In Life, Travel on November 26, 2013 at 11:39 pm
Friday afternoon we left Provo, stopped in Boise where we stayed with my wonderful aunt Rachel and drove Saturday morning to our final destination – Portland. Unfortunately we arrived in the city after dark so we missed the beautiful scenery. Don’t worry, we made up for it by driving all over the city for the following 3 days. Our goal while visiting Portland was two-fold: spend time with Dillon and Alyssa (Lucas’ older brother and his brother’s girlfriend) and get to know the area/potential neighborhoods we’d like to live in. I’d say we accomplished our goals quite nicely. Now we just need to find an apartment that will be available in May/June and located near Lucas’ work and my new job. Perhaps that means I need to find a new job first… Any leads would be helpful and greatly appreciated : )
Dinner at The Hobnob with Dillon and Alyssa. Thanks for letting us stay with you!
Isn’t this house charming?! The area we stayed in is filled with houses just like this. I can’t get enough of them.
The Pittock Mansion has a pretty great view. Okay fine. This is literally the best view in the whole city.We were blessed with blue skies during our visit. You can see Mt. Hood and everything!
Self timer apps are the worst. Exhibit A. Any suggestions for a better one?
Also, check out Lucas’ dance at the mansion here. You wont be disappointed. Promise.
On Sunday we knew the temple would be closed but wanted to just drive by and see it. Such a majestic building hidden in this forest.
For lunch one day we let Yelp tell us where a close, yummy cafe was. This place said something about pie so I chose it. Turned out to be a great life choice. Don’t let this lame photo fool you. This pie was over $4 a slice and worth every penny. Their soup and sandwiches were excellent too. If you want to try some stop by Lauretta Jean’s Pie and Bakery.
After 3 days in Portland I now have a beanie. I guess there’s a first for everything. I’m not even sure how to wear it yet. Is this a good sign? Haha what will happen to me after we’ve lived in the city for a few years?? Only time will tell.
In Life, Travel on November 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm
I bet I can guess what you’re thinking. And no, I am not pregnant. This is a different kind of adventure.
WE’RE MOVING TO PORTLAND, OREGON!!
Lucas has just accepted a job offer for a business analyst position in the Portland area. He is amazing. Not only is this a great offer right out of college in a competitive job market, but he didn’t even study business! He never ceases to amaze me and apparently this company feels the same way.
WE’RE MOVING TO PORTLAND, OREGON!!
Did I say that already? Sorry. We’re just really excited.
Now I am diving into a hopefully successful job search. I have until graduation in April to figure it out. Any ideas or connections we welcome. Also advice for apartment hunting is always good too.
Other than an overnight visit for the official interview, Lucas has never really been to Portland and I haven’t either! Crazy we are moving to a new city, with a new culture and a completely new situation being out of school and finally able to work full time. Although I’ve never been there I already feel comfortable calling it home. Are we finally adults now?
We are staying in Provo for our last white winter for the foreseeable future. I sincerely hope we don’t revisit this snowy winter situation. But who knows what the future holds.
Just look at these beautifully green photos! I can’t wait to experience Portland in person. And the whole not having to pump your own gas deal sounds great.
Thank you to Repdx.com for the first photo and dailyhdr.com for the second. I would have used my own photos but I’ve yet to visit this beautiful place! That will change soon : )
In Life, Love on November 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm
Christmas is probably my favorite holiday. I love holidays in general (except for Halloween) but Christmas is extra wonderful because it seems to last forever and hot chocolate is always involved. This may sound silly, but one of my favorite parts about Christmas is the weeks leading up to it that are flooded with cute holiday cards from family and friends. Every year my mom posts the cards my family receives along the hallway wall. Now that I am married and have my own walls, I can’t wait to send out (and receive) Christmas cards and hang them up! However, I don’t anticipate receiving a lot of cards because most people Lucas and I’s age don’t mail out holiday cards and I can only think of 6 people who have our address. Haha.
Regardless, I am still excited about this little tradition.
Today Lucas and I went up Provo Canyon with our friend Ben, the gentleman who took our wedding photos, to take pictures. Remarkably, Ben emailed me finished photos a few hours later! Such a lovely surprise.
Which one do you think we should use for our card??
PS It is hard to smile when parts of your face are frozen. Don’t believe me? Feel free to try it : )