Last weekend Zach’s sister Nathalie and her husband Bil and daughter Josie came to town to have a look around and do a bit of work. On Saturday we had the most delicious dinner at Autentica on Killingsworth. Black bean flat bread and salsa, queso fundido, tomato salad with avocado and cotija, and pulled pork tostadas. It could possibly have been that we were in the middle of the move and the only other things I’d eaten all week were bagels and pizza, but I think it was actually just amazing food.
On Sunday we took Josie over to our new neighborhood park where she went down every slide available, played on the merry-go-round, swung in both the “baby” and “big girl” swings, and generally ran amok.
And on Monday it was my turn to hang with Josie – just the ladies – while mommy and daddy went to a work meeting. We napped, jumped on the bed, got ourselves dressed, played with Pete and Gibson, went to New Seasons and made dinner. She even requested extra kisses from Sarah before bedtime. Good times had by all, I think!
Possibly my new favorite blog of all time. So true.
Overheard in PDX.
As many of you know, Zach and I are taking our first real vacation at the end of this month. And this week I took my first steps toward getting ready (semi-successful Alli diet aside). These arrived on my doorstep today:
And they’re going to look fabulous with this, which also arrived today:
These don’t have a specific outfit partner, yet, but they arrived too and they’re SO cute!
Starting to get excited! Even if I’m sea-sick the whole time, at least I know I’ll look good!
Morning conversation –
Z: Did you see my big new toothbrush?
S: I did! But you just got a new toothbrush at Christmas…
Z: Sometimes I like to treat myself.
S: Well, I know that about you, but usually you go bigger than a toothbrush.
Z: Times are tough.
Two things that are making me happy right now… my pretty tulips and my new orchid! They’re like a little bit of springtime right in my house.
I got my business cards today so I am officially Director of Client Services at Creative Company. Or, if you prefer, you can call me The Brand Weaver – a shout out to all of my knitting and fiber friends and everyone who believes in integrated branding and marketing.
I just made my first Etsy Treasury! Treasuries are an opportunity for Etsy users to put together a collection of their favorite goodies. I titled mine Winter Grey and featured items that, even though they’re grey in color, feel bright on a cold winter day. I think it turned out great… I would be happy to take one of everything. And, if I win the lottery someday, I think I WILL take one of everything! Beautiful things on Etsy…