Monday, December 5, 2011

The Helser Family West Coast/Hawaii Excursion

{ Part Two: Oregon Coast }

So here is part 2 of the 20 day trip....We said goodbye to our beloved Brittany with a lovely breakfast. Our children have learned to love deeply, and savor time with the ones they love. We left the lovely mountains of Eugene and drove up the coast. I am convinced that Oregon is one of the most beautiful states in America. We could not believe how many breathtaking views there were.

Traveling with kids Tip #3
[When visiting friends arrange time for intentional goodbyes]



Traveling with kids Tip #4
[Try to arrange several days for just them, and trust that they will appreciate it.]




Traveling with kids Tip #5
[Let them take off their shoes and have an adventure...does it really matter if they get wet?]

having fun

Traveling with kids Tip #6
[Point out beauty to them...and then let them point out beauty to you.]


Traveling with kids Tip #7
[Take silly pictures when they ask you to, I promise you will laugh later.]


Friday, December 2, 2011

The Helser Family West Coast/Hawaii Excursion

So one of the beautiful parts of being in full-time ministry, doing home school, and being married to Jonathan is all the lovely traveling. Our kids are now getting old enough to travel and remember all the amazing sites, appreciate the good food and make it through long plane rides. We had the privilege of going to Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii this November. It was a 20 day trip...Super Fun, Super Long, Super Amazing.

{ Part One: Washington to Oregon }
Pike Place Market
Seattle, Washington Pike Place Market

Traveling with kids Tip #1
[invite them into loving the things you love]

Our kids love, love, love big cities, little cafes, amazing coffee shops (for hot chocolate...of course), good food, breathtaking views, nice hotels, quiet moments to savor the privilege of traveling, movies on airplanes, quality time in the midst of a crazy schedule, meeting new people and the list goes on.

Downtown Seattle...Jonathan and Haven

the crumpet shop>Seattle Washington
The Crumpet Shop...Seattle {Cadence and Haven loved it!}

Traveling with kids Tip #2
[always make intentional time for them and the people they love]
Friends in Oregon
Oregon Coast...Brittany & Peter drove up from California.

kids & peter/brittany

Me and my lovely husband.