August 11, 2012

why not?

I'm still in vacation mode even though we arrived home from Central Oregon last night. The demands of everyday life like grocery shopping and cleaning toilets just haven't made themselves a reality in my mind yet, and guess what, I'm okay with that. 

This morning Ryan got up early and played golf with a few other guys from church. I slept in. Why not?

Around 3:00 in the afternoon I decided I wanted to go to this vintage shop that I had been wanting to go to for a really long time. So we did. Why not?

We were in the store for over and hour. We didn't end up getting anything but it was so much fun to look around at everything. Ryan and I kept saying things to each other like "oh we had this growing up" or "I can't believe I let my mom get rid of that!".  

We liked these but they were soooo spendy!!!

I really liked this little guy!

After our vintage outing we went to Por Que No for dinner. I highly recommend the carnitas, very good!

And then, since I was still feeling like I was on vacation I suggested we go to Salt & Straw since apparently it's all the rage in Portland and we had never been. So we did. Why not?

I was really into the the decor. The ice cream was good too, but I'm not too sure it was worth the 30 minute wait in line, although I'm sure the rest of Portland completely disagrees. I just like my dairy free Purely Decadent Chocolate Obsession from Fred Meyer, what can I say?

And then I got a little distracted in a boutique up the street from Salt & Straw, made Ryan hold my ice cream while I tried something on and it started to melt. Oops! 

We arrived home just before 9:00 and I decided that it was just the perfect night for a quick little run (probably because I was feeling so guilty about por que no and ice cream!), so off we went on a 4.5 mile run with our pup. It was perfect, even though I about died because I'm so out of shape from the last week of vacation! I need to get back into this thing!

I know, horrible iPhone photo... it was dark...
And that raps it up for today! It's past 11:30 right now and Ryan is already asleep next to me. But, as I suspected the chocolate ice cream with gooey brownies may never let me rest tonight. I'm wide awake! 

Until next time!


photos from central oregon

Today we leave to go home from our vacation. It's morning and I'm sitting outside.  I love mornings on vacation, breathing in the sweet smell of the juniper trees and the early morning dew ridden grass. Sipping my coffee, closing my eyes and tilting my head heavenward, allowing the sun to warm my pasty white morning face. Listening to the birds chirp and the steady "crack, crack, crack" of an early morning tennis match echo from across the way.  I can hear my sweet husband cleaning up the dishes inside and the neighbor kids making play on the grass next door. 

It's been a good week. Ryan and I spent the last week in Central Oregon. My mom and brother Jacob joined us for the first two nights. It's been too long since we've done this. We had a great time! Here are some photos from our trip!

First stop, Sisters and Three Creeks Brewing for dinner

Driving into Eagle Crest on the first night

Our vacation bracelets

Morning reading time

My mom enjoying the morning sun with Rougie

Lunch time

Our view from the back yard

Steak tacos for dinner

Sitting outside Pronghorn Golf Course


Warming up

We were joined by a thunder and lighting storm for the last few holes

See the crack of lighting!

Smoked salmon salad for dinner after golf at Pronghorn

Morning hike up the butte

We made it to the top

View from the top of the butte

On a walk close to our house in Eagle Crest

Fun day hanging out in Bend

Ryan's Black Butte XXIV at Deschutes Brewery

Such a fun dinner with my cousin Gina and her husband Frank at 10 Barrel!

Paddle boarding on the Deschutes! (thanks Michael & Monica for letting us borrow your boards!)

Pretty sunset!

Now this is what I call a vacation!

Deer on the golf course

Hiking the Deschutes River Trail, probably my favorite part of our trip!

Walking around Drake Park

Yummy chocolate frozen yogurt with strawberries that Ryan got me!

Last night out at O'Kanes

One tired pup

The perfect end to a perfect vacation

All packed up and ready to go home

I will never tire of it's beauty