Sunday, November 29, 2009

Photobooth Fun

If I was a rapper, this would be my stance:
Here are just some fun pictures:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pajama Sale

This morning Kathy and I went to Twisted for their Pajama Jammy Jam- 20% for wearing pajamas! I don't have much for official pj's so I just wore some tights with shorts and a top... I felt silly looking like I had nothing on under my jacket.

But as you can see, I had pj's on.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We went to Kathy's brother Frank's house for Thanksgiving dinner... talk about a big family! Frank has four sons and seven grandkids (two weren't there). Here is the newest grandchild:

Here we are getting ready to sit down and eat.
Now for my new you can see, only one of us was ready to be in a picture.
Here we are again.
And here I am reading a book to Emma.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wild Arts

Saturday we went to the Wild Arts Festival which was a special event put on by the Audubon Society of Portland. It was held at this neat building below.

Inside there were these neat birds hanging from the balconies.

Here's a look down onto the second floor of the Festival, there were many artisans there selling everything from inexpensive art to cards to sculptures to books.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Potato Champion

Last nigh we went to Potato Champion for some fries. The plan was to get some to have on the side with some other food... but as you'll see, we ended up with a lot more food than we had planned.

I ordered a "small cone" which is just fries with a side "fancy" condiment, for which I chose the Rosemary Truffle Ketchup. (which I actually didn't end up trying, but Kathy did and said it was very spicy)

Kathy and Peter decided to be big shots and each ordered a "Double Poutine". This is a ridiculous amount of french fries smothered in cheese curds and Potato Champion's homemade gravy.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Goodwill OUTLET

That's right an outlet. This place was amazing. All clothing purchases are priced per pound, paperback books are 25 cents, hardcover books are 50 cents, and furniture is wicked cheap too. The store is located in a pretty good-sized warehouse building and considering the merchandise and clientele, it didn't smell that bad either! All together I spent $3.18, here are my purchases:

A nice new scarf, it's very soft!

A new purse (I got it for Amelia and then decided I wanted it).

A shirt/dress type of top.

This never-been-used coloring book! Check out the pictures of some of the pages!

Now for something I didn't buy... this dresser which a child (or perhaps a group of children?) had covered in faces he/she(/they) had drawn.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Red, White, and Blue Store

Yesterday Kathy, her friend Ellen, and I went to the Red, White, and Blue Store... a giant thrift store whose sales benefit veterans. Here are my purchases:

4 Necklaces, all 1 dollar:

A fancy grandma-style purse! Just perfect for me.

Yeah that's right, Cole Haan... all I know is that I googled Cole Haan and their bags cost like 300 bucks, so I'd say I made a good investment for $20...good quality, waterproof, and zippers... a big step up from my red canvas bag!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Here are our beautiful pumpkins:Kathy decided to carve hers like theater faces (happy & sad):
I went with a leafy vine theme:
Here they are!

Up next is the pumpkin I carved with Stacie and George. I decided to go with the scariest time in history them AKA when meteors killed off the dinosaurs. I also decided to put a nice palm tree on the back. You'll see I've also put 2 meteors, a brontosaurus, a pterodactyl, and a tyrannosaurus rex.

Here are all of our pumpkins together:
And here are Stacie and I.