Coastal living

Another great trip to the coast thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Poytress.It's always nice to have them visit especially when they decide to make it a vacation for the whole family and take us to the coast. Coastal living is not cheap so we can't really afford to head out there to often.We had a great time playing on the beach, watching movies, and hanging out as a family. We did a little shopping at the outlet malls and really lucked out with some B-E-A-UTIFUL weather on Saturday. Portland may have been rainy but it was clear sunny Sky's in Lincoln city
. Grandpa found this long piece of kelp or whatever and instantly turned into Indiana Jones. Pretty impressive if you ask me!

I was playing around with my camera a bit, I guess I have been out of the photography loop for a bit but being out on the coast inspired me to get going again. Now I need to get Steve to reteach me everything he taught me last year, HA HA HA! Anyways they aren't great but I like some of these shots, enjoy.

I love the little moment they are having here. They were looking for whales and AJ was asking a never ending string of questions that his Father was happily answering.It was so much fun to get away, I only wish that it could have lasted longer! Thanks for a great trip Grandpa and Grandma, to bad I didn't get in a single picture to prove I was actually there!


Flash Back to Mothers Day.

This year we had a beautiful Mothers day and I wanted to make the most of the nice weather. We went across the street to take some pictures of me and the boys. Here's a few of my favorites from the day. They're not fancey or super cute or anything but it just means so much to me that I have these pictures to remeber my life at this stage.

Rhododendron Gardens

The last two months have been record setting for the amount of rain fall in Portland, not a record we have enjoyed setting. After a week of beautiful sunshine, the clouds rolled in and decided to stay, HO HUM! We can only stay indoors for so long and finally decided to make a trip to the Rhododendron gardens. It was over cast and raining on and off but we had a good time and were able to enjoy the fresh air.

There are so many beautiful Rhododendrons and other plants, the place is picture perfect and the pictures are only improved by my cute little boys.
Not only is this garden home to some beautiful plants but is also home to hundreds of ducks, geese, and other little birds. Here's Lynz and Becks trying to get a closer look at one of the duckies before he flew away.I love this picture of the boys checking out the floating
ducks from the bridge. They could have stayed there all day, if the rain didn't start pouring down!
A little later on we came across this big old Goose, and boy was he mean. I was so freaked out I backed into the bushes with Age and started snapping pictures while Lynz tried to fend of the hissing goose, push the stroller, and hold Beckams hand. LOL! I am such a wuss, but seriously look how big he is compared to the Canadian geese next to him!
I LOVE THESE BOYS!!! They make my life so much better, even the tough days are so worth it when I think of what my life would be like without them, LOVE!!!!!!!Lynz and Becks, I am not sure how she feels about this picture but I think she looks BEAUTIFUL and I love that you can practically hear him laughing when you look at his cute little face.I have to say the highlight of the trip was these cute little duckies, they are so fun to watch swimming and playing in the water. Too cute!