For date night we decided to try out a Thai cart for dinner. We've heard great stuff about "i like thai food" and all of the meals were $5 which is such a great price, but we decided that we'd rather pay a bit more for the freshness of our favorite Red Onion and also to be able to sit down at a table and use metal forks. We're not food snobs, I promise!
Afterwards we went up to the carts on Division for some Oregon Ice Works.
It's not ice cream or gelato or sorbet, it's ice and fruit pureed/whipped together.
Super good and a great alternative to ice cream if you can't do dairy!
I got vanilla coconut and marionberry.
Chris got blueberry vanilla and mango pineapple.
Saturday we went to the coast!

 It was the hottest day we have had all year, and it was actually hot at the coast as well...which is a rare occurrence! 
We got there pretty early so we were able to get a great spot down by the water.
Bennett found the sandcastle and proceeded to knock it down over the next couple hours.
It was a trek to the ocean since the tide was out and the sand was SO hot to walk on, I heard people saying that their dogs' paws were getting burned! Once we set our stuff down and put up our little tent (for Buck to hang out in) we ran into the water! 
It felt so nice, and I actually don't remember the last time I went into the ocean in Oregon because it's usually too cold.
 It was gorgeous:

 Bennett had so much fun playing in the sand:
 This was the sandcastle that he destroyed:
(also, check out how many people had the same idea as us! I've never seen so many people at the coast in all my visits combined as were there on Saturday!)
 Proof that I was there:
(Also, I'm not a fan of super hot sand/weather, especially when you're carrying a 15lb. heater.)
Buck slept the whole time and was quite relaxed:
 While we were walking up to get rinsed off, B faceplanted in the sand:
 One last picture of the beach:
 Sandwiches for lunch:
 and ice cream of course:
(ice cream is a must on a hot day at the beach)
B went on his first carousel:
(and got to pick out a new car at the toy store too!)
The boys (minus Chris) passed out in the car and slept pretty much the whole 1.5 hours back home.
Once we got home, we all were so worn out that we hung out in the a/c and watched the Olympics for the rest of the night.
(thank you ugly 1970's a/c unit that we almost tore out)
And that was our weekend.

Last weekend was my ten year high school reunion, which I opted out of.
Small talk with people I used to know sounds like torture.
Has anyone gone to theirs? Was it that bad?

Happy Thursday Friends!

1 Comment

  1. So Truly Lovely on August 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    You four are so fantastic. I have no doubt that your children rise up and call you blessed :) And the heart of your husband trusts wholeheartedly in you. YOu are such an amazing woman to follow after.
    Love, Anna


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