Spoonydippen 2008

So, you may be wondering what the title of this post is and I'll tell you. In a string of emails while our fam was planning the trip, my dad made up this fabulous word called "spoonydippen" referring to the necessity of the married folk to have a private room at some point in the week to do their "spoonydippen". Thus, the title of our family reunion. I hate using the word family reunion for this trip, because so many people use that term to describe a painful family gathering where nobody wants to be there. This was the absolute opposite...I have to say that I have the greatest family. When we're together, we laugh constantly, we jam to our own music, we have intellectual and spiritual discussions, we uplift each other and love each other. I could never ask for a better family and I wish this week could've lasted a little longer. I miss all of you and can't wait until we're together again. Our times together are always unforgettable!
Here are the boys in the cool tye-dye shirts we made...
Oh...one more thing..I have uploaded tons and tons of pictures, so sit back and relax!

We three now have matching tattoos..senoritas bonitas.

Grandma playing with the grandkiddies.

Mmm...fish tacos, which we caught, fried and ate. The pics are all out of order, but you will see the fishing trip soon...

The kids put on a cute little concert for us one night with songs they wrote themselves...it was so adorable! Their songs made me cry!

Some nice catches by the Burrell Bros.

Brandon and Dave playing on the beach...or should I say frolicking?

Hunter running.

These windows gave us a fabulous view!

It rained the first few days, but that didn't spoil our fun!

Cooking yummy food and drinking yummy pina coladas...yes Emily, we can see you.

Mike, our resident Wildlife Biologist, took us clamming...so fun!

This clam was really stuck in a crack in the rock. No pun intended...I know you can see MY crack in this picture.

Frisbee Catch

Jen and I flying our kite..well, it never actually flew, but we tried...

The almost inappropriate frisbee catch.

Elayna Rae...I want to steal her, she's so cute!

We went for a long beach walk and found this hut someone made and we thought...wouldn't it be fun to go sit in the hut and have a discussion like they did in the olden days? So we did. If this doesn't make sense, it's okay, many things we do don't make sense.

Me in my clamming gear, contemplating something worth contemplating about.

The girls

From the looks of these kids, they must have some VERY good looking parents.

Mike and Em

Dave, Cassidy and Tamara

Brandon and Danielle

Mike, Elayna, Corrine, Emily and Hunter

Amanda, Anthony, Tyler, Jennifer, Emily

Mike and Em at sunset

Corrine teaching her mama a really cool beach dance

Hunter and B doing a dance

Mike was our photographer :)

B and i took a long walk at sunset...cliche I know, but so romantic!

Little Emily and Hunteroo

Anthony and Tamara...isn't it obvious she used to do ballet? Look at that form!

Pulling in the crab traps

Fondue, chocolate, cheese and wine...it doesn't get any better than this.




Jen putting music to Cassidy's song

"Oh-ah" as Elayna calls him

My beautiful mommy

Cigar Time

Jam Session

Everyone's feet!

Mmmm..Tillamook ice cream

Our home for a week...awesome view!

Mmmm...Tillamook cheese

Fixing dinner...and yes, we can see you Emily.

Hunter and Amanda playing with clams


My feet.

Calvin Klein picture session..

They were crazy! The water was freezing!

Frisbee was so much fun!

The kids dug holes....and I mean HOLES.

The most beautiful sunset I've ever seen! Ever.

The Rockstar couple.

Youngest grandchild and oldest grandchild.

Well family, I had so much fun with all of you and love you all. Until next time...