Friday, February 26, 2010

Oregon Trip

As most of you know, Austin and I went to Seaside, Oregon on Feb 17th and we stayed until the 21st. It was such a FANTASTIC trip. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. We dropped Kylie off at the grandparents house and we drove to Boise, Idaho Wednesday night. The next day we drove into Oregon and made a few stops on the way before we made it to Seaside. They were mostly Twilight stops. So if you think I’m a big dork, just skip the remaining post :)

We originally were going to see Multnomah Falls first (quick scene in Twilight that Edward and Bella walk past) and I didn’t feel bad about this stop because it actually looked really cool. But Austin decided that he would like to go see Mt. Hood. Mt. Hood is an impressive mountain. It’s HUGE! Also, at the base of the mountain is a ski lodge called Timberline Lodge that they filmed “The Shining.” So that was pretty cool to see.

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It actually took longer than we thought to find the place, so we decided to skip the falls for another day and head on to the other Twilight spots. It was like 3:00 by this time and we both hadn’t eaten any lunch, so I was excited that our next stop was going to be the Carver Cafe. I was excited to eat there because had read online that it was great food. But wouldn’t you know it, they were closed for the day. Just my luck.


Next stop was where they filmed the scenes right after Bella tells Edward that he’s a vampire. They had like 6 different shooting locations all in one spot. It was funny because you think it’s going to be in the middle of the woods…yeah it was behind this parking lot of a restaurant.

(Where Edward rips the tree trunk out)


(Just wanted to show you how mossy everything was)


Our final stop was the Cullen's house. Again, you think this house is going to be in the middle of the forest, but it’s in downtown Portland. The street ends in their private driveway, so I didn’t get a lot of pictures…mainly because I was chicken and with all those dang windows, I didn’t want them to come running out and yelling at me. Oh well.


By this time it was getting late and we still had an hour drive to Seaside. I was sooo happy to finally get there. And can I say, this was one of the coolest hotels I have ever stayed at. Let me give you the grand tour.

Entry way leads into the full kitchen.

Rivertide Suites

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Living room/Bedroom

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Living room/dining room

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LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this place. If you are ever in Seaside, stay at the Rivertide Suites. Anyway, thats all for day 1. I will update the rest of the trip soon. (We took 980 pictures, so it may take me a while to post all of our trip).

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Flooring

What happens when you have an awesome neighbor who comes over and helps you???  You get new floors installed in 2 days :)  Austin and I decided to upgrade from our ugly linoleum and buy some laminate hickory flooring.  I love it!  We did our entry way and the kitchen.  It looks soooo good, I’m not sure why we waited so long to do it :)  Here are some pictures:





Well, I better start packing.  Austin and I are headed to the Oregon coast today!  So excited!  Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cleopatra or Homely looking????

So a few weeks ago I decided to do the unthinkable and dye my hair dark…with no highlights…and with bangs.  Daring you say?  For me it is.  I have not been dark haired since I was a….hmmm…I’m going to have to think about this for a minute… sophomore in high school.  That was 11 years ago.  Anyway, I really liked the bangs at first, but I don’t know if I like them now.  The first time Austin saw me he was kind of blown away by how different I looked.  He said I looked Cleopatra’ish.  Then the other night I was saying how I probably won’t get bangs again because I don’t like how they make me look and he goes, “Yeah, they make you look more homely.”  I’m like WHAT!  I’m like do you even know what that word means!!!  I proceeded to tell him that if you call a girl homely you’re basically telling her that she has a sweet spirit and that’s about all that’s going for her because she’s butt ugly.  I said what did you think that word meant!  Well, he thought it meant more traditional looking.  Either way, it’s not good :)  Oh well :)  You win some, you lose some.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ooey, gooey popcorn :)

So after FHE last night, Austin and I thought it would be fun to pop some popcorn.  We had bought one of those air popped kind that you put on the stove and shake it all around as it pops in the tinfoil.  We thought Kylie would have fun with it…well she could care less.  Plus I put the burner on too high and burned the crap out of it.  It was awful.  So much for dessert :)  But then I remembered this caramel popcorn recipe I’ve been wanting to make forever, so we made that.  Kylie was much more interested in this kind of popcorn.  I think the kid ate 1/4 of it  :)  Here is my little cutie pie stuffing her face.



She makes the same facial expression as me when sugar is around….


Oh, and I did get bangs and my hair is dark, but I need to go tanning because I look kind of vampirish so you’ll have to wait for a pic :)  But lets just say I LOVE IT!