Weekend In Review
a day late, but what the heck...

We had a nice relaxing weekend.
I have a ton of pictures below to prove it.

What was my favorite thing about it? you ask...

Chris's belated birthday present arrived! (his b-day was April 1st)
It was well worth the wait. Nan Lawson did a custom family portrait
and Chris was so surprised! Isn't it SO cute?!

Saturday started out with Chris running a bazillion miles. He is running a half marathon this summer and the Portland marathon in October. Needless to say, his shoes REEK. I've heard that the only thing that really kills the stinky bacteria is a freezer.


Don't worry, they are bagged up.

It took the stank out too!

After getting ready, we walked down to Stumptown and got some coffee, then we went to the farmers market, which is the biggest one in Portland and it's only 2 blocks up from the Ladd! We are spoiled living downtown.

We go up to the farmers market every weekend. We also get a macaron to share every weekend. Have you tried these yet?

Amazing. That's all I have to say. I'm going to attempt to make them soon.

After the farmers market, we went back home and relaxed before church.
(we go to the saturday night service)

Sunday, Chris had the fun idea to go on a hike through Forest Park. It's the largest park within city limits in the U.S. and it's only a few miles from us, yet I had never been there.

So beautiful. God is real...if you don't believe it, go on a hike!

I have been wanting to make some terrariums,
so I gathered moss and sticks and Chris got to carry them.

Bennett with fungus:
Bennett with a giant slug:
He fell asleep about halfway through. This little man can sleep through anything!
It's a pretty good workout to hike with 20 lbs. attached to your front. :)
Then we went to the park so Bennett could experience his first swing and slide.
He wanted to hold on for dear life...

I love how he was holding on here:

He is always sticking his tongue out...

While we were at the park, we saw a couple that had been on House Hunters. Chris didn't know what I was doing but I was being a creepy stalker and took a picture of them. I'm so sneaky.

And that was our weekend. Off to get my workout in!


  1. Sarah on May 4, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Ok, so many great things packed into your weekend! The portrait is awesome and I am definitely going to steal that freezer trick for Ian's shoes : ) Those pictures of Bennett are soooo cute and funny! Makes me want a little one to take to the park and on hikes. I can't believe you saw people from house hunters!!!! So sneaky! I always take pictures like that when I see interesting people.

  2. Sarah on May 5, 2010 at 12:40 AM

    Busy weekend for your family but it looks like fun was had by all.
    Great idea for the stinky shoes, and good luck to your husband on his half marathon. This past weekend, I went and cheered on my bro in law at a triathalon and it was crazy.. I am new to your blog and I am enjoying it! Thanks.

  3. Amanda on May 5, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    good thing you have NOTHING in your freezer besides shoes! i could never fit shoes in mine. you have inspired me to clean it out.

    ps can we hang out soooooon?




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