Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Break 2009

Top Ten List

1. Adventures! From tidepools to dark caves anything we do together seemed like an adventure. Even the most amazing Hide & Seek ever, if Gracie didn't give up Ted would still be looking for her!

2. Great House, if I say so myself Deana and I outdid ourselves this year on finding the house. 4 bedroom, theater room (yes big screen tv and movie theater seats), hot tub, sauna, fireplace, foosball, pool table, and it was right on the beach. Click here for The Beach House information.

3. Going to the Tillamook Cheese Factory for lunch, ice cream lunch to be exact. Do I have to count this twice if we did it two days in a row?

4. Seaside Aquarium, everybody loves feeding the seals.

5. Great food, each night one group gets a turn to cook dinner. Darin made his Tomato Street Penne Pasta, Dani made sweet and sour meatballs and Ted & Deana fixed bbq steaks with shrimp. Carley & Taylor made pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast one day and I fixed french toast for everyone. Katrina made cookies and brownies at night. Besides Tillamook, we ate at a great little place in Seaside called the Big Kahuna. Yes, it was a fattening week.

6. Foosball / Pool Challenges - by the end of the week everyone had perfected their game.

7. Dani bodyboarding in the freezing weather. Maybe K-poop will send me some more pictures since she was such a good sis and stayed down at the beach with Dani and Darin.

8. Glenwood Cabin - Ted & Deana let us extend our vacation by stopping at the cabin. The kids (well except Carley) loved the bunk house. The scenery was breathtaking, Mt. Adams, elk, deer. The five million snakes in the ditch I could live without.

9. Doing nothing, everytime we go the best part is not having a plan, not having to go anywhere, not having to answer the phone and enjoying every minute.

10. Seeing the kids smile.