Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oregon Coast 2009

This winter break the Stirpe Family went to the Oregon Coast. We stopped by Multnomah Falls on the way down. We stayed in a nice two bedroom condo in Seaside for three days. We visited Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach a few times. What a beautiful place! We went to the Tillamook Cheese factory and of course had an ice cream treat afterwards. Along the way to Astoria we stopped by Shipwrecked Beach. We all so loved that beach!!! What a beautiful spot! We lucked out with some very nice weather that day, until we got to Astoria. On our way back on New Year's Eve we hit some crazy weather. Pouring rain, snow storm and then a slush storm as we got closer to Washington. What a blast! Thanks Josh for planning it all!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Summer Vacation 2009!

It finally happened! We all went to California's Disneyland! Oh the fun and experiences. This was the kids' first time on an airplane. All went well (except for when that nice man tried to sit by Ashley). We stayed with some good friends for the week. The first two nights we stayed with Julie and kids at a nearby hotel. We spent the first partial day just soaking in CA in Anaheim. The next two days were Disneyland from morning to night! What an awesome experience. Our favorite rides were Indiana Jones and Space Mountain, WOW! Julie showed us the ropes of both Disneyland and California. Thanks to her experience and expertise we enjoyed ourselves to the fullest! We even relaxed in Malibu's Zuma Beach on Friday and toured Santa Barbara on Saturday. We slipped out for an evening without kids at a great restaurant in Ventura's Pier (yes, our treat!). What a great experience and NO KIDS!!! Finally, one more day of Disneyland on Sunday and then we left the next day after a hard core boot camp with Julie and of course, In Out Burger because eating there the first day just wasn't enough. THANKS so much for sharing your place Julie, Rick and kids!!! This was our best vacation ever!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Huckleberry Picking 2009!

We found our same place as last year, thanks to Josh and his GPS! Poor Justin was attacked by bees but other than that is was nice and cool in the low 60's...burrrrr. I am glad I brought my sweater! On the way home we stopped by Bonzi Bistro in downtown Coeur D' Alene. Sushi...yummy!

Valley Girl 2009!

What a fun race! Even though I arrived with a flat tire and my chain fell off at the beginning of my bike ride. Thank god for those nice bike volunteer's at the race and oh, that lady who helped me put my chain back on in my state of panic! Okay, I also panicked a bit on my swim but not as bad as last year. My time was two minutes slower than last year but I am blaming my bike chain incident on that. My running time was AWESOME!!! Thanks Shelly for coming and being my personal photographer!!!

Photo compliments of... http://feistyworks.com/

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Justin's Music Program

Justin had his Kindergarten music program earlier this month. It was so adorable. I get very sad to wonder how long he will stay so sweet innocent. What a great program. He is the one in the red shirt with pineapples. We went for ice cream afterwards.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Why do the always gravitate toward the blue? Here is the family at Maggie Moo's.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Charlotte, Ashley & Justin Prepare for Sprinkles!

Ashley loves her umbrella. Last Thursday C was over and it started to sprinkle. Ashley immediately went to go get her umbrella. Thanks to mom, we have an abundance of umbrellas and so there was enough umbrellas for everyone!

Sunday, May 3, 2009