Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cannon Beach

So, a long time ago when we all thought I would be done with all this chemo crap, I planned a Mother's Day weekend for my family and my Mom and Dad at Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach has always been a magical place for me. I never spent too much time there, but I can tell you that right after Mason's embryo transfer Grant and I went there for three nights. Then, for Nolan's, we did the same thing and the place we stayed even gave us the same room. So, to go back on Mother's Day after everything that has happened, was, shall we say cathartic. I have to say though, you can imagine my attitude in going. I was depressed, tired, not feeling the greatest and the weather report was for rain all weekend, but Monday was supposed to be okay. The boys were ANNOYING in the car, a Prius tried to side swipe us (yes, I drive an Explorer, but I am not a tree hater!), and it was POURING RAIN when we got there. We had a house on the beach so we unpacked and got comfortable pretty fast - gas fireplace ON! Then Sunday came....60 sunny clear. Low tide was at 10:44 so that Haystack Rock was just short of PERFECT. We played with Hermit crabs, sea stars, sea slugs, and sea enemies (SP). We flew kites in the afternoon, and played with remote control cars. The kids had ice cream and I even ate clams. At the end of the day I was exhausted, had a little tiny sunburn on my forehead, and very, very, happy. It not only was the best Mother's Day of my Mom career, but probably one of the best days of my life. Monday was more of the same and as we were going home, we listened to Car Talk and music from my iPod. Yes, you guessed it! I got a new stereo in my car and we finally got the rear view mirror stuck up there again. It still shakes and rattles at 60 mph but it is technically up. When I plugged my iPod in it seemed stuck on Grant and my song. I was trying to get off of it, but it wouldn't go, so I decided to just listen to it. It is a great song. It is "See What the Day Brings" by Brad. I know. You NEVER heard of them. I hadn't either. Grant found it years ago and he didn't buy the CD for that song. When we got home, I went to Fred Meyer and "Over the Rainbow" by IZ was playing over the intercom and finally just looked up and said, "FINE! I hear you!" I looked down smiling not sure anybody saw that. Great, now, I am talking to the ceiling! BEST MOTHER'S DAY EVER! (Shrink appointment Friday at 9!) Love, Ang


Vicki Olafson said...

Such a wonderful, loving picture of you and the boys. Moments to cherish and you'll have many more to come my friend.
Love you

Anonymous said...

What a treasure for you and your family to have such a wonderful holiday and get good weather too~~

You are always on my mind...you are always on my mind. love,Pam

Anonymous said...

Que lindo que hayas tenido un fin de semana maravilloso, tus hijos se ven preciosos y muy grandes amiga.
Me encanta saber de ti. Un abrazo enorme con mucho cariƱo.

auntie jane said...

Who are those tall thin men in the picture beside you...I thought you said the "boys" were with you???
What a great trip!
Don't worry there are others talking to ceilings out there too. Love Jane

Myrna said...

I'm laughing. Sea enemies. That's my new name for them, Angie. It may be "sea anemonies" but I like sea enemies lots better. The boys are so tall and handsome. And mom...not bad either. So glad you had a great weekend. Here's to more to come!

laurie@duncancleary.com said...

OMG, you so deserved that weekend! Love the picture of you and the boys, although I hardly recognize them. So tall and grown-up looking!
Love from one ceiling talker to another,

Libby said...

So glad to hear you had such a great Mother's Day, Angie. I'm sure all three of your boys treasured it too.

Thinking about you.

auntie jane said...

Who are those tall, handsome guys in the picture with you?

Glad you had a great weekend.

Love ya, and hoping for great summer weekends ahead.

Kari George said...

What a stunning photo!! So glad your Mother's Day rocked! That's because you are the BEST mother ever! I'm sure this trip did wonders for your soul and your outlook! Keep up the good work! Love you tons!