I love that as much time as we spend in downtown Portland, Josh and I still act like total tourists. I am still amazed when I see the city lights at night and drinking coffee at the local shops makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I also can’t help but gawk at the weirdness that exists in every neighborhood here. Weird people, weird traditions, weird shops and restaurants…really you’ll never understand until you come see it for yourself.

I feel so blessed to live in such a diverse part of America, and that my hubby works long hours so I can stick with only working part time.

We’ve had some really great times lately with wonderful people. Friday night we ate our weight in chinese food at PF Changs and then went to see Black Swan, where I almost threw all my food up. That movie is disturbing to say the least. I also made my first twice baked potatoes this week, which turned out almost as good as when Josh’s mom makes them. Man oh man…It’s the little things in life that get me.

Like when the barista makes pretty designs in my hot chocolate.



And when Henry falls in the Willamette River and has to be rescued by Josh.


And especially when God shows off his cloud making skills.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone. Come visit anytime!


Monday already?

Why do weekends go by so much faster than work days?

So, the most amazing thing happened this weekend! The SUN decided to shine down on this wonderful city for one whole day. That’s how this twisted relationship that I have with Portland works. It rains and rains and I swear to myself that if one more rain drop falls on my favorite leather purse I will pack up my dog and husband and go somewhere else forever. Anywhere else. And then, of course, the clouds part and the river starts to sparkle and I realize why I moved here in the first place. Siiiigh.

I celebrated my one year anniversary of working for Columbia Credit Union this week. Can you believe it’s been a year since I blogged about getting that job? What a fast, fun, wonderful year it has been.

Thank you Jesus for my life. I am blessed beyond belief. So excited about what the present and our future.

Cheers to Monday I guess 🙂