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Friday, September 19, 2014


sine we found out cheri and david are getting married we've been planning the trip to florida. ashley and jodye went first. followed by robert and brad. and finally the last to arrive were hannha, dave, jason, and myself. 

 fort myers beach

on our first day we took the trip to for myers beach.

the boys rented a wave runner while hannah and i soaked up the sun.

we wanted down the pier out into the water and saw manatees! too bad the picture came our terrible. those lil guys are fast swimmers.
 reynolds chateau

eddie and kelly were gractious and opened their entire property to the peterson clan. jodye, brad, ashley, and robert all stayed in the house in extra rooms. jason, dave, hannah, and i got to party it up in the fancy rv.

we spent the majority of our days in the pool.

another animal i sadly didn't get a picture of was longhorn cattle! i don't think we have them around the northwest but they were very majestic.

key west express

the peterson clan took the key west express from for myers to key west.

the view of key west as we rode into the ah-mazing. the harbor, the boats, ah!

 ernest hemingway's house

southern most point of the continental usa

exploring key west

the third and final animal i couldn't get a picture of was a hug iguana, it looked like a komodo dragon. the thing was huge! it was just taking a stroll down the sidewalk into someones backyard.

wedding rehearsal night

cheri and david's wedding day!

hair by hannah.

 leaving florida

we had to get up super earlier to return the car and make our flight. but at least we got to see the pretty sunrise.

one of our many stops on the length way home.

we went from florida to atlanta where our connect flight to kansas city was delayed due to weather in texas. when we finally got to kansas city we had a brief layover where we stayed on the flight and then went back home. it was an extremely exhausting day.


MAY 2014

pre-mother's day 2014

the day before mother's day i went over to my sister's for tea with my grandma williams and mom. i had an eariler hair appointment tat went over so i was very late but i still got to enjoy quality time with my family.


nba playoffs 2014

the blazer made it to the second round of the playoffs. jason and i met some friends at spirit of 77 to watch the frist game of the second round. they lost sadly but at least that made it that far!


mother's day 2014

we started off the day for breakfast at red lion in jantzen beach, ore. with the whole leibham crew. we were celebrating our wonderful mothers and grandma leibham's (alice's) birthday.

lic is actually smiling! showing teeth! a rarity, i had to post this.

my family.

we wanted lic to feel tall for a short while.


council crest (adventures with maggie)

later mother's day day maggie and i went on another hike, this time up tou council crest. the highest point in portlan, ore.


mckensy's 30th birthday

mck turned 30! for the celebration i made a watermelon cake. literally water melon covered with cool whip and raspberries on top. mck and her husband were eating healthy and exercising so i didn't want to through a wrench in their hard work so i made the healthiest cake i could.


thunder from down under, spirit mountain

the ladies and david made a trip to the beach to see the thunder from down under. half the group almost didn't make it when carrie's car got a flat. but by the start for the show everyone was accounted for. it was very entertaining, i'm really glad we went.


backyard makeover.

the birch trees in a our backyard were cut down earlier in the year and  we finally got around to sprucing up the back. we wanted to be able to enjoy the space. i potted a bunch of planted a bunch of plants and veggies (thanks to our neighbors mark and ashley for letting us use some of their pots). we bought click together outdoor flooring and bistro lights from ikea to make it more functional.




Thursday, August 7, 2014


06.30.14 - 08.03.14

this summer i made a plan to be busy, to have something or some purpose just about everyday. there's to many things i want to do and if i don't schedule it in i wont do it. 



my cousin was able to hook us up with some tickets to see cher. i was in pain most of the show because of my late back issues but it was amazing. cher can do anything & i feel so lucky i was able to go & share the experience with my mom & sis.

more cher. goop. fourth of july. backyard movie night. 

our fourth of july was low key as it always has been. it was also the 4th anniversary of our engagement. (we didn't celebrate that tho). we went to my parents for a bbq & watch fireworks throughout portland on the drive back to beaverton. when we finally got home i wanted to do some sparklers with jason. thankfully cooper isn't scared of fireworks or the noise. i think he is more concerned about us to worry about the other things going on.
and we officially had the backyard peterson theater. our first showing was walk the line and the second was man of steel.

