If you're from the Pacific Northwest you have heard of Cannon Beach. If you aren't from the PNW then you have probably heard of The Goonies. If you haven't heard of either, now you have. For the past Labor Day weekend we vacationed in Cannon Beach. This was the second time I've been a part of Chris' family Labor Day vacation- the first time being two years ago sans baby. There were a lot of great moments but I was unfortunately sort of a stress case for most of the trip over Gabriel's sleeping arrangement. Ironically (and frustratingly) camping was more relaxing than staying in a grand condo, boo. Praise God that Gabriel actually slept fine for naps and bedtime -so I was probably stressing about nothing- but staying on the main floor of the condo (where everyone congregated) with only a wall between Gabriel and a room full of 10 people, I anxiously held my breath for every morning nap. I tried to channel this anxiety through running and napping so that I could enjoy the rest of the day- come noon I transformed into a normal person again.
When I wasn't being that crazy mom I was playing on the beach, enjoying board games, and laughing with family. Gabriel LOVE LOVE LOOOOVED the sand, so much so that he would shove his face in it which never worked out for him. Gabriel was also very insistent about being helped with walking along the beach- so sweet. Did I mention that the weather was absolutely GORGEOUS! No one packed swimsuits (besides the kids) because last time we came it was so cold. On the last night the guys and I decided to go swimming anyways. It felt great to do something impulsive and adventurous again- I feel like I've gotten away from that since having Gabriel.
|Photo Credit- Sarah Voth|
I feel like this trip put a bow on summer. Here's to fabulous fall and winter holidays ahead of us! Is anyone else out there ready for autumn?!