Monday, April 19, 2010

Just the two of us...

a little smooch at the ViewPoint Inn(The prom scene from Twilight was filmed here)

Brunch at Mother's Bistro in Portland, Love this place!

Hiking Multnomah Falls
I'm feelin all lovey dovey after celebrating my anniversary this
weekend! In the past we have always just gone to dinner
and a movie and it was getting a little too predictable. Last year I
decided I wanted more than that. I planned a surprise weekend
starting with a fabulous brunch at Mother's Bistro in Portland, then
off to hike Multnomah Falls, and lastly an overnight stay at the
View Point Inn. It was so much fun so we decided to take turns
planning a surprise each year. My husband took charge this year
and surprised me with a weekend in Bend, OR. What a great city!
It has a laid back small town feel with all the amenities of bigger city.
The restaurants are fabulous and the downtown area has so many
cute little shops. The sun was shining and it was so beautiful there.
I'm so happy that it's still just the two of us after all these years!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The eyes have it...

I painted this awhile back in the style of Kelly Rae Roberts. The eyes have been bugging me lately so today I decided to fix them. I was really afraid to mess it up so I printed out a copy of it first to practice. I think she looks a little more peaceful now that her eyes aren't bugging out quite as much. The top pic is the before and the bottom pic is the after. This painting was so fun to make, I remember feeling so overjoyed when I finished it. There's just nothing like that giddy childlike feeling you get when you look down at your hands all covered in paint. Love it. ♥

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fill 'er up please...

Well I had a minor crisis the other day. So I'm driving down the road in my husbands old truck when all of the sudden the engine starts to die! I looked down at the gas gage and my heart sunk when I saw the old needle pointing the empty symbol. Oh great, what to do. As it happens I was about 150 feet from the gas station so I thought there was a chance I might be able to just coast on in. Yes, it was working I was going to make it. Then in the middle of traffic I was at a complete stand still. Thankfully the kindness of strangers is alive and well, a nice man pulled over and pushed me into the gas station and after refueling I was on my happy way again.

I got to thinking about how important it is to make sure we're not running on "empty", that we take a little time to remember who we are and how special we are, and how much we can accomplish if we believe in ourselves and each other. Thank you to my blog friends for your love and kindness. It means so much to me. I'm always so excited to get a comment or an email from you. It's a wonderful feeling to know that someone you've never even met cares about you and is so willing to extend friendship to you. You ladies keep my tank full.

Much Love,


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Over the river and through the woods...

To grandmothers house we went! We returned home tonight from a lovely Easter weekend with my inlaws. They literally live in the woods. My kids call them "cabin grandma" and "cabin grandpa". Much fun was had coloring eggs, playing games, watching movies, and just enjoying each others company. It was a very wet and rainy weekend but beautiful nonetheless. Happy Easter!