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. ]]

Thursday, October 2, 2014

telluride :: sneak peak

Here is a small preview of my two recent work trips to Telluride, Colorado. I basically could not keep myself from snapping pictures the entire time, so I have a ton to go through before I start working on posts. Stay tuned for some epic landscapes...

[[ trip 1: the view from my balcony. my first gondola ride! more gondola views. my solo hike to pandora mill near bridal veil falls. trip 2: first night shenanigans with the marketing guys from nola. morning 4x4 trip! the top of imogene pass! last ride for now. ]]

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

my week in pictures 71

monday 9/22 - sunday 9/28

I spent most of last week back in Telluride Colorado for work, and I will be doing some full posts when I get a chance because I have a ton of beautiful scenery to share with you! But for now, I have a tiny preview and some pictures from our adventures over the weekend.

[[ telluride sunset. more venue searching in the woods. the epic bunny trophy at the dry hop ale festival in sisters. tortilla soup on a cold fall day. stormy day at brasada. rainbow! accidentally stumbling on a naked member event. oops, me and sarah got married! pat and payton in matching batman shirts (adorable). bend sunsets. ]]

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

my week in pictures 70

monday 9/15 - sunday 9/21

Here is super brief summery of last week: work was rough, friday night got a little epic, beers beers beers, giant donuts, the big labowski, playing with chalk, venue hunting, vodka sampling at 11:00am, chow, sunday football, happy bday tim, spice girls.

[[ glazed and confused. donkey! checking out a ranch location. those mountain views. vodka tasting at cascade spirits. breakfast at chow - never again. checking out another place. playing with my new chalk door. ]]