Sunday, May 31, 2009
On Friday O and I played hooky from real life and we went snowboarding...while WKF was at daycare. It was awesome.
I have some great pix, but we are experiencing technical difficulties with our computer/camera situation...so you'll have to wait.
You gotta love Portland where it is sunny and 85 in town and yet you can still have a snowboarding date with your honey. Amazing!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Way to go dudes. I'm inspired by your story! I love it. Go Cats Go!
I think he is looking hot hot hot....how could he not win?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I pass this shop every day. It is a crummy, dirty, outdated-looking, running store that has this sign on the door.
It annoys me. This is Portland, the city where Nike's World Headquarters are located. Nike is a great company that does wonders to sustain our local economy. Nike also does a ton for the community. In fact, Nike built the track that is about 100 steps away from this dinky shop. Oh, and by the way, Nike makes great products.
I'm all for competition. I'm all for small, niche, local running stores being successful. There are more than enough runners in this town to support Nike as well as small shops.
I just wish this guy would be pro something instead of anti something, you know?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Their mission: "Offering empowerment and sisterhood through exceptional outdoor adventures"
This group of gals travels the country with adorable vintage trailers. They are a group of women who challenge themselves in all that they set their minds to do. They have no age or color. They represent no religion or political group. They welcome all women who want to share the adventures of "sisterhood".
I love it! And I LOVE their trailers. Here is a link to a bunch more trailer photos.
Portland gals...doesn't this inspire you a little...should we all chip in and buy an old trailer and start making some s'mores and having some adventures?! Let's start with the s'mores...
Friday, May 22, 2009
We are thinking of going here, because we have never been and it looks amazing.
I love a road trip that is not over planned. I hope you have a great long weekend as well. Enjoy.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
WKF and I walk the same neighborhood loop every day. Today was the first time I noticed this garden sculpture down the street. I wonder if it was always there, or if it is new. I am thinking it must be new...I am quite sure I would have noticed this sooner. It made me smile, I think I like it.
If you read my blog it is probably very clear to you how much we heart Oregon. However...I get sad when I think about WKF growing up sans fireflies. This topic came up with friends recently...and I can't stop thinking about it. Does anyone know why there are no fireflies in Oregon?
Monday, May 18, 2009
My friends never stop amazing me. My girl SaraG has been published. This book is a must read for anyone that you know with Lupus. It is also relevant to anyone living with a chronic illness.
I am blessed to not have lupus or any chronic illness, but I plan to read this because any advice on living well that SaraG has to offer, I am going to take. She is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a sister-in-law, a friend, and so much more...and she does it all with so much energy and spunk. We can all learn from her...
Way to go SaraG. Portland is proud of you!!! And are those your legs on the cover? It looks like they are...(yes, she also has great legs...).
You can check out the book here. Do it.
I am loving kid-carrying bikes. When in Amsterdam we saw a bunch of these bakfiets, here in Portland you can get one at Clever Cycles. I think they look so fun. Mama in this picture must have crazy strong legs. Can you imagine turning or going up a hill?!
This one is cute, and it can convert easily to become a stroller. Somehow I don't think it would be great on my hills...
This one is gorgeous. I love it and if WKF gets some siblings some day, I'd love to toss them all in the bucket and zip down to the farmer's market.
For now we are LOVING our rig. And mama is getting some strong thighs. Someday I'll post a shot of WKF and I in the bike...but that is not a photo that is easy for me to take myself.
Friday, May 15, 2009
They just did a major beach clean up, and ended it by snapping this photo - using their volunteers to spell out "No Butts" on the beach. Of course I love it.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
WKF loved this particular iPhone photo. Ernie and GG, what is not to love...
Sunday, May 10, 2009
To Sylly's mama...who is Pepe's mama too...
To the mama of the Park City Vixens...who gracefully juggles more than any mama I know...
And also to all my friends who are mamas and all of my friends' mamas. Happy mom day!