Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"The Beach"

I realize at this point people reading my blog (probably just loads of people) think we are the most spoiled individuals alive. Mexico, Ghana, Japan.... blah blah blah. Well disclaimer: here's yet another update on our ridiculous summer. In our defense though, this was just a mini weekend away.

Austin's family has an epic beachfront house in the Lincoln City area. Please understand though when I say "the beach" in Oregon, even in the summer, there's no guarantee there will be sunshine. Lucky for us, we a day or two CLOUD FREE. It was a wonderful few days of games, kite flying, yummy food, and family. YAY BEACH!


Flying Kites
First Timer ^^^

The Boys

Beautiful Sunsets

I promise our lives will now be relatively boring for the next month or so.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Adventures Continue | Japan |

Adventure number three this summer was JAPAN! And what a pleasant surprise it was. Japan has everything- mountains, lush green forests, beaches, and big cities.

Just a week before Austin's brother, Brennan, returned home from serving a two-year service mission for our church in Taiwan. This trip was the first time his whole family had taken a vacation in years. It was wonderful to be a part of.

Sea of Japan
Swimming in it

Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park

                         Above the Clouds
Hiking Mt. Fuji 


Humeji Castle

Our Traditonal Japanese Hotel Room
Moat Around Himeji Castle

Lots of Trains


Ferry to Miyajima

Golden Temple

Deer in Nara Park

Riding Bikes in Nara
Biggest Wooden Structure in the World

One of the many Buddha