Sunday, October 31, 2010

Home and Halloween!

The last few weeks have been busy ones. I traveled back to Iowa for work and was able to catch up on meetings and spend lots of time with family and friends. I had wonderful visits with my sisters, crazy brother-in-law, good friends Betsy, Brie, Flip and Baby Bo as well as my parents, grandmas, brother, Andy's family and great friend, Diane. So nice to see you all!



I was asked by so many people "How is Portland?" while home and I can't help but respond that it's wonderful. With such a short-term change in our lives it's hard not to enjoy the wonderful things that Portland has to offer and shrug off the not so fun things. So, in a few months time we have gone from...



To...
We headed to Mt. Hood this weekend where there is already quite a bit of snow although the ski season has not yet officially opened. We are excited to snow shoe and ski once the season arrives (and this toe heals).



We also managed to find time to carve pumpkins and welcome quite a few trick-or-treaters! Can you guess which pumpkin is mine and which one is Andy's? (Hint: one of us used a drill for the eye balls - yes, a power drill!)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

CHEERS!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ouch my toe!

Well, things have slowed down, at least temporarily, for this Wendling household. Last week I had - what a close group of our friends calls - a "dumbass attack" when I ran into a wall (completely sober) in our kitchen and broke a bone right below my pinky toe. So, that means no running, no hiking and very little walking long distances for a short while. Here is the toe and wall....

No Damage...

Damage...

However, a broken toe doesn't stop us from Skyping and laughing hysterically with family on a Saturday evening so that's just what we did. Here are some pics for proof.

Costume Change #1


The Other Side of the Camera...


Costume #2

Costume #3

Costume #4
And I'll leave you on that classy note!
CHEERS!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Willamette Valley

We explored a few wineries this weekend thanks to my husband's surprise planning all week! We visited St. Innocent Winery, Cristom Vineyards, Bethel Heights and Willamette Valley. I forgot my camera at home but was able to snap a few pics of the vineyards and one of a funny looking animal with my phone.

CHEERS!



Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wedding Book Preview

I have been working with our wedding photographers on a wedding album (coffee book table style) for far too long. But, I think I'm finally ready to mail the files to River Cities Wedding Photography and thought I'd give you guys a preview of what's to come! I can't wait to see it!

What do you guys think?






Monday, October 4, 2010

The Emerald City

Andy and I started our weekend off with a 6 mile run & some Cyclone spirit and ended it in the Emerald City.

We were able to catch both the Cyclone and Hawkeye games downtown this weekend while enjoying some nachos (hence the necessary run) and were finally able to organize our spare bedroom a little bit. Andy is happy to have an area to read, write or otherwise hide from me when necessary :)!

For those of you paying close attention, yes, that is a photo memorial of the truck thanks to our wedding photographers :)!

On Sunday we were super excited to hit the road and head to Seattle. My Uncle Paul was in town for work and we had made plans to meet him for a Mariners game. The drive was relatively easy - a few turns, 90 miles on I-5, two episodes of This American Life and we were in Seattle and ready to see a friendly face!



The game was a lot of fun, the company great and the stadium very cool. We stayed until arund the 8th inning and then headed to Pyramid Brewery for a beer and some food. {Might we suggest the ThunderHead IPA?}

From there Andy and I felt as if coffee was necessary before the drive home so we went to the Pike's Place Starbucks and were able to walk through the market as they were closing up. We are excited to explore this city further when we head there next month for a half-marathon!



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