I don't want a pet, but I do love pet portraits!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
All the girls of O's family helped to prepare the cake. Cake sister also delivered the gorgeous roses and special golden candles...
It was 111. I took this picture as I drove home from work at 6pm. HOT.
We are still staying nights with neighbors. At this point I think we may be staying there because their house is cleaner than ours and so it feels kinda like vacation. But the AC is pretty great too. I promise this is the last weather post, I know its boring.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I snapped this sunrise shot at about 6am. Temps were already approaching 80 and they shot up from there quickly. Sizzle. This is not normal here and few people have AC, so its a big deal.
I have been working a bunch this week, hence the light postings. More to come soon, I promise. I miss my Portland Sunshine when I'm away. Happy Wednesday to all!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
At last Design*Sponge has posted a guide for my fair city. This was no small task and it appears to be very well done. They have highlighted a handful of places I have never been...and so my Portland to do list grows. Thank you D*S.
Check it out, then plan your visit! We'll have your bed ready.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Remember back in May, when we took that road trip so O could climb a huge mountain with his buds? Well, he made it to the top (wow) and then back down again (yay!), and here are the pix of the guys after the climb.
I guess it wasn't very easy...O decided he'd train for this adventure next year...a good idea...
Friday, July 17, 2009
Are you looking for a great gift for that special someone in your life? This Tshirt is pretty sweet. To fully appreciate its awesomeness you gotta scroll down and read the product reviews. Hilarious. I kinda want to buy one.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
From time to time it comes back up...bike share for pdx. I like the idea. Here is a recent article from the Mercury (which is where the photo is from as well). I blogged about this same idea a while back as well.
I say go for it Portland.
And while we are talking transportation...PLEASE PLEASE work on the light rail down Barbur blvd that I have also been reading about!!! And when you install the tracks, make sure to put a stop right by my hood, k? Can't wait!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
We couldn't get enough Mississippi this weekend. The night after the fair, we went back to Mississippi Ave for a ridiculously delicious dinner at Lovely Hula Hands. That place is GOOD. I can't believe it took us over 3 years to get our butts in there! Birdie and Bry are going to work on replicating some of the menu items...let me know how that goes. While we wait for them to get it all figured out (and come back) we'll probably just go back to Lovely Hula Hands (ASAP) for more!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Painted furniture isn't for everyone...but I sure love it.
I know someone that just got a little apartment in Manhattan (aghh!!!!!!!!!!) who may need some extra closet space...you should TOTALLY get this!here, but there are more pix of the piece (and others) here.
Friday, July 10, 2009
- Weeded the gardens (this is a huge task in our yard, and generally in Oregon)
- Made the annual tower of cupcakes
- Done all grocery shopping for a week
- Cooked all meals for a week
- Cleaned both of our cars inside and out (another big task, we are kinda messy)
- Filled up the gas tank multiple times
- All laundry for a week
- All house cleaning for a week (see note above about us being kinda messy...)
- Hung pix
- Superglued various things that needed to be superglued
- Ironed (funny confession...I hadn't ironed ONCE since moving to Oregon 3.5 years ago)
- All garbage and recycling to curb (big deal because we have lots of stairs!)
- Made some chocolate zucchini muffins, which I am devouring as I type
I am sure I am leaving off a zillion things...but you get the idea.
So.....I am soooooo happy they they are off having a little adventure of their own today. O and I are both working, and little WKF is at school. I have receive some great photos from their day trip. It looks like they are finding some lovely spots! I can't wait for them to get home and tell us all about it.
Lavendar fields sent by Birdie this morning:
They found Lost Lake, sent by Bry this afternoon: