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Monday, December 30, 2013


12.9.13 - 12.15.13


dan <3. china travel. frozen pond. visiting the new baby at kaiser.

blazer game. balloons for my sissy.

balloons for my sissy. presents for my sissy. strawberry "cake."
wood cookies.


this month has been crazy. here's my attempt to catch up. december 9th my sis and i wen to the bastille concert. our second in a few months. <3 <3 <3
my work trip to china got booked. it is refundable so it's not set in stone yet.
we welcomed a baby girl into the leibham family.
jason and i went to another blazer game and sat pretty darn close. an upgrade from our last nose bleed seats.
and my sissy's 30th birthday!! i tried and failed to surprise her with balloons. unfortunately on the way to her house jasons car blew a tire. aaa cam to change the tire but it still wouldn't work. so i had to wait for a tow truck. turns out a screw either came lose or was missing from the brake and it broke a hole in the wheel. fun times. so my sis had to come pick me up. not the best birthday but i'm glad i got to spend it with her.


12.15.13 - 12.22.13

giving blood. diy xmas gifts. zoo lights. zoo lights.

zoo lights. rosemary vodka. takahashi's. udon.

chinn's xmas gift. xmas dolls.


i made another attempt to give blood, and failed. i'm not scared of needles but id rather not look at them either. once everything was all set up and the blood started flowing i got dizzy and nauseuas. i had to lay down, have a cold wash cloth, and do some breathing exercises. if that wasn't enough the bad was almost full when the blood stopped coming out. the guy tried moving the needle in my arm which felt great but nothing helped. i don't to do good and help people but i'm going to have to find another way because donating blood is not my thing.
my papa had a birthday. jason, sis, and i surprised dad with pizza. and then the fam went out to dinner at takahashi's, one of my dad's favorite restaurants. 


12.22.13 - 12.29.13
family presents. professional wrapper. coopy reindeer. goose!

xmas. gift wrapping. embroidery calendar. video of 2013 diy'ing.


xmas we woke up and cooper wasn't feeling well so we made a trip to dove lewis. he was in pain but we couldn't figure out why. xrays and $375 later we still didn't have an answer. poor little guy. so he went on limited activity, bland diet (chicken and rice), and pain meds. he finally it getting back to normal. 

Monday, December 9, 2013


12.02.13 - 12.08.13

creepy mannequin. frost. blazer game with maggie.
blazers win.

new decor. cooper being weird. vintage store ornament.
give good gift.

game night at the chinn's. xmas tree lot. our tree.
cooper dressed in his xmas gear.

our tree with lights. at the rents. xmas decor.


last week was jammed packed and so will be this week. the temperature has dropped here to be low freezing everyday. we've had a few snow flurries but not enough to stay home.

wednesday night jason maggie and i went to the blazer game and they won. besides losing playing phoenix they've been on a killer run. i have stuff arriving for christmas (present, decor, and things for muah) everyday. i love going home on lunch and finding another package left on our porch. thursday we had dinner at my sis's house with her exchange students. she made pizza rolls, cheese with extra garlic for me. cooper loves going over there because he gets to hang out with his best friend but also he likes to army crawl under her couch and be a weirdo.

friday was a rough day at work and all i needed was a drink. so i made bloody marys and worked on some diy christmas projects.

saturday we got up and headed out to give good gift at union/pine and the portland bazaar before going to washington square for some shopping. i got a cute felt sleeve for my iphone at the portland bazaar. (next weekend is crafty wonderland, yeah!) saturday night was game night at the chinn's. we husbands vs wives and sadly the guys won but we need a rematch!

sunday jason and i got up and went to a neighboring tree farm to pick out our new christmas tree. this is the first year we literally cut the tree down. since we've been together (almost 7 years now) we have had real trees but just bought them from a stand. (growing up we didn't have real trees because my allergies and i suspect is was really that the needles were too messy for the rents.) after we got the tree and the whole house decorated we went to my parents house and made sushi with my sis's exchange students.

and tonight it BASTILLE!!!! at the crystal. i'm so excited. dan is amazing. i can't wait to post some pics!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013


11.25.13 - 12.1.13

new flowers. mushrooms for days. meat lasagna vs 
veggie lasagna. gold polka dots.

chocolate from a stranger. my thankfuls. red hook
brewery. the guys.

the gals. jen, jason, and i. cousins. french bakery.


last week was pretty interesting with thanksgiving. jason and i went to a total of three houses for the festive holiday. a holidays that is surrounded by a big turkey isn't really my thing so i made mushroom gravy and mac and cheese to bring along with me to each destination. our first stop was in portland to my grandparents williams's house. we didn't eat there but we hung out with my grandparents and that side of the family who we don't see often enough. then we went to gresham to my mom's parents house for dinner with that side of the family. we were there until 5 and then drove only about 5 minutes to jason's aunt and uncles house where we spent the rest of the night.

friday i got up and went to a special barre bootcamp class at 8 and then in the afternoon we headed off to seattle to see dave, hannah, and joey. this was the first time coop has been up there and the longest time he's been in a car. but the little guy did great, he slept the entire time there and back. he didn't so much enjoy his new cousin but toward the end of the week he was warming up. dave dvr'd the civil war game she we all watched it together. my beavs came close but sadly the ducks won by one point. (secretly i wanted the ducks to win so dave and jason wouldn't be in bad moods the whole weekend).

hannah and i got up saturday and did barre3 and then got some delicious juices next door. and the nice lady educated us on ginger (the root not lovely red heads) and how a lot of the skins of veggies and fruits have the most nutrients. we had late lunch at redhook brewery which was delicious and i loved my spicy bloody mary. and then we went out to a couple bars and hung out with dave and hannah's friends.

