This beach was awesome.
View to the north.
And the view to the south.
It took no time at all to find some tide pools with living creatures. Sam was even brave enough to touch them all.
The boys ran in and out of all of the caves. Some of them were really deep and dark.
Matty and Sam checking out the sea life.
Some really cool (and supposedly rare) sea barnacles.
"Shmool", dancing on the beach.
Eli was more interested in building castles than tide pooling.
The girls walking down to Hug Point.
The rock formations are pretty cool. You can actually climb around these to get to another beach with a great view of Cannon beach.
One of the caves.
Eli and Eric.
Grace laughing at the boys playing in the sand.
Watching big brother gather water.
Me. Checking out the view from the cliffs. FYI-Wear shoes when climbing over mussel covered rocks :)
Yep, those are nuns.
I hope that they were not offended by my half naked boy running up and down the beach.
After all the fun at Hug Point, we drove back into Manzanita, ate some lunch and took some naps. Then we got all cleaned and prettied for family pictures at the beach.
The boys were excited. More about being at the beach than getting pictures taken.
I am so grateful for these shots. I am rarely in any pictures :)
Matt took this one while Sam and I played. Gosh, I love it.
Ahhh! The weather and sunset worked out perfectly in our favor. Could the cloud covering be any more beautiful!?
Every minute the colors changed and we even had some sunbeams for a while. It was so pretty.
A family from Spokane brought their horses to the beach and let us meet them.
I asked Sam for a kiss and he said, "No mommy. No kiss. No kiss on the geek." (cheek)
What a ham. Hard to believe he's my kid, right?
The Cox family. We are so thankful for our friends.
What a happy family!
Gracie and Mommy.
Gracie and Daddy.
I love reflections.
Eric and Sarah.
Did I mention it was a beautiful night?!
You can image we slept pretty good after a day packed full of such fun :)