happy new year!!

Our midnight toast!

2011 is gonna be an AMAZING year!!


Quote of the day…

“Open your eyes to the beauty around you,

Open your mind to the wonders of life,

Open your heart to those who love you,

and always be true to yourself.”

-Donna Davis

(pic via http://www.rocbike.com/tag/rain/)

As I sit here taking a break from packing I saw this quote in an old calendar I have and it hit home. It is also stormy and rainy out… I hate to be out in the rain, but I do love listening to it with all the windows open.. so relaxing.


We started xmas the weekend of the 17th with a trip to olympia/seattle to see shaun’s dad’s side of the family! It was great to see everyone, relax and then sunday we went to a Seahawks game.

They lost to the Falcons and it was FREEZING.. but still fun. It was a great weekend. We hung out with Shaun’s step-bro && sis and their families (our nieces and nephews are getting so big && are too cute!) Kinect Dance was one of the weekend highlights!

We came home and had xmas with shaun’s mom’s side Wed. night! We had a good relaxing night drinking and hanging out!

Then Thurs we had our annual friends xmas! It was a fun night (we polished off 8 bottles of wine) played Wii, Apples to Apples and more! Dinner was delicious just like always, Lumpia and tons of goodies!

Pics to come!

Then we headed out Friday to the coast for an xmas getaway in Lincoln City with my parents! It was nice to getaway and relax!

Pics to come!

It was a great xmas!


Quote of the day…

I have been so busy lately.. I just need to remember that I have one week left of break and to BREATHE!!

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” -Albert Einstein

pdx in 12 weeks!!


It is called RiverPlace Square and is on the west side waterfront, near the new OHSU living developments. It is perfect! We have a huge balcony with a view of the city && a view from our room too! We are steps away from the trails and waterfront and surrounded by places like McCormick & Schmicks, nail salons, sports bars, etc. and are a block away from the trolley that connects to the MAX. It also comes with 1 free parking spot in the garage and a fitness center, oh and a dog park! It is an upscale village! We get the keys Sunday and Shaun will start moving then… I am re-decorating and buying most everything new! (IKEA here I come). Then I will move up on Spring break in 12 weeks!! I hope winter term flies by!