This summer's vacation started out in Oregon. Nearly all of Russ's family was able to make it out for our reunion at the beach.
Friday morning we packed 5 vehicles to the brim with food and luggage and beach toys and people.
Just before heading out we kicked off the reunion with a family devotional and introduction of our reunion theme.
Made it to the beach!
While Kaylee and Ashlyn were off climbing rocks with Russ and Uncle Brandon, the younger cousins discovered the joys of rolling down a sandy hill into the shallow water below . . . . again and again and again. (They all went straight to the showers when we arrived at our beach house!)
On Saturday we explored a different beach and had fun with Nana's scavenger hunt. Well, most of us had fun. McKell ended up with some intense scraping that extended from her knee up to her hip when she tried to touch a starfish and slipped on the barnacles. Luckily, Uncle Brandon just completed his P.A. certification and was able to clean and bandage her leg with his medical kit.
The view from the porch of our awesome beach house.
Enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon together.
Monday we traveled back to Canby. We were heading for Utah early Wednesday morning, but what's a summer trip to Oregon without blueberries? So Tuesday was our blueberry picking day (probably Russ's favorite day in the whole year).
Luckily, Russ's Mom sent him with 2 big canisters full of blueberries to enjoy during our drive out to Utah!