Our 14th wedding anniversary is coming up on June 14. Jacob was unsure if he could get the weekend before or after off so we decided to celebrate the first weekend in June. Originally the kids were going to go to Jacob's parents house for a couple of nights, but Jacob's mom fell and hurt her knee really bad at work a few weeks ago and the doctor confined her to bed for a couple of weeks for her knee to heal. Poor Sue! :(
My mom had to work this weekend so we had decided that we weren't going to celebrate this weekend and maybe we could do something later in the summer. Then on Memorial Day our good friends Quentin and Andrea and their kids came over to hang out for the day. Andrea asked me what we had planned for the summer and I told her we didn't really have any plans, that we had been planning on doing something for our anniversary but we weren't going to be able to. She said we should bring the kids over to her house and she would watch them for us. Then they also suggested that we could take their new car because it gets way better gas mileage then our Suburban and go to the beach. So that is what we decided to do.
We got up early Friday morning and headed off to Quentin and Andrea's house where we watched their kids while she went to school and then when she came home we took off. On the front seat of the car Andrea had left a picnic basket for us with dinner and a card from them. Along the way we stopped at the river to enjoy our yummy picnic dinner. We found a great spot that was totally secluded and peaceful.
The picnic basket came with a cute heart blanket, plates, forks, knives, spoons, cloth napkins, chicken salad sandwiches on croissants, fruit salad with almonds, deviled eggs, salami, cheese sticks, little baguette bread slices with garlic butter, a jar of pickled veggies and olives, sparkling cider, and for dessert chocolate covered strawberries and little brownies, some were stuffed with caramel and walnuts and others with a coconut pecan filling.
What an amazing friend I have!!! Thank you so much Andrea!!! It was so delicious!!!
We both ate way to much and had to save the desserts for later that night.
We stayed at a motel in Coos Bay. On Saturday the weather was awesome. It was sunny and warm and there wasn't any wind which was so nice!!! We went to Shore Acres and walked around the gardens, and used our picnic basket and had another picnic for lunch on the beach.
At the pond at Shore Acres
The beach at Shore Acres where we had our picnic lunch.
I love this picture!
Lots of mussels on the rocks.
We had such a wonderful time! Thank you again Andrea!!! You are a wonderful friend!!!