Monday, April 18, 2011

You will remember from a previous post, that Portland's soccer team turned Major League this year. Well... this past Thursday was the season home opener! adidas treated all employees (and their guests!) to a pre-game party in downtown Portland. We had homemade black bean burgers, BBQ and sausages, pasta salad, green Timbers cookies, and Widmer beer. Unfortunately, it rained, and rained, and rained through the entire party, so by the time we got to the game we were soaked!! But, Portland won the game (it was sold out by the way), and we had a blast!

Ross and Jackson at the pre-game party. LOVE the adidas Timbers hoodies we all got!

Amelia and me (the guy behind me with the hoodie over his shoulders is the President of adidas North America. We were SO close!)

The Timbers game!

American Airlines is a big sponsor of the Timbers. Do you like my hat?

Cold and rainy... welcome to Portland!

After a great night Thursday, Amelia and I took a mini road trip to Vancouver, BC. I wish the weather would have a been a little warmer and less cloudy (the story of my life) but from what we could see through the clouds, Vancouver is a BEAUTIFUL city!

Oh and Papa... guess what!?! I met John Wayne!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


It has been almost a month since my last post... It looks like my crazy busy life got the best of me again!

Things are going well here in Portland. The weather is TRYING to turn for the better. Yesterday I saw the sun ALL day... but the forecast is showing high 40s and low 50s and RAIN every day for the next week straight. Cross your fingers that I don't go insane! I have started taking lots of vitamins, predominately a daily dose of Vitamin D- I am hoping that if I can get a little bit of sun rays coming to me from my insides!

On another note... I am not sure if you have heard but I have found myself unexpectedly unemployed. The company I was working for closed last Monday... its a long story and probably not blog-appropriate, but the short version is that as of 4:00 last Monday we were told to pack our personal belongings and leave and now I am job hunting. If you want more details, give me a call. What this means... I am now a "stay at home mom" for Eisley and Henry and have taken on full responsibility of the cooking, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and "child" care all the while JOB HUNTING! Ross is being wonderfully supportive and wants me to take this time to find a career I really like, and to fall in love with Portland. I am trying my best to look at the glass half-full and embracing this new "me time", but we all know I tend to stress and sometimes this side gets the best of me. Please say a little prayer that God opens a great new door to me, and that I open my eyes enough to see it!!! Who knows... maybe I will take this time to get back to work on my novel! :)

In an effort to end the post on a HAPPY note... wedding planning is still going GREAT!