Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Settling In

What an insane weekend! Portland is lovely so far. Ask me again in February though.

Our apartment is cute and in a neat part of town called South Waterfront. There are a bunch of shops and restaurants on street level. There's also a nice park with a splash pad. We've been going out for dinner almost every night. My favorite so far was a Vietnamese place called Bambuza. Liam got a kick out of me feeding him with chop sticks. 

We wasted no time finding the Portland Temple our first day here. They have tours of the grounds during the summers so we're planning to go on Sunday for a proper exploration and photos instead of just a drive by.

Our realtor drove us around the areas in which we think we want to buy a home. The kids have spent a lot of time in the car lately. They are great most of the time, especially when sleeping!

I'll have a 6 month update on Rosie as soon as I upload the pictures from my camera. I'm also doing a real house hunting trip tomorrow morning. Wish me luck! 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Liam has gotten so funny with his huge vocabulary. Last night he was playing on my computer.  When I asked him what he was doing he replied, "I'm trying to find a video of me on YouTube. Can you find a video of me when I was a baby, mama?"

I have no idea how he knows what YouTube is.

We went to a story and music time at the local library today. Liam went crazy for the bubble machine the storyteller used. He had a small fit as we were leaving and asked for more bubbles.  After asking a few times he got frustrated that I didn't give him any bubbles so he said, "Do you see my hands? They are empty. I need some bubbles in them." Can you believe a two year old said that?

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Keeping It Weird

A few months ago, I sat down to write out Rosalyn's birth story. It was, and still is, too hard to process. As a consequence, I took a long break from blogging. We recently made the decision to move across the country to Portland, Oregon. A few people have suggested that I start blogging again so here I am. On an airplane. With 9 pieces of luggage, 2 car seats, a double stroller and the 3 people I love most in the world, about to land in a city and state I have never before set foot and in which I know not a soul. Wish me luck, bloglandia.