January 29, 2015

Things to write down :: week four "Junuary Edition"

January in Bandon by the Sea is fondly called Junuary around these parts, aka Bandiego.

It's gorgeous. By far my favorite month here.

Coincidentally two years ago this week we left a snow storm in Ohio and made the cross-country trip to live here. Right about now we were in Colorado, I think. But on our way.

Saturday we went out for breakfast during a showing and I was feeling pretty low. Then Gray shared that when he had a bath in our huge tub the night before that it was "like the bath was buttered" and I about lost it laughing so hard because I'd forgotten the oils I'd put in my own bath a few nights before - they were left over from my massage that week (grapefruit and rosemary, I think.)  

Then we came home and napped a healing nap, like, the whole day. I woke up just in time to take the kids for ice cream and then we headed down to the beach for quite the sunset show. 

I mean....

Sunday we drove down to Port Orford and Gold Beach and it was  s p e c t a c u l a r.

Today we went on a walk with friends and enjoyed the sunshine. I'm feeling more on the everything is going to be okay side of things. I decided that right now my wish is for the kids to finish the school year here and that we will move to a house of just the right size with as much natural light as this one. It might not have an ocean view but I do love trees and mountains and sky. 

Next week is... February! And another Seattle trip. 


  1. Ah, so lovely! The Oregon Coast is just plain amazing. :)
    Can't wait to meet you in Corvallis, maybe this summer!

  2. So pretty, Steph!
    I need to get out there. :)

  3. I mean, really, Ivy's hair? If only I could go back in time and never cut or die my beautiful hair. ha!

  4. Oh so gorgeous! We spent Christmas week at the coast (Rockaway Beach)...it was so fabulous. Can't wait to get back!

  5. Kicking myself for not making it over to the coast this January. This looks lovely.

  6. Those babies of yours are growing up so fast... which means mine are too and I just can't see it, gasp!!! I have to say - "healing nap" resonates with me. I am going to get me one. This weekend is crazy busy, but I have a feeling my kids will be doing their school on Monday while their mother takes a healing nap!!!


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