Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fresh Starts

I am under strict instructions not to tell you what exactly it is that we were eating at the time this picture was taken. You can zoom in all you want but making us say it out loud would require a certain level of awareness we are not wiling to reach. Leave it at this - our bodies are ready for the fresh start April first promises to offer.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring is Almost Here

Its entrance is not bold around here, it waxes and wanes, but I think Spring just might be close.  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Our New Home

We are very sentimental about the little one bedroom apartment we just left.  So many fabulous memories.  It is where Mike lived before we were married and where we spent our first year of marriage together.  It is where we learned how fun it was living with the person you find the most fascinating in the whole world.  It is also where we learned not to leave toothpaste in the sink or socks on the floor.  It is where we learned how to understand the needs of the other and spent so much effort and care learning to meet those needs.  It is where we learned who will always win at boggle and who will always win at wrestling.  We learned how to need each other and how to need our own strength.  So, every time we point out how nice it is having so much space now we take a moment of silence to appreciate our last apartment.  So a moment of silence . . . and now on to enjoying our new place!  

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Packing and Playing

Whew!  We are all moved in to our new place and it feels wonderful. Amidst packing and moving we also had some fun with Mike's parents in town. 
Would you believe me if I told you this was the least cheesy picture of Mike and I moving? 

I have the most fantastic sister ever.  She gave up her Friday night, which would otherwise have undoubtedly been full of hot dates and fun parties, to come and help us pack up.  Then bright and early the next morning she came and helped us move.  Fabulous girl!  Not only is she strong enough to carry a couch, she is also funny enough to make us drop that very same couch laughing.  

After moving, a trip to Henry's Tavern on 12th and two orders of onion rings was in order.  

At a Da Vinci exhibit at the OMSI, our competitive spirits demanded to know who was the most attractive Mona  Lisa.  Who do you think wins?  
At Saltys on the Colombia River. 

Ever since I have known Mike, he has wanted to see the statue of Portlandia he heard about when he first moved here.  It is the second largest bronze statue, right behind the statue of liberty.  Being on the top of his "to do" list, we have been to this building several times to try and get in and see the statue, only to find it closed on each Saturday we have tried.  We finally got in on Monday but couldn't find the statue.  After asking around, we learned that it was outside.  Outside!  We have walked or driven past Portlandia many many times and never looked up to see it.   

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"For the first time in my life, I feel wicked"

We loved the musical!  I thought I knew all of the music, but it turns out that when my sister burned me a copy, she only burned half of it.  So, at intermission I thought it was time to go and was thrilled I got another hour of new music to hear.     

On a different note, I knew the day would probably come when I felt like, as a teacher, I needed to make my blogs private, and I think that day is nearing.  If it is likely that I do not have your email, please leave me a comment with it so I can add it to the list when we do go private.