Thursday, April 30, 2009


I had heard so much about the new downtown hotspot (Departures, in the Nines Hotel), I was excited to finally go check it out myself last night with my lady friends. It was unreal. I felt like I was in NYC or Vegas (I've never even been to Vegas, but I still got that feeling).

Check out their website (link above). Or better yet, check out the place in real life. It is hot.

It was oozing cool, modern design, with an airliner inspiration. They managed to have an airplane theme without being cheesy. It included sexy flight attendant-inspired uniforms for the staff, which they wore well.

Natch this setting made me think of an airport themed bachelorette party from a few short years ago for my bff who met her man in Midway Airport...

JG, when you renew your vows I have just the place to take you to celebrate!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Photo du Jour

Uncle Bobby, Happy Birthday...I'm ready to celebrate..

Happy Spring... honor of spring....she is back on the market....

Now is a great time to buy a little getaway on a lake. Portland Sunshine readers will get special treatment...let me know if you are interested...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Nesting Inspiration

I think that the "before" and "after" shots of this house are amazing. Wow. This couple has some talent and excellent taste. I love the changes.

We Miss Decatur

Thank you GG for hosting a perfect weekend!!! We miss you so much...

Thanks for holding WKF while he ate...he did not eat as well this morning without you...

Team photo:

We stayed up far too late doing brain teasers...can you move only 2 matches and make these 5 squares become 4?

WKF found a chair that was just the right size....

I'm including this shot to show just how red my face got after a run with my crazy fit uncle...he set the pace 2 mornings in a row, it was awesome.

Bye bye GG. Bye bye.

Eye of the Tiger

This is so great. So great. Check it out!

I love this song so much...

The Tulips

I have not yet been to the festival...but my friend LH went...check out her pix!

Can you find LH in this picture?

Does Holland have a snow capped mountain in the background? I didn't think so...Oregon is amazing.

LH, thanks so much for sharing...I love all the pix. Amazing.

If anyone goes, LH advises that you go early because traffic can get gnarly.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day

His first Earth Day, and of course he is dressed for the occasion. Reduce, reuse, recycle baby!

OK, perhaps we both dressed for the green...

And, in honor of Earth Day, I have a quick (and great) update on the butts.

The House Committee on Environment and Water voted for HB2676 (a.k.a., the Butt Bill)yesterday and it now moves to the full House for a vote. Stay tuned!

My Gorgeous Godbaby

I am in love with this baby girl, her big blue eyes, and that gorgeous red hair.

She looks just like her daddy paddy, right?

Who's Up for Zoo Bombing With Me?

Have you ever noticed this cluster of random bikes across from Powell's? Have you ever wondered what they are all about? They are all part of the Zoobomb!

Now that I have a bike, I really want to do this one week. Anyone interested? Let's do it this summer....who is in?

According to the official Zoobomb site, the ride starts every Sunday around 8:30, because Zoobombers do it in the dark.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


O got his wisdom teeth yanked on Friday. Today these flowers were delivered to the house.

From his oral surgeon. Wow. We were very impressed. If you live in PDX and need to get your teeth yanked, go to this guy. Don't just go for the flowers...the surgery was smooth and the recovery has been easy (no pain, no swelling....).

O and I both have had other types of surgery in this past year...and in both cases we struggled to even get in touch with our doctors after the procedure...there was zero personalized follow up. Those docs (and all docs) should take notes from this wise dentist.


O's hometown, like many ski towns, is full of old AFrame houses. Today I saw this post...and it got me daydreaming about buying up an old AFrame and updating it to look like this one.

O's mom is in the real estate biz and his dad is in the construction biz...and they both read my blog....maybe we could (win the lotto and then) make this happen some day?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Photos du Jour

Helmet heads! Safety first...

And here is a shot of the new rig parked at the playground...isn't she great? WKF and I are having a blast. My legs are feeling the burn...

Boston Marathon Day

Just like last year, I am thinking about Boston today. I am hoping that Kara Goucher wins it! She is a Portland gal...and it would be amazing to see an American (esp a Portland girl) win the marathon!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Baby's First Hair Cut!

So we had this bet...and the winner got to give WKF his first haircut...O won.

We couldn't wait any longer to give this babe a snip, it has been covering his eyes for months now. So today was the day. O had good technique...sprayed it...

Good hand/scissor positioning...O has a look of focus...and W has a look of complete trust...

Snip, snip...

Check out the pro....

Et Voila....the finished product....

Not exactly even bangs. But...the customer looks very happy...

I put a hat on him for the rest of the day...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Ride!

WKF and I are so so so excited about our new ride. We got it today and loooove it! Bring on Spring and Summer...we are ready!!!

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