Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm an aunt!!!!

I became an aunt on Thursday!!!!
My brother Tristan, and his wife Jackie
had a beautiful little girl, Fiona Mae Cross
but they live in Florida, which means that
I need to plan my trip very soon.
You guys can check out pictures by
stalking them on their blog!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mini Oregon Road Trip

We live in a beautiful state!
I forget sometimes......
We took the long way home the other day and went up the
old Columbia River Hwy.
We stopped at the Vista House at Crowne Point
Beautiful views of the Columbia River!!
A few miles later, we came across Multnomah Falls
I'm ashamed to say it's the first time I've seen
these beautiful falls!!
One of the view points we stopped at
The Columbia River area is so pretty!
Thanks for driving me around Jimmy!!
We decided that Oregon has so many amazing places to see
and we need to check those all off before we start adventuring

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My day with Glenda!

I got to spend a lovely day with my mother-in-law! We set out
with a purpose, but I can't for the life of me, remember what it was.
We got so sidetracked by everything we came across, starting with
this cute little vineyard that we happened upon.  I mean, we had to stop!!

I know it's looking a bit like I've got a lazy eye but I swear,
we only had one taste of wine!!

Cardwell Hill Vineyard, outside of Philomath. Yummy wine!

King's Valley Farmer's Market....pretty amazing!
I'm starting to feel a little like a tourist, stopping at
every point to take a picture.  We had to document our strange,
yet fun day!

A nice little bluegrass band played music while we picked through
the homemade scones and fresh fruits and vegetables

Um....the day got weirder and weirder. We came upon an old cemetery
build in 1859 and it was actually cool to walk around and read the
different headstones.....don't judge me!

Since we were in the neighborhood, we decided to stop off at the
annual Shrewsbury Faire, a medeival festival where everyone dresses
the part and talks in old English!

They even had a castle! We decided to go and see what it was
about and despite the Shrewsbury Faire's appeal, we decided not to stay:)

You guys all need to read this! They take their medeival (sp)
festivals very seriously!!

We got home and went to work in the kitchen for
our dinner party.

Yummy! Homemade pesto!!

We ended the night with the couple staying in Glenda and Jim's cottage.
They've become good friends of the Roes while they're vacationing
from their home in Malawi.  They have the cutest little daughter,
Mada (short for Madalina: "blessing" in Swahili)
The whole gang, Mandi included

Look how freaking cute this family is!!!!

Such a happy kid!
I had a hard time not taking her home with me!
Look at her!!!!!
All in all, it was a great day!
Goodnight world!