Tag Archives: Oregon

Bell Family

Perfect day + Perfect family = Perfect pictures!

Yes, it felt like I ran a mile.

Yes, there were a million slugs! Yuck!

Yes, baby did not want to look at the camera.

Yes, we did run after her yelling “Watch out for poo!”.

And yet it still ended up being PERFECT!

Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion, checked off our Portland bucket list.  The house and grounds are amazing!  Even the kids enjoyed touring the mansion and the grounds so its a definite two thumbs up.  The Turkish smoking room was  my favorite.


3229 Northwest Pittock Drive
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 823-3623

Pacific City

It was 90 degrees in Sherwood so we decided to head to a cool 60 Pacific City, Oregon.  The ride there is only an hour and a half that isn’t so bad right?  Well half of us in the car are prone to motion sickness and going through the mountain was a nightmare!  Of course my dear Colin showed Pacific City that we have arrived right in front of the surf shop.  So sorry little surf shop next to the landing strip.  It was freezing at first but the sun came through and it was PERFECT!   Colin and Aaron had a blast skim boarding.  Ronan loved laying in the sand pretending it was a soft toasty blanket.  Miss. Ava…well…really wished it was Maui instead.  Next time , Ava, next time.


Living here in Sherwood you are surrounded by farms so U-pick is what you do with a bunch of restless kids.  The Maucks invited us to go blueberry picking at  Sweet Home Blues (Certified Organic).  I LOVED it!  The boys liked it for about five minutes then it was eating more than picking.  Now its time to make some muffins, pies, scones and smoothies!

Sweet Home Blues (Certified Organic)
27818 SW Graham’s Ferry Rd.
Sherwood, OR 97140-8419
(503) 682-1962