Saturday, February 26, 2011

.29 candles.

Today is my DH's birthday.

He is officially 29.
(that's almost caught up to me) *wink*


Good morning, Love.

Happy Birthday, Schatzi!

ty-ty-ranasaurous rex's turns 4!

Happy Birthday Ty-Ty! :)

My cute, feisty(hence the nickname) nephew (the 2nd-son-of-my-brother) had his 4th birthday party at the noisiest place on earth on a Saturday afternoon... yes, Chuck E. Cheese. O my goodness... it was C*R*A*Z*Y to say the least!! Funny enough, the party was not held on my nephew's actual b-day (march 1st) but on my DH's. But lucky for my DH, he was busy with school work and couldn't make it. If I would have remembered how loud it was to attend parties at ChuckE's I think I would have created homework for myself as well. *wink* But as it was, here are a few snapshots of the day. . .
When I say HAPPY, you say BIRTHDAY!

The older cousins . . . Sweet cousin love. :)

Here's the birthday boy getting groovy with his cousin Ethan.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


With all the COLD we have been experiencing in the weather, it's about-time that we received some *s*n*o*w*. What is this? BIG WHITE STUFF floating from the sky?! Crossing my fingers that when we wake tomorrow there will be a nice layer of beautiful white fluffy stuff, work will be delayed or canceled, and we'll have something to play in! Perhaps it will come and stick around for my hubby's b-day? Sadly, for now, it isn't lasting long enough for me to warrant pulling out my camera for. Something's got to be done with my loss of camera enthusiasm! It's really getting rather sad.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

. . .

Tonight was a lovely group dinner at my dear friend & hairdresser {re}'s house. She also happens to be the twin sister of my dear friend {rj} who is still in town from England. The house was filled with friends, children, and good smells from the kitchen. Definitely more good times with good friends.

Sorry, no pics from tonight. :(

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

nostrana pleasure

What a lovely surprise!
A phone call from a friend in distress...
well not actually 'in distress', but
she {ak} was arriving via train to visit a mutual friend {rj}
who also happened to just be in town for a few days from England,
and she had some time to kill and was looking for some peeps to hang out with.

Lucky for us I was able to answer the call. . .
pick her up from the train station. . .
and spend the next five hours with her!

My husband & I together with our most-excellent* neighbors {Mr&Mrs.N} from across the way managed to squeeze ourselves into one of our vehicles and make the short trek across the Willamette River to the SE side of town to indulge ourselves in a delicious happy hour experience at Nostrana (Literally translated as "ours"). {Rj} met up with us and together we had the best time catching up while enjoying the excellent food & atmosphere of the place. Wish my camera would have captured more of this evening. {Mrs.N} has this crazy video clip of our dear visiting friend {ak} grooving to the music as we were exiting the place. This evening was truly nostrana pleasure!
Small flakes of snow were falling as we drove back to our respective places.

(* words like 'most-excellent' just come out, since having recently watched Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)

Monday, February 21, 2011

happyrock cafe

Today was a sweet reunion with a friend from long ago.
Thank you FB for making that possible. ;)
Good coffee. Sweet friendship.
Awesome catching up!

Choice of coffeehouse was an old tromping ground for the two of us,
though at very different times in life...
{SG}, we definitely need to do this again soon!

HappyRock Cafe is located in Gladstone, OR.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

a visit from {r-dub-ewe}

Among the things I love. . . I love to have friends visit. Love to have my home blessed by them. No better way to spend a weekend when my dear husband has to study than to have a visitor to come and spend some time with me. A much needed coffee date with the lovely {r-Dub-ewe}. I love this girl. She's a blast to hang out with. Her laugh & giggle make me happy. She's such a sweetheart. Her hugs are so comforting. I love braking into song with you! Thank you for being you!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

triple t.

Tuesday Tea @ Twelve. That's our *Triple-T* luncheon.

Each time we enjoy not only each other's company,
a cup of tea or two,
but also so many delicious things. . .

Monday, February 14, 2011



Thanks for being a Skinnidipper!

Friday, February 11, 2011

ms. frenchie

Something that makes my 'job' so fun is meeting people from other countries, like Ms.F. She's from Guinea. Her first language is French. Hence "frenchie" is her new nickname.

I'll let these poses tell you a little about her personality.

S: Oh! I am sooo white!
F: Oh! I am sooo black!
E: hahahaha... girls, you are too funny!

I'm so glad that she'll be joining us for Triple T. in the coming days.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

we did it!

Congratulations to CAMILLE!

Thank you friends and friends of friends for all your votes.
Together we sent Camille to the TOP... even ranking 1st with votes!
The top 5 each received a $1000 grant to implement their dream.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

all things *L*

Today is my friend's birthday and in honor I would like to create a list of all things *L*:



Licking ice cream cones

Living Life

Little *L*


Lots of Love


Laughing out Loud

Lemon juice on a German Puff Pancake

NOT a Loser



Livingroom sleepover

Little sister