A Crabby Thanksgiving

09 January 2009

The three of us headed to the Oregon Coast to spend some time with my mom for Thanksgiving. We LOVE visiting her in her cute, yellow cottage on the beach. She lives just a few steps from the water, separated by the beach by beautiful, green trees. It's one of our favorite spots in the whole world... and Dash LOVES his Grandma Lewis more than just about anyone.

Just a 5 min. walk down the beach from my Mom's house.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

I got to see one of my FAVORITE mission companions, Jessie, who recently moved to Salem, OR.
Downtown Florence, OR

My mom's neighbor and friend, Steve, offered to take us crabbing with him! So... the day after Thanksgiving we headed out to Waldport Bay for a day on the water. It was SO much fun.
Waldport Bay
Captain Steve

Other crabbers on the bay..
Yikes!! This guy was just too small... we threw back over 50 crabs!
One of the traps.
Jake pulling in a trap... not too many crabs in this one.
Making sure he's big enough to keep.
Pretending I'm on "Deadliest Catch."
Dash spent the day with Grandma and then came down to Steve's to watch us clean the crabs.This little guy took a bite out of Jake's hand......and this was Jake's revenge.
Cooking our catch.
Dinner : )

This pretty lady is my mom.
Somehow this one snuck home on the boat! Dash volunteered his stroller to help him return to sea. (We now break from our story to show this crab's journey back home.)
Hitchin' a ride..
Past my mom's cute house..
... through the woods..
Stopping along the way for a break..
Heading down the trail to the beach with mr. crab

And finally back home..

After sending the little one back home, we came back home to eat his older relatives : ) YUM.
We had the best time. Thanks Mom! We love you.


Jake said...

Wow, those are some amazing photos! I stole the lighthouse one for my desktop image. I promise I won't sell it to anyone (without giving you a 10% cut).

It's great to see what the Reni Clan is up to these days!

russ katie mia & george said...

good heavens! no wonder your mom loves it there! beautiful...