We were so excited to vacation over in Oregon. We drove up Saturday and stayed with our amazing friends the Greaves. They were exceedingly hospitable and generous all week. Sunday we went to our old ward and saw many good friends. Later that evening the Hoggards invited us for dinner. Madaline made Cuban food and a beautiful, scrumptious cake.
Monday we drove out to the coast. It was a gorgeous day to be at the beach. The children dug castles and made a darling tide pool. They ran in the waves and flew a kite. The weather was cool enough to not go deep but warm enough to have a grand time.
Butterflies are known for their unusual life cycle that includes a spectacular metamorphosis from caterpillar to a colorful winged adult. They have an erratic yet graceful flight pattern that attracts attention when they pass. The Ancient Greek word for butterfly is psȳchē, which means soul. I particularly admire their symmetry and kaleidoscope of colors.