Last weekend the elder Elders (Andy’s parents, hardy-har-har) invited us all out to Cannon Beach. They will often rent a little house on the coast during summer vacation, and this was the first time they tried it in the (cheaper) off-season. We prepared for snow, rain, sleet, hail, cold water…and more cold.

What we got instead was a beautiful sunny Saturday. Perfect for walking the beach in bare feet and digging in the sand.

Below is one of my favorite photos from the weekend:

At first glance, it simply looks like a super cool Tim, leaping the raging river. If you look extra close though…

You can see that he’s actually holding Mo (See her arm? Conveniently the same color as the sand…). What to do when an impromptu beach visit means your daughter isn’t wearing the proper foot protection? Give her to Super Uncle! Problem solved.

This particular beach excursion also resulted in some of my favorite Tim/Andy/Mo photos of all time, like this one and this one:

And, what would the beach be without a little hippie-beach-yoga? Who loves tree pose? I do!The gorgeous weather lasted just long enough for Andy, Mo and I to get home on Sunday. Julie, Bob and Tim “enjoyed” snow and rain for the rest of the trip. I imagine it was actually quite restful to just sit in front of the fire and read to the tune of the waves.

I wish I could say we brought the sun home to Vancouver with us, but it was rainy and gross all week. Including snow yesterday! Mo and I went outside to play in the white stuff and she did all sorts of cute and photographic things. Of course, the battery on my camera was dead. So, you’ll just have to imagine her tromping through the snow in her snow suit and rain boots, touching lethargic flies, picking up pine cones and puddle jumping (well, splashing…we’re not quite jumping yet).

The sun is out today! Hooray! I think after nap we’ll take a walk. After hearing all about Jessie and Corey’s 80 degree days out in St. Louis, I need proof that Spring is coming. We’ll go look for blossoming trees and daffodils, and find some vitamin D along the way.

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2 Responses to Mini-Vacay

  1. Jessie says:

    That photo of Andy, Tim and Mo that’s back-lit is super cool.

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