Lately I’ve been…

  • Finding out what “rain or shine” really means.

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  • House hunting like it’s my job… which it is at this point.
  • Having a blast with a surprise visitor, my brother! (And yes, as many of you commented on Instagram, he is a looker.)

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  • Spending way too much money in Portland restaurants/bars/chocolate shops.

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  • Yelping breweries, cafes and restaurants with indoor child play areas. You guys, Poa Cafe will even serve you a Bloody Mary while your child participates in Spanish Story and Music time! Not that I had one – no, I was with new friends and afraid they wouldn’t ask for a second date if I ordered a drink at 9:30am on a Wednesday.

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  • Making new friends. I have met a few gems! (Thanks to many of you who have connected me to people you know in the area. Thank you!) We recently shared dinner, drinks and young family chaos for six hours with our neighbors across the hall. Six hours! Yeah, we like them. Plus, they’re French! #accentenvy.
  • Hanging with old friends. We have a few in town and their friendship has made this place feel more like home. Old friends in a new town means a whole heck of a lot.

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  • Taking full advantage of the gym in my apartment building. It does not get more convenient than a full gym being 16 floors away.


  • Drinking more wine that usual… and loving every glass.
  • As a daily routine, doing 30 minutes of yoga while dinner cooks and my kids watch TV. It’s kind of my way of not losing my mind… and not going overboard on the aforementioned wine.
  • Exploring the great outdoors with my crew. We made a quick one day trip to the coast and even found some sun!

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  • Exploring the great indoors when it’s raining cats and dogs outside.


  • Reluctantly chatting with transients who are bathing themselves in the bathroom at the mall and singing songs to my children about Lord knows what.
  • Making friends with Mount Hood.

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  • Watching Peaky Blinders. Even though I can only understand about 1/3 of what they’re saying (I’m horrible with accents), I am way into it.
  • Turning 33. Then realizing I was the youngest Fun Fit Friend in our group and doing a little dance in the bathroom. Then taking a selfie of the dance and texting it to those old hags as a way to brag.IMG_2897
  • Driving a Subaru Outback. #Portland
  • Setting the finicky fire alarm in our apartment off on multiple occasions.
  • Intending to write blog posts.

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  • Reply
    02/11/2015 at 5:55 pm

    Love this list! So fun!!!

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    02/11/2015 at 8:21 pm

    I couldn’t love you more friend! This is Janet in case something random shows up. 😉

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