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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

June is a month for the foodies

June is National...

June is one healthy month, huh!? Too bad it's almost over. But not really because thankfully we can enjoy all these great, tasty items all year round (well, maybe not the papaya)! Yay!! And can you believe that June is almost over? The year is half over. Sheesh! We'll be wrapping Christmas presents soon, time is flying so fast.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Fathers Day

Check out what fun we had on Fathers Day:
Here Sam, Dad and I try to take a picture together.

Showing off the new tat (there is a better picture of it on the post below) (by the way, mom doesn't seem to really like it)
"Karl, take the picture already." That's what you get when you ask a photographer to take a simple picture.

Dad, your girls love you! We went to Clays Smokehouse Grill for lunch and it was very delicious! and stand forever on the sidewalk while Karl takes our picture.
hehe, your funny...

After all that fun Sam, Karl, and I headed over to Hawthorne to check out Powells. And of course we had to stop and get some coffee at Peet's and have a photo shoot.
Good times: Aw, we're so cute!
Karl giving us his very insightful words about...well, I can't seem to remember now.
But this is a great picture of Karl because some people think he is a quiet guy...ha...SO NOT true...this picture proves it. :) Love you Karl!
I think you've had enough caffeine for awhile, my friend.
I just love pictures of my sister laughing, she's so stinkin adorable.
<And there is my new hair. Like it?
I thought it was time to try something new, something
a bit darker and with a little red (to add some sass!).

Today, June 26th, is National Chocolate Pudding Day.
Click the pictures for yum-tastic recipe's

Doesn't this chocolate pudding cake look absolutely AMAZING?!

Bittersweet chocolate pudding

And lastly, Malt and Chocolate pudding.

Some thoughts and lots of pictures

First, today, June 25Th, is National Strawberry Parfait Day. Click the pictures to find some great recipe's. AAAAND when you decide to eat some delicious strawberries and you live in Portland (or even if you don't) the best place to get your local strawberries (because they are the best in Oregon and DO NOT even try to refute that because I am right on this) is the little stand on the corner of Glisan and 242ND, right by the Cherry Park Safeway. They are the best price around and their berries are SO VERY DELICIOUS!!! Also, if you are ever at McDonald's, you should try their little parfait. It's super good and quite cheap, can't beat that. :)

I found a new TV show to keep me company during the summer months. It's on Lifetime (not a channel I usually turn to for my entertainment) but this show is fabulous. It's called Army Wives and it is actually written, directed, and acted surprisingly well. If you don't have cable I believe you can watch the episodes online at the website above. It's on Sunday nights at 10pm (yes, I tape it).

Now time for some pictures:

Sam's new tat. I love it! (I want one!!)

the sisters walking to our doom (straight up that hill in front of us)

Sam hiking up the hill (HAHAHAHA, hill...YEAH RIGHT! more like a freakin mountain)
Karl, Sam and I on that oh so treacherous hike (those smiles didn't last long when we, and by we I mean Sam and I, realized we were going to have to go straight back down the way we had come straight up). Do not going hiking at The Ranch in Washington, across from the Dallas. it sucks! no switch-backing, just up...up...up...up...and snakes. Need I say more?

Me, Tiffany, and Jenny at Tiff's bridal shower. Jenny and I did a good job of embarrassing that girl, it was fun. :) Hmmm, which one of these girls has seen the light of the bulb recently? I really should never be next to Jenny in a picture, I pretty much look like a ghost.

Ooooh, "little" David (Rachel's youngest brother) at his graduation. I remember when he was in first grade, maybe even younger than that. He was so small and cute. Now he's so big and cute. And off being in a really big play somewhere in the Midwest. So proud of you David!! Love you!!

Good times! Love you all and God bless!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

hikin' and hangin' with the sibs

Yesterday was such a beautiful day that Sam, Karl, and I went on a hike up to Angels Rest and then headed back into town for some good grub at Edgefield. A fun time was had by all and I think my sister and I were able to solve the worlds problems just on the way up to the top.
Here we are at the peak of Angels Rest...resting, sticky and stinky (that's why we are trying so hard not to touch)
Here is Karl making his very Karl-esque face that says, "What? I didn't say anything."
And here is Sam, probably laughing at me like she usually does.
Here you can see why she's laughing, just look at those freakin' huge glasses on my small face. I look like a bug. Oh well, I still like them. :) I mean, they were only 3 bucks at H&M, you can't beat a deal like that.

I just love Oregon, it is the best state, I don't care what anyone else thinks. :)

Friday, June 1, 2007

I asked for the large

Something we did (several times, actually) while down in California was visit the cute little French coffee shop that Liz works at, La Boulange.

It is a very authentic feeling bakery with very mouth watering pasteries, breads and other tasty treats. One of their trademarks (well, maybe they wouldn't quite call it that, but that is what I'm calling it) is that they serve their large coffee's in bowls, which is how it is done in Europe apparently. Well, since coffee was pretty much the drink of choice on our trip (we drank more of that stuff than I can even count) and not to miss out on anything, of course Beks and I had to order their large drinks so we could get the whole La Boulange experience.

Here are a few pictures of the yummy breakfasts we enjoyed on Saturday morning. Beks and Liz had their french toast with fresh fruit and I had some sort of yummy egg/cheese/veggie goodness with a salad (weird, I know, but I promise I didn't request it that way), and a slice of their very delightful peasant bread. If you are ever in San Fransisco, look one of these up, you will not be disappointed.

If you want to hear more about our trip and see other pictures check out Beks blog. She is a much better story teller than I am and you might even get a chuckle at someone's expense. :) Oh, and check out Liz's blog, they has some great pictures on there too.

I have to say again that I had an absolute blast on this little California excursion of ours. I had the best time traveling with Beks, especially on that last LOOOOONG stretch from Eugene to Portland. We were laughing at honestly the stupidest things, I'm sure the other drivers thought we were crazy (well, they were actually the crazy ones and getting in our way and going slow, NOT allowed when you are trying to get home after a 10 hour drive). I also absolutely loved hanging with Liz and Josh. They were so much fun, laid back, very easy going and quite hilarious and entertaining. They were kind enough to let us use their bed while they slept on the pull out couch (those might have come a long way but it can't compare to their super comfy, cozy bed). Liz also showed off her mad cooking skills by making us a fajita dinner Friday night (she even bought wheat tortilla's) and then the "breakfast of champions" Sunday morning (pancakes with chocolate chips, where she even made wheat thoughtful). They even put up with showing us around and walking ALL (and I do mean all) over the city.THANK YOU SO MUCH JOSH AND LIZ!! You guys are amazing and I can't wait to hang out with you again.