Monday, April 5, 2010

........And we're back!! (and MPM)

We had a wonderful, blessed, fun vacation with all my family on the Oregon Coast, and now we're back!!

It's never the easiest thing vacationing with 3 kiddos, four and under, but we survived made it!!  It surely was an experience,  driving down, our family of five:

Staying in the gorgeous beach house:  Ok, no pictures of the beach house.  What was I thinking?!

Touring the Tillamook Cheese Factory:  Alrighty, then, no pictures of this, either.  It must be on video......maybe.

Going to the  Newport Aquarium:

Visiting some amazing Lighthouses and coast towns:

Playing on the beach with the whole family:

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And just being together with everyone.  It was great!!

The weather wasn't our first choice, but, even through the wind and rain (and some sun thrown in there, too!!), it was a great time had by all!!'s back to reality.   Time to try to get back into the swing of things, re-acquaint ourselves with our own beds and our own house (the kids, mostly!), and get ready for a new week.  Hope you all had a blessed week and an even more blessed Easter.

Here's what I have planned for dinner this week:

Monday:  Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, my go-to Buttery Rolls, Fruit

Tuesday:  Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli, Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, Green Salad, Buttery Rolls

Wednesday Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas, (I'm going to try THIS homemade Enchilada Sauce to go with it),Tater Tots, Fruit Salad

Thursday:  Homemade BBQ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Peas

Friday:  Homemade Calzones (Hubby's request!) using THIS dough recipe and Green Salad

Don't forget to visit ORGANIZING JUNKIE for more menu inspiration!

And, I'll be back tomorrow with another installment of Natural Living.


1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love the pictures! What a fun trip!! Good to get home, but I miss being there with all the fam.