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Weekend Scenes

The Mr. and I went to Reno this past Memorial weekend for a my beautiful friend Elise’s wedding celebration.  It’s was an action packed weekend full of friends and lots of laughter. Here are some of my favorite photos from the festivities.

Happy June to you!  I’m hoping that summer will soon show its sunshiny face in Portland but I hope it’s bringing you warmth and that carefree feeling that comes with the season.

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Weekend Scenes

The weekend was saturated with food and family, it literally flew by.  The clouds were kind enough to stay away and we had the most beautiful spring Saturday, filled with walks, open windows and most of the day light hours spent out-of-doors.  I did devote some time to making two quiches for Easter brunch, using a basic recipe from Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything”, adding my own flavor preferences, sharp cheddar/cayenne and carmelized sweet onion/thyme/sharp cheddar. They turned out super yummy and we even had a few pieces left over for lunch today, to remind us of the weekend, mmmm.

Hope your week is perfectly delicious!

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I’m having focus issues today, which I’m attributing to the  road construction noise,  accompanied by a general overall vibration, that started early this morning outside our place – not the most desired sound or feeling to wake up to.  My computer is also giving me some difficulties so I’m taking it as a sign that today is just one of those days, I shouldn’t force it. I have been daydreaming about spring, spurred by my visit to the farmers market this weekend, and my favorite trees in full blossom. Spring really can’t come soon enough but I do feel it’s right around the corner!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my posts, maybe my computer just needs a nap, like me.  However, I do hope your week is starting out on a good note!

(Photos by Shan/ Whim)

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…The sun’s so hot I almost forgot to come home! It’s amazing what a little sunshine and relaxation can do for the spirit.  Monday I returned from Mexico feeling refreshed and renewed, and sooo thankful that I was able to go to away with the girls for an entire week – a week of laughing, talking and just soaking it all in.  Here’s some of my favorite photos from the trip.

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Happy Friday! This has been a week full of Fridays for me because I’ve been on vacation and lovin’ every minute of it!  We just returned from our mini ski vacation last night and it was really a great time spent with friends, with lots of laughter, good eats and a rewarding tiredness that comes from energy well spent on the mountain.

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Moss

Last weeks lack of focus and low motivation carried over into my weekend, but I took as a sign that I needed to just relax and take a break.  The weather was actually quite nice, (no rain), so I took the opportunity to take some long walks around the neighborhood – one of favorite activities. On my walks I noticed an intensely vibrant green creeping up, around and all over, in every crack and crevice.

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Good Fortune

I made it up to Seattle this past Saturday to see the Picasso Exhibit showing at the SAM and it was a day that I will not soon forget. My friend Anne and I arrived after a three-hour drive from Portland to find an unbelievably, and seriously shocking, long line of fellow procrastinators waiting to get tickets to the exhibit. After standing in line for an hour we were experiencing some major discouragement, with no end in sight, and words were starting to filter through the crowd that slots to view the exhibit were getting later and later, with a possible wait time to purchase tickets up to three hours.  So we stood there trying to decide what our next move should be, assessing the situation, questioning our sanity, should we really wait for three hours with no guarantee that we would get in, and mostly feeling sad that our main goal was being thwarted by crowds and lack of planning.  As we were readying to abandon our slot in line, we were approached by two women, (start angels singing – ahhhhhhh).  They actually wanted to give us their will call tickets because the wait was just too long and they were having a hard time finding a party of just two to give the tickets to.  Anne and I stood there shocked at our good fortune, and that someone would want give their tickets away, but of course we gladly and with gushing appreciation took the tickets.  These women seriously made my weekend, if not my year, and I ‘m so glad we didn’t leave. We were so excited, we ran away to stand in a much shorter line and acquired our entrance to the Picasso exhibit for later in the day.  This left us with some time to kill so we decided to walk around Pike Street Market where the air is exuberant and lively with tourists and locals shopping and enjoying the market place.  Though the day was filled with crowds, lines and uncertainty, it was totally worth every minute.

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