In July Sara made her bi-annual trek from Ohio to the Northwest to visit family. After her Veggie Garden baby shower at Mom and Mark's house, she and Mom came to visit us in Portland for a week before we headed out to Pacific City. We immediately kicked off her visit with a Grace Potter concert at the zoo.
|Not only do our feet all look the same, but we bop them to the music the same way.|
We had beautiful weather;
Then a rainbow appeared;
Then the rain arrived.
10 minutes later it was back to beautiful!
|Sara didn't let the rain slow her down.|
After a week in Portland we headed to a rental house in Pacific City, where we met up with the rest of the family for three days of relaxing on the beach.
|Mom, Mark, Freya, Remi & Sara|
Aidan brought his skimboard; he's definitely improved since he first tried 3 years ago!
I tried it again too; I did not improve.
Mike also got him out on the longboard. Aidan was much more at ease in the water this year, and got the hang of surfing very quickly. He spent two days in his wetsuit, switching between the skimboard, surfboard and bodyboard. He even climbed the dune again in his wetsuit.
|The waves were small, but Mike still spent 5 hours out on the water the first day.|
Those who didn't get into the water managed to fill their days with sunning, reading, beach walking, shopping and dune climbing.
Poppy brought his newly finished canoe and we took it out on the Nestucca River.
Sara's whole visit went too quickly. We didn't do half of what we wanted to, but I guess it doesn't really matter. I just loved having my sisters and parents all together, and it was so fun to see Freya interact with Aidan (she adores him!). Can't wait to see them both with their new cousin at Christmas.
I love this family vacation tradition we've started and I hope we can keep it up, even as our family continues to expand. In the meantime, we're looking forward to visiting Sara, Bobby and the new baby bean Sprout this fall. Thanks for a great visit Sara!