Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm so bad about updating this :/

I wait too long then I have a million pictures/things to talk about.

LAST weekend Blaine's mom had a BBQ at her new house. We played horse shoes, bocce ball and had delicious food! It was a nice small gathering with just Blaine and I, Blaine's sister Enjelle and her boyfriend Ryan and Blaine's mom and husband Norman.

(I look confused. Maybe sad that I stink at bocce ball?)

Horse shoes. Look at that stance!

We also tried the beach again! We haven't been to the same beach twice since I've been out here. We also noticed that we've been going to the beach about every two weeks. This trip was much more successful than our last trip.

It was a beautiful day on the beach but looking out over the water it looked kind of stormy. Good news was that it wasn't too crowded and it was the perfect temperature. Although we would have liked the water to have been a little warmer so we could have swam. Like that's even going to happen up here!

This time we went to Seaside beach in Oregon. They have lots of little tourist shops, candy shops and restaurants along with arcades, bump cars/boats. Before we left we got a bag of salt water taffy and warm caramel corn. They even have a tiny aquarium on the beach where you can feed the sea lions. We fed them three times :)

On the way home we hit a major traffic jam. We ended up going 5mph for about 2 hours in the windy Oregon hills. At least it was a pretty night!

This past weekend we didn't do much. Just the normal boring grocery shopping and getting things done around the house weekend. We did however go to downtown Portland Saturday night to go to Voodoo Doughnut. You might have seen it on the travel channel and food network.

They have some pretty crazy (and delicious!) doughnuts but I don't even want to know how many calories they are! We waited in line for over an hour but it was totally worth it! When we got in line we planned on getting one doughnut each but after we stood in line for that long we decided that we were getting a dozen!
On Sunday the library had a book sale and we got 6 books for $2. Well it was $2 for a whole bag but by the time we got there the sale was extremely picked over and that's all that we could find that we wanted. Blaine got a book on a certification that he can get for work and I got several craft books. Wreath making, interior decorating and some quilting/sewing books. Even if I don't end up using my craft books, $2 for Blaine's book is a steal because it's a text book that retails for $60!

We went to a mall in Oregon last week that we don't normally go to to get Blaine some new shoes. As we were looking for a parking spot I was listing all the stores/restaurants that this mall has that I could see and that's when I saw it. They have a Noodles and Company!! I was so excited! We had already had dinner but we went and got big rice krispie treats! Now only if Washington/Oregon had a closer Chilis, Potbelly, Cracker Barrel, Waffle House and Streak n Shake!!

An update wouldn't be complete without mentioning the cats.

Simon likes to lay in any box/bag we bring home. He even tried to lay in Blaine's new shoes box buuuut he didn't really fit. He also didn't really fit into this smallish paper bag.

Lily doesn't really scratch on things (besides my flower chair grrr) but she uses her claws a lot like when she stretches, when she jumps onto/off the furniture etc. So Lily gets Soft Paws nail caps! I think they look cute and they work great but they are NOT easy to put on her! She doesn't like her paws touched so Blaine holds her and feeds her treats while I quickly put them on.

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