Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Weekend on the Coast






Our wonderful friends the Zollinger's invited us to spend Memorial weekend out on the coast in an amazing beach house for a couple of nights and although it meant the fourth weekend in a row that we have been out of town, (hence my lack of blogging) we of course were thrilled to have some play time in friendly Depoe Bay! The fabulous 2-story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath beach house came fully equipped with everything you could possibly need including a 60 inch big screen T.V. The highlights of the trip included...
  1. We stuck all of the kids in the jacuzzi tub, turned on the jets, added some bubbles and sat back and laughed at how cute they were. They looked like adults sitting in a hot tub because the water came up to their shoulders.
  2. Cari and I got to watch a chick flick on the big screen after all the kids went to sleep. I would recommend P.S. I Love You, it totally made me appreciate my husband more!
  3. We of course went and played on the beach. Corbin and Dustin got soaked and had a blast throwing sand and jumping into every vat of water they could find.
  4. We tried to build our own bon fire, but failed miserably and commandeered someone else's fire and marshmallow sticks after they left. Hey, at least we're resourceful! We had some pretty darn good s'mores on those sticks!
  5. Cari made my favorite bean soup with fried tortillas for lunch before we left. The perfect end to a perfect weekend!
So a big thank you to Cari and Jason for a great time. We were so grateful to have some time to hang out with them and let the kids play.
Some other things that I wanted to post were that Liz stared crawling and is officially into everything. Dustin is talking like crazy and my favorite thing he says right now is, "whasup dude." I ran the Rhody Run in Florence 2 weeks ago and got 2nd in the 5k in my age group. Thanks to Brian and Ann for hosting us that weekend also. (We have the best freinds. I mean it. All of you are so awesome and mean the world to us) Tim is an official biker because he bought a jacket and rode the bike the long way to Florence and back again and got to do the "biker wave" to all the bikers in Florence. For those of you who don't know, I guess there's a special wave that only bikers give each other on the road. I hope I'm not violating some sacred biker code by disclosing that. Anyway, all is well and we're safe and sound after our many adventures!

11 comments:

LeaAnne said...

WOW!! What a really fun time! I must know what kind of soup it was ;) and... Where did you find this great house!

Tara said...

How fun! You guys have been having a rockin summer already!! I totally miss my walking buddy too... I haven't been walking either! Man we suck without each other! :) Love ya!

carizolli said...

Rub-a-dub-dub three kids in a tub! I just love those tubby pics! That was a great time, huh? I wish we were back there RIGHT NOW!

Timmah said...

you disclosed the biker wave!!!! NOW Everyone will know about it and want to get a bike... no, no thats rediculous! Jen, I love you. Your awsome, and I agree, we have the best friends.

Beth said...

Sounds like so much fun! I love getting away for the weekend.. we do it all of the time and take off to California :) And, I LOVE your family picture on the beach. So sweet :)

Beth said...

Oh - and I forgot to mention - Kyle used to have a motorcycle and he taught me about the wave too. I guess they're "in" when they get it... ;)

Chelsea said...

I would like to see this biker wave and Tim riding a bike! I'm jealous of the weekend on the coast. Looks like fun.

Patti said...

Wow! You made my day with your comment on Beth's blog - you are exagerating, but that's okay!
Your family is DARLING! I can't believe you ran the Rhody Run - good for you Jen. Sounds like you really enjoy the coast - it is the most beautiful place on the earth, isn't it? BUT Arizona is nice too.....

Rach said...

I totally forgot about grandma!!!! I always forget to comment on your blog since we talk a lot now.

Ann said...

It was so good to see you guys again a couple weekends ago. It's just like being with family! And I forgot to give you Dustin's blanket! It was left behind when you guys were here for Rhody Days. Remind me and I will give it to you next time!

Rach said...

For sure we came down for you! Then dad...haha!