Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ducks, ducks, and more ducks.

Yesterday Mark and I drove on down and watched the Duck's spring game. The weather was pretty darn nice, but I did wear my Ducks sweatshirt cause this is Oregon...and yes, I did need it. Here I am getting ready to go.

And they made us feel so welcome when we got there! Tons of fans turned out, and with lots of kids getting their Duck groove on, complete with lots of Ducks gear. Parents are getting their kids thinking Ducks early. Good job.

As you can see it was a beautiful day. It was a bit chilly up where we were sitting. Good thing I am the proud owner of a Ducks sweat shirt, eh?

While the game was fun to watch, it was pretty mellow with a couple of very cool plays thrown in. Doug and I agree, we HAVE to go to a Duck's game this year.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for mascots, and he's one of my favorites.

During the game the announcer brought to the crowd's attention the amount of 2's on the scoreboard. Got a kick out of that. A fun time, and just made me ready for football to start.

Go Ducks!!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday

Last night Mark, my sister-in-law MJ, my mother-in-law, and myself traveled to Portland to meet up with Cari. She took us on a tour of Wieden + Kennedy: amazing!!! And the most amazing part to me? How nice everyone was. Plain ole NICE. Cari's boss shared a project she's working on, and in the process taught us a lot about the history of W + K. At one point when Cari took us to one section of that huge building, there was a gentleman working away. We spoke with him for a while, he explained the history of the cool t-shirt he was wearing (a eagle holding a hamburger...there's much more to the story...) and he suggested somewhere for us to eat. Come to find out it was Mr. Kennedy himself! Mr "just do it". Wow. I'm so proud of Cari, and I'm so glad she has the opportunity to work somewhere that will encourage her to develop her talent. She's worked hard for this. We had a wonderful time, and a big part of that was just being with her.

AND we went out to dinner at Weinhards (I think that's what it's called, it's the old brewery). Well, whatever it's name, it's a wonderful place to eat. Good beer, almost too many to choose from.

Why oh why didn't I take my camera? But I did grab my camera when we got home and of course had to take a picture of Steven. Nice pose buddy.

And a picture of MJ, Mom, and Mark. How very lucky am I that they're my family? I started out with great parents, and added a couple more when I married Mark. And another fun sister to hang out with! And more brothers and some, I adore my family.

Okay, so I had to take another picture of my boy. He's just too darn cute! I adore my son. I really do.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Just another day

There's a new business by us: Lil Baja! How cool is that? We walked over on Sunday checked out their lil stoves. We're going to get one, now we just need to decide which one.

And I loved the deer! I asked if they ever get penguins in and they used to but they've changed suppliers. But she said they will look into it and that I should check back. Oh yes, I'll check back.

And I had to include this picture of our commute home today. Ah, getting home. Always fun.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pretty, pretty picture

This is the print I bought at the Doug Fir on Sunday. As I noted, I viewed the different vendors online Saturday night before we went, and I fell in love with this woman's art work. I especially liked this print, the way the lights shine so brightly. I plan on buying more of her work. It makes me happy.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A real Crafty Wonderland!!

Cari and I went to the Crafty Wonderland at the Doug Fir today: it was wonderful! I found so many neat things, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. On our way there Cari bought me a cup of coffee, with pumpkin spice, and it was one of the best cups of coffee I've ever had, and I don't say that lightly. How come all the great little coffee places are in Portland and not good old Tigard? Why oh why? Thanks Cari for the coffee: it was amazing.

The Wonderland has a website, listing the websites for many of the vendors, and last night I checked out several of their pages before the event. And everyone of them met my expectations. I bought a print that I had admired (I'll post a picture here tomorrow), some greeting cards (yes, I'll post them too), cute little pins and magnets (again, they'll find their way here), a GREAT wallet (the one in the picture above, with the green monster, if you haven't figured it out), and a fun purse, made from a child's book as you can see in the picture. I LOVE my purse, and she had some Monopoly purses. Too good for Relay, since that's our theme this year. She said she donates purses, so I'm suppose to contact her and I can put it in our silent auction. How cool is that??

I mean, how cute is this? Can you not stand how cute it is?

And as I'm taking pictures of the purse and wallet, I had to take a picture of my snowman throwing a football to his little penguin pal. Football and penguins: these types of things make me happy. :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Good stuff

Last night we had our youngest Relay For Life team captain attend: isn't she a DOLL!!! What a proud mom, and I got to get my baby fix in. All good.

And we woke up to glorious sunshine all around. When the sun shines in Oregon it's amazing. The view outside our kitchen window just makes me happy. Good stuff out there.

And Mark took this picture of our blooming cherry tree. It's a good thing. I love that little tree. It's right outside our bedroom window and I love working on my scrap booking projects and having it out there to gaze at every once in a while. Good stuff.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wii...nuff said...

While MJ and Randy were here last weekend we introduced Randy to Wii. It was fun!!! Mark showed off his skills. Good job Mark, show Randy how it's done!

But in reality MJ showed everyone up! She ROCKS at Wii. It was amazing. Kinda scary in fact.
Good job MJ!!!

Randy liked Wii. Good job Randy! Good job having fun!!

Story of my life....too early or a tad too late.

Deacon loves his MJ. He does.

And then today, when we got home, Doug and Brianna had cleaned the house!! Amazing!!! Love that!!!!

This saying is true most of the time, except for the times they clean your house without asking.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Dinner! Chicken Fried Chicken...good......

Tonight my sister in law and brother in law came on down to hang out in Portland. FUN!! So we went to Rock Bottom Brewery for dinner, meeting up with Cari and Erik. Randy is laughing, just thinking about the beer coming his way........

"Jessica? You calling AGAIN??? Jessica, what do you want?? Yes, Mommy loves you...."

God, Jessica keeps calling her, I'd NEVER do that!!!

Love you mom....really......

Ain't we cute????

Erik must be relating something about beer: he has Mark's full attention!

Good job Erik. Good man.

And it's time to go home. Thanks Max for the ride!

Beds and babies

Got back from my trip to California: had a GREAT time with mom and dad. Got to see Tom, John, and Linea, and just hang out and relax. Unfortunately while I brought my digital camera, I didn't realize the memory card wasn't in it...sigh....lucky for me mom had a disposable camera I could have. Thanks Mom!!! I'm taking it to Costco this weekend and we'll see if any of my pictures came out. Man, made me realize how much I love digital....

And while I was gone Mark was a doll and went and bought our bed at Ikea!! I was so happy!!! He had the headboard up by the time I got home, so I could see the basic form, and last night he completed it. Looks amazing.

He worked away at it. I just had to show you how cute he looked while making his wife happy.

And then, of course, he had to take some rest time, and that's when Lire pounced! She cuddled right up to him, and they spent some well deserved quality time together, watching a movie. A man and his cat: how special is that??

And below, Brianna brought her niece over. She is such a sweet baby, and I always enjoy when she comes over. Get my baby fix in. And yes, I did say babies in my header, and I'm very very sorry, there is only one baby. I lied. Get over it.

But heck: she's cute enough for lots of babies!!!!!!