Monday, November 30, 2009

Tanner and Lisa come and visit.

Tanner and Lisa came to visit us a few months ago and I am just now getting a post up about it. We were so excited to find out that they are engaged! Above is Ben and Tanner digging into fried chicken and sweet potato waffles at the Screen Door. One of my favorite restaurants of all time.
Here is Ms. Lisa sitting at the Rose Garden
I really like that way that they have done the amphitheater here. Notice how green the grass is. This was taken in mid October!

The happy couple.

We decided that this looks like an album cover.

The fall color at the Japanese gardens was spectacular
Tanner and Ben. Long lost soul mates. I think here they are playing tomb raider.
We got out of the city and headed to the Gorge. It was just a short hike down to Bridal Falls.


you must of been a beautiful baby...

Ben's Birthday beer from Rogue Breweries
Ben's birthday cheesecake from Elephant Deli. When I called to order this cheesecake, they were like "Turtle? That' s like caramel right?"
New Shoes.

Aaron made this awesome cake. It was delicious.


Look at his awesome rain jacket from Sharon and Lynn
The saucepan from his Mom is fabulous. I use it pretty much every day.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! To many of the boys in our lives. The camera has been found, so brace yourselves for a blogging marathon the next few days.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Grotto

The Grotto, owned by the Catholic Church, is one of the strangest and most beautiful surprises that we have found in Portland. The Grotto encompasses over sixty acres, and is in the smack dab of northeast Portland. You can read more about its history here.
Ben and I both really like this statue of Jesus and Joseph. You don't see them together in artwork very much.
This is the Servite monastery.
May peace prevail on earth.
A view of the Peace garden.
Fabulous color!
St. Francis.
St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients. There was a place that you could write the name of a loved one and place it in a bin to be offered up by the servite priests.
With the rainy season upon us, we are all trying to get outside as much as possible, even if it means traipsing through the rain to absorb as much sunlight as possible. I am trying to get it together and be more consistent with blogging, but since the lost camera has STILL not been found, it may be a bit spotty for the next month or so!