Oregon Christmas

I have to wait an entire year for the overly cozy Christmas time and then it goes and just flies on by.  I don’t go out of my way to wish it be Christmas sooner.  I wouldn’t even dare declare it my favorite time of year, but a girl should be allowed to slow the clock a little when things get good.

This Christmas K and I loaded up the car with all of our warm wool socks, interesting bottles of beer to share, extra blankets and all the left over fruit from the veggie box to treck the 10 hour drive to my Gramma’s house.  I know 10 hours is sorta crazy talk, but we decided it would be an adventure.  An adventure that would lead us to some fruitful sights if not only to our quant little A-frame.  My adventure is probably not necessarily inline with most others; because my adventure this go around was all about counting the number of hawks we passed.  It’s a lot harder than it sounds ok.  It takes some will power to really scan the tops of the trees and fence posts.  We counted 44, a proud 44.  My goal had been 40 back when I had only counted 6 in the second hour and was doubting the whole darn count.

The rest of the trip went off and frolicked before my eyes.  It was full of irish coffees, cold foggy beaches, sandy dunes, warm family and more irish coffees.  There was even a point where I went to meet the committee downtown, I couldn’t get in touch with any of them so I stalked my mom through the ‘find my friends’ app to a bar.  There they were with an irish coffee in hand practically toasting to the moment when I walked up.  Needless to say I had an irish coffee in my hand only minutes later.  Here are some pictures to fill in the gaps.

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How amazing are my Gramma’s socks!

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There wouldn’t be a holiday without mexican train.

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There needs to be a whole post about this A-frame.  Can we just move in already!?

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See Irish coffee 😉

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This hobbit trail was breath taking.

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See what I mean about breathtaking?

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My cousin did a little photo shoot of K and I playing around on the beach.  These sure are pretty huh?  I think she is an amazing photographer already!

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K and I hit the 5 year marker.  I know big deal huh?  Big enough of a deal that it needs it’s own post.  A post to hopefully trail along this one.  I promise it will be worth the wait.  I’ll even promise pictures of goats, deer and probably some more smooching.

 

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