Oh, the Places I’ve Been!


Portland Aerial Tram

view from the ‚Äúflying car,‚ÄĚ @PortlandTram. my sister‚Äôs photo.

Yes, I’ve been away. ¬†I got to visit all the best places and people. ¬†I got to meet my brand new nephew and hang out with my 2-year-old prot√©g√©. It was fabulous. I can’t wait to tell you about it!

grandmass birthplace

grandma’s birthplace


orchard in grandma’s hometown

Oh, the People I’ve Seen!


my favorite tiny princess fingers and toes

I had such high hopes. ¬†So many plans and ideas. I was going to bring you with me on this journey. ¬†So what happened? ¬†Well, I DID do most of the things I had set out to do on this trip, and I photographed all of it. ¬†But it AMAZES ME how completely impossible it is to sit down for some peace and quiet with a laptop when toddlers and babies are in the house. ¬†It also amazes me how COMPLETELY SAPPED of energy a person is at the end of a day with said little people. When I nannied and babysat¬†as a teenager I had¬†hours of boredom even after cleaning, finishing my homework, and watching a few episodes on Food Network. ¬†What happened? ¬†And how do parents do this full-time? ¬†Oh, did I mention that I was the third¬†adult in this house? ¬†I feel like an incredibly inferior human right about now. Maybe 30 really does mean something…


grandma’s neighborhood bunny


…and the¬†brand new baby¬†prince!

Oh, the Things I’ve Discovered!

fancy sugar for your coffee?

fancy sugar for your coffee anyone?

cactus flower

daddy’s cactus flower







Not to worry.  All of the recipes and posts I dreamed up will be coming your way very shortly!


The old and the new… can you guess which is which?