Friday, April 17, 2009

Less than 24 hours to departure, then on my way to 24 hours of travel. I knew this day would come, I really just can not believe it is here already! I have gotten the chance to talk/text with some very important people in my life and I am overwhelmed with joy and love for the warm support they have offered me.

The experience before me is something I have dreamed about doing and without the support of my Benny it really wouldn't be possible. The first time he heard me mention it he was behind me 100%... We have had millions upon millions of conversations about this and are excited about what we are going to learn from it. I think we have a little bit of an unconventional relationship, but he is my best friend, love and soul mate. Thank you hubba for the patience, support and love!


Moving on from all that mushiness: I am going to miss this one too!

oh, beast buddy!

Here I go! For those of you that read this... I hope you find this as interesting as I hope to!

Sunday, April 12, 2009



our friend here in PDX gave Ben and I a tour of the Laurelwood brewery where he is on staff to brew beer. our world has come to revolve around brewing, talking, and tasting the bounty of micro-brews here in portland and around


personally I do not get into the mumbo-jumbo-lingo of the brewing world, but the brewery itself led to some awesome photo-ops!







thanks for the tour Orion!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

.biking, hiking, and soaking up portland.

it all started on saturday, the beauty of portland began to show through the clouds, and it proved itself with a beautiful weekend. all the pasties (white portlanders that do not see sun for months) came out for some valuable vitamin d

west side waterfront park

hawthorne bridge

it never gets old, whenever i find a swing, i swing, and love every minute of it

gazing at fly-fisherman in a city pond

blossoms for everyone to enjoy

we ended up taking a nap in some grass and sunshine for over an hour. everyday should be like this.

i love my bike, especially since i added these sweet ribbons

funny article at "the basement pub"

ben's gloves - he loves them as holey as they are

a sweet and savory IPA at the "green dragon"


so then on sunday we took a serious urban hike through the huge parks that portland is known for. it was amazing and we remembered why we moved here!

on our way to Council Crest in SW portland

view of mt. hood from council crest

view of st helens from council crest

we also came upon "pestiside free park", i laughed, only in portland

what a freaking good weekend... do i dare say "perfect"?

Monday, March 30, 2009

.city love.

the trees are blooming here in portland and on the beautiful sunny sundays, after the random downpours, urban hiking is a top priority

we took a hike with michael up to pittock mansion, the great view also lead to a great long hike, we effing love portland!

Benny especially likes portland in the spring, who doesn't?

there's more and more urban knitting going on in portland, i absolutely LOVE it!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

.good stuff in pdx.

OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Awesome place! We took a field trip with the kids yesterday and they had a pretty amazing Da'vinci exhibit... the Mona Lisa has so many details, it's crazy! Inspirational to say the least!


The mountains were out to play today and so was I, up in Washington park.

The flowers also decided to bloom in the last week, they were jealous of the mountains :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

.oregon coast.

Barview Jetty

Deirdre, Michael and I watching a crazy surfer in the waves

the Karate Kid

Sunset on the coast. It was so beautiful out there this weekend. The only pictures I got were from Friday night. We spent the weekend in a vacation rental for a friends birthday. About 30 people came out and we had an awesome time, in the process my camera was dropped and broken... sad, I know! But the weather, camping, fires and friends were awesome! lamps.~+.

.+~ and PeeBR's ~+.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009






with all the chilly rain in portland today, I am really missing the islands in thailand