ;) (I *might* just be jealous that you guys HAVE a name already – can't wait to hear it!)

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