family bike ride. my designed spoonflower fabric.
shoe making class: lasts and patterns. tracing feet. 

we busted out the bikes for the first time this summer. cooper does so well in the basket. he loves the wind on his face. we haven't had a chance to since but i will make time before the weather turns grey.

i've been in-love (for a few months) with this gorgeous palm wrap dress from ganni but of course it's sold out so i've been looking all over for palm fabric. everything was either to colorful or too thick so i ended up making my own. this is only the second time i've make my own pattern but i think it turned out pretty good. i also bought a wrap dress pattern but i've only got as far as to cut it out. it's on my ever growing list of things to go before summer is over.

 shoe making class: working hard. sleepy nami.
finished shoes! st johns bride.

and then there was the shoe making class. shoes <3 <3<3. this class was pretty intensive. I figured it would be a simple process but it was hard laborious work.i have yet to wear the shoes because i would weep if anything happened to them but they've inspired me to make different more simplistic version (of course added to the list of thing to do).

i have a new freelance gig from an old friend. we've known each other for years but grew apart after college. life has changed us both immensely & we've found each other again. we met in st johns to go over details and get some grub. i love making wedding and event invites & diys. i wish i could do it for the money but then i don't think i would enjoy it as much. i love to be creative. i can't wait to see all the fun projects for her wedding.

 free morning yoga at work.
hurley thirst thursday. bastille tickets!

there was a big trainer conference and the spoiled employees at nike reaped the benefits. there was a nike train club class and yoga. sadly i had a meeting i just couldn't miss so i couldn't go to ntc but i made it to yoga. these classes were open to nike employees. the yoga was held on the ronaldo field and taught be a visiting trainer. yoga is a great way to start out any day. stretching and relaxing can do a lot for your well being.

 horse... . beach camping with the fam.
haystack rock.

on july 18th jason, lic, coop, max, & myself went camping at nehlam bay at the beach. july 18th is a day that will forever be stuck in my head. i choose to never leave the house on this day again. the trip its seld was good just the wierd things that happened. i'll go into more depth on my post about this.

 portland spirit 80s night.
diy charm bracelet. maupin.

dave & hannah were in town for one of dave's friends birthdays & jason and i crashed the festivities on the portland spirit.

i finally finished one of my many pending diy projects. i have more charms to add but i can wear it as is. i have change/coins laying around from my past travels (japan, canada, mexico, england, france, china, & singapore) and i wanted to figure out a way to display them or at least give them a purpose.  i came across a diy on a charm bracelet and i made it my own. i've actually gotten a lot of compliments too. i had one guy ask me if i sold them.

 white water rafting on the deschutes river.
maupin. max.

on to our summer outdoor adventures. i bought a deal for high desert river outfitters for a half day rafting trip on the deschutes.

 rafting. dinner date with sam at boke bowl.
nike photoshoot downtown. all dressed up for the 
miller wedding.

after months of not seeing each other i got together with sam & we had a date to boke bowl. it was fun and delicious. i recommend the mushroom sticky buns. i could've eaten 10 of them.

my co worker and i got invited to help out on a photo shoot for the 2015 nfl/ncaa tee line. we were super stoked & it was really fun to not sit in front of a computer for hours on end. i'll do a little post on this later but of course i can't show any of the product until its official release in 2015.

 miller wedding with the high school ladies. bff photo.
mr and mrs miller. homemade fruit leather.

jason and i got dressed up fancy and headed out to dayton for the miller wedding. holly was actually the first person i met and became friends with when we moved in 2nd grade. we went to grade school, middle school, high school, & even college together. our junior year at OSU we were roommates with another girl. it was a beautiful wedding and holly was absolutely stunning (as always).

i made some fruit leather. they were really easy and you can make them into whatever you want. the only problem is they have to cook for 5-6 hours. i don't feel comfortable leaving my oven on & not being home so it was a challenge to find a time when i would be home for 6 hours in a row. i've actually started my second batch. 1. wash & cut up the fruit 2. boil it with water until the fruit breaks down 3. blend/chop/food process it to a thick liquid 4. let it cool 5.cook for 5-6 hours at 170 degrees fahrenheit on parchment paper or a silpat 6. cut into strips and roll with wax paper 7. tie with string & store in an airtight container.