the intent was to get up early and head back to portland so we didn't have to drive in the dark but staying up until 2 am makes waking up before noon very difficult. finally coop said goodbye (and good riddance) to joey and we head back home with a quick stop at the french bakery for a croissant and brioche. we made it back home around 6 and crashed, tired from the long rainy car ride home.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


11.18.13 - 11.24.13

 date night at paragon. punch bowl social. forest hills hike. 
stone house forest hills.

punch bowl social again. chandeliers.


i finally conquered my cold and am now healthy with normal sniffles from the cold weather. the begining of thw week was a little bit of a blur but thursday we went to josh and jayme to celebrate joshy's birthday and then headed downtown for a mini date. i have a running list of restaurants and paragon was on it because i heard from a couple people they have a really good mac and cheese, so we went. jason and i eat completely different, him eating a lot of meat and fried stuff while i'm prescatarian. but we share a love of mac and cheese and are always trying to find another good one. the verdict for paragon's mac and cheese was ok. i wouldn't go back just for it but it was good. 

friday we celebrated mandee's bf scott's birthday at punch bowl social. it's the entire 3rd floor of one of the pioneer square buildings. it's huge and only been open a few months. there are multiple bowling alleys and bars, 2 private karaoke rooms, arcade games, real shuffle board, and more. it was pretty fun.

saturday i got up early and headed barre. and then i went on a nice hike with maggie. we headed to forest park from downtown and hiked for about 2 hours and then grabbed some coffee and chai to warm up. that night we were supposed to go to jones to celebrate josh's birthday again but he and jayme weren't feeling well so they stayed home and we went back to punch bowl social.

sunday was lazy. my knee is acting up again so i skipped barre and ballet and opted to sleep in. we did a few errands and then i went over to my sis's for some canneles and we made a quick trip to lamps plus. i admired the shiny stuff while lic bought a couple lights for her house.

Monday, November 18, 2013


11.11.13 - 11.17.13

mi familia, thank a vet day. cooper & max keeping me 
company while i'm a home sick. new seasons bouquet.

harley the blue heeler.


i thought this past week i was going to get some much done but sadly i came down with a head cold and worked from home two days and was worthless the rest of the time. on tuesday i picked up max and him and cooper snuggled with me. actually cooper snuggled and max barked and ran at the door about every half hour. even tho i'm sick i still made it to xtend barre and ballet but i did sit out the last 20 minutes of ballet because i was dizzy.

jason's sister and her bf bought a little puppy named harley. she's a tiny blue heeler and really sweet. we got to play with her on sunday. cooper could care less, he just doesn't like when jason and my attention is off him. that's as much excitement as i can handle in my weak state. i hope i can start feeling better soon.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


our clothes were all from goodwill except my sweatshirt which jason found from an online retailer.

i made the phone, thank you. just used cardboard, spray paint, and my home printer.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013


11.4.13 - 11.10.13

the lil vogt nugget. me holding jack. homemade pendleton-esq 
blankets. back to ballet.


this past week went by crazy fast. i came down with a migraine early on and it threw off the remainder of the week. but the good things that happened were mandee and i went to visit mck and baby jack on our lunch on friday. he was pooped from a drs app so he didn't even open his eyes the whole time we were there. 

i've already started my xmas making and buying. i have a list already made for the special people in my life and i'm checking it off. i made two pups pendleton-esq fleece blankets. and i have another little special sewing project that includes the pups in the works. 

i started a new barre class in beaverton, xtend barre. it completely kicked my butt and 3 days later i am still sore.i went back to ballet after going to my first class since spring and then two weeks off. i love the teacher, les. he is always correcting me which i really needed.

i almost forgot; my sis and i went to and saw about time on sunday. it was a really good movie. i cried, i laughed, all the emotions were there. i would recommend seeing it, just be prepared it is a 2 hour movie.

it's already tuesday but i have so much this week to do!


i bought my oversized round glasses and scarf off amazon and i wore my chanel dress from colleen's birthday bash (which apparently i never blogged because i can't find them anywhere.) and hamburglar cape.

Monday, November 11, 2013



amy & sheldon

we all found our gear either in our own closets or at second hand stores, pretty impressive. i think we're all nerds at heart.

the action news crew (anchorman)!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013



i wore the sequin skirt i made for last nye. i took a black tank and drew on seashells with a silver fabric marker (i'm sure a sharpie would have worked too). i had some silk flowers laying around from my flower crowns and i pulled off leaves and bobbie pinned them into my hair. and i finished it off with glitter spray and pink hair extensions.


our first halloween adventure was to my coworker and friend carrie's house in newberg. we played games, ate, and chatted. jason and i won, my teams always wins. 

my hansdome husband as mc hammer!

car had a ton of food and even prizes. jason correctly guessed the weight of the pumpkin and amount of candy corn in the jar.

and we got to take the jar of candy corn home!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


in earlier october we took a little trip out to sauvie's isalnd to go to the pumpkin patch.

we stocked up on pumpkins, veggies, and caramel apples.


because i am awesome. i bought jason tickets to the september daniel tosh show in seattle. 

tosh was hilarious and super offensive but still funny.


after the show we met dave and hannah at vonn trapp's. the bar is huge with indoor bocce ball courses and das boot. sadly we were too late to get das boot but we'll have to try again soon.
we left vonn trapp's and hoped on the bus back to kirkland. we stopped at a local bar and had some delicious fried pickles and then it was back to dave and hannah's to pass out.