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The calm before the storm…

I haven’t mentioned it yet, but Matty B got a job. Yay! Well, kind of yay. Now who will I call in the middle of the day to bring me coffee? Also, now I might have to start doing chores at home. Not to mention the fact that 62% of the reason that our kids are so amazing is because he was home with them. Now I’m going to have to work even harder at my 38%…

He’ll be back in the classroom. He’s gonna rock it. He really is. But there are classes to take (to renew his certification) and a classroom to prepare and it appears that a summer that was originally destined for lemonade on the patio might turn into coffee into the wee hours of the night.

There’s a lot to do.

And kinda like the mindset that dessert is the most important part of the meal, therefore eat it first, we believe that vacation is the most important part of summer, therefore it should come first.

We took a quick trip to my beloved Portland. It was everything I thought it could be. Also, no food poisoning! Score!

We hiked Multnomah Falls.


We ate at Bob’s Red Mill. We love their cardamom rolls. And their bulk bins. And Bob.

We went to Powell’s Bookstore. If they offered overnight stays, I’d check in. Also, my reading tastes are nothing if not absolutely predictable.


I ran. Twice. As it had been two whole weeks (food poisoning/Ebola/whatever I had will do that to you) I was nervous.


Running in a city I love=bliss.

Have I mentioned that one of my favorite things to do (ever) is read the newspaper and drink coffee?


With this guy, preferably.

Also, there was Sarah.


You know, my buddy, Sarah McLachlan? Awesome concert. I cried. I always do.


I forgot to tell you that vegan options in Portland are around every corner. Every. Corner.

Also unpictured:

Dosha massage that made me want to get pregnant all over again, just to get another spa day. Mom, this is me exaggerating. Don’t get any ideas. Still. Best massage of my life.

Shopping. There was a new Banana Republic factory store across from our hotel. How do you say no to that kind of convenience?

And the best way to end an awesome weekend?


Chipotle has tofu.

My life is officially perfect.

I’m going to do my best to hold on to this feeling of perfection ’cause life is about to get a little bumpy…


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