Monday, June 25, 2007

Tara & Danny Tie the Knot

Congrats to Tara & Danny!
I honored to be a bridesmaid in their
wedding this last weekend at gorgeous Rancho Las Lomas
in the OC. It was a beautiful wedding and such
a fun reception. i might STILL be hungover?
I wish you guys an amazing honeymoon in Bora Bora (so jealous!) and
a happy life together!
I love you dude!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sara & Thad

How cute are these two. We had such a fun visit w/Thad's sis, we were so sad to see her go. BUT, can't wait for
our niece (aka Strawberry Muppet) to arrive in late september....Here's Thad & Sara enjoying some libations at the Astro Lounge downtown. (don't worry folks- it's a non-alcoholic beer...)

Devil's Lake

How pretty is this spot!?! A possible camping location for later in the summer....gorgeous!

Todd Lake

Thad's sis, Sara came to hang out with us in Bend for a few days. We had so much fun showing her all our favorite
spots (most of which involved eating and/or drinking of course) but Thad did take us on a tour of all
the prettiest spots...Here's a perfect view of Bachelor from Todd Lake.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

woo hoo!

this is funny

Friday, June 8, 2007

frankie loretta lynn

For those of you wondering where Frankie has she is! Frankie Lives!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

amber & loganderfield

One more bbq pic from our sunday gathering- since logan's bedtime happened long before
the drunken mister photo shoot- here's a shout out to amber and logan (aka loganderfield as uncle thad would call him)
Logan really likes olives, eating hummus and our lawnmower...

Monday, June 4, 2007

bbq sunday

sunday we had a super fun bbq involving all the usual suspects. for those of you who missed the festivities highlights included:
yummy food, a photoshoot with mister, a new drink called "smurfette's cherry" (brad's concoction- it involves vodka & blue poweraide...yikes!) and a late nite game of "chair jenga" which i unfortunately missed. here's some winners from mister's big photo shoot...

mister & jason & christine

mister & zach

mister & uncle kyle

mister & mom

mister & thad

not sure if this is mister's best angle??

mister & brad

uncle kyle acts out

here's uncle k-man acting out as usual...


Here's thad hard at work on the front yard- notice the plethora of pretty new plants and all those new fir wood chips...that's six runs to the wood chip pile people....whew!

this weekend was a yard work marathon! finally it's coming's our handiwork along our front fence line-looking good!

thad's new ride

Here's thad with his brand new custom made Ramblumtick mountain early wedding gift from his adoring fiance-lucky guy...

lava lake

how pretty is this?! thad rode his new bike while i took scenic photos and read my book near the lake. nice!

Friday, June 1, 2007

benham falls

Some pics from our hike around Benham Falls a few weeks ago...don't i look outdoorsy?

first swim

Here's mister learning to swim in the chilly Deschutes River...Thad was onshore supervising

back in bend

How happy was i to be back in Bend after a week in China?! Summer has officially arrived in central oregon. We are loving having cocktails on the patio and enjoying daylight until 9:45pm...awesome.

tienamen square

Here i am looking like a stupid american tourist in Tienamen Square...everyone else was posing like that- so i thought i'd do it too....

ghetto duck

After Nanjing we had a day to explore Beijing before heading back to Bend. Our colleague Tyler- who works for Of the Earth in China, took us to this famous Peking duck restaurant, it looks super ghetto- but the duck was dee-lish! Sort of like going for lobster at Puerto Nuevo???

nanjing friends

I just got back from a week long business trip to china. First stop was Nanjing- not a bad place if you like acid rain and 90% humidity. On the bright side, at least the food was good and the people were nice!

the misterman

Could this possibly be the cutest dog in the whole world?! Mister's so cute we can't even stand it...

new ride

I finally came to my senses a couple weeks ago, and traded in the wagon for a new CR-V. Loving it so far, especially the heated seats!!!

bend is beautiful

Here's Thad and Mister hiking near Benham Falls a couple weeks ago. Mister's first hike! He loved it.