Monday, October 4, 2010

Bakerella comes to Tigard. All is well with the world.

One of my very favorite bloggers is Bakerella. She has a very cheerful site, and her updates always seem to inspire me to be more creative, and not only while baking.

She announced she was going on a book tour and one of her stops was going to be in Washington. I was planning on going there UNTIL my friend Kathy informed me she was now coming to Washington Square Mall. Oh my gosh, that is right at the end of my street!!! Bakerella was coming to my neighborhood! Wahoo!

Kathy and I quickly made plans to get there early. I took the day off, started my day by watching the movie 'Heidi' with Shirley Temple while drinking my morning coffee. A very nice way to start the day. And then I took myself over to WS to meet Kathy around 10.

Come to find out that MJ decided to come along, and we had the BEST TIME EVER. It was fun hanging out while we waited. We chatted it up with the folks standing in line ahead of us and behind.

We took pictures. Lots of those. It was actually fun waiting.

And then she arrived! She brought her BFF along for the tour (Bakerella is the gal holding the white bag), and it was just about time for even more fun.

More pictures were taken on both sides of the signing table.

Great display. So colorful and for every book bought we also got some cute buttons to go along.

The manager of Williams Sonoma explains what's about to happen.

I liked the way they handled it. She basically answered questions folks had about making cake pops, the subject of her book.

And then she got down to business signing books. Kathy, MJ, and I were number 4, 5, and 6!

Love my book. Can't wait to try some of these bad boys out.

And Kathy made my Letty's bag, and I love it more than I can say. I love it not only for the colors and the penguins. I love it because Kathy made it, and having her as my friend has brought so much joy into my life. I adore her and I hope she knows it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kayaks in Portland

Saturday morning Cari, Mark and I went kayaking. We couldn't believe the wonderful weather we woke up to. Perfect for what we had in store.

We got on our life jackets.

Our instructors showed us the ropes.

Cari is ready to shove off.

Mark will be ready to shove off shortly....

Hey, ONE of us is not working here.....hmmm.....

If HE'S not gonna paddle, looks like I'll goof off now.


If you can read the words on the paddle, you're holding it correctly.

Different view of the bridges than I'm used to.

Back on land.

When we got there a group tipped over the outrigger they were on. We found out that they were learning how to right themselves after doing so. It was planned. Geez.

Afterwards we went to a Cuban restaurant that Cari had taken me to, but Mark had never been. The food is so good there. These pastries were the best. Cari had to restrain me from eating them all! Sorry Cari.....

Their ice tea is so refreshing, and the banana sauce really compliments the food.

Loving the small tables out front.

Thank goodness Mark wasn't sad he couldn't go into Lucky's across the street......

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Z00 happenings

My group at work had an off site event, and we chose to go to the zoo. It was a bit chilly when we got there, but the day eventually warmed up, and through it all we had a great time.

We met new 'people'.

We saw Packy, the main guy elephant.

A display that showed how snakes check things out. Pretty cool.


We're on our way to explore more of the zoo.

More exploring.


Lazy monkeys.

Do NOT ask Nicole about the monkey in the right corner.....nuff said.....

Love the sign, but the smell in the building was more than I could stand!


Bad dinosaur! Leave Bambi alone!

Kathy saw a bear. Finally!

Heck, she even saw some fake bears.......a fun time was had by all! What will we do next??

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Here are some of my team mates at the first pass off from van 1 to van 2.

Our friend Tammy, who is on the team "Sweaty Bettys' is so happy to be starting her first leg!

This team cracked everyone up! They are the Disco Divas and they did a coordinated dance routine and did it very well. And they changed outfits on a regular basis. They were a kick to be around.

Since our team is 'Save the Ta Tas', we put bras all around our vans. On our van we had 'big bertha' right up front.

When our team member ran, she would wear a coconut bra with small lights on there. They were a big hit! Tracy, at the upper left with the white shirt, is wearing them as she is the next walker, but she wore them backwards! That was pretty funny.

Ta tas.

Ta tas.


See how lovely they are?

Be proud of the ta tas!!

Afterward we hung out in the beer garden. The weather was suppose to be rainy, but thank goodness it was sunny and warm at times. Hey, after all, we were at the Oregon coast.

Maureen and Shelia having fun at the party on the beach.

Lots of folks having fun at the party.

So many funny sayings on vans.

And a lot of blow up dolls!!! Hmmmm......

This was a funny one. The apple fritter van.

Even gnomes love apple fritters.

Here we party with the sweaty bettys.

While we were partying with the SB they decided to clean the porta potties! Oh no! Rather yucky, I must say.....

One of the disco divas. Love them!!!