Hello and happy Monday!
Although today is in fact President’s Day, I wanted to share some photos from my weekend, which was full of Valentine’s Day festivities: A Cabin Trip, Wes Anderson, Heart Shaped Pizzas, Brunch (TWICE!), Dessert Potlucks, Trampling the Patriarchy, and more.
Cozy and warm inside by the fire.
View from the Cabin. Easily one of the prettiest things to wake up to in the PNW.
Post-Dessert Potluck Hijinks with These Three Guys.
Papa Murphy’s Heart Shaped Pizza, and a bottle of really very nice wine. An excellent pairing, especially for a Wes Anderson viewing.
Hope you all enjoyed this wonderful Portland weather we’re getting!
This last weekend I strolled into the Smith and Bybee Wetlands, saw a bit of nature and did a little thinking, then whipped out my phone and made the video below:
It was nice to be out in the admittedly damp weather, listening to birds call to one another, watching the nutria bob up and down in the lake. I spotted a huge heron before it started from the water into flight. I want to come back when the world is a little greener (and warmer!) again, and maybe bring along a kayak and a buddy.
This video was made in about 5 minutes, entirely from my iPhone, using the app Videoshop. It was intuitive, easy to use, and I’m pretty happy with the overall end quality!
How did the holiday season sneak up on me so fast? It still feels like yesterday we were sweating it in August and focused on pulling off a wedding! (The wedding and the sweating were probably correlative).
Here I am, almost 4 months later, and ready to fully embrace the Holiday Spirit. Here’s a little about what’s been going on the last few months:
I got this bike toward the end of summer, and have absolutely loved biking to work. I’d say I bike about half of the time, given the weather we’ve been having lately!
Osa has been working on being more photogenic, to much success. I help by taking possibly hundreds of pictures, and clogging up Instagram with my dog. #Osabear
I’ve had a few recent chalk art commissions, and was especially happy with this woodland/Portland scene featuring a menu for a truly wonderful and laid-back bride.
The weather has turned cold and rainy, so of course that means it’s cyclocross season! We’ve spent a good number of weekends in the cold and rain racing, cheering, and drinking beer for this cause.
Meet my mom’s new horse, Bella! She’s a sweet 10 year old paint, and Mom is completely over the moon.
My brother and his wife moved to California! Jesse was offered a great new job, and I’m so excited for them to start this new adventure! Though I’ll also miss them like crazy.
In anticipation for the holidays, I’ve been reorganizing and cleaning my house. I’m particularly fond of my new color-coordinated book shelf.
Here are a few photos from my phone that I believe accurately depict my life the last few weeks:
Getting back into Friendship Bracelets, 1997-stye.
Got a shirt that looks like my dog…or a dog who is really good at impressions.
Eating delicious sandwiches! So delicious, I don’t mind that they skimped on the pickles.
There’s a tiny woman on the ground!
Ah, yes. The time for seasonal pumpkin ales has come.
(we had a great honeymoon)