Friday, October 31, 2014

happy halloween!

Since we have party plans tomorrow night, me and Pat decided to decorate the house a little, grab some candy, and hand it out to trick-or-treaters again this year. There were a ton of them, and just like last year we ran out of candy in an hour. Now time for dinner, The Addams Family, The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and for us to finish our costumes. I will put up more pictures from tonight on my next My Week post.

[[ a quick outfit change for our trick-or-treaters. ]]

Thursday, October 30, 2014

my week in pictures 75

monday 10/20 - sunday 10/26

During the week it was work, work, work, and I got started on our Halloween costumes. Tony and Megan came and visited us over the weekend, and we pumpkin patched on a super windy day, went to Wild Ride and Silver Moon, had some delicious meals, and watched a little Hocus Pocus... it was pretty damn good.

[[ getting started on my halloween costume. pumpkins and smith rock. tiny pumpkins! cute little buildings at the patch. contrast. inside the corn maze. looking down from inside. tokens. shooting the pumpkin cannon. clydesdales. the market. the wind winning. me and guenther at silvermoon. watching hocus pocus in bed sunday morning. ]]

Thursday, October 23, 2014

my week in pictures 74

monday 10/13 - sunday 10/19

The week summed up in a few words: nights out, the venue hunt continues, exploring country roads, wild ride, shopping in Bend is super awkward (to my never ending frustration), our leaf situation is brutal, endless raking...

[[ that one time we tried to leave no tip for terrible service and make a clean break, but i left my purse and we had to go back. dinner and drinks at drake. exploring another potential venue. country roads in lower bridge. beers and snacks at wild ride in redmond. ugly clothes for days. round one in the war against the leaves. ]]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

my week in pictures 73

monday 10/6 - sunday 10/12

Last week was definitely a stressful one without much sleep, unfortunately, as we continued our endless venue replacement hunt. One of these days I will post all about that struggle.

On Saturday morning we grabbed my little sister and then headed to my moms place to celebrate the life of my grandma Norma with family. It was a really emotional day for everyone, but nice to see some of my aunts and uncles from California. My stepdad put together a really nice slideshow, and my aunt Debby created a book of her recipes that I am really excited to check out once the holidays roll around (especially the best sugar cookies ever). I promise promise promise I will be writing a post all about my grandma soon, I just haven't felt like I had enough time or a clear enough head to get through it yet, and I don't want to rush it. She deserves more recognition than that.

In the evening we met up with Pat's "little sister" downtown, and then stopped in Lompoc before calling it a night and heading to my dads place to sleep.

On Sunday we met up with Megan and her little sister for brunch at Slappy Cakes in Portland. I had been wanting to try that place for a long time, and it was so fun (and delicious)! We got a ton of ingredients, and ended up making both sweet and savory pancakes while playing with our food the entire time. Once we were done we said our goodbyes and drove my sister back to Corvallis where we checked out the house she is living in, before stopping by Block 15 (because we always have to) for a snack (and beer), and then checking out a newer brewery, Mazama, on the way out of town. We got home just as the sun went down and both passed out super early, exhausted from the quick weekend trip.

[[ working from hammock. more venue hunting... rainbow while heading over the pass. celebrating norma jean. my grandma's recipe book that i am definitely going to be using! a good place for a pooch to sit. a quick stop at lompoc. slappy cakes! decisions decisions. all of our toppings: bananas, bacon, mushrooms, goat cheese, chives, homemade hazelnut spread, chocolate chips, cinnamon creme fraiche. savory pancakes and sweet pancakes. making pancakes! i accidentally made a beard... oops. bathroom sister photos. starberries! viking? a short visit to b15 for some fruit beer and nachos. checking out mazama. sunset views on the drive home. ]]

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

my week in pictures 72

monday 9/29 - sunday 10/5

Last week fall happened... according to the leaves anyway. The weather didn't quite get the memo though, so the Fall Festival was in the 80s, but I can't complain I got pumpkin pie ice cream. :) Also, we got a bunch of trees cut down in our yard because they were out of control, hot chocolate happened, I spent like an hour trying to buy a toy for a three year old boy (it was tough!), and there was a rollerblading pub crawl. Yes, that was a thing.

[[ delicious fall hot chocolate (and mushrooms and leaves in my yard). changing colors. bunny spotting. tree trimming. rollerblading pub crawl action. beer, duh. mondo. fall fest. pumpkin pie ice cream. spiderman toy for payton. happy me. ]]