Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Busy and Fun Times!

Gosh, these weeks just seem to slip away! And this past one was very busy:  Our older daughter celebrated her birthday in Chicago and sent this photo.  Looks like fun, doesn't it?



We spent a day helping our younger daughter with Max and Stella.






I wound my swap yarn into a cake.  (It fought that idea, but I eventually won.)  Isn't that a cool ruler? Thanks, Kathy, for hosting another fun swap!



Then, since we didn't have to sing this past weekend, we headed to Newport, Oregon,  to stay at Little Creek Cove, one of our favorite places on the beach. As the name implies, it's a sandy cove and a lovely place to relax.



You can see one of the condo units in the distance, but what intrigued me were the ripples in the sand from the wind.  It nice on Friday evening, so we took a quick walk at sunset.



Other folks were out enjoying the early evening low tide, too.



We found this pile of bones and wished they could talk.  What do you suppose it was?



The sun finally set, and we headed back inside, happy that we'd taken time to go outside as it poured off and on for  the rest of the weekend.



On the way back to Seattle, we stopped to visit our nephew and his family in Portland. The twins have changed a lot since we saw them last.  Sadly Sarah is missing because she had a migraine.  It was a great get away, but it does seem like we've been playing catch up ever since we got back.  Oh well, it was worth it, every minute!

10 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

All the kids are growing like weeds! Gracious!

Lovely getaway idea--

Nancy said...

Love the photos!

Such fun to connect with family and nature on a get-away.

Nancy Kay said...

Nice beach scenes! Beautiful. How fun to visit family too!

Janet said...

Sweet family photos. Looks like you had a great weekend getaway, Judy.

Dee said...

Looks like your daughter had a very nice birthday and you got in a very nice mini-trip.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Absolutely worth every minute!! =) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

karen said...

You live in such a pretty place, I'd love to have the ocean near me!! Happy birthday to your daughter!

kathy b said...

awww very fun birthday shot and the cakes looks amazing. I notice cake...and ice cream.
Baby is adorable....
Happy to host the swap. Im awaiting the second, last box/envelope today from the OTHER team.

Lynn said...

You always have such interesting getaways! That pic of your new granddaughter is so precious!

Becca said...

Awww fun pics of Stella and Max. Looks like a lovely place to stay in Newport...I'll have to look it up. That yarn is such a wonderful color too...what are you making?