Yay, this blog is three today!
I find that crazy. Mostly because that means in just a few short weeks, we will have lived here in Portland for THREE YEARS.
I am sure I will blubber about the past three years in an upcoming Portland anniversary post, so let's get back to celebrating going west coastal's third birthday.
I thought it would be fun
In August, I was in New York City for work. Our office is located right across the street from the World Trade Center site, and over the years, I've watched that area transform from a recovery site to what it's becoming today - a poignant reflection and memorial area punctuated by a nod to the future with the construction of One World Trade Center.
Every school year, Kenny and I start out thinking, "This year's gonna be different. We're going to go for wholesome, healthy lunches and minimal junk." (Ok, so it's only our third year going to this rodeo, but still, that's enough to try to successively better ourselves, right?) I imagine many parents think the same - no shortcuts, we'll just prepare and try to be healthy,
Well, here we are. The last hurrah of summer break is upon us, and the start of school is looming just around the corner.
My kids are pretty excited to go back to school. I am glad - this means they like it! As for Kenny and I, well...we both work full time so the kids are in camp every week during the summer, so
Ever have one of THOSE shopping trips with little ones? Where you know, just by the simple act of informing them you have to run an errand, you are doomed?
Yea, I had that trip to Target this afternoon.
I literally only needed handful of things, so I figured it'd be a quick in-and-out trip and I wouldn't have to venture out after the kids
The best meal I had in London was at Mele e Pere (a London trattoria in SOHO), courtesy of my savvy U.K.-based friend and business partner. He's Italian by birth, and much of his family still lives in Italy. His restaurant choice proves he knows the sustenance of his people. It was really special, all around.
Amazing food aside, they had homemade vermouth. I had
I've been on the road for a week and half for work, and, today, on the morning where I finally get to go home, hug my family and sleep in my own bed (wooooo hoooooo!), I woke up feeling incredibly homesick.
I guess a week and a half away with no real family time is my breaking point :).
I just started packing my suitcase
Nineteen years ago, I was 19 years old.
And right about this time, I was at a now defunct nightclub in Media, PA with some friends from my college basketball team. We were meeting up with a bunch of people two of them worked with, including a guy that one of my friends liked. I was just along for the ride. The original plan was to
After my quick run through of Hyde Park Corner, I headed across the street to Hyde Park and took, quite possibly, the shortest stroll possible through this iconic park. I Googled a map of Hyde Park upon my return home, and viewing the map full size on my 13-inch MacBook Pro screen, I covered about a pinky's worth of ground all told. Haha. To give
Before traveling to London, I asked Kenny for some tips since he heads to the UK fairly often for work. One of the things he told me was that 'iced tea' isn't a thing, and that ice in drinks, generally, wasn't hugely popular.
So I said, "If I order a water, they bring me water in the glass, no ice?" He said, "Right." "How about