S: VAN BEEK FAMILY REUNION~HEAVEN'S VIEW
BC: "GOD BE WITH YOU 'TIL WE MEET AGAIN."
FC: OREGON COAST 2010
1: June 19-26, 2010: Our Van Beek family drove to Lincoln City, Oregon, to gather at "Heaven's View", a beach house on the coast. Perfectly named, as we agree with Mom's view that the ocean is heavenly! Dad and Mom blessed us with the gift of time at the house. The house was spacious, with three floors to spread our 15 family members through. We created many new memories to be thanking God for!
2: Families are warm memories of days at the beach, building sand castles, and splashing in the waves. | "Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God." Job 37:14
3: LOVE IS SPELLED T-I-M-E. | Visiting, relaxing | Bananagrams | Foosball fun | WHERE THERE IS LOVE, IT NEVER FEELS CROWDED!
4: This way to the beach! Waves in the background show off God's creation, and are fun to run from and splash around in. | Celebrating Dad and Mom's 45th anniversary, one year later. :)
5: We had great sunshine this trip! We could actually wear swimsuits on the beach ~ for more than one day! | Lori & Susan catch some rays and conversation. | An ocean pose for Bryan, Sandi, & Ethan. (4 years old)
6: Kent, Ethan and Cole enjoy the x-box, while Levi and Janine see just who will blink first. | Courtney and Natalie: Cousins first, friends forever.
7: Hot Tub Time! | Cousins relax in the bubbles. | BUDDIES! | Aaahh! Soaking & unwinding together.
8: Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.
9: "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments." Deuteronomy 7:9 | Sandi keeps a close eye on Ethan's kite-flying hands.
10: Party Night in Lincoln City! We celebrated many special occasions on one night. Father's Day, Lori & Kevin's anniversary, and Bryan's birthday. We surprised him with a yummy Coldstone cake!
11: "IF LOVE WAS WATER, I'D GIVE YOU THE SEA."
12: DOWN BY THE SEASHORE, WHERE LIFE IS A LITTLE EASIER.
13: SANDY TOES & SALTY KISSES
14: Darryl's dare: Pig'n Pancake every morning. 6am (more like 8am). Everyone welcome.
15: Aah, what to order? A triple stack of silver dollars or the Pig'n Pancake special?
16: Beach House Memories | Gotcha! Locked out on the deck, Kevin & Darryl! | Yahtzee girls!
17: Levi sinks Pappy's battleship! Ethan, you didn't tell Levi where it was did you? | Grammy added in extra artwork fun for the kids to be crafty with, in their spare house time.
19: BEACH~JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE | Natalie and Courtney find you are never too old to play in the sand.
20: A day at the bay....Depoe Bay that is. | FAMILY IS ONE OF GOD'S MASTERPIECES.
21: Kent 11 1/2 yrs Cole 10 1/2 yrs | Janine 8 yrs Levi 7 1/2 yrs | Natalie 14 1/2 yrs Courtney 13 1/2 yrs | Patiently waiting while the women shop one more store.
22: Pairing up for game time together! | We took turns cooking dinner, announcing our menu with tiles.
23: Penny for your thoughts Darryl, Bryan & Kevin! | "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
24: Pappy & Grammy with their precious grandkids. "For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:5
25: "At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun." ~ Anonymous
26: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum | Dad, Darryl & Bryan took a day to visit the museum; home of the famed "Spruce Goose". Six times larger than any aircraft of its time, the Spruce Goose, also known as the Flying Boat, is made entirely of wood. | It was the largest airplane ever constructed and flown only one time. Among the many space and flight craft exhibits, sits a piece of the Berlin Wall and an SR-71 Blackbird.
28: Ethan and Janine help block the wind by crafting a nice sand barrier for Auntie Sue. | Ethan sings: "When the lights go down in the 'cit-ay', and the sun shines on the bay, oh I wanna be there in that 'tookie', oh, ohhh, ohhh." | "RANDOM" FAMILY MOMENTS
29: We explored different beaches while in Lincoln City. On this particular beach, we found it necessary to "hunker down". Pappy and Levi found some great spots, while the rest of us chose to be close to the ground.