Sunday, April 6, 2008

I'll Fly Away, Spring Break 2008

We just got back from a fabulous spring break vacation with our friends the Yeates! We rented a beach house/cottage in this new beach town called Seabrook which is about 15 miles north of Ocean Shores on the Washington coast. The house was awesome, the company was unbeatable and the scenery was majestic! We played in the sand, flew kites, spent time at the park, played invigorating games of whiffle ball and soccer (grown-ups vs. kids), watched conference and ate a lot of great food. Needless to say, the time flew by and we all shed a tear as our vacation came to a end today.

Our cottage, appropriately named "I'll Fly Away." Soon after we walked in for the first time, Halle shouted, "I love this place, when can I move in?"

After the kids went to bed...(the Wii was really fun on a big screen)

Haven, casually flying a kite

There was a fun park in the middle of the community with awesome fire pits. The wood was all set up (as shown in the picture) just waiting for a flame and some marshmallows!

Henry enjoying the ride! All of the walking paths were made of crushed oyster shells, such a cool touch for a beach town.

Friday was a little rainy, but this picture was taken in the afternoon when the heavens opened inviting us to the beach.

These kinds of scenes just melt your heart.

Justin happened upon a couple of stray puppies on the way home from the beach.

Family movie night at the beach house. We watched Enchanted, which even got two thumbs up from Freddy.

Catherine and I gave each other pedicures. I forgot my soaking tubs, but the sink worked out even better.

Don't forget the paraffin wax dip.

The finished product

Asher fully sustains our new prophet! (We managed to watch 3 sessions of general conference, and the boys even made it to a church building in Ocean Shores to watch the Priesthood session with 12 other men :)

It took a little convincing, but the boys were game for a little pampering too. Don't worry, they didn't give each other pedicures and there was no polish involved.

Next time you go to the dentist, see if his hands are nice and soft. He probably gets paraffin wax hand treatments (j/k).

So even though we've only been home for a few hours, I'm already searching my calendar for a time to go back!


genevieve said...

It looks like your families had so much fun. I can't believe that you got the guys on board for the pedicures:) Don't you just love the ocean. There is something so refreshing about it.

Kristi said...

What an amazing time! It makes me want to get away!

ReBeCcA said...

that cottage looks so awesome! looks like you guys had fun.

The Soptich clan said...

Holy cute house! I'm glad you had fun. I'll live my fake spring break through your pictures or something. Your kids are too cute!

Jill said...

How fuuuuuuuuuun! That is seriously beautiful country up there...I would love to live around there. What a great break!

Josephine and Aaron said...

How fun. I love the picture on the water. It is gorgeous. Who trashed who on guitar hero?

merideth said...

wow sounds like so much fun. i love ashers smile. so cute. so does catherine know what she is having yet??

Alisha said...

We went to Seabrook last summer and are booked to go again this summer. We absolutely loved it! Hey, was the Seabrook Cafe open yet?

Emily said...

Looks like so much fun! So nice to get away and spend so much time around your kids playing with no other distractions. Loved the stray puppy picture. love the one beach picture with the sun shining!
looks like so much fun.

cat said...

it really was a perfect vacation! the only problem was that it didn't seem near long enough!

Alisha said...

Last August we stayed in Seabluff at Seabrook and this August we will be at Sweet Spot. The one I REALLY want to stay in is Once Upon a Time. Ya know, we should do a girly get-away there! That would be so fun!

Higham Family said...

Envious am I! How nice to vacation in a great place with great friends! I love the "Man"icures; gotta take care of those hands. Hey- I need to get my e-mail to Yeats so we can be added to their veiwing list- do you have their e-mail? Thanks.

aim said...

Great pictures, especially the beach and sky one! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

Jennifer said...

Simply heavenly!