Monday, August 20, 2012


Unfortunately Brandon brought back sickness from our vacation and kindly gave it to the rest of us starting with McKenna, moving on to me and then finishing out with Marek. So, basically we have been home bound since last Thursday getting over the crud. This picture sums up our weekend in a nutshell! The four of us laying around watching TV.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Oregon Coast

We just got back Saturday from a week long Oregon Coast vacation. My brother and his wife along with their son Knox and of course my mom were all in attendance. I have to say I was dreading the idea of driving 7 plus hours in the car with two small children, but to my surprise and joy both Marek and McKenna did great! Got to love portable DVD players!!! Once there we walked the beach at Roackaway, road on the carousel and bumper cars in Seaside, visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, perused the shops in Cannon Beach, watched the Olympics every night, and ate lots and lots of food and Tillamook ice cream. Having three little kids all under the age of three running around was hectic at times but a lot of fun. And since we only get to see Kyle, Stacie and Knox a handful of times during the year, spending a week with them is very special to us. Here are some pictures of our week on the Coast.

First day at the beach
Marek and mommy in the ice cold water
Knox just relaxing and looking adorable on a bench in Cannon Beach
Marek loved the water!!!
Nana and Marek looking at the fish at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Kyle, Stacie and Knox touching starfish and other little sea creatures at the Aquarium
Walking the beach
Marek, daddy and McKenna walking though an exhibit at the Aquarium
Marek and Knox enjoying some delicious Tillamook ice cream at the Tillamook fair
More ice cream eating
Knox and Brandon were barying Marek in the sand...he loved every minute
McKenna loved seeing all of the animals at the Tillamook fair!!!
Nana and McKenna playing at the house
We could barely get Marek off of the tractors at the Tillamook fair. He LOVED them!!!
Knox being his adorable self on the beach
Family photo
The Sales
Nana and the grand kids
Playing in the water on our last day on the coast