the beach

This was our ninth year to enjoy time as a family in Harbor Villa’s Lighthouse on the beautiful Oregon Coast.


Of course it would be nice to actually see the water when you’re looking out toward the ocean. Some things one must take on faith, or hearing. But we’ve grown accustomed to this coastal anomaly when it’s sunny to the south and sunny to the north.



The littles didn’t mind the dreary days; they found plenty of entertainment inside.


And outside too—no beach required. This action shot captures my one and only unposed image of the four kiddos in one frame. [The Andersons couldn’t make it this year.]


Factor in the high winds, and even the adults found beach entertainment challenging.


The enterprising sons built this imposing wind screen. Here a beach bocce ball competition takes place. That yellow ball is in the air.


An intriguing mother-son conversation. As I studied this photo I tried to think of any way I could Photoshop out that chair, but in the end decided the chair adds the element of reality to the shot. See how good I am at rationalizing my way to satisfied acceptance?


Look fast! The blue-sky opening lasted but a moment.

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Married to this man twenty years. The milestone deserved pancakes, I thought.


With kids tucked in, what else to do?

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Blue skies come to those who wait.


And as the sun set . . .




The Amazing Macys!


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5 Responses to the beach

  1. Jeff Rickey says:

    I love this family!

  2. Craig MacDonald says:

    I did not notice the chair until I read your comment. My eye went directly to those two important faces and didn’t see the chair arm. Had to do a triple-take.

  3. Pam says:

    Amazing pictures, amazing descriptions, amazing family! Miss you all.

  4. leanechaffee says:

    Wonderful family pictures!

  5. Ridgely says:

    Ah, the fickle coast…it can be hot and sunny just 10 minutes away! So glad you all had this time together, love the photo of Rachel and Oscar and who’s the adorable munchkin in the pink “fairy” dress….love it!

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