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Tuesday, July 31, 2012


its been almost a month (but been a crazy time and now i'm playing catch up) since we went camping with the chinn's. we drove up to paradise river campsite in washington. it wasnt the most prepared camping trip as none of ours have been. jason and i (or rather he likes to blame me) always forget something. well this time we brought a tent we have never used and it had no poles. thankfully we drove jason's car so we folded down the back seats and blew up our blow up mattress in the back. it actual worked to our benefit because it rained and we kept dry inside the car. that wasn't the only thing we forgot, i won't go into detail but we were still able to make it through two days and one night.
the boys had to mcgyver the tarp to keep us dry.
jiffy pop.
we went on a hike and saw a very beautiful forest.
jason sitting on the log that bridged the two sides of the stream.
we finally gave up when it had rained for hours on end and packed up and drove to the cabin about an hour away.
we stayed up late drinking sugary drinks and playing catch phrase. which i am amazing at that game and whatever team i'm on hardly loses. our trip was really fun we had a lot of good laughs and i would definitely do it again as long as it's not raining and we need to have showers and proper bathrooms.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


i have been very busy these last few weeks and made a lot of new things but haven't found the time to post and/or make tutorials but here are my accomplishments last night.the sparkly shorts are just fabulous! i can't wait to wear them out in paris! i found amazing sequined material at fabric depot but sadly it was very expensive this one was the cheapest i could find while still being gorgeous. as always i made my own pattern which required a lot of adjustment and trying them on.
and only...
until we leave.

Friday, July 6, 2012


i had a very busy fourth of july and covered a lot of  ground. i woke up at 645am in order to get to a 5k in hillsboro. this was the c.a.t. fun run and walk to raise money and awareness for cancer. so far this year they have raised $58,500. of course i did this 5k with mck. i'm going to be gone for the bowerman 5k this year it was my july run.
after the race i "raced" home to shower and grab jason and coop and drive out to canby for the canby days festival and wiener dog races. this was coopers very first time at a wiener dog race. he is a fast little guy but the starting box scared him and he doesn't care for other humans or animals so it was a failed attempt. 
after the race i drove out to gresham to meet with our travel agent and go over the details of our trip. 7 days left!!!!!! once the meeting was over  i drove to portland to a barbque at colleen's. jason met me there and we stayed for a couple hours before going back to beaverton for more food at my inlaws. we don't want to leave coop alone during fireworks, he's been with us the last couple years and i usually hold him the whole time.
and finally home to bed because we had work the next day.