Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

I found this on the website and had to share it. It reminded me what Easter is really all about. So, get out your tissues - if you are like me - and enjoy!

Monday, April 06, 2009


It's been forever since we've been back from Portland, but since I kind of use this as a journal, I'm going to talk about our fun time.

Just an aside...I'm sitting hear listen to basketball (tonight is the final NCAA game), and the roofers pounding away up there. It's not a very relaxing night. I am looking forward to being done with basketball (sorry Brent) and the roof. Woho!

Portland can pretty much be summed up with ...
shopping ....

basketball ....

shopping ....

good food ....

shopping ....

Wicked ....

shopping ....

Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Court and I had a lot of fun shopping and shopping and shopping. We shopped until we plain old dropped on Thursday. Court found some cute clothes and shoes. At first all I could find were ties for Brent, but then I found some super cute shirts, so it wasn't a shut-out. I like being able to shop with someone who doesn't say, "I don't care" .... "Yeah, it's ok" ... "Whatever" ... you get the idea.

Friday was a trip to the Portland Temple.
It's a pretty temple. I couldn't figure out why it didn't look the way I remembered it, until I realize that when we were there the last time, there were leaves on the trees. That really makes a difference. There were A LOT of brides all over the place. I didn't understand why, but Court and Brad, who were celebrating their anniversary that day, reminded me that it was Spring Break. Oh yeah...that's why.
Too cute! Court found that shirt and coat on our fun shopping day. Don't you like her hair curly? I do, but I could be a little curly-hair-biased.
I got this shirt on our shopping day. Good times!
And just to show that we were all there at the same time, the obligatory scrunch picture. Good thing Court's so much taller than me.

Then, it was time to feel a little Wicked. I was so excited that we could get tickets. We just happened to be there when it was there as well. Pretty exciting.

Here we are ready to go. Brent's tie is new and so is my scarf. I got two compliments from strangers on my scarf, so that makes me think it's a keeper.

We haven't been to a musical for a long time so I was exciting. I've heard nothing but good things about Wicked and, believe me, it did NOT disappoint. The music is even better now that I know what the story is all about. Too great!

Once we were done with Wicked, we were all a little hungry, so we went to happy hour at the restaurant in the hotel. That was the first time I've ever been in a bar and also the first time that I was carded. It was an interesting experience. Especially when we started the day out in the temple. They didn't seem to mind that all we ordered were sodas. The food was actually really good. The company wasn't that bad either.

I kept trying to decide if I should mention that not all of us were carded. I don't think I'll embarrass him by saying who it was, but it gave us a good laugh. Sorry. :) I'm just glad that my white hair had just been dyed, or else it would have been two people.

Saturday was more shopping, an amazingly wonderful carmel apple (can you really call it a carmel apple when there is more chocolate than carmel?), a movie (He's Just Not That Into You - not bad), and a long drive home.

We had a lot of fun. I know Brent really loves going to basketball, and has fun with the company. And I enjoyed having time to be with Court and just do what we wanted to do. It was kind of weird not having the kids around. I like it both ways ... it's nice having a friend like that.

Ok, that's about it. The roofers seem to be packing up for the night. The basketball game seems to be a blow out - we'll see. Have a great night!