Category Archives: Portland

Seven Minutes.

I have seven free minutes this Saturday morning, as I sit at my computer and drink tea while Dot watches Sprout (a rare occurrence, indeed, I don’t even know the channel number!) and the other two sleep. I’ve thrown some … Continue reading

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Winter in the Pacific Northwest.

Around here, it’s the hardest time of year Waking up, the days are even gone The collar of my coat Lord help me, cannot help the cold The raindrops sting my eyes I keep them closed. Lyrics from “Before it … Continue reading

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2011: The Year in Review.

This holiday season I spent the better part of a week custom designing calendars for some of our family as gifts. I also did photo books for each girl. That amounts to a lot of time spent sifting through photos … Continue reading

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December Thanks: Re-cap and People Edition.

I knew last month when I set out to pay homage to 25 Things I’m Thankful For in less than thirty days it was a rather tall order. To then take into consideration the timing of the academic term, the … Continue reading

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Dependable, Quality Childcare.

Without help (paid or otherwise) with our girls, our world would stop. I would not be in school. I would not be the best mom I could be. Without good childcare, I would not be able to breeze through my … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon: Put A Bird On It

I love Portland. I love that I grew up here. I love that I’m raising my kids here. I love that it’s weird. I love the small town-big city vibe. I love the people. I love the local businesses. I … Continue reading

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Four Oregon Seasons.

It seems each year I am more appreciative of the ebb and flow seasons give to life. I couldn’t imagine living somewhere without green, without color, without change, without rain. I am an Oregonian born and bred. My lineage in … Continue reading

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Back to the Pumpkin Patch [Liepold Farms]

File this under “freak out of the day.” Me at the pumpkin patch* last October (roughly 34 weeks pregnant) and a year later with 10.5 month M&M. Oy, the difference a year makes! *We’ve been going to Liepold Farms for … Continue reading

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Flexibility (as a family, through this transition).

Any brewing post ideas I ever have are long and involved. Or at least beyond the 5-10 consecutive free minutes I have had the past two weeks. And no, I am not exaggerating. With classes beginning next week I know … Continue reading

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Through the iPhone: The last Sunday of summer.

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