I have had the best week! Kenz and Tyler came to visit, and Jake, Lindsay and Reese drove down from Moscow for the weekend. It was her birthday, and she decided that 4 extra adults, a 7 hour drive, and an air mattress was a decent way to celebrate. (I owe you!) There was plenty of sunshine, and it was good to hang out with baby Reesie. We definitely need to plan more kids and kids-of-kids only weekends. I tried to fit in a few Portland local faves--Voodoo doughnuts, the Hawthorne district with it's many vintage treasures, NW 23rd, and local ice cream with a few recycling cycling hippies thrown in.
Kenz has straggled behind since she came over 2000 miles, and we have explored Japanese stores, food carts, and the one thing we both love to do--make time-consuming food. And watch Golden Girls. I was hosting book club and we spent the better part of two days making chocolate covered marshmallows (two batches--we messed one up), lemon poppy seed shortbread cookies, spring rolls, and hummus. I'm also glad she was there to alleviate what is usually a stressed out hostess situation. We also tried bubble tea (juice in our case) which was kind of strange, and this Fibe-Mini -- Which was delicious! Tiny bottle, cool label, and 6 grams of fiber. Dreams are made of less than this.