October 03, 2012

Some Fall Decor and The Oregon Coast

It seems like forever since I have done a "normal" post with pictures and thoughts to share.  Life gets that way sometimes.  Simple as it may be, these are some of the displays around my home this fall.  The girls help me decorate on the first of every September.  A tradition they and I look forward to alike.

 The vacation we took to the Oregon Coast never fails to deliver.  As many times as we have been there the scenery never tires.  I am always amazed at the splendor and beauty of it every time.  I wish with all my heart that I could just pack up and move to a beach house there.  It is a home away from home.

The girls spent hours of their "down" time playing the a bucket pulley system I devised.

Down the beach on Tierra Del Mar.

It's fun to see my girls and their cousins get old enough to walk between beach houses all by themselves.  A little group of giggling friends.

The waves were AMAZING at Depoe Bay this year.  We have never seen them that large.  They were crashing onto the rocks and up over the edge of the side walk.  We watched them for a good hour blowing up through a channel and creating a massive spray.  Way better than Old Faithful for sure:)

This year I taught them to make Sand Meatballs or "Sand Bombs".  Something I did as a child.
Even baby figured out how to do it.

Spending time with Grandma digging for buried treasure.

Amazing Sunsets.

Hubby tried so hard to catch the elusive Salmon but no luck this year.  We did however pull in a ton of crab.  Yummy.

On the 11 hour drive there are so many neat things to see.  I love the tree farms especially. Miles and miles of trees.  All spaced exactly the same. 

May my heart ever lie with the Ocean.  Someday, we will retire there.  Someday.

Today is a down day.  My IC has flared up this morning:(  So, I am laying low and taking it easy.  Oh, except for all the laundry.  Ha ha.
Have a great day. And don't forget to go and sign up for the Winter Wonderland Giveaway.  Just click here.


The Gingerbread Gem said...

I've no idea what it looks like in Oregon. I hope I can make it to the West coast of the US one day.


Primitive Stars said...

Hi Steph, your home looks ready for Fall, so warm and wonderful, great decorating job. Yes, Oregon is heavenly there, no wonder your heart lies there at the ocean, so beautiful. Looks like great times had by all, thanks for sharing your holiday, much enjoyed. Hope you have a better day tomorrow, Blessings Francine.

Trace4J said...

What lovely photos.
You have a beautiful family and home.
Happy Fall
Hope your feeling better.


Liz said...

I love the Oregon pictures, thank you for posting them! It's one of my favorite places too.

Angela said...

Steph, Love your fall decor. I still love your scale. Haven't got around to bringing mine back in yet. Love the dough bowl with pumpkins and the sunflowers. The pictures of your holiday are beautiful. Such a beautiufl place. I had to go back and look at them again. So peaceful. Love the picture of the girls. Take care and have a great evening.

Heather Wise said...

Just started following your blog, and I am so glad that I did! Your pictures are stunning! Wow! I need to visit the West Coast! It is breath-taking! I love your tradition- your house looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing such beautiful feasts for the eyes!


Christine said...

Hi Steph! Sorry your not feeling up to par today but hope you'll be better quickly.

Oh how beautiful to spend time on the Oregon coast! It looks so inspiring and refreshing!
You and the girls have decorated for fall so well! Great job!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Beautiful images.What a wonderful time your family must have had.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Holly said...

I love all of your fall decor! The pictures of you vacation are BEAUTIFUL! Just like postcards! Looks like a fun time was had by all.

alltheseboys said...

Beautiful pictures Steph...and I bet even more beautiful memories!!

Shannon DeMasi said...

Your home looks so cozy and ready for fall.
Your trip looks like it was nice. The pictures are beautiful!

Allison said...

I love your fall displays! My youngest is 6 and always moves everything around or I find it in her bags. I need to get my fall and Halloween stuff out. Beautiful sunset picture.

Pendleton Primitives said...

I've never thought about having a specific day to decorate...lol...usually I think to myself, "ok, is it so early the neighbors will think we are bonkers?" Then I'll see a house decorated for fall and ill shout GO and the kids have a blast seeing what lies in wait in our holiday closet. This year I found brand new Halloween Tshirts for the little guy I had stashed last year during a dirt cheap clearance sale. I love that...hee hee. The ocean is wonderful but for us, to visit. We live a mile maybe from the coast and rarely visit...I know, I know but we aren't water people. Good to see your girls enjoying the pully system. I have to remember kids don't need all these expensive gadgets or tv. My 12 year o.d can't u derstand why she can't have her own iPad. Hello, you are 12! Alright, lol, time to say goodbye. Take care Steph!


TheRustyThimble said...

Good Morning Steph and thank you for taking me on your trip, thru you photos LOL
WOW totally BEAUTIFUL vacation. My two older kiddo's live in the Northwest.......and oh how I wish I could go and pay them a visit.........I would love to spend a week admiring all the pretty sites and relaxing.
Have a wonderful weekend

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your Fall decor! And I LOVE the hanging scale. I always wanted one of those! Beautiful vacation pictures. Looks like everyone had a good time!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Not much fall decorating got done around the nest this season....little, but for me, far from anything close to "normal." But that's ok...I get to enjoy the decor of my blog buddies. You've done it up so very well. Love the natural, simple, touches....and yes, the scale is still one of my faves.

That coast is gorgeous....I know you've shared photos previously, but something about the ones from this year remind me of the coasts of Spain....Gorgeous.....And yummm...I LOVE crab! One of my very favorite meals in the world. (Love your handsome DH's beautiful smile!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Angie Berry said...

Lovely fall decorating, the pops of fall color look wonderful in your home!

I can see why you look forward to the Oregon coast trip so much, oh my Steph... that is paradise!! It's so very pretty there and looks like the kids are enjoying it very much.