Remember that time we sucked at blogging? Yeah, it happens all the time, I know. We’ve been busy … blah blah blah … excuses!
A couple weekends ago, we headed to Bend, Oregon for Ali’s birthday. It was amazing … not only was it a great way to spend time with our best friends, but the weather was also so beautiful. We spend the weekend eating amazing food, laying by the pool, and even fit a little photo session into the mix (coming soon). We didn’t really take many photos while we were there (that kind of felt awesome), but on the way home, the drive was soooo beautiful, and we took some photos of the views.
Am I a crazy cat person for posting these photos? Probably. Bill is obsessed with Jimmy, and the moment they are reunited each day, Bill goes crazy. I just love this.
Last month, we went on a terrible hike, and really needed something to redeem it! After hopping back in the car, we decided we’d hike Beacon Rock on our way back to Portland. I am so glad we did! It was our first visit to the park, so the only ‘advice’ we had was from our favorite hiking book: Curious Gorge. It said that it was an easy hike that was definitely worth the relatively short trip to the top. If I’m being honest, I wouldn’t say it was ‘easy’ … To me, easy is a hike that we could take our grandmothers on. This was a bit steep & uneven in places, and I had to stop a couple times to catch my breath. It was short, so I guess it was ‘easy’ in terms of time.
I loved these old sections of railing along the trail.
We call this ‘hiking hair’ … Scary!
After we were done with the hike, we headed over to the boat ramp for a different view of the dock. It was so calm & quiet over there.
On the way back home, we stayed on the Washington side of the gorge until we hit ‘The Couve” … I absolutely love driving on this side of the river. Plus, the FOG! It was amazing.
Oh, you know … It’s time for the random!
- Lost is over. I’m sad. We’re both sad. We sort of need some direction for what to do with our evening TV time. Wait, who am I kidding? Now we get to start watching Downton Abbey. Jimmy is thrilled about that one. I’m being sarcastic … but I really think he’ll like it. Right? I love this 27 stages of getting addicted to a TV show.
- Thank you so so SO much for all of the encouragement & kind words about the health issues I’ve been having. I found an amazing doctor, and I am confident that whatever happens, I’m getting the best care. I’m already feeling soooo much better after some changes to my diet. Also, my doctors office is in a hospital, and the valet guys know me by name now. They’re pretty awesome, and I’ve been conflicted about tipping them. It’s ‘free’ … should I still tip? This morning, I pulled up and they greeted me with a “Goooood morning, Ravyn!” from across the little valet alley. They also said they hoped they didn’t see me again, since it’s a hospital, they assume I don’t want to be there either!
- Several bloggers I follow did the “Week In The Life” post-a-thon last week. I absolutely LOVED reading them. Then, I realized they were so fun because these women have kids. I was tempted to do a week in the life series too, but I’m not sure anyone really cares what two people in their late twenties are doing with all of this extra free time. For the record, we watch a lot of Hulu and talk about how our lives will be ‘ruined’ when we have a baby. Reallllyyy dramatic.
- Jen & Casey are visiting from Philly this week. It’s been AMAZING to see them! On Saturday, we went bowling, ate yummy vegan food, and then had ah-mah-zing vegan ice cream treats at Back To Eden Bakery on Alberta. Go there! Yesterday, Jen, Chelsea & I met for tea at Townshend’s. Yummy!!!
- Ali has created a monster. If you would have offered me sparkling water a few months ago, I would have tried it … then told you that you’re a horrible person (tastes like fizzy tears). Suddenly, after Ali insisted it really is that good, I love it. I went through an embarrassingly large amount of that fizzy treat over the weekend. I might have had a little panic at the fact I have none today. We’re thinking of buying a soda stream to make our own at home (it’s better for the environment).
- It’s MAY! Freaking MAY!!! My dad & sister will be here at the very end of the month! I just can’t get over how fast time has flown.
- I’m still jealous of Brittany’s dishwasher. Though, if we got it … it would become another place to stack shit. We have a problem.
- I found a new soup recipe that I am obsessed with. In fact, this morning at 10:30, I really wanted it, so I made a huge batch so I’d have it the rest of the week when I wanted it. It’s vegan & gluten free. And AMAZING.
- I think we’re going to be filling out our pre-approval application for our house soon. Like, maybe this weekend! Oh goodness … I feel like we’re so ready to move, but so unprepared. I want to move, but there are so many pieces that need to fall into place like: money, actually finding a house, packing, moving, time, etc. No pressure.
- With this warmer weather, we’ve been going out a lot more than we were before. Some days we stop & chat about the amazing group of friends we have here in Portland. It feels like it took a long time to find good friends, but really, we’ve been here for 18 months, and in that blink of an eye, we’ve met some lifelong friends. You know who you are, and we love you.
- We made our camping reservations for Prineville this summer. It’s a triple date of couples (Matt & Ali, Emma & Trevor, Jimmy & I). I love that this is becoming a tradition. And, while us girls were being silly at breakfast, we decided it’ll be a weekend for: SUN! WATER! BEER! MUSIC! BOATS! SUNBURNS! BONFIRES!
- Oh, and we go to Bend, Oregon next weekend for Alis’ birthday. It’s our very first time visiting, and we’re so excited. We’ve heard amazing things. Any must dos?
Last Thursday, we watched the series finale of Lost. Obviously, it was a momentous enough occasion that we must blog about it!
Ten weeks ago, we decided to start the series … yeah, we’re only a few years late on that one. I’m not sure why we always hesitated before, because it was freaking amazing.
We both agreed the ending was perfect. Though, I’m a bit more dense than Jimmy, and I had to read through some Lost trivia to be certain I actually understood the ending (or the entire show, for that matter).
I love the way the characters evolved … how you’d go from really disliking one of them, so them suddenly becoming a favorite. Ahem, Sawyer. I loved how the show made me think about life. And yes, I’m being serious.
If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth the subscription to Hulu Plus for the full series. We’ll warn you though: it’s more addicting than any other show we’ve seen.
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