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More Oregon pics

Our view.

Beach golf.


Ellie. The kids made her prematurely grey.

Dad signing the guest book.

Hollan’s new puppy, Cooper.

Hollan braiding my hair.

When in Oregon. JK.

Hollan and Matt’s house.

Hardy kiddos.

Dance party.

Some of our fine cuisine on the trip. My personal fav was Hollan’s flank steak.

Testing out my little macro.

From the McLaughlin garden.


Newport Aquarium

One of our best coast memories growing up, or the only one that doesn’t involve food for me, is going to the aquarium in Newport. So naturally, when my dad found out we were coasting it up for the week we had to hit it up! Here are some pics.

Nettles. Ouch but pretty under glass. Safety glass.

Something seems off. I can’t place it.



So one of my favorite things about taking pics while we were on the coast was Sam. You almost have to just sneak up on him to get a normal photo because every time he sees you he makes the cutest uber smile at the camera. I think it is kind of his consent for you to shoot him. If you see another photo of him on here without this face, I got lucky. He squeezes his eyes into little slits and his face just glows. Right after the shutter clicks, and I kid you not, every time, he says, “cuuuuuuuuuuuuute” and walks away. Love it!