On some Thursdays, I’ll share something random that I’m really liking, enjoying, or appreciating. Just a little post to share a little snippet of life right now. I’d love to know if you also like these things, and what you’re randomly into these days! Let's review typical toddler behavior: They are impatient. They don't really... Continue Reading →
Clark County Fair, with Twins
Two weekends ago, we decided to brave the Clark County Fair. It was our first big fair experience, and it was certainly an adventure! First, thank goodness we brought the stroller. (I recently got a double umbrella stroller, which is perfect for this kind of thing!) We weren't sure if we would need it, because... Continue Reading →
2014 Oregon Coast Daytrips!
Spending the day out in nature or on a little roadtrip is just the kind of thing that PNW'ers are supposed to do. Up to now we've only done it sparingly (because, you know, twins...also, we're lazy sometimes), but after our second great coast overnight this summer, when the dudes had such a good time... Continue Reading →
Coast Vacation 2014!
After last year's successful trip to the coast, I have been so excited to do it again! This year we decided to go for two nights, to give us more time to play. We stayed in Seaside this year, to be closer to more action. (As opposed to last year in Tillamook, where just... Continue Reading →
Tulips, take 2
As I mentioned last year, I have been looking forward to this year's outing to Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival! We found time to go on a Wednesday afternoon to avoid the big crowds. The tulips were at their peak, the sun was out--it was a gorgeous day to see some gorgeous flowers. Mt Hood in... Continue Reading →
Pumpkins and Apples, Oh My
Now that autumn is really upon us, there are some fun seasonal activities to participate in. At the very least, it's a great excuse to get out of the house on weekends. Two weekends ago, we returned to the pumpkin patch that we visited last October, when I looked like this: Now that bump is... Continue Reading →
Big Bad Apple
I lived in New York for eight years. There are a lot of great things about the city, which everyone knows: tons of cultural events, bars stay open really late, it's really easy to get around via public transportration, great restaurants everywhere, interesting and diverse mix of people, it's never boring. However, the thought of... Continue Reading →
Summer Bucket List #4: Berry Picking!
Two summers ago, we visited Portland and did a short visit to Sauvie Island to get some fresh corn at one of the many farms, and enjoy the rural scenery. And then a year ago, we went apple picking in the Berkshires and really enjoyed it. So, since we moved here to Portland, I've been... Continue Reading →
Summer Bucket List #2: Mt Hood!
Please make sure to visit my photography page for non-family, beautiful-scenery-only photos! Last week we finally went to Mt Hood! I've been so excited to go there for months. This is one of the two outings I've been most looking forward to this summer, and I'm so happy we finally went! We decided to go... Continue Reading →
Summer Bucket List #1: the Falls!
This was a great first outing for our summer 'bucket list' because it was so easy! (More info on the 2013 Summer Bucket List Challenge here) Multnomah Falls is a popular sight in the Portland area--and it's only half an hour east on the freeway! The freeway (I-84) cruises between the Columbia River to the... Continue Reading →