Showing posts with label Cannon Beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cannon Beach. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Oregon // Henry's First Visit to the Coast

I'm sure that all my friends and family back in Michigan are getting really sick of me talking about this but...the winter in Oregon this year has been AMAZING! We have had so many sunny and 50+ degree days, and I have been absolutely loving it. I honestly attribute a big part of the confidence I have with the baby at this point to the fact that the weather here has been so nice. Because we've been able to get out of the house a lot, it's allowed me to get really comfortable with taking Henry places, plus regular fresh air and sunshine have done such wonders for my mental state. I seriously couldn't have asked for a better winter to have a new baby!

Last weekend, we had some gorgeous weather and so we decided to take Henry on his first trip to the Oregon Coast! This wasn't actually his first time at the ocean since we did go to San Diego earlier this month (post coming soon!) but it was his first visit to the beach here in his home state, which is still pretty special. Being from Michigan, this whole concept of going to the beach in the winter is still pretty novel to me, but I absolutely love it! (You may remember we had a similarly sunny beach day last winter, but the thrill still hasn't worn off yet) We went to Cannon Beach...along with a million other people, thanks to the nice weather. But despite the crowds, we still had a fantastic day - we walked on the sand, ate saltwater taffy, had a delicious meal outside at the Wayfarer, and caught a beautiful sunset before driving the 90 minutes home to Portland. Here's a glimpse of our day...

I had Henry in my Modern Wrap pretty much all day and it was perfect for the beach. Definitely easier than dealing with a stroller on the sand! Be sure to check out the end of this post for more info and a discount code :)
Trying to get a picture with Lola...ha :)
Handsome boys at lunch :)
He looks a little unsure about his hat...but I just love it!
Haystack Rock!
Still working on selfies as a party of 3...practice makes perfect :)

I'm so thankful that we live so close to the ocean!
Looking forward to lots more trips here with our little guy :)

Last but not least, the lovely folks at Modern Wrap are featuring me as their "Mother of the Week" this week! Feel free to check out their Instagram (@modernwrap) where they'll be sharing some of my thoughts on motherhood. They were also sweet enough to provide me with a discount code to share with all of you! Just enter 'JANE15' at checkout for 15% off your first purchase - I'm a big fan of baby wearing and I absolutely love their wrap :)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Explore Oregon // Spring Beach Day

Earlier this month, we had an exceptionally warm, sunny day so we ended up heading out to the Oregon Coast with Cam's family to enjoy it. It's only about an hour and half from Portland, but every time we go, it makes me realize that we don't do it enough! As usual, I couldn't resist snapping some photos throughout the day, but the sky was just so blue that I just couldn't help myself! 

We started off the morning in Seaside where there is a statue of Lewis and Clark to commemorate them reaching the Pacific Ocean...also, all these photos are unedited - the sky was so vibrant!
We then headed from Seaside just north up to Gearhart where there is a drive-on beach...
Lola is always a little timid around the water initially, but eventually she joined her cousins in the fun...
After awhile though, she gets tired and just wants to spend time with the humans :)
I love Lola's face in this picture :) 
Even though it was warm out, the ocean was cold...but that didn't stop my nieces from playing in it!
Yes, that would be my dog's tongue covering half of my niece's face...whoops, ha!
After licking Selah's face, Lola proceeded to knock her in the sand and then ran over and plopped right in the middle of her beach towel...I don't know what we're going to do with that dog :)

After spending all day at the beach (where I got super sunburned!), we headed down to have dinner in Cannon Beach. It's been such a pretty spring, I can't get over all the blooming trees!
We were able to catch the last bit of sunshine in Cannon Beach - it was gorgeous!
I tried getting a family picture, but Meara and Selah weren't super into the idea - ha! 

It's been super rainy this week, but these pictures make me excited about more sunny days to come!


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