Four years ago today, I started this blog. It's been a fun 'side project' - you know, something to occasionally fill some spare minutes between working, momming, being a wife, playing chauffeur, running a household, etc., etc. Haha. (OK, OK. I actually just do it to avoid cleaning.)
In all seriousness, if you're reading this - thank you. It means a lot that you take
We're looking forward to an awesome Thanksgiving meal with our neighbors later today. It was so nice of them to include the transplants (that's us!) in their annual tradition.
We were put in charge of pies.
I have no idea where to buy pies in Portland since I've only made one Thanksgiving meal since we've moved here, and I think I made my pies from
"Breakfast" in Portland - who wouldn't want to live here? ;)
I saw this little gem at the food store (Philadelphia vernacular) / grocery store (Portland vernacular) over the weekend.
Custom (and self) painted cars are not infrequent in Portland. This one bears a nice, friendly reminder for all fellow citizens. :)
A little over two years ago, we moved to this cool town, for an amazing company with which Kenny saw a bright and promising future.
I wish I had seen this video before we moved - I would have been super pumped (instead of pumped and nervous - haha.) about the uncertain journey that was unfurling ahead.
With two+ years at Nike HQ under his
No lie. This was posted on the Community Bulletin Board in my local supermarket yesterday. I read it when I went past, then doubled back to make sure I read it right, and that it did, in fact, say 'mini-goat'.
And people are so nice here that this lovely dog-walking citizen took it home to care for it until its owner is found.
This happened. Drove right by us on Barnes Road.
Gavin remarked that it looked like the bus from Scooby-Doo. Sort of. But it's more like a super-fan or funny guy who painted his VW bus that way. Maybe he farms himself out as Shaggy and does kids birthday parties?
Anyway...I present to you Portland's version of The Mystery Bus:
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PDX and American Airlines are running a Summer Splash promotion where one lucky traveler will win a $1,000 travel certificate. As part of the on-site activities, the PDX Starbucks was doing a "blend your own frappucino" thing.
We happened by on our way to baggage claim last week.
And you knew this would happen, right?
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Needless to say, the kids and
During the 35 years I lived in Philadelphia, I don't think I ever saw the Emergency Alert System (or Emergency Broadcast System) used outside of the standard, regularly-scheduled testing.
You know the one: three crackly electronic beeps (that's the official term) followed by the 1050Hz sound, and then a robot-esque voice stating whether it's a test or sharing details on what the the actual emergency
There's a world of difference between PHL and PDX.
I love flying through PDX - TSA lines move quickly, it's easy to get around and folks are friendly! I wasn't surprised to find PDX on this list of America's fastest airports. (Yet another reason for Philadelphia family and friends to plan a visit. What? A fast airport experience on the way home isn't enough to