Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kylie at the park

Thought I would share some pictures of Kylie yesterday at the park.  Austin and I were both commenting how big she is getting.  If you can’t tell, she LOVES the park.  I think she would go everyday if I let her. 

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Want to hear some good news?

Well, after knowing for about 3 weeks now, but not wanting to jinx myself until I went to the doctor and knew for sure, I can now tell the whole world that I'M PREGNANT!!! Oh my gosh, I am so happy right now. I am due October 28th and everything is looking good so far. I can't believe next month they will be able to hear the heartbeat. I mean seriously, that is crazy. I haven't been sick or anything so everything is looking like it will go the same way when I was pregnant with Kylie. I'm so happy I can finally start telling people. Anyway, just wanted to share the good news!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Coming home…

Oh my, Sunday was a sad day.  We had to say goodbye to our wonderful little niche of the world.  Austin and I are so ready to go back again.  Anyway, I digress…

After leaving the hotel, we headed out to Saint Helens, Oregon.  Oh yes, more Twilight stops :)  This town cracked me up.  It was  a dump.  It was so fun to see the Twilight places, but at the same time some of them were hard to recognize  as they were in the movie.  My favorite place was Bella's house. 


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Restaurant that she eats dinner with Edward (still having a hard time seeing it..)




Parking lot that the men were harassing Bella


View Point Inn where they shot the Prom scene.  Actually  a really beautiful place.  Has an awesome view, but forgot to take pictures.



Stopped to see the Latourell Waterfall after that.

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After that we headed over to Bridal Veil Falls.  Really liked this waterfall.

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We then stopped at our last place on our trip – Multnomah Falls.  AMAZING!  Honestly, the coolest waterfall I have ever seen.  You actually walk up the mountain to stand on that bridge.  From there, you can go another mile to stand at the very top of the falls, but Austin’s foot was hurting so we didn’t go.

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And that was our trip!  Hope you enjoyed the pictures.  It really was  a wonderful vacation :)

This is taking me forever…

Ok, seriously, I don’t know what my problem is.  Not sure why it is taking so long to post about our Oregon trip!  So here goes.

On Saturday we went to the Seaside beach and searched for sand dollars.  We found a TON!  That was so much fun to do.  After that we went to Ecola State Park. 

Loved the lighthouse out in the distance.

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Really, really enjoyed this area.  Awesome views.

We then went to Indian Beach where they shot the beach scene in Twilight (you know, La Push).  This was a really cool beach.  We were able to see some tide pools as well. 

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We went to see this cool place called Treasure Cove.  There was a fence around the edge of it, but if you happened to hop the fence by accident (wink, wink), you stood out on this ledge to see this awesome view :)

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Our next stop was short sands beach.  I really liked this beach.  We spent a lot of time playing at this one :) 

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Our last stop was Tolvana Beach where we got some great sunset pictures.  The sunsets were so amazing out there.

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After that, we ordered some pizza and relaxed in our hotel.  By this time I was getting sad because we had to leave the next day.  I want to go back!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 2 of our trip

Are you ready for some pictures???? :) I’m telling ya, it was so hard to pick just a few because Austin took some amazing pictures. So just suffer through the endless beauty. Jk.

Friday we went to Cannon Beach. This is where the impressive Haystack Rock is. I loooooved this place. So pretty.

Cute, I know :)

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These little guys were all over the place.

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Couldn’t believe the hundreds of starfish we saw on our trip.

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Funny story about this picture. I was out exploring and was trying to come back to the shore. I guess the tide was really high when I was trying to get back because all of a sudden I was trapped on this rock. I know it doesn’t show it very well, but if I had stepped off that rock, I would have been up to my waist. So I just had to wait and look like an idiot until the water lowered and I could jump to the next rock :)

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Here is a quick picture of Arcadia Beach.

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Our next stop was Cape Meares. On our way there, we took this short trail to see this HUGE Sitka Spruce. I’ll let you read the sign. It was such an impressive tree.

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Look how big that tree trunk is!

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Our next stop was the Cape Meares Lighthouse. On the way we took some pictures of the huge cliffs that bordered it.

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Here is the lighthouse.

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On our way back to the car, we stopped to see the Octopus Tree.

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Here is Manzanita. We ate lunch in this town. Funny story about that. We were going to eat lunch at this Pizza place that we read was really good. But they didn’t open till 4:00. So the closest thing to us was this pub. I didn’t really want to eat at a pub, but they had a menu on their door and the prices were reasonable so we went in. After we sat down, the waitress comes over, puts a hand on my shoulder and says, “Are you over 21 hon?” I’m like “Um.., yeah, I’m 28.” I was so embarrassed! I mean I saw the sign on the door that said 21 and younger would not be permitted inside, but I SERIOUSLY didn’t think I was going to have a problem!!! Yeah, I take back all my comments about how it doesn’t bother me when people think I’m younger than I look because I was peeved…


Our next stop was Rockaway Beach where there is this awesome arch rock.

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By this time, it was getting close to sunset, so we went to Oceanside to take some sunset pictures.

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Before we headed home, we stopped at Munson Falls. It was getting pretty dark by this time, but we were still able to see the cool waterfall.

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I couldn’t believe all the amazing things we saw that day. Sooo looking forward to going back.