Friday, April 30, 2010

its true!

look! i really am a nursing student! this was at our senior capstone presentations... one of the other students isn't as jaded as i am and brought his camera to document the occasion - nice of him to include me!

only like 89 days left!!!

we're off to celebrate this little man's first year... be back next week with pictures!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

she + him

i'm a posting fool this week! (did i mention G has been in anaheim for a conference since Friday... me and doggy have been chillin'...and maybe, just MAYBE spending too much time lost in cyberspace...)

anyway. i told you i fell fast and hard for She & Him...its love - TRUE LOVE! how did i get married without playing one of their songs... its a crime!

tell me you don't love them...i DARE you!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


i LOVE kelly mccaleb's blog - she is candid and crafty and stuff. she posts about food sometimes and i usually always like what she recommends. recently she posted about chia seeds - it totally peaked my interest. the following week a new grocery store opened and i happened to see them in the bulk foods - bought some and have been throwing them in stuff ever since. everyone keeps asking me why they are good - i couldn't remember. ha! grant keeps asking, 'should i put this hippy stuff in my oatmeal?' ummm yea you should kelly said so!

anyway. i looked it up to remember and they are AWESOME! omega 3's, calcium, antioxidants, and TONS of fiber. plus they are super cool because you don't have to grind them to get the benefits (like flax seeds). they don't taste like anything to me and i've been eating them quite a bit (though you have to check your teeth after...). i like the idea of thoughtlessly being able to eat something so good for me. i'm gonna start adding other seeds too. like ALL the ones from this article thing...

other articles on CHIA:

top ten benefits

ancient food of the future

chia for health

PS... can you PLEASE listen to this band?? i'm OBSESSED!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

granola and ish

no we haven't died, but yes we are totally boring and therefore have nothing new to report. we did have one really exciting few days about two weeks ago when we found out that our car is a piece of **it forcing us to buy a new one or go a MISSOURI SUMMER without air conditioning. sooooo.not.happening.

the next day we found out the fabulous financial aid folks here neglected to inform me that we are ineligible to receive summer loan money. SWEET - lets spend $25,000 on a new car AND $3,500 on tuition THAT WE DON'T HAVE. if we never give our parents grandchildren you can blame the woman who sold us that F-ing car and the oh so generous University of Missouri...

really though...i'm sure it will all work out. sometimes i just wish we could receive one, JUST ONE, financial break.


on to the reason i actually came to post... GRANOLA!

This stuff is the bomb and is SO easy (really it is...its called EASY granola). i only had to buy coconut and pepitas because everything else is stuff we keep in the pantry. i don't think i will ever be buying granola again - i like this because it is sweet, but not overpowering - i can't stand it when things are too sweet. now i just need to find a yogurt that is healthy, and not just pretending to be.

as i re-read this post i think it might be evident that i have spent the past several days alone with the dog...

Friday, April 9, 2010

olive + apple = love

i know this blog has become devoted to our dog...but here is yet another Olive post. we love her too much and are too busy to do anything else exciting to share.

yesterday Olive and I hung out in the backyard and shared an was a special treat to make a puppy mama feel less guilty about sending her baby to be spayed.

see those wrinkles there under her chin?? i ADORE them!
and do you like her new collar?? she has had it for a few weeks and i heart it here from etsy.

see all that lush green grass (really they are weeds, but we'll call 'em grass)?? makes me so happy to see the brown slowly dissipate!

poor girl had a rough week with a UTI diagnosis and a ovariohysterectomy! she seems to be doing ok - I think Grant and I are more traumatized than she is. happy weekend y'all!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

i heart home

i heart this video - it encompasses many of the reasons we miss home...can't wait to get back!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


our visit home was AMAZING! Grant and I planned pretty independent trips so we could maximize the number of people we each wanted to see. It was weird, but good to stay apart and really get to see who we each wanted to see in the few days we had there. I think this trip really solidified the fact that we both want to be back in Portland - not in the Northwest, not in Eugene, but in Portland. Of course, we understand that this might not happen, but I am already hunting for a job with Grant's name on it...

I hit the ground running friday night with a bachelorette party that began just after our plane landed! This beautiful bride is a dear friend from WAY back when - she is getting married in GERMANY this summer and I can't go which is really really lame. BUT we had a blast celebrating her in Portland.

we went out to dinner and then to a karaoke bar! i will have you know that i am wearing skinny jeans and knee high boots in this picture...VERY bold for me!

singing hit me, baby one more time. gotta love britney.

OMG...this must have sounded beautiful...
i'm not really sure what is going on with my hair here, but i was hung over and had to get ready for a bridal shower so really you couldn't have expected much!

gotta love the Oregon rain... it welcomed us wholeheartedly and we didn't mind a bit.

I did a little fabric browsing with Janelle... I really could have gone crazy, but I didn't buy ANY!

Tuesday Grant and I had planned to spend the day together at the coast, but it was pouring down rain. If it were just sprinkling we would have gone, but pouring makes it kinda difficult... instead we parked downtown and walked all over...
we ate lunch on 23rd and then headed to Powell's... speaking of books I am OBSESSED with the Twilight series - I have read the first three in the past week and a half and will probably have the last one done by the end of the week. I know it sounds stupid - love and vampires and stuff, but I kid you not - it is SO hot and suspenseful!

We did lots of other stuff in Portland too - I just didn't take many pictures. G spent a full day hiking around downtown and through Forest Park with his buddies and visited with all kind of friends. He also spent some time checking out some of our friends' labs at OHSU and a biomedical engineering company that one of his old mentor's works for - hopefully some good networking! I mostly just visited with people and family - it was awesome and I didn't want to leave, especially not to face the last 5 weeks of the semester...lots of tests are coming my way...

THIS little (BIG) girl was a good reason to come home though! I called and checked on her while we were gone and got good reports - they were very impressed with her behavior and adaptability, which made us feel much better. She was so cute - she NEVER has accidents except when she gets scared in the car, but as soon as she saw us when we went to get her, she was so excited she started peeing! ha!

I'm pretty sure she didn't think we were coming back for her, because she is still kind of amazed to be home. She grew by about a billion pounds while we were gone and it has been beautiful since we got back. So nice that we thought we would leave her in the backyard while G went to work on Saturday and I ran errands. Apparently not such a good idea... I came home to find her standing in the driveway!!! I kind of freaked out because I started to think about what could have happened to her, but I think she was just looking for us, because she didn't go far...Thank Goodness! Silly little escape artist puppy!