Monday, November 24, 2008


Have you ever seen a snot bubble look this good?

I didn't think so.
We've been seriously enjoying the weather lately! Those pics soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Not The One

After much negotiations and thought, it has panned out that that house was just not the right one for us. In the meantime, we're enjoying our location in the apartment. Dan clogged up the one toilet this morning just before leaving for school and the concrete wall out the dining room window is lovely to look at. I'm just being negative to be funny, things really are a.o.k. I have a date with IKEA this afternoon, to get some things to put things in. The trailer had oodles and oodles of storage, so much that there were actually multiple empty drawers and cabinets. Here, much of our stuff is still in boxes, cause there's just nowhere to put stuff.

We walked to Laurelhurst Park yesterday. It's a big beautiful park. Bruce got some much needed running time in the dog park. Halen and I had a blast running around trying to catch all the falling leaves. Those suckers are hard to catch. Halen finally got one when it hit him square in the face and stuck there, as big as his head. He was very happy. I wouldn't let Halen anywhere near the duck pond, since that sucker jumped in the last one we went to. We had to admire the ducks from afar.

During our move, we had visitors. It was a bit crazy for a few days, but we all had fun. John and Cassie, did you start selling all your stuff yet??? Buffalo Thangs are waiting. I have some pictures from that visit, but am waiting for John to put his up on an account, as he had a much better camera and took something close to 1000 pictures while here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Movin On

We sold this one...

We're temporarily moving into a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment, a little less than a mile from the vegan mini mall, a half mile from a whole foods, and super close to many great eats!

We have put an offer in on this, but it's bank owned, and it's taking what seems like forever for them to respond to our offer. This is also a one bathroom, not the easiest thing to do with 4 people in the house, but there's room for another. We're excited about this old turn of the century fixer. I hope we get it. If not, our apartment will be fun and interesting. It's been awhile since I've lived such a city life, in an apartment, with walkable things to do. I'm a little nervous about it, but I think the kids are going to love it. There are a few playgrounds nearby.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Halloween

The Vegan Mini Mall; Sweetpea Bakery, Herbivore, Food Fight Grocery, and Scapegoat Tattoo, hosted a vegan halloween for the kiddos. There was cupcakes, cookie decorating, apple bobbing, photo backdrops, and buckets of vegan candy. I repeatedly suggested that Halen pick out chick-o-sticks. He kept going for strawberry airheads. It's a good thing that we did go there, because the house trick or treating didn't get us a single vegan thing, other than the mini bottle of spiced rum that I picked out of someone's 'Adult treat' basket. It was still oodles of fun to go from house to house and trick or treat. We came home, sorted through the candy, and gave out all the non-vegan stuff to trick or treaters that came to our house. Halen had just as much fun giving candy to people coming to our house as he did getting it.
On another exciting note, we got an offer on our place. It's sooner than we expected and they want to buy and move in within a couple of weeks! We don't have all our ducks in a row to buy anything yet, so we're most likely looking at renting something. Yahoo.