Monday, August 25, 2008

Cannon Beach, OR

We took a long weekend and headed down to Cannon Beach for our annual family vacation. We loved spending the time just the three of us. The weather was fabulous. It is always a bit unpredictable but we got lucky.
Ellie loved having Daddy's help with her sand castle creations.
Cannon Beach has the cutest little downtown strip with little knickknack shops and candy stores. I love all the little cottages right along the water front.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Clarke Family as Cowboys

The Gang
Ellie loved her time as a cowgirl at Red Horse Mountain Ranch last month. We loved spending time with family. Ellie is still talking about her horse Gray Mare. Ellie had requested a pink horse and was pretty devastated when her horse was a little shade off of pink. Well the kids counselors came through and put a pink cowgirl hat on the horse. That satisfied Ellie for the first day but later on in the week they picked up some pink paint and painted pink polka dots all over Gray Mare. Ellie was in heaven! It has been a month and the first thing she said when she woke up yesterday was, "Do I get to ride Gray Mare today?"
All the cousins with Grandma & Grandpa
When do we get to ride?
Oh they got their turn! We each had our own horse and rode every day for a week!
All Clarke Cousins in Hot Tub= Total Chaos & lots of fun :)
My favorite cowboy and our sassy little cowgirl
Didn't you know I am a cowgirl at heart?