Friday, April 30, 2010

Shakespeare Festival

Our Mech Engineering curriculum didn't leave much room for Shakespeare studies...and even if it did, would we have signed up for the classes?? Probably not. However, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is world famous and it is just down the road, and some year I'd really like to go.
How magical and romantic does this look?
O - lets add this to our explOregon todo list, k?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cool Bella

My friend Bella and her big sis S are pretty cool. Every year they work the NFL draft (they are both lawyers and super smart, as well as gorgeous). How great are these pix?! Bella, you are so big time!

Just chillin with Sam Bradford (kind of a big deal):
And here they are with Eddie George:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Birthday Bobby

Uncle Bobby has a Bday today! Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu! xoxo

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'll Be Back

We are taking off for a warm adventure this morning. Wish us luck on the airplane. But don't worry PortlandSunshine friends, I have queued up a few super random posts to entertain you while I'm away. And I'll be back in a week. Enjoy the random posts while I'm gone, because you know it will be nothing but boring family vacation photos when I get back.

Monday, April 26, 2010


This documentary just jumped to the top of my wanna see movie list. It looks beautiful and interesting and so appropriate for this stage of my life. I think it will offer great perspective.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Funny Confession XLVIII

I couldn't even THINK about packing for Maui before getting my little dogs painted...
I feel pretty, oh so pretty. Now I gotta get packin'.


Happy Day to a dear friend and fab mama. I hope you are doing some thing awesome today! xoxo

Saturday, April 24, 2010

West Virginia?

No offense to the state of West Virginia, but I was shocked to realize that this photo was taken there. I saw the picture here, and confirmed it is from here (in WV).
What a gorgeous space. I love the shine of the floor and the medley of fun colors and textures.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Don't Stop Believing!

My college friend and teammate (the gorgeous camp bride) is a teacher in CO. This performance was filmed at her school's talent show! The little boy is going to be on Ellen Tuesday! I can't get the song outta my head. Soooooo cute!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Photos du Jour

My baby boy. He is more boy than baby these days.

Big Changes

I'm a total sucker for the before and afters at D*S. Today there were two that were pretty fantastic.

Love that painted floor! Right?!?

How drab is this place before?

But after?!? Wow. Makes me want to modernize our exterior....I love this drastic change.

Off to story time at the library....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sad Scooper

I love ALL THINGS ice cream related. I am especially fond of a particular type of scoop - the Lloyd Disher. The past week has not been easy for Lloyd Disher fans like me. The inventor/patent-holder, passed away. He was family to me. I always think of him when I scoop my ice cream. Now I do so more than ever.G-Factor, I hope your iPhone works up there so you can check my blog and see this post. We miss and think of you each night over ice cream! I borrowed the lovely disher pix from this site.


I took some time today to look at old honeymoon help get me motivated to pack...for our upcoming family vacation to Hawaii! Aloha! Can't wait. I have a feeling Hawaii will be different with 2 babies...super excited.

It is so hard to believe it has been over 6 years since this trip.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Did anyone else catch these guys (The BellBoys) at the Farmer's Market a few weeks ago? They were amazing. O and I keep talking about how much we loved them. They just belted it was awesome. Our little fam sat down on the pavement to watch them for over an hour and we loved every second of it. They have a show here tonight at 8.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Veggie Heads

Some people are so creative! Check out this blog, veggieheads. Funny. Next time you are at your local farmer's market, get creative, snap a picture and send in a recipe...

LH - thanks for sharing fun

Family Dinner

Dinner party at the C's house last fun. Lots of kids.
Proud Mamas

Sweet P's Throne

Several years ago I bought this chair at a great consignment shop in Boston. It was love at first sight for me. I never had the right place to put her, but I never got rid of her.

Along came P. Now this chair has a home in P's room. P and I have spent many late nights and early mornings, chillin' in her throne.

Beautiful Weekend

Beautiful weather, beautiful food, beautiful weekend! Annie was here, and so was O's big bro. Here is Annie with her boys.
Can you believe these artys?! Huge and beautiful. Oh, and delicious. Saturday night was an arty party at our place. These lovebirds threw together quite a sunday picnic.

Hoodie was around and glowing most of the weekend.

Thanks for coming Annie.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Super Papa

While I was off snowboarding (which was oh so fun)...super papa stepped up and took charge of both babes. He certainly didn't sit around in the condo. Notice SweetP strapped to his chest in all of these shots.

This photo is my favorite...carrying both kiddos through a winter wonderland (in april).
LL, thanks for capturing all of these pix for me.

8 Days in OR

In the free time that my sis does not have she should write a book about how to do all of Oregon in 8 days with 2 kids (while preg with #3). I cannot believe all they did while they were here.

Each morning (rain or shine, mostly rain), while my little family was all still asleep in our beds, the L family was up getting coffee from local roasters and hitting up Voodoo Doughnuts.
Z$ got to try lots of different doughnuts, I think she got really good at eating all of the toppings and then leaving the doughnut behind.
Religion was not forgotten while on vacation, they went to (the 24 hour) church (of elvis). I've lived here 4+ years and have never done this.
They checked out multiple breweries, a Portland must-do. All are kid friendly and have decent food as well as good local brews. They went to some we have never tried ourselves.

They made time to swim. Their kids are like fish, amazing.

They overnighted at the coast, this was the view from their condo. The kids and I joined them at the coast for lunch at Mo's.

They hit up Roloff Farms...despite "closed for the season" and "respect our privacy" type signage, they went on up to the house...true fans. We live so close, and have never done this ourselves.
They drove all the way up Mt. Hood...such an amazing drive. We were happy to tag along with them for this adventure. Turning the corner and seeing the peak takes my breath away every time...Her first time seeing snow, Z$ ripped it up on the slopes. She was a total natural, it was amazing.
Her dad hit the slopes too. One blue bird day, one pow day. He hit it right and I was THRILLED to join him both days.

We all ate dinner up at Timberline Lodge, which you may recognize from the movie "The Shining", spooky and so cool.

There was so much snow, the first floor windows of the Lodge were totally covered. Crazy.

They checked out Multnomah Falls

Z$ did some rock climbing, in sparkly ballet flats (as any princess would wear).
We hit the zoo.

They also rode the tram, checked out hood river and hung out at home.
Creating this post was exhausting. I don't know how they lived it. We had a blast. Come back soon.
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