Monday, May 26, 2008

Lovin' Long Weekends!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! We spent the weekend up at my parents summer beach cabin. My parents have had this cabin since about 1974. When I was a kid we'd spend our entire summers up here. I love the beach!!

My paternal Grandpa built the cabin pictured below around 1942. My daddy spent summers here as a kid too. My dad's brother owns the cabin now.
To the right of my parents house is my Uncle Norman's cabin and then next to him is my Uncle Carl's (the one my Grandpa built) cabin. Not pictured but to the left of my parents cabin is one of my Dad's cousins. Before 1974 my parents owned the cabin Uncle Norman has now. We've all been so blessed to have this place, and to be able to always get together with our aunts, uncles, and cousins for the summers and long holiday weekends. It's so fun now to see the 3rd generation loving the beach as much as we did as kids.
The weather was way better then expected this weekend.
Saturday, at low tide we went and played down on the tide flats for awhile.
Daphne was jumping for joy while playing on the tide flats!
Both girls love walking on the logs.
They're both great beachcombers too. We have a huge glass container that we are filling with found beach glass. They get so excited when they find a special piece to put in that jar.
Hubby loves to ride the Waverunner.
The sunrises have been specatular the last couple mornings. My nephew took the picture below from the front window. I'm thankful he did so I could enjoy the sunrise too since I was sleeping at the time...
This view is from our beach right in front of the cabin. That is Mt. Rainier in the background.
We had a fabulous weekend!
My sister-in-law, mom, and I went to a few garage sales, a thrift store, and a great antique sale this weekend too. I found a few fun things that I'll post about soon.


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Ohhhh, how fun!!!! I would never want to leave! I love the sunrise picture - so surreal and so peaceful. Your pictures really capture the essence of fun and easy living. So happy to know that you have a special place to share with those you so deeply love. You are so very richly blessed. :)


Linda said...

I love the beach too. Your pictures are wonderful...looks like heaven on earth. A lovely hoilday spent with family...perfect. Hugs, Linda

Needled Mom said...

Wonderful photos of what appeared to be a fabulous weekend. How fortunate to be able to enjoy the cottage over all these years.

islander said...

Love the pictures! Thanks for posting them!

Paula said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! It was fun to stop by & see ya'll for awhile. B O R E D Nicolas didn't want to leave! LOL!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fun weekend. The girls sure look like they are enjoying themselves

Kathi said...

Karoline, What a wonderful treasure. Not only to own a beach house but to have uncles and aunts owning them next door on all sides. How wonderful. It looks like you had so much fun with your family.


Lisa Johnson said...

You are so lucky that your parents have a beach house. That is my dream! There's is so cute too. What fun memories you are making for your family.


Anonymous said...

What a great history to pass down. I too love the beach~ Susie H

Rose of Sharon said...

Oh my goodness.......what a heavenly spot! YOu are so blessed to have that cabin in your family and all the memories that it holds! It is so neat that all your relatives are around you too! The picture of the sunrise is breathtaking! It looks like you had such a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Wow, wish I could have been there, it looks so much fun. And I love those cabins. Just lovely!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great place and you captured some nice photos! Glad you had a great time.