Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

What a great week!  We rented a beach house in Rockaway Beach on the Oregon Coast.  It was a great house that accommodated all of us and then some.  We had a total of 17 people there! 

Hanging out putting together a puzzle

Yet another example of what a wonderful Daddy Bill is to our kids.  Yes, he is painting her nails :)

We had a major wind storm on Tuesday night when we arrived at the beach!  I swear, I thought the house was going to blow away.  Instead, the fence just came toppling down. 

Hi Dad!

Hi Linda!  Pretty Lady!

Stacy, Mike and Chloe

I love this picture of Allie and me!

Kacey loved hanging out with the big girls!

Out for a walk!


Dad made an incredible Thanksgiving dinner (of course)!  

Best Friends since 8th Grade!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Heaven on Hayden...Our "HOH"


Well, WE DID IT! As many of you know, it has been a dream of our to live on the river in a floating home.  We have been looking around Portland and getting some ideas of the kind of house that we wanted.  It was our intention to wait until all of the kids had graduated before making a big move like this, but when God says, "Okay, Now!", We say, "Yes, Sir!"

"Heaven on Hayden"

 Please don't ever let anyone EVER tell you that dreams do not come true!  We are living our dream of living in a floating home on the Columbia River! Our marina has about 50 homes and our neighbors are so friendly and welcoming!

Moving in to our new house was a little rough...but we have amazing friends and family who came to help!


Our Kitchen with views of the river

The house is absolutely perfect for us!  We have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.  The floor plan is really open and bright!  Tons of windows and views of the river.  I can't really explain the peace that I feel every time that I walk through my front door!