06.16.17

I’m playing catch up on personal photos and blog posts now that I’m on official “maternity leave/baby watch”.  In November (2016), about a month after I learned I was pregnant and Brian had just come home from a 3 week offshore hitch, we headed to our favorite beach spot for the day. It was one of those great spontaneous beautiful beach days. I’m SO grateful for the proximity we are to the gorgeous Oregon coast (1.5 hours).  We stopped at the cutest little bakery/coffee shop near Cannon Beach called Sea Level. I enjoyed a nice London Fog, Brian had a latte, and Brady a hot chocolate. We also all shared a big cookie with our picnic that we packed. Even though I was feeling a little yucky at times, it was a chilly beautiful beach day.  Once the sun started setting, I nestled up against a nice big piece of drift wood and covered myself in Brian’s jacket while I watched them play (and of course, took pictures.)

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06.15.17

Since it’s now June, I thought it only appropriate to blog about our cutting down of the Christmas tree from last November. :) Finally playing catch up on more personal photos now that I’m officially on “maternity leave/baby watch” for the summer.

This Fall we ventured to a different Christmas tree farm than last year, because they were partnering with our church to give all proceeds to families in need within our area/church. Our adventure was had at Kraxberger Farms. They were very friendly and it was a beautiful place. It was hard to decide which tree to cut down, because honestly they were all so uniform and beautiful looking. I let Brian make the final decision and he and Brady sawed it down and hauled it to the truck. I think George had the most fun – he ran around and greeted everyone and had the biggest “smile” on his face the whole time.

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04.19.17

It seems we have an annual tradition of Brady playing in a big pile of leaves in our front yard (2014 & 2015). This year I captured him playing in the leaves at a nearby school, because they were so pretty and YELLOW! I love when the seasons change around Portland… there are so many layers and colors.  This was just before his 4th birthday and my mom was in town visiting so, we got some pics of Brady and her together. I even got to jump into a couple pics that my mom took!

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