September 15, 2008

Portland Zoo

Last week, I went with Rob, Kristi, Aaron, and Bryan to the Portland Zoo. I hadn't been there before and was excited to go, especially because on the second Tuesday of the month, it only costs $2! It was so fun, the weather was nice, and it wasn't too crowded. We had to wait in line to see the new baby elephant and by the time we got up there, it was asleep. So not worth it. But there was an awesome poster that showed how elephants are born that made me laugh pretty hard. So, all in all, it was totally worth it! They have these cool Lorikeets (that are so pretty) that you can feed juice to, so we did that for awhile. They fly right up to your cup and drink out of your hand. It was pretty cool. We went to the Portland temple afterwards to go to the Distribution Center and saw the fountain and flowers, so that was really fun. I can't believe I have to drive two hours to get to a temple here - I was so spoiled growing up in Utah with so many temples so close! Thanks for inviting me, Rob and Kristi! I had so much fun!!

September 8, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

I know it's been a while since the last post, so D$ is steppin in. Brace yourself to be blogged away, king sucka mc's and queen supremes.
Our friends Angie and Josh came from Utah for a visit. This was their anniversary trip, in which we were stoked they wanted to come out and see us for that. We had a lot of fun! We went to the Japanese Garden in Portland, saw some sights on the coast, went on a jetboat excursion and partied like rockstars (well, the type of rockstars that go to bed before midnight). Anyway, we've posted some pictures that should do the explaining of what a kick-butt time we had.

Why does it take guests coming in from out of town to get us to go out and finally see some sights around here?