Thursday, August 19, 2010

Get'cha Head in the Game

Ok, people... I fully admit that I have absolutely sucked at blogging for the past month and a half. Sure, I may have had an excuse during my month of travel, but for the past few weeks? I don't really have a good excuse - I've just been lazy, I guess. I haven't even commented on a post in weeks! Sheesh... and I call myself a blogger...

Anyway, I've decided that my laziness ends now. I'm back in the game. I miss blogging and I miss reading all your lovely blogs - I'm sure I have a lot of catching up to do!

And speaking of catching up, I think I'll kick things off with my long overdue photos from Oregon.

Even though my trip to Portland was for a work conference, we were able to squeeze in quite a bit of traveling. This was my third time in Portland and let me tell you, I absolutely love that city. I'd move there in a heart beat and I've been *subtly* sneaking some Portland Fun Facts into conversation with Daniel to try and convince to relocate to the Pacific Northwest... so far, he hasn't taken the bait (but, I haven't given up yet!).

Haystack Rock at Canon Beach. Apparently, it this in the movie Goonies:

A shot of city from one of Portland's 10 bridges over the Willamette River:

This is Portland's unofficial motto:

Waiting in line at Voodoo Doughnuts (I was kind of boring and only got the Neopolatin; if I hadn't been so stuffed from dinner, it would've been all over the Bacon Maple Bar):

One of my favorite shots from the Portland Rose Gardens:

Multnomah Falls:

Showing my love for the beautiful landscape of the Columbia River Gorge:

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Did You Miss Me?

Holy moly! I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted, or even visited any blogs!

Things have been a little nutty around here. I spent the last few weeks packing, unpacking, repacking, adjusting to new places and then trying to catch-up on things at home. July has positively flown by as a result (and how the heck is it mid-August already???).

A few days after our camping trip, I went on an overnight staff retreat in the Poconos and a few days after that, I left the for a week-long work conference in Portland, OR. There will be more on Oregon later - here's a sneak peek for now:

Last week? I crashed. You see, sleep and I already have a love/hate relationship, and when you throw jet lag into the mix, it's not pretty. So, it took me an obnoxiously long time (and lots of coffee) to get back on East Coast time and feel less Zombie-like. It's amazing how 3 little hours can make such a big difference.

And now it's (finally!) time to get back to blogging. I'm excited to see what you've all been up to and share some of my fun stories from the last few weeks!

It's good to be back :)

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