Custom (and self) painted cars are not infrequent in Portland. This one bears a nice, friendly reminder for all fellow citizens. :)
If today's liquid lunch is any indication of how this week's business trip is going to go, well, color me amused, and kind of disgusted. (And, no, not that kind of liquid lunch, just a caffeine-laden calorie fest to hold me over four hours until I can grab some linner in Atlanta before my next leg.)
The only thing funnier than this picture was
Oh, momming. It's the most awesomely hard, yet amazing job there is. It's this incredible journey that I am finding is full of joy, fun and promise, and yet, can sometimes be an unwelcome trip down memory lane.
When I first became a mom with Gavin, and then again with Grace, I remember holding them as newborns and being so filled with love. I remember
Well, 2014 has come in like a lion. My word.
Work has never been busier. Millions of deadlines and millions of trips so far. And it's only February. Home life is busy, too, but that's all good. We're getting to that stage of parenting where each child has their own set of activities / friends / parties, etc., so we're running all over the place.
Have you ever had one of those trips where you knew you were doomed from the moment you booked it? I had that trip this week. Yes, it's only Wednesday, but I had my most unbelievably crazy business trip to date. And I ain't no spring chicken - I've been traveling for work a solid 15 years now.
I'll set the scene with this: I started
When it comes to mobile phone use, no where is sacred.
Here's how I know:
I listened to a mom have an entire conversation with each and every member of her family from the stall in the women's room at Portland International Airport (PDX) today.
This was after I had to navigate around a woman who was leaning up against the bathroom wall
Grace is slightly obsessed with the movie Frozen. She sings the songs constantly (sometimes backing her sweet voice with some strums on her guitar). (No, she has no idea how to play guitar, but that's all part of the fun. Haha.)
Last night, she asked me if she could wear "Elsa hair" to school today. Nope. Not a wig. She wanted me to, you know, "puff it
With another few inches of Portland snow coming over night, iced coffee was easy this morning. ;)
[caption id="attachment_3486" align="alignleft" width="300"] Easy iced coffee in the Portland snow[/caption]
The Portland-area weather folks did not disappoint - it totally snowed! And it was the most powder-y, fluffy snow I have ever seen.
We're expected to get a few more snow showers tonight and tomorrow - and they've already called off school for the kids. (Gavin was excited, Grace was not. She told me she wishes she could "do both, like go to school for
Do you know what that is?
Yes, yes, our messy, neglected winter backyard that hints of spring what with the plants, sneakers, toys and gardening paraphenalia lying around. But it's starting to get covered in snow - like real live snow that won't melt in five minutes.
We're having our first official Portland snow storm since we moved here! Woo hoo!
And by snowstorm, I