Sunday, February 24, 2013

are you happy?

cort sent me this picture a long time ago.  it had an impact on me (think it has been featured on this blog before) and on days when i don't know the answer to the question, i go back to it, stare at it, and try to figure out what "something" is. 
today is one of those days. 
(found here)
i haven't been on pinterest in many months, so when i went looking for this, i was slapped in the face with many of the other pictures/quotes i have pinned in the past.  sometimes i can't decide if they are inspirational or depressing. none the less, they are impactful.  it seems that these silly pictures and quotes can describe a mood or feeling better than than trying to describe it yourself.  especially when feeling blue/lost/confused/bitter or like having a good, old fashioned, pity party.  here is what i found that describes how i am feeling today.
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i also found this one too though and am going to take this advice today. maybe some fresh air will provide a little clarity on that "something" that needs a little tweaking lately. 
(found here)

gig'em aggies

24 hours in college station...
friends who have known each other for almost 16 years
(and a few who have been picked up along the way)...
who still laugh as hard and love each other as much 
as we did 5, 10, and 15 years ago.
~miss you already and am looking forward to next time~
cort described it best here.

Monday, February 4, 2013


i recently got to travel to portland, oregon.  i LOVED it.  such a cool city with a small town feel but is a big city.  it is absolutely beautiful, environmentally friendly, a bar/restaurant/shop on every corner, views that don't stop, and a few residents who happen to be some of my dearest friends. 
here is a photo dump of my trip.  can't wait to go back!  
snuggling ike
enjoying the view from pittock mansion
japanese gardens
experimenting with my new camera lens
sampling at a local brewery
yummy sushi and a sake bomb
breakfast with a sweet bear and his parents
roadtrip to the blustery but beautiful coast
cooking what we caught...i mean bought
nights out on the town
and lots of laughing, hugging, and catching up