Monday, June 29, 2009
I had spent the night at my friend Marcia's while her husband was on a fishing trip to help with the baby. I was able to sleep in a few hours which is always nice and then we slowly got ready for the day. We then took Mayson (2 months old) in the stroller and the dog and walked to a coffee shop a few blocks away. We got coffee & split a really yummy slice of banana bread. Then we set off for the Montavilla Farmer's Market, which was small but a nice variety of fresh fruits & veggies.
On our way back we ran across a tiny mole, running across the sidewalk and down the street. This was our first sighting of a wild creature with Mayson. But he was unimpressed and went back to sleep.Marcia's Grandpa then showed up with his Honda CRV for Marcia to test drive. He had heard she was looking for a new car with more room and he thought she might like to take a look at his small SUV.
Mayson and I spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out while Marcia did housework. It seemed like a good trade. I got to play with the baby & she got to vacuum & shampoo the stairs.
Here's a cute picture of Mayson in the new Owl outfit I got him.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This week my friend Azumi from Tokyo Japan was visiting. We have had a wonderful time shopping, getting pedicures, and visiting. She also came over and taught my roommates and I how to make Japanese Hot Pot.
What we put into the Hot Pot:
Moshi pieces (pounded rice patties)
Mushrooms (which I stayed away from)
Beef, thinly sliced
This was all cooked in a boiling broth for 10 minutes and then we added citrus soy sauce to our bowls. It was very yummy and I'msure we will end up making this quite often during the winter months.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday was my friend Danielle's wedding and I was the on the decorating crew for the reception.
The decorating took almost longer then the reception itself. Somehow I was volunteered to hang material from the ceiling of the ballroom. So, I had to climb on this gigantic ladder, stand atop this tiny little platform and hammer the material onto this tiny ledge right below the ceiling. The effect was beautiful, however I am not a professional, nor do I ever want to be. It was an experience.
It was an outdoor wedding in Colton, OR and this being western Oregon in June, it did rain. Although it wasn't a bad rain. Both the wedding and the reception turned out beautiful.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
My roommate Heidi, her kids (Christian & Emily), and I left our house around 8:30 to walk to the parade route (about 10 blocks from the house). We lucked out and found the best spot, outside the Marriot hotel where there was a bench & covering. Plus it was only a block away from Starbucks - where Heidi & I went as soon as we got the kids settled.
The parade was great, our favorite float was the Reeser's float, the governer's prize winner, which was Beauty & the Beast themed. All the floats were beautiful, its amazing how they can decorate with plants & seeds and get everything so perfect. Wow!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Friday evening our barbaque clean up was interrupted by a furry visitor. This racoon wondered in through the hole in our fence and spend about 15 minutes exploring the backyard. Later, after dark we think we saw this same racoon crossing the street with a baby. This probably means that it will be a big racoon summer.
This weekend also marked the last of the baby showers & bridal showers for the spring. I attended one on Saturday & one on Sunday.
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