Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Happiest Place in the World

We got to visit, for the day, the few from out old camping group who were staying the week. We're adding a new generation of enthusiastic, happy campers. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

The "Unbirthday"

Celebrating 1/2 birthdays are a great idea for Rilla who's actual birthday falls only 5 days before Christmas. Ben and Shannon have a tiny house but a huge yard (that we share together)and they love to entertain. Anyway a mid summer day was a perfect time for a birthday bash! And a great excuse for decorating using the fabulous paper flowers that Shannon made earlier in the spring for several other events. She loved pulling out all the stops, using everything in her decorating arsenal (well almost everything)that she's already accumulated over the years. Invitations are sent, check! goodies are made, check! clothes are chosen, check! paper flowers and ribbon are hung check! and Rilla gets two good naps before festivities, check! check!

Friends come, goodies are eaten, presents are opened, a good time is had by all!

Frosting is the best!

A Lovely Wedding

 We've had two busy, fun weekends back to back. First a lovely wedding and family reunion together at the river-front home of John's Sister. So much work for all of them but a wonderful location that everyone loves. And so many people to visit and catch up with. 

Just a few pictures will have to suffice before I move on to this past weekends activities in the next post.

The beautiful bride and her Father.

A little dancing.

Cousins catching up.

Beautiful sister of the bride.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Love Lavender

In July of every year Oregon holds lavender festivals all across the state. This lavender farm, though small, is very close to home so made the perfect, short afternoon outing on a very warm day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

More Beach Day Photos

"What is this magic place?"
 I answer "Why, this is the Beach my love." 

A lifetime will not be enough to gather, move, pile, play with all this sand.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thank You For The Day At The Beach

I'm so glad I didn't miss this one. 

Beach Day

Safe to say,
not one of us has had
a milder, more magnificent day
at the Oregon beach!