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Another Salmon dinner :) my tummy is happy!


Look! I’m back on track! Posting today’s photo TODAY! I am very proud of myself! I you should be too ;P. Kidding. A little.

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So for tonight’s salmon dinner, we marinated it in the lemon pepper marinade from Webber. We added lemon juice per the recipe (last time we added water but it was a different marinade.) It turned out super amazing. To go along side I made homemade cole-slaw, and we made a package of trader joe’s frozen Quinoa.  We tossed in a pinch of lemon juice to the Quinoa to help give it a little more flavor. I had a glass of my favorite Rosa Regale Sparkling Italian Wine. Overall I’d have to say this is a pretty good way to end a Monday. I hope everyone else enjoyed their monday too!

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Saturday and Sunday!


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Yesterday Mitchell had to work. He’s a photographer’s assistant, he works for August Smith. So I spent the day at home cleaning and hanging out with Kitten. After work we went out to dinner with Mitchell’s parents. We went to Tokyo in Factoria, so the photo above represents one of the greatest parts about eating at Tokyo… Coffee jello!

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Today we went over and spent time with Mitchell’s parents again. We sat enjoyed some tea and caught up with his wonderful mom. I made grilled cheese sandwiches for us, and we ended the night watching Gilmore Girls. It was a pretty nice and relaxing end to our weekend. :)

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Friday’s photo


Here is yesterday’s photo. It’s not anywhere near good quality but it shows my excitement for being at the park in 40 degree weather while it’s misting rain outside… The kiddos and I spent a couple hours over at Marymoor park playing in the freezing cold. They had fun and thats all that really matters to me. :) This photo was taken off my snapchat — so that also made the quality pretty rough.

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I haven’t taken today’s photo yet, but I’m sure I will soon.. Kitten is sleeping on my foot being all sorts of her usual adorable kitten-ness.

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A little behind…


Sorry I haven’t updated in a couple days, life got a little busy and I was a little lazy. Have no fear though, I’m here with an update!!!

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Wednesday – my photo for Wednesday is a photo of our dinner. Mitchell and I decided to make BLTA’s for dinner one night… except I forgot to buy lettuce — so we bad BTAs. Though it was lacking in lettuce it was pretty darn tasty. — we just added extra avocado. One thing I would change, is the bacon — I bought the lean healthier bacon and it had 0 flavor… It was really disappointing.

Yesterday, we had Breakfast for dinner — I took a photo of it too, but thats not the photo I’m going to use for yesterday’s photo a day.

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I chose this photo to represent yesterday — It’s of my wonderful sweet little miss. She has a summer birthday so her school celebrates her half birthday. Yesterday was her day to celebrate being 4½ and I think she enjoyed it very much. She wore the dress I gave her for Christmas, and they made her a crown and everything. How cute is she?!

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I’ve been using the TimeHop app for a few years now, and it’s fun… though sometimes – like the day after Archie passed away, its tough to look back… (that particular day was very Archie heavy as far as old posts go…) Well today was a wonderful day to look back on. 8 Years ago today I had quite the adventure with a friend of mine. It included the craziest weather day, realizing our umbrellas were not built for windy snow/rain days… going to the Portland City Grill soaking wet, in jeans and concert attire — I still to this day cannot believe they even let us in the door. We ordered Fries and cookies and drew on the (paper) table cloth. This particular night I got peed on by a complete stranger, but best of all, we managed to talk ourselves into being let on stage the next night at the next show.  Good times. Here are some photos from that night:

Gabe from Cobra Starship singing. We were front row, but being front row at a Cobra Starship show wasn't that hard back then :)

Gabe from Cobra Starship singing. We were front row, but being front row at a Cobra Starship show wasn’t that hard back then :)

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Christy and I waiting for the concert to start… This was after the weather calmed down and we were able to fix our hair and makeup in the bathroom. Look at our babyfaces! I was 19, Christy was 22 :)

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This was before the concert, we made friends with these girls, and gave them freshly baked cookies, and coffee in exchange for holding our place in line while we went and bought stuff for the show/ate.

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After the show we snagged Gabe from Cobra Starship. Here he is talking on my phone to a friend. Can we laugh at how dated that phone makes this picture look? This was about the time we convinced him to let us do the snakes on a plane rap on stage. I’d spend the next 20 hours memorizing it word for word… only to promptly forget part of it while we were on stage haha.

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We doodled on the table cloth at the Portland City grill, one of the doodles was the rap from Snakes on a Plane…

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More of our tablecloth doodles… How to draw a Starship and a cobra…

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The view from our table at the Portland City Grill. The Roseland theater below.

Just wait until tomorrow’s timehop… The video of us rapping! hahaha.

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Salmon Dinner


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Part of my adventure to Costco last week was buying Salmon. Mitchell and I both LOVE salmon and hardly ever eat it… so we had talked about buying some for dinners, and I knew my boss always buys the frozen plain salmon each week… so I thought if they like it, it must be pretty tasty! It is! Mitchell marinated it in some marinade I picked up and baked it in the oven. We added some steamed green beans and quinoa (that I paid way too much money for, but it was pre-made and from PCC…) This dinner was so incredibly tasty, and next time I’ll probably make my own quinoa salad-ish thing. Pinterest is loaded with them, I just have to find the right one for us. I’m really bad at sticking to one photo a day by the way… so yet again you get 2 photos.

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Flowers, beautiful flowers everywhere!


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Last Friday I went to Costco and picked up a few necessities… and in the process the little girl I nanny spied the beautiful flowers, so we picked up a bouquet. The tulips above. I always forget how beautiful tulips are, and I think I might try and keep a vase full of flowers in the house this spring because boy do they make me happy. Don’t you love them? They just started opening up, so I thought today was the perfect day to snap a photo of them. Bonus, a photo of EverSoLightly and I bottom right

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I flooped… today you get two photos again… haha… oh well. Today I came home and EverSoLightly brought home a bouquet of flowers for me! How sweet! I love them, and they’re very pretty! I love all the flowers in our home right now! :) Do you have a favorite flower? :D The white roses remind me of the bouquet he bought me last year before I left for my mom’s surgery. I think thats what makes them the most special.

bonus photo, the bouquet that I got last year…

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Lazy sunday evening…


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Today, for the first time since OCTOBER, our friend Thomas came over to hang out. I took a few photos so there is more than just ONE but hey, better than none, right? The photo above is him playing on the WiiU. He’s very amused. I like that I snagged a photo of his smile. It was nice having him here because he is one of the many people that loved Archie too… though we didn’t talk about him at all… like I said earlier, he’s a depressing subject in our lives.

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The photo above is of Kitten sitting on Mitchell’s lap… she has been a little strange the past few days, occasionally I’ll find her looking in Archie’s cage for him… It breaks my heart.

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The photo above is, well, immature… but so very funny and goes well with having Thomas over… He’s bigger butts and I’m butts… I don’t know. It seems weird now haha