Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For love of Deacon

While at Joann's today I found a cute mask of a dog.
Since I'd signed Lire up for Bark For Life, a Relay event that includes dogs, I thought it might be a good idea to use as a fundraiser. The money Lire and I raise through BARK goes towards Relay.
We lost Deacon to cancer and so Lire and I decided to join forces this year.

Lire was actually really good about having her picture taken with the mask.
I was very surprised. And Mark caught this picture perfectly!

Ah, but our pretty girl just had to show a bit of her sass.
Lire is hoping to be the first cat for Bark For Life of Hillsboro to raise a thousand dollars.
We'll see if she can do so!  If you want to help:

Monday, April 14, 2014

A sunny day in Portland Town

Mark and I took ourselves to Portland yesterday.
A lovely, sunny Sunday.
We saw many buildings.

We had brews. So darn good too!

LOL, some how this got in the middle.
Mark worked on the driveway before we left.
Back to Portland now....

We checked out the new bridge for MAX, buses, and such.

Dragon boats!

Lots and lots of dragon boats. We so need to go and watch the races this year during Rose Festival.

As we walked by we heard this film crew setting it up where this guy was going to get in the back of a vehicle and film two bikers as they rode through town. Better him than me.......
It was a great day in Portland!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Remembering Mom

Yesterday Mark and I volunteered in downtown Portland for an event to bring about awareness of preventing colon cancer.  Our job was to help set up.

Mark was way helpful. I mean he really was.
Here he's helping to set up a big ole colon.

See? Here it is all ready for folks to walk through it and learn.

Mark and I did this to honor Mom. I miss her every day.
And to note that Mark is alive due to cancer research. He had two pre-cancerous polyps and they were caught before they could do any damage. We are so grateful for that.

These gals were a riot. Two are colon cancer Survivors, and one is a doctor.
They were fun to work with, and fun to watch as they practiced their dance moves for the afternoon activities. Lots of dancing was going to be happening.

So funny. Just couldn't resist posting.

We took part in a short parade.
A HS band was in town from Montana and happened to be performing where we gathered.
The organizers asked if they would be interested in leading the parade and they were more than happy to do so. It made it even better!

I hope that the message yesterday got out and folks who should be checked get it done.
Love you Mom.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Loving some tulips!

Mark took today off today and we went to the Woodburn Tulip Festival.
Beautiful day for it!

This was amazing. The kids are hooked up to a spring, and they bounce on trampoline.
Looked like fun to me!
We've seen the real thing.
But still cute.

My sweet Dutch boy.

Never been much of a shoe horse,
but couldn't resist.......