Friday, May 27, 2011

meet the most perfect couple

and their getting married next weekend. I can't help but get giddy when thinking about it. Seriously, they are both individually and together perfect.

And just think of the beautiful, big-eyed babies in their future! Perfection.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

a southern belle and her officer

Last week, I made Matt go with me to paint pottery, something I have wanted to do with him for years. It would have been a lot harder for me to get him to do this if I hadn't won a bet. I'm glad I could get it out of my system. Lucky for him, they had something there he enjoyed painting. I think we did a pretty good job and I'll eventually turn them into ornaments.


Monday, May 23, 2011

what we eat is our main, daily concern.

Pinterest gives me visual "goals". The beautiful pictures of things to see, do, make and bake give me the motivation to try new things.

Here are my latest successes:

Brown sugar and balsamic glazed pork tenderloin. Found here.

Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. Found here.

Bacon-wrapped jalapeno chicken bites. Found here.
I also need to highlight the amazing beer bread and chili Matt made last night. Chili found here and bread found here.

 I want it all over again after looking at these pictures.

anniversary celebration

Celebrating anything for us usually means going on road trips. We drove farther south of the Oregon coast to see what we could find. Even though it was supposed to be a sunny/cloudy day, I've learned you can't depend on weather forecasts. I decided I need a wetsuit for whenever we are visiting the ocean, even if I don't get in the water. We were lucky an umbrella magically showed up in the car. Of course, the drive and the coast was beautiful. We ate fresh seafood, Matt micro-managed how many reeses peanut butter cups and pieces of salt water taffy I ate, and our shoes and pants were wet by the end of the trip. It was a memorable, fun day!

Matt was embarassed by my "3 inch" jumps.

yes, you do need to see this many pictures of waterfalls

Oregon is just too green and beautiful. It's hard not to post so many pictures. We stumbled upon Horsetail Falls before reaching the largest waterfall in Oregon, Multnomah falls.

Horsetail falls
Multnomah Falls

day trip along the columbia river

This was the second work trip I have tagged along with Matt.

I'm glad I have the time to be with him as much as possible, but I really need someone to give me a job to fill the time I have because as much as I want to be productive, my productive days are sporadic.

This time we went to The Dalles, OR and drove along both sides of the Columbia River. It was a beautiful drive, but I was getting tired of the trees by the end of it.

Pictures from the Washington side of the Columbia.

 Pictures from the Oregon side of the Columbia.
Main Street in Hood River.
The beautiful necklace Matt got me in Hood River for our anniversary.
Beacon Rock