Monday, July 6, 2009

Prius! Double Prius!

With berries like this, who needs grandbabies?

My parents came this weekend, and I wanted them (aka my dad) to get to know our home, as well as find out you don't have to be a registered Democrat to cross the Willamette and we don't bow to the West at noon in salute to Obama. Although they got a kick out of saying "Prius!" every time one drove by, which meant Mom got a little competitive. We crammed a lot of Portland-y stuff into the 4 days, like berry picking, visiting a farmer's market, riding bikes, nature walks, and homeless watching. We even went to the Charthouse, a fancy pants restaurant overlooking the city that we always went to as a family in Boise before it was tragically turned into a Joe's Crab Shack. The only bad thing was the heat wave that accompanied them (96 degrees Friday compared to 70 degrees today!) They pretended not to notice.

Dad picked the most raspberries (I think I was contractually obligated to say that in my blog).

The highlight for me was this moment--

Dad: Did you see that huge creature I pulled out of your shower drain?
Mom: But I thought I already cleaned their shower drain!

There are times when you never question a parent's love.

We made enough delicious jam to last me a year (I hope)

Bet you can't tell this wasn't spontaneous.

This picture has little significance except you can see my bike, and we have no idea why it distorted the way it did.


Kirt said...
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Tyler and Megan said...

I love the addition to the post. haha Where did you go pick berries? That is on my to do list this weekend! Looks like you all had a lovely time. And my father in laws favorite game everywhere we go is to shout out "Prius!" every time we see one. But this is because he owns one and loves them dearly. :)

Kira said...

Hey Mal- I had a couple of questions for you about the Medical Transcription program that you did. I was wondering if I could email or call you with a few questions. If you'll just email me and let me know that would be great. Thanks -Kira Conley

Lorrie said...

You have no idea how hard it was for me not to sweep your balcony. Maybe that comment about the spiders helped. I had a great time!

Ana Lee said...

Sounds like such a FUN trip! I'm totally jealous of all of those yummy berries!

Kirt said...

What Malorie left out was the comment we made that if only we could have $5 for every Prius we saw, I could retire and now go on a mission (or $1 for every tattoo). We really did have fun. And, it wasn’t nearly as hot in Portland as it was in their Provo apartment! Whew! It was only 6 ½ hours drive from Boise (unless we got stuck for an hour on the closed road because of a fire). What a GREAT TIME WE HAD!