Some bits and pieces of our trip to New York.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Last Sunday after Mark and my adventures in the morning, I took myself to Beaverton Library to be a part of the 'Knit For Newborns' group. I did this for Hands On Greater Portland (they needed pictures for their Flickr account), and for me because I like to crochet and this seemed like a good fit.
They meet once a month and donate their lovely creations.
It was a great group of folks, and I can tell they enjoy hanging out and creating gifts for others.
Here's my start on a blanket: looking forward to turning it in next month.
Heck yeah I'm going back!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Yesterday the good folks at Hands On Greater Portland took me out for lunch to celebrate my time spent with them. December 31st is my last official day (but I will continue to volunteer), and I have so enjoyed my experience there. How many people get the chance to work for a non-profit and see the inner workings? I 'm one of the luckiest folks you'll ever meet.
One of my gifts was a box of dream cards.
There are 30 cards in the box, and you open one when you need some encouragement.
Or you share one with someone who could use a lift.
(I have someone in mind already who is going to receive one).
I decided to open one and here it is.
I'm following my dream.
I feel as if I am where I am suppose to be at this time and place in my life.
It's scary and exciting all at the same time.
It ain't going to be easy, but I'm growing every day.
So lead on dreams: I'm in it for the win!
Monday, December 16, 2013
Mark and I took a drive out to Multnomah Falls Sunday morning.
It was a wonderful time to go. Wasn't busy, the weather was mild, and the views beautiful.
It's so beautiful here.
You have to take pictures, right?
And pose as well.
Look at those falls!
Oh, and the cute boy as well. He is a cutie.
We walked down a path we'd never been before.
Look at all the snow that remains. Wow.
This was a pretty falls.
Loved the fog.
A couple asked Mark to take their picture.
You could tell they were having so much fun being together and riding their bikes.
Made our day even better to meet them.
Mark checks out the fog.
It was an amazing day, and I truly think will do down in my memory bank as one of my favorites.
I love living in the Pacific Northwest!!!!!
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Last weekend Mark and I ventured into Portland.
It was cold and sunny.
Note the warm duds, and sunglasses.
It was a beautiful day.
I love all the art in Portland.
In fact I even made friends with some of it!
Ugly sweater PDX. Ha!
Proud wearers of ugly sweaters.
Leg warmers count too I guess.
How fun is this?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mark and I went into Portland Sunday.
It was COLD! Can you tell by Mark's stance? He wanted me to take the picture quickly so we could get moving again. And come to find out there was a power outage that morning in several blocks.
Mark and I love Portland. I mean, how could you not love a city that dresses their statues?