Thursday, July 28, 2011

Into the Wild

This past weekend The Pilot and I took a step into the "wild" and hiked Eagle Creek Trail and it was absolutely breathtaking! There were trees for miles, flowers, birds, deer and not to mention a gorgeous waterfall at the end of the hike. I've always loved the idea of getting out of the city and stepping into the backwoods to get away from it all. Here are a few pictures from our adventure. 

 Stretch of trail only wide enough for two people - with a cable railing just in case!

 Don't mind the cliff drop! 

It's amazing that it's all just a 45 minute drive from downtown Portland. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I will be looking forward to a pool party for this little lady's birthday! 


Monday, July 18, 2011

Settling In

This past weekend was our first full weekend together enjoying our new apartment. While I spent all last week working in San Fran, The Pilot worked his butt off to get everything put away and set up so by the time I flew in Friday night the apartment looked perfect. 

Here are some photos of the apartment.  

The couches and ottomine are from The Pilot's family's furniture shop....Best couches around!

View of Love Joy Fountain right outside our window

Since we felt pretty settled in we decided to have our first guests over this weekend. Our friends Jacob, Erin and their little cutie Nolan came by Saturday evening and we all enjoyed some good food and local brew out on the deck. All in all, I'd say it was the perfect summer evening and I can't wait to have many more just like it! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well! 



Friday, July 8, 2011

My First Blog Entry & Moving!

My very first Blog Post! Annnd I have no idea where to start! Lets see - I have been following a few of my friends' blogs and it seems like a great way to share your life with the ones you love and I guess there is no better time for me to start than now! Within the next coming weeks I will be slowly saying goodbye to my San Francisco life and saying hello to a new beginning in Portland with my very sweet, funny, handsome, airplane loving boyfriend, The Pilot (Yes, I'm hoping his nickname catches on just like The Pioneer Woman did with Marlboro Man). Anyway, the idea for my blog is to share all of my new adventures with you so I hope you enjoy. 

Tomorrow is a big day, The Pilot and I get the keys to our very first apartment together! It's kind of a big step and I couldn't be more excited about it. We will be moving into a high rise apartment in downtown Portland just a few blocks away from the water. We have an amazing view on the 15th floor and all the cool amenities that I never had in San Francisco... such as a deck, washer and dryers, dishwasher, pool, hot tub and so on! Pretty excited about all these upgrades but even more excited to start my life with The Pilot! I will leave you with a few pictures of a model unit we checked out a few months ago. 

The View

The Kitchen

The Front Room