Nothing says welcome Fall like a festival of Apples

I have never been the biggest fan of apples..that is until this Saturday when we joined some friends at the Apple festival held at the Portland Nursery. All apples 99c/lb and a bunch of fun activities. We started off painting a tiny free pumpkin while sitting on a bale of hay and some face painting….

Trails with toddler #1

Mini-me and I got almost matching hiking shoes and were all ready for the fall adventures ahead  Lots of snacks, rain jackets, Water bottles, and lots of patience we visited Mount Tabor.  Their easiest most kid-friendly trail is only 1 mile and not steep. So off we went..2 minutes into the trail she got hungry…

And this time we travelled by train

We took a trip vancouver to visit my parents but this time we took Amtrak (train and bus combo). I wasn’t worried about Sophia during the 8 hour ride and sure enough it went perfectly.  It totally helped that we took  business class for the 8 hour trip ­čÖé  Fun fact: Portland station has a…

Multnomah Falls for family explore day 

The first of many Oregon nature adventures. Some new friends met us at the Multnomah Falls just a 30min trip from Portland center. Boy was it a fun day  There are several waterfalls along the way but this had a well paced hike  Sophia got carried part of the way then decided she is a…

My new boss/coworker is pretty awesome 

My boss waits till 830 to wake me up in the morning and she gives me hugs and doesn’t sit on my head like so She is pretty easy going about late morning work  She eats pretty funny too..is there something in your teeth? She is a leader in team-building activities And most importantly she…

When sister sister came to town

Oh what fun we had Just outside pine street biscuits..which I so highly recommend  Delicious ice cream  Biking around downtown waterfront park..uphill in a 4-seater cycle carriage because we are crazy  Tried so many food trucks  Did I mention silliness..it drizzled for a second then out came the sun See you soon again sister sister..We…

Settling in and toddlers

It’s been almost two weeks since we moved here and we have just one handful of boxes to unpack..mainly because we have less space  Today’s adventure was finding a dresser for the master bedroom. Let me just say I had planned to leave by 10am…12:30pm we are on our way We jumped in puddles and…

Apparently the Oregon Symphony have a free annual performance at waterfront park and you better believe we would show up  They had some mandatory food trucks  Coffee  Lebanese food…yum  I can so get used to this life 

New to town again

And here we are, starting back up in a new place. Portland, I hope you treat us kindly from the start. So here is the deal.  Z is done training and starts his big Doctor job at Oregon Health Science University. I’m teaching online courses part time from home Sophia is going to have an…

White Rock, Black Sand by Clint Westwood 

Totally mom joke I know..anyways.  We went to crescent beach with this little stinker. White Rock to me looks like the French Riviera with beautiful houses over looking the pacific coast. Someday I’m going to live here. Photo above from Sutton Realty (I definitely do not have such good photo taking skills) She is still…