Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Today was our last day on the beach, and last post I promise...what can I say, I'm a beach lover! We didn't do a huge amount in Lincoln City today, just went through some shops and got some salt water taffy, Carmel corn and a few cute toys for Brody.
Our first stop was at the Tillamook cheese factory. I hadn't been there in years, it was fun to go back. We didn't take a tour because we figured it would take too long but we did buy some cheese curds of course! Here's Brody tasting his first cheese curd, or as Daddy calls it squeaky cheese. He really liked it!
We drove through so many little towns I never remember seeing before. They were so cute and little and just so welcoming. There was one town in particular called Rock away beach (if i remember right) that I would love to go to some year. There was a flee market going on when we drove though, I wanted to stop so bad but once again we didn't think we would have to time to stop.
Our next stop was Canon Beach, which is an absolutely beautiful beach! I miss going there, we used to stay in Seaside every year and then just drive to Canon Beach but now we usually go to Lincoln City. I love Lincoln City too though, I wish we could stay at both!
We were getting a little hungry when we were at Canon Beach so we decided to eat. There's this really nice restaurant right off the beach that we wanted to go too. I asked to see a menu before they seated us though because it looked pretty fancy and expensive. I'm glad that I did because one plate of fish was chips was $20!! Lets just say we got out of there pretty fast. We ended up eating at Dodgers which was very good and inexpensive. Brody loves Fries. He always steals my fries no matter where we are, many that's why he weighs 38 pounds!
Our next and last beach stop was Seaside. I hadn't been there in years either and It has changed soo much. They have made it a lot nicer then it used to be. As a kid we used to always, no matter what, have to go into this toy shop that is in the little mall they have there. We brought Brody in, he thought the toys were pretty fun!
This is one of the toys we bought him in Lincoln City, I think he's still trying to figure it out.
The dreaded Washington sign :(
The Beautiful Washington scenery. I couldn't get a good picture of the waterfall, they were too blurry and then it was gone. I wanted to drive home on the Washington side so we could see the Twilight scenery, but we ended up on the other side. Its still pretty, but Edward hasn't been over here! By this time we we're beyond ready to be home.Brody is getting old enough to where he doesn't want to be in the car for every long. Over all he did really good though, I don't blame him at all its hard to be in a car for that long. We had a great time at the beach, we already are wanting to go back we miss it so much! We cant wait till next year!!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Brody fell asleep on the car ride over, he did a lot of this on vacation. He never seemed to want to take an actual nap, like he knew he would miss out on too much. It has gotten to the point where Stuart and I have to take turns holding him he is soooo heavy. He wears your arm out pretty fast!
While Brody was asleep we did some Jensen family pictures. Doesn't Evan seem like hes enjoying this too much!
The Jensen kids
Our little family. I love this picture of the three of us, but the first thing Stuart said when he saw it was that it was about the worst picture of him..he said he looks Chinese in it.
Little Bro being patient after pictures
This is Brody's famous puppy, he sleeps with it every night and pretty much every nap he has. If he doesn't have this stuffed animal he has to at least have another one. He also has it a lot of the time when hes awake, lets just say he pretty much loves this puppy! Natalie bought it for him when he was little and he hasn't let go of it since. He likes to chew on and suck on the nose, ears, tail, hands and feets..and they can get pretty raunchy. He has been through in the wash quiet a few times!
Brody in the pool at Grandma and Grandpas hotel. We didn't bring any water wings or anything for him so this was the only thing I could find to buy there. The pool wasn't his favorite thing but he liked it, he liked it better when Mommy or Daddy was holding him though. There was also a hot tub outside overlooking the ocean. He would sit out there on the edge with us and do nothing but try and get it, it was way to hot though so we wouldn't let him but he tried.
Friday, August 14, 2009
There is this great little restaurant in Newport called the chowder bowl, we have to go there at least once every year. The fish is to die for, and the clam chowder is amazing too! On the way back we like to stop in Depo Bay and get some of our favorite salt water taffy and Carmel corn.
There is this great little beach in Depo Bay we found when we stayed there one year. It is really small and really hard to get to but defiantly worth it.
We caught Dan taking a nap on the beach!
A guy came down and brought his cat, weird I know. Brody thought the cat was pretty fun to play with, I'm not too sure if the feeling was mutual though.
After we got back we went to the beach by my parents house again. As you can see Brody had a great time in the sand, even when it was all over his face.
We knew my Mom was going to take tons of pictures of Brody. I didn't realize how big his swimming trunk were on him until I saw this picture, they are like pants haha!
The guys playing some football. Stuart trying to keep the ball from Dan.
I cant remember exactly how this happened but I think that Stuart said if Evan ran straight into the ocean and just dove in that all the guys would do it too. Here's Evan looking at Stuart Dan and my Dad after he did his turn.
Stuarts head poking out of the water...crazy guy, It wasn't even that warm out that night. After all the guys got in the water Natalie realized that we didn't even bring any towels down, and there was no way any of us were hiking it up those stairs to get some, we all thought that was pretty funny.
All the girls.
Natalie writing Stuart + Alissa = Brody in the sand
Stuart decided to write Howard hearts Arianne in the sand, he said if our names were going to be all over the blog so were theirs...he knows me too well!
Evan's Birthday was on the 2nd, but he was in Camas with the Burnett's so we never celebrated it. We bought an ice cream cake and celebrated a late 14th birthday down at the coast.